Hi, I’m Aegis Telos, admin of Aegis Games.
I live in South Africa, and completed four years of college in graphics design, PC tech and programming.
However, in the current economic climate, getting a job in this country is difficult, especially in my desired field.
My ultimate goal is to get into game design. Over the years, I’ve created many characters with many stories to go with them. Originally, my intent was to sell them off to companies and go into another line of work. However, time changes all things. Once I met my best friend in my final year of high school, game design became my passion. To make games that people would love and remember, enjoying the stories and deciding which character is their favourite.
Sadly, options are limited, and a few years ago, my health took a turn that made the usual means difficult. I was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia and neutropenia, conditions which affect my blood, making me susceptable to bleeding and infection. This makes travelling risky and it was ultimately decided that I needed to find work at home.
Why is this such a big deal? I live in Johannesburg and gaming isn’t as big an industry here as it is in other countries. The biggest gaming industry lies in Cape Town, which is far away. As such, as a carreer, I’ve decided to take up blogging.
Don’t get me wrong. I know how people hate the thought of someone only doing something for the money, and that’s not the only reason I’m doing this. I decided to make a gaming blog because I love games. When I play a game, I get immersed in the experience. Afterward, on my Facebook page, I would review the games I played, saying what I liked about the game and what I thought could be improved upon. I also tried to spread the word on any kickstarter or indiegogo campaigns that caught my interest. We all know how Facebook is though.
Not only that, thanks to my best friend, I was able to gain some game making software, so I have a limited capacity to make my own games.
All this is to be incorperated into my blog. What better job than one you love, right?
Please enjoy the blog and I hope you find the contents useful.