Hi! First of all, thank you for visiting!
My name is Tim and throughout my career I have had the privilegde to work on different video game projects within different budgets and roles. Due to the continuous stress and high workload for a relatively low income I decided to put my game dev career on a backburner for a while.
I moved into IT and my career went flying. It was a good time and I learned alot, especially on the tech side. I had gained a strong sense for programming in different languages and gained a much better understanding of user experiences. I had fun but I kept craving the work on games. Then 2020 happened.
In 2020 things were strange as for most of us. My girlfriend and I were travelling the world and for the first time we planned on travelling for a good amount of time. My amazing manager at the time gave me a full sabatical to go and explore the world. Sadly Covid said hi, and we were forced to go back home again. A long and dark few months stuck indoors were next, the total opposite of what we initially had planned for the year. Slowly but surely a feeling crept unto me during the remainder of the year. I wanted to travel the world again, and I wanted to do it as my own boss.
This crazy idea kept on growing. What if I could travel the world and use my experience of those 10 years of development work to funnel it into game projects of my own? It seemed like a totally ridiculous idea but what if it DID work out?! It would be a dream come true.
I am fortunate to share my life with an amazing girlfriend. We know eachother for almost 10 years and she has always been a great supporter. She was unexpectly totally onboard with this idea. “What if we dont try it now, we will regret this for the rest of our lives”. Having her on board was the last push I needed.
In the beginning of 2021 we have sold our house and by May we have moved out officially. Now we are on the road, visiting amazing places, meeting lovely people, learning new stuff and working hard on a few game projects.
Hope to show you it all. Thank you so much for visiting.
If you feel like travelling along with us, do checkout out travel blog at https://www.timellen.net