I was there, in a small arcade, wondering how to make my way into life . I must foremost thank all the guys that hung there just for their presence. It was fun for a long time, but I had to get out of there soon.
It's not exactly the job that offers rich perspective. I was in the video games alright, but not exactly where I had hoped. After completing my 3D school, and knocking at every door, I was tempted to give up, and I honestly did.
So I stayed there grinding my teeth, wondering where I was going.
There was this guy that came often at the arcade , and we played 3rd Strike together. He would come up on his way to school and we'd talk for awhile.
I one day showed him my drawings, and he liked them. At the time, he was in a big company, but they canned their project at the very end while the game was ready to be released.
A shame really. Richard, because that's his name, told me about their new company.
He and some of the crew had banded to create a game on their own. A team of 18. Very small for today's standards. But they were brave and focused.
They were at the stage where they needed testers.
I was taken, all thanks to Rich. I'll never thank you enough man!
There at Neo-cell, I got all the experience I needed to take off in my career.
There were only amazing guys there, I realized. I'll tell you all about them later.
The drawing there is from Rock-Ray. (Viv)
I really look up to him. I'll tell you a lot about him too. In time. There is a lot to say. All good stuff.