Developer behind Duterte computer game is a former OFW
The developer behind the hit computer game that features President-elect Rodrigo Duterte fighting criminals learned how to code games on his spare time while working in a factory in South Korea.
"'Pag nasa Korea kasi ako, sa ibang bansa ka, marami kang time after work, 'di ba? So ngayon, para mawala yung homesick mo, andyan yung pamilya mo para makausap, pwede ring mag-online ka, mag-research kung ano yung passion mo pag-aralan," said Bari Silvestre in Vicky Morales' report on "24 Oras" on Thursday.
As creator of Rody Fight: Game for Change, Silvestre urged aspiring game developers to take risks and follow their passion.
"May kanya-kanya tayong passion, kung ano yung gusto talaga nating tahakin. Yung passion mo mismo, siya na magtutulak sayo na ipursige mo yung mas gusto mong gawin kasi makikita rin yung dedication mo sa gawa mo na mas maganda siyang kinalalabasan," he said
"Kapag may failure, pag-aralan yung mistakes," Silvestre added.
Aside from Rody Fight, Silvestre also developed Pretentious, a Flash game that won the Director's Choice Award and a Best Story Nomination at Indie Prize South Francisco in 2013.
The indie dev and head of Keybol Games aspires to continue developing games and to bring international acclaim to the burgeoning Philippine gaming scene.
"Maraming potential, maraming game developer na Pinoy na may kakayahan. So ngayon gumagawa na tayo ng sarili nating IP," he said. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News