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Z. Rhett Akers

I've been making games since I was 14. the first game I've ever made was a tabletop game based off of the ideas of Dungeons and Dragons combined with the concepts of Fallout 1 & 2. This was because my mother got mad at me and broke a few of my game disks (Fallout 1 & 2) and I decided that I should make my own games in order to play games that i enjoy playing, because my mother keeps breaking them and hardly ever buys them for me. (Although I am a very avid gamer, and most of my game design learning comes from Rareware games on Nintendo 64.) I started using a program called Game Maker when I was 15, and have made quite a few games with it to let out my creative cravings... You can play one of these at YoYogames.com. It's called Hippie Shooter and it's by user RhettCandy. I'm innovative, artistic minded, and I owe a favor to the game industry for making my life full of fun. I have passion for game design, and love to let my energy and love flow into my projects. I love bringing fun to others, and I know how to create fun for a player in a game. It's one of my responsibilities in life, man. And I'm good at it.

Some of my other interests include 8 years of martial arts, guitar, bass guitar, drums and music composition, (I have 4 of my own independent albums written of about 40+ songs-www.myspace.com/rhettakers) acting, modeling, art, body sculpting and weight lifting, games(of course), 3d animation and modeling(www.youtube.com/user/rhettcandy), graphics design, psychology, and other stuff I can't think of right now... Oh yeah, I read a lot, too. Books that teach my things, no story books... Unless it's a romance novel.


IGDA member: 
IGDA member
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Salt Lake City
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