Hello and welcome to Boolean Games.
I'm Greg, gamer for over 20 years and an hobbyist/indie developer for the last few. This is a short history of my gaming journey. Please feel free to email me with any requests you might have and I will try my very best to accomodate. Any follows, likes, shares or messages on my social pages are also very much appreciated.
It all started in the late 90's, a friend of mine lent me his Original GameBoy (pictured below) with Tetris for a few days & instantly I was hooked to gaming.
As the next Christmas approached I begged my parents for a PlayStation, unfortunately they were still about £200 for the console alone which we couldn't afford at that time. So instead I got a Sega Mega Drive II (Known as the Sega Genesis in the US) which was only about £65. This came with a 6 in 1 cartridge featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, Columns, Revenge of Shinobi, Streets of Rage, Super Monaco GP & Sega Soccer, my love for gaming only grew as I maxed out the score in Columns, got all the Chaos Emeralds in Sonic and struggled through Streets of Rage with my brother manning the second controller.
As I gained in confidence and skill, my need for more games and challenges only got larger. Luckily my local Pink Planet store (bought out by what is now CEX) sold most of the games they had in stock fairly cheaply. We're only talking £1 - £10, but that was a fair portion of, if not all of my pocket money at the time. Still, my obsession took me every week to see what gaming gems I could find.
This is by no means an extensive list or in any particular order, but I remember the below Mega Drive games most distinctly.
- Sonic 2.
- Sonic 3.
- Sonic & Knuckles (You could put another cartridge in the top to unlock Knuckles in Sonic 2 & 3.)
- Sonic Spinball.
- Sonic 3D (are you noticing a theme here?)
- Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure.
- Streets of Rage 2.
- Streets of Rage 3.
- Rings of Power
- Super Smash TV.
- California Games.
- Alex Kidd.
- Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
- Altered Beast.
- Golden Axe.
- Theme Park.
- Fifa 95.
- Road Rash.
- Batman Forever.
- World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
- Ecco the Dolphin.
- Comix Zone.
- Dr Robotniks Mean Bean Machine.
- Micro Machines.
Over the years since, I've come to own many a game console, a few of them more than once. You've got this far, so you must enjoy reading lists, here's another in approximate chronological order of ownership:
- Sega Mega Drive II aka Genesis II
- Sony PlayStation 1.
- Nintendo GameBoy Colour (this started my Pokémon obsession).
- Sony PlayStation 2.
- Microsoft Xbox.
- Nintendo GameBoy Advance.
- Nintendo GameCube.
- Sega Dreamcast (strange order of ownership, I know).
- Microsoft Xbox 360.
- Sony PlayStation 3.
- Nintendo DS
- Nintendo Wii.
- Microsoft Xbox One.
- Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo Switch
- And 4 gaming PC's along the way.
Being that every other thought of mine has been gaming related it (gladly) takes a large portion of my time outside of school and work), I naturally have come up with my own ideas for games or things that I might do differently given the chance. Unfortunately I have only realised in the last few years how much more accessible game development has become, with the release of multiple free to use game engines such as Unity, Unreal Engine 4 & Godot to name but a few.
Whilst I am on my own game development journey, I also want to help others by sharing game art, concepts & games I like, as well as the things I learn & build. You can find some of these on my Twitter as well as this site.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy your time here,
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