Some folks may remember me from the 98-02 Verge2 era. That was high school for me and in those days I was big into playing and making JRPGs. I made a handle of Hours or Verge games, but no big releases. I think the most well received was Beyond Babel which was sort of a top down 2D pixel art homage to Fallout 1.
Creativity wise, I’ve never quite gotten back into game dev as intensively as I did in the old days. I toyed with making a Metroidvania in the Godot engine maybe a year ago, which was fun. Mainly my creative energy has been focused on science fiction / fantasy fiction writing. I spent 2014 to 2017 or so writing seriously in my free time, and ended up getting a few short stories published. My best piece is probably a short story I sold to Compelling Science Fiction, a Bona Fide professional market.
Lately I can’t seem to find the time (or gumption rather) to focus on much other than work or family. Although I plan to pick up a new or old hobby once the youngest gets a bit bigger.
Feel free to follow me on Twitter @aaron_a_wright. I follow a few other Verge guys I’ve found from the old days. Can’t say I’ll post much!