Bryn Welch

  1. What is your name? Bryn!
  2. Do you have any interesting quirks/hobbies? Outside of game development, I write science fiction, play guitar, and have a black belt in Karate.
  3. How did you get started in game development? I got started by making maps for games I was playing when I was 14. Ten years later a friend invited me to study game design with him, and I went on a whim.
  4. What do you enjoy most about game development or games in general? I love working with other people on creative tasks. For me, the process of development is a joy (most of the time).
  5. What is/are your favourite game/s or genre of games? My favourite genres are action games/rpgs – Games like Dark Souls, Divinity: Original Sin – and strategy games like Starcraft.
  6. What is it about those games that you like? The key to both of those genres for me is that when you win, you feel like you’ve outsmarted something – Either the AI, or an opponent.
  7. What do you hope future game development/technology will bring? I’m most excited for this new wave of VR. Although it’s still clunky and awkward, I think this is the seed for the next step in technology, with applications far outside games.
  8. If you don’t find me playing/making games, you’ll find me……….Reading a book, most likely – Or walking my dog.

Riley Hsiang

  1. What is your name? Riley
  2. Do you have any interesting quirks/hobbies? Outside of video games, my biggest interest lies in filmmaking. I absolutely love movies and learning about filmmaking. I also enjoy travelling, cooking, and hanging out with friends 
  3. How did you get started in game development? I previously studying 3D Modelling, Animation, and Game Development at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE).
  4. What do you enjoy most about game development or games in general? I love the mix of skills and talent needed to bring a game to life. It’s a very demanding profession but it’s so amazing knowing that you’re creating something that brings enjoyment to others.
  5. What is/are your favourite game/s or genre of games? I like all kinds of games that aren’t really exclusive to a particular genre, however, I tend to enjoy games that have a mix of competitive and cooperative play. Some of my favourites are Mario Kart, Don’t Starve, and Terraria.
  6. What is it about those games that you like? I love how easy they are to pick up and play. Anyone can join the game at any time but it’s the games hidden depth and mechanics which keeps you coming back for more. 
  7. What do you hope future game development/technology will bring? I’m looking forward to seeing the gap between console and handheld gaming come to a close. Imagine being able to play the same game on any screen, whenever you like, and wherever you may be.
  8. If you don’t find me playing/making games, you’ll find me……….Making short films with friends