If I think back...I believe I can remember my first video game experience. Yes, it's coming clear: a dim office, a manilla folder with an 8" floppy disc, an amber monitor and a Wang PC -- and the world of 1979 Tucson, Arizona gave way to the Great Underground Empire of Zork! That visit to my friend's house forever altered my destiny, changed me it did. I began learning to program immediately, and launched my lifelong hobby of video game development at the age of 8.
Now I'm a professional Software Engineer at one of the largest companies in the world, and daily applying the principles I have learned through video game development to a wide world of applications I could never have foreseen!
While late at night...in a dim office...reality, again, gives way to new worlds of my own imagining and creation, as I continue to develop games for platforms such as Xbox Live Indie Games, Palm's WebOS, and PC.