My name is Harsh Rathod. I belong to Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, India and I’m a computer science enthusiast,
gopher, and an aspiring indie
Since my childhood, I’m so fascinated 🤩 with video games 🎮, storytelling and epic fantasy novels 📗. During my high school days, I spent most of my time reading or re-reading fantasy novels (with a few exceptions 🙄 of autobiographies). This habit turned into my favour and gave me a few literary skills such as writing 😁 and I developed a curiosity 🤔 to know the meanings of different kinds of words that I encountered every now and then.
But my primary interest was video games because it is a very entertaining medium of storytelling. There is the endless scope of creative liberty of visualization, narration, etc. in video games. I am always thrilled 🤯 with the ways you can tell your stories to the world via your video games. The first video game that I had played was Super Mario, with which I came to know about video games.
I decided I want to become a video game developer – gamedev. Always curious about how things work inside video games; how they are made; and wanting to explore more about them. This is how I came to know that video games are products of efficient software engineering and that video games are themselves softwares or “entertainment softwares”, to be accurate.
So, you must become a software engineer in order to make video games. I know this is a contradictory statement. There are video game engines through which non-software engineers can also make video games. But the downside here, which is commonly not visible, is that you become “completely dependent” on those engines and you also have to share your earnings with them. Due to which I decided to pursue a computer science degree after high school.
Currently, I’m a third-year computer science undergrade and learning software engineering. Along with which I also want to share my knowledge on the internet, so I have created this blog and I believe that:
In vain have you acquired knowledge if you have not imparted it to others.
Keeping this mission in mind, I will keep sharing my experience and knowledge via this blog. So, if you have made it this far reading this post about me; for which I’m very thankful; you can also sign up for my newsletter for the monthly compilation of my content.