It’s Darien. Good to see you again. Cool to see you’ve been working on the games industry!
While I never got into programming back in the verge days (mostly just made pixel art and messed around with MapEd or the various sprite editors people made), I eventually went back to school and became a programmer. Currently working as a full stack web developer in SF.
I didn’t do anything video game related for a while but recently started making my first game as a programmer in Godot: https://twitter.com/snowflakestudio . So that’s been fun.