IamA U.S. Navy veteran who packed everything I could fit in my seabag and moved to Finland, where I started a game studio. AMA!
EDIT: After nearly 8 hours of answering... I'm exhausted. 3:30 AM, so time for bed! If you want to support Dreamloop, or Stardust Galaxy Warriors, we appreciate that love! You can find us on Steam, or send an email or tweet to your favorite games journalist! Cheers, and thanks for all the love! -Steve.
My short bio: I'm Steve. I'm a U.S. Navy veteran who packed everything I could fit in my seabag, and moved to a country I had never even visited to be with the woman I love.
Our first game Stardust Galaxy Warriors is out now on Steam, and coming soon to Playstation 4 and Xbox One!
How I got here: When I was in high school, I fell in love with a Finnish foreign exchange student. We started as friends, but in the year she was at my school, we grew closer and closer. On the night she was scheduled to leave, I took a chance and kissed her. That started an awful lot of trouble and hurt, and 10 times that amount of love. We started a long distance relationship shortly after, and then I decided to join the Navy. She flew to see me at every opportunity, but the distance was hard on us both. In spite of that distance, we fell deeper and deeper in love.
As my time with the Navy drew to a close, I had no idea what to do with my life. So I asked my best friend and lover... And she told me we should get married. So I flew to Finland, popped the question, and never came back.
I went to work in the game industry with my writing skills, business knowledge, and a profound love of games. 3 and a half years later, I have founded my own studio, and am in the process of bringing my first game to console!
So... AMA about being an expat, my experiences in the Navy (though I was just an Air Traffic Controller at a shore duty station), or having a game studio!