Ever since I can recall, video game has always caught my interest ever since my first game "Pokemon Red" on my red Game Boy handheld console. Ever since then I've always been playing video game, whether it be Playstation, Xbox, PC, mobile, or even pen & paper games. I remember during my elementary-middle school, I used to created a lot of pen & paper game with lots of characters and different stats to play with my friends and I think that's where my love for game development were coming from.












          Growing up in the Bangkok city, I was able to exposed myself to various type of games coming from different part of world, whether it be MMO games like World of Warcraft, Maplestory, Ragnarok; RTS games like StarCraft, World of WarCraft IIICommand & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Battle Realm; Fighting games like Tekken 5, Soul Calibur II, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Getamped, Dynasty Warrior 3-6; FPS games like Counter-Strike 1.6, Special Force, and Sudden Attack. Although these are no where near a complete list, I feels like these lists describe my childhood gaming experience pretty well. Looking back at these lists, its pretty clear to me that I usually prefer a multiplayer game more than a single player one, perhaps its because I have a little brother to hold a P2 controller, or perhaps its my innate human social instincts, either ways its truly inspired me to explore and create more multiplayer experience.

          Beside video game, basketball is probably one of the most influential game in my life. Basketball has always been with me ever since middle school. Going school every single day, basketball is what I always looking forward to. I used to play basketball all the time whether it be a pickup game, school team, or charity league.

          Most of the time, I am not the tallest or fastest guy on the court, I even have myopia needing to wear glasses to see things clearly. Standing at 5"6, I am considered short even in my country. To be able to compete with a taller and faster guy, I need to be stronger, play smarter, have a better ball handling, and shooting skill. It take a lot of practice to get better, and that's why I train and play basketball almost every single day.

          Even though I rarely get to touch basketball at all now, but looking back at it I don't think it was a waste of time at all, basketball teaches me a lots of the important qualities that's make me who I am today such as grit, discipline, and teamwork.

PS. I statically broke around 4 glasses per year.

Me playing in 3 on 3 charity league

          After I attend Digipen, it open a whole new world for me, I've never seen such a large group of people coming from different part of the world with this much drive and passion all in one place. During my time at Digipen, I am not only able to learn game design and programming, but also meet a lot of amazing people, work with them, and listen to their experience, which never cease to excite me to try new games, learn new things, and explore different aspect of life. I can easily say that my time here in Digipen was probably the hardest, yet the most productive chapter in my life. Even though my time here at Digipen has ended, there still a lot of computer science & game development aspect that I wish to learn and explore, so whatever the future holds, I will still be exploring and hunger for more.

©2017 by Rittikorn Tangtrongchit.