I was born in 1993, lived through some shenanigans and graduated in IT at the IUT of Mulhouse, France, and then the CÉGEP of Sherbrooke, Canada. I worked at CGI for more than a year afterwards, still in Sherbrooke, Canada.
I have always loved to travel and went on a Brazil trip in 2017 where I worked on the ClouDIA project in collaboration with the IFRS. I designed its alert system, allowing people to get real-time notifications when some weather data reaches a threshold they had chosen prior.
I don’t really have a motus operandi with my own content. I try various things and when one really clicks with me, I see what I can do to use it as a mean of expression. Sometimes it ends up being a silly parody made as cheap as possible, sometimes it ends up being deep and beautiful. In my eyes, at least.
My main goal in life is to put a smile on as many faces as possible. If I can also manage to make people think, empathize, learn and grow, then I’ll have completed my side quests as well.
My content will always be free and open to some extent. I may charge a dollar for a Steam key because I do have fees and tax forms to fill so I may as well get even, but people will be able to download the DRM-free version here without spending a dime. I don’t want to rely on my content to live. I want to share it with the people, their bank account should be irrelevant.
Similarly, I will accept donations at some point. It will help me with hosting fees, commissioning artists for future projects and buying some coffee to keep me excited while I’m coding. If I somehow make substantial profit, I’ll invest it so I’ll be able to retire earlier and only then focus on my craft.
From 2012 to 2019 I’ve followed the “My Little Pony” fandom without taking much of an active role in it. It helped me shape my view of others and of myself. My “Super Ethical Shipping Climax” visual novel is my tribute to the fandom and some of its lesser known corners.
The two core values I still hold to these days aren’t “love and tolerance”, though. They are empathy and curiosity.
Empathy is essential in our world. We are surrounded by others and by a lot of information about a lot of various things. Sometimes trivial, sometimes important. It’s easy to end up scared, but we shouldn’t let that override positivity toward others. Be the stranger you want to meet. Put yourself in the shoes of others.
Curiosity is what drives us forward. Complacency in our current knowledge will only doom our mind. The sole and only thing that we can be certain of is that we may never never know the amount of things we are unaware of. Never consider your current knowledge as being “enough”, there is so much more to discover.