I quit my tech job 3 years ago and opened my own game studio. Our game is officially launching next week and now I am working to help other game developers pursue their passion. AMA!
Hi Reddit, my name is Daniel Vivona. I am an indie game developer and game studio founder of UDX Interactive.
Who am I?
I’ve been a gaming fanatic since 4 years old and am a loyal member of the Synicate Gaming community (23 years). Initially, I pursued a stable career in tech through the encouragement of my online gaming friends but eventually left the corporate world to create my own game.
Favourite games: Ultimate Online, World of Warcraft, Mass Effect Series, Neverwinter Nights, Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star, Elder Scrolls Series, Shining in the Darkness, Lunar the Silver Star Story, and MANY more!
Career background: - BA in Information Technology. - 15 years of experience in Software and project management - 7 years of experience in the gaming industry - Started my gaming career modding for Neverwinter Nights
About my work: - UDX Interactive is a Canadian indie game studio that I founded in Vaughan Ontario. - Wheel of Fate is a retro turn-based RPG that utilizes AI technology to change the world around you based on your gameplay decisions. It is currently in early access since we used player feedback throughout development. The game will be officially launching next week! - We are working on two future projects. One is a mobile game and the other is a community to assist other game developers.
Why I’m doing this AMA: I did an AMA on r/AMA 6 months ago which got a lot of positive feedback. I had a lot of fun answering the questions and it was nice being able to give advice to people that I empathized greatly with. Here’s the link incase you had similar questions. [https://www.reddit.com/r/AMA/comments/ilsmi9/i_pursued_my_dream_to_open_my_own_game_studio/]
With our official launch coming up, I’ve been getting more DMs on reddit and social media with similar questions so our community manager has recommended we host another AMA session. Now I’m here to again to answer your questions. Reddit, ask me anything!
Here’s my proof:
EDIT: Updated proof EDIT2: Hey everyone, I'm going to conclude the AMA since it is 5:00PM now and I have to take a break from the computer. Thank you to everyone that came by with questions! I always have so much fun doing AMAs and all of you are always so kind. To anyone that missed the AMA or still has questions, feel free to contact me in our game discord or DM me on reddit. Have a good weekend Reddit!