Minecraft originally appealed to me as a platform in which players could create their own stories to share with their friends. I played the game since Alpha, and even its humble beginnings showed rich opportunities for player created stories and experiences to be the core part of the sandbox game.
Playing lots of other games and watching people play games on Twitch.tv. Currently I like playing games with a strong narrative focus, but I like watching people play games that are very open ended and seeing what kind of stories they come up with. I watch a lot of competitive esports games too!
Overcoming that challenge took a lot of patience and iteration for the people who were eagerly trying to grasp abstract programming concepts.
How would your friends describe you?
All my friends play and watch a lot of games like me so they may describe me as just a normal person.
In High School, I worked on the school newspaper editing the Opinions section. Our adviser Mr. Atchley gave us a lot of guidance but also a lot of freedom to do what we want. It gave us a space to experiment, and even fail, but still made it a point to always learn from failure. It taught me that some of the most valuable learning occurs in a space where people have the freedom to fall flat on their face.