I am a french video game developer, currently working in the indie game studio twothirds.fr which I founded in 2015. My goal with this studio is to create innovative little games from time to time. But most of all, I have a few big projects like Music Festival Tycoon, which I've been working for years on. Those big projects only need to be finished to blow everyone's mind :p
This studio is also an outsourcing company and most of my time is dedicated to helping my customers on multimedia programming needs. Under the banner of my company twothirds.fr, I have worked for big companies like France 2 or Sunna Design and also smaller sized companies like retail traders and craftpersons like Limousin Archerie and Bègue Oenologie. My tasks range from mobile development to web and desktop application development. Business is good in these fields and I fund my video game projects with it.
Before that, I worked for the indie studio DSC Studio22. I started as a developer there and got later in charge of the production and game design of small mobile video games. I also worked on the biggest project of this studio so far : Energy Heroes which was playable on PC.
In short, I am very much involved into indie gaming and programming as a professional but I am also working on a few spare time projects on my own.
My experience in the video game industry is quite varied, though I never worked in a very big studio. I worked on flash games, on serious games for the french army (yes), on mobile games, and lately on more serious desktop games. My ultimate goal is to work on and achieve video games which will represent a breakthrough in the way video games offer an interactive story and amazing game mechanics, just like Half-Life or Dune did in their days. But for the moment... well, I'm a grunt !
I am addicted to heavy metal. I attend a lot of concerts and festivals. I like to share my passion for this subversive music genre which allowed me to meet a lot of amazing people, including my wife-to-be <3 <3 <3 This type of music has always been a good way for me to develop my spirituality... and I think spirituality is something really important in our world. Christian, muslim, jew, buddhist : I don't care who you are, as long as you know we are so small in this universe.
I am also interested in ufology, cats and military history. I am a big fan of Australia, I travelled there and I always like to discover new countries.
Things that I have done and worked on:
People who I have worked with/for:
- DSC Studio22
- École Française de Poker †
- Ka Games †
- BSTQ Gang †
- Mad Cow Pictures
- Le Verger de Cessinas
Where I studied:
- Gamagora, Université Lyon 2: academic diploma in game and level design
- Département MMI (ex-Services et Réseaux de Communication), IUT du Limousin: bachelor degree in web and multimedia
Things that inspire me:
Half-Life, Age of Empires II, Insurgency, Counter-Strike, Mount and Blade, Fallout, Empire: Total War, Skyrim, Sim City, Dune, Syndicate, Moonstone, Dystopia, Valve Software, Sébastien Genvo, Philippe Ulrich, John Granier, Nicholas Lovell, Marco Mele, Samael, Gojira, SepticFlesh, Behemoth, Satyricon, Morbid Angel, Darkthrone, Immortal, The Old Dead Tree, Belenos, Eths, Sidilarsen, Blaze of Sorrow, Gallhammer, Alcest, Minushuman, DJ Radium, Tamtrum, bioxeed, Temple of Nemesys, Micropoint, Arkan, Orphaned Land, my homeland, Pierre Desproges, 4chan's /b/, /r/gamedev, Australia, the Android project, Frank Herbert, Bernard Werber, Frank Herbert's Dune universe, Monsieur le Chien, John Christopher's The Death of Grass, xkcd, Harry Harrison's Make Room! Make Room!, The Walking Dead, The Perry Bible Fellowship, Seventh Sanctum, L@bx, sparth, Game of Thrones series, The Big Bang Theory series, Crossed, and many more...