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  • 1. Marc Wilhelm Who is this guy? Who is this guy? mwilhelm@champlain.edu @marcwilhelm
  • 2. Who am I? • MarcWilhelm, 31 years old, born/ raised in Northglenn, CO • A husband to an awesome wife • Son to awesome parents • An artist and a fan of “Art” of all mediums • A fan of geeky stuff 287
  • 3. What do I believe in? • The creation of original & interesting things w/ character and individual expression. • A life of pursuing knowledge; learning, teaching, mentoring & collaboration. • Fostering a supportive community of constructive game developers.
  • 4. Early Influences
  • 5. Early Influences
  • 6. Early Influences
  • 7. Early Influences
  • 8. Early Influences
  • 9. Early Influences
  • 10. First Digital Tools
  • 11. Time to go to College • Well, my High School grades are not great • Teachers tell me I’m smart, I just need to challenge myself and find my passion • I’ll be an artist . . .yeah, that’d be cool • I dunno, I’ll just go to Community College for now and worry about it later
  • 12. • College Algebra, Statistics, Macro-econ • Creative Writing,Theatre, Art History • Philosophy, Ethics, Logic,World Religion • Astronomy, Physics, Spanish I-IV • Got AA, NOW PICK MAJOR! Associate of Arts
  • 13. Fine Arts Major
  • 14. Fine Arts Major
  • 15. Fine Arts Dropout
  • 16. EUREKA! • I love science, I love art, music, design... • I love wearing a t-shirt 365 days a year! • People actually MAKE video-games! • I HAVETO DOTHIS! • Fortunate to have won the parent lottery
  • 17. College - Digital Arts
  • 18. College - Digital Arts
  • 19. EA Academy (1999)
  • 20. After Graduation: Accepted FT Position Accepted FT Position
  • 21. Working at EA & Maxis QuickTime™ and a Sorenson Video 3 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 22. Working at EA & Maxis
  • 23. Working on franchises I have loved playing...
  • 24. Sony PS3 Game Lair
  • 25. Meanwhile Indie Casual, Social Games
  • 26. Casual, Social, Mobile Games & start-ups
  • 27. The Indie Game Revolution
  • 28. Stencyl Stencyl So many tools...
  • 29. Bundles, Jams & .edu