Now that our Kickstarter project has begun, it’s time to say a new and big HELLO to all new visitors coming here! Time to better introduce myself, I suppose…
Well well, where to begin?
Hi! I’m Federico Palombini, but people call me Fiz or Faso. I’m the lead designer/storyteller and programmer of Dealer’s Life! Together with Giulio and Valentina I’m working like crazy to create a REAL videogame! See? I said it! It’s real! Yeaahh!!
Ok, you have to forgive my enthusiasm: this is a dream coming true for me, I’ve been a gamer for such a long time, and for every game I play I’m always like: “Wow! Good game! But IMHO if they change this and that, this game would be absolutely GREAT!”. You know, that’s usual routine for a long time gamer: you’ve seen so many games out there, it comes natural linking game mechanics between games and dreaming about the result.
For almost everyone of us gamers, finally comes the day when you think: “Ok, it’s very easy to criticize other’s work from the couch, feeling you could make something better, but what if you actually MAKE something?”. Most of people would stop at this, wisely discarding the idea because of the amount of work needed, the almost unpredictable gain perspective, and many other absolutely good reasons I myself have thought about many and many times.
For only a few of us, though, something triggers in the brain when you realize that you actually have both knowledge and tools to make something by your own. That feeling goes stronger and stronger, till becomes an unbearable need when you start meeting friends as mad as you and decide to make something together with them.
That’s exactly what happened to us. During an evening passed drinking beer and watching Youtube videos between me and Giulio, the idea came out almost naturally. I mean… why not? It was a life changing idea but, you know… As for quite everything in life, you never know what does it really mean until you actually live it.
Four months ago I used to work in an office with my business laptop, my business cell phone, my business workstation, badge and company canteen. Now I’m here at home with my gaming pc, using my gaming mouse to browse the internet and C# compilers, sitting on a broken office chair that keeps lowering. I’ve got some biscuits, plum cakes, quite too ripe fruits and other snacks as usual daily meal. I’m losing weight, and I don’t sleep easily. My mind is chock-full of thoughts, fears, things to do, things to remember, new things I’ll have to learn…
But you know what? I like it. I mean, I really love it. It’s a damn hard and draining work, but I actually think it’s one of the best periods I’ve ever lived in my life.
Now things can go good or bad. Will this Kickstarter take us somewhere? Will the game be liked by people? Will I fix all bugs?? Who knows? But one thing is for sure: I’ll never forget all this, and I’ll do all in my power to make a GREAT game.