Be foolish, be talented, be yourself! Welcome to our new coder Géraldine and two new Production guys, François and Dante!
Géraldine, Engine Prog. | Which game makes you feel nostalgic and why? I used to playing Maniac Mansion with a friend of mine when I am 10 years old maybe . At that time, I lived in the countryside and this friend was the only one having a PC at home. I felt especially excited to go to her home on Saturday afternoon after our tennis class and play this game. I remember with nostalgia the panic we physically experienced in our guts when being caught by Edna in the kitchen, or the joy we felt when putting the hamster in the microwave (no, I am not a psychopath) . I also remember I always chose Razor because I really liked her very subversive fashion-addict look. Good memories.
What's your hidden talent? I think that I have a good ability to adapt to very different people and lifestyles. I was raised in the Entre-Deux-Mers countryside but I also feel very happy with my current urban lifestyle. I can feel at ease in the salsa dancing community, but also working with “geeks”, discussing spirituality and physical practice with yoga enthusiasts or laughing with my fanfare musician fellows. I deeply enjoy listening to people, learning new things about them and the path they have chosen. I do not know if it is a talent but I think I do this quiet well, simply because I really enjoy it.
Make a wish... I wish I could keep on meeting interesting people and learning new things until the end of my life :)
François, Producer | Which game makes you feel nostalgic and why? Lucas Arts’ “The Secret of Monkey Island”, “Sam & Max Hit the Road”, “Day of the Tentacles” and my personal favorite “Full Throttle” it’s been ages since I had a good sincere laugh while playing a videogame. Tim Schafer is god!
What's your hidden talent? I have a master degree in French and Creole cuisine.
Make a wish... I wish for…Unlimited wishes :)
Dante, Associate Producer | Which game makes you feel nostalgic and why? The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is the one game that takes me all the way back to my childhood. At the time I played it I didn’t know any English and all video games sold in Mexico didn’t include a Spanish translation. My solution was to ask my father to translate most of the text for me while I played. Afterwards he gifted me a Spanish-English dictionary so I could translate the words myself. By the time I completed the game I was able to read most of the game’s text! This is why this game is so nostalgic to me and holds a special place in my heart.
What's your hidden talent? Singing! Back home in Mexico I was the lead singer, songwriter and pianist for a Rock band I started with my best friend. We haven’t played together for ages but I still practice Singing regularly.
Make a wish... I wish someone somewhere could remake Chrono Trigger, my favorite game. I know it’ll never happen but if it does, I’m gifting a copy to as many people as possible. Mark my words.