Ben Haderle

Game Designer and Programmer

Welcome to the New Website!

6/19/2017 12:31 PM

Hi! Welcome to my website! This is the first new post on it! Because it's new! I'm not gonna give you the lowdown on who I am right here because you can click that big beautiful "About" button up there if you want to know. This post is to explain why I have a new website and what I want to use it for. So, without further ado...

The reason I have a new website is because the old one sucked. It was a Wordpress that had horrible navigation and just generally felt bad to use. I didn't have any control over the design of it and the whole vibe made me unmotivated to post on it. So now I have the new website which I completely made myself from scratch. I have complete control over the design and I will (hopefully) be more motivated to use it because of that.

"B-b-but, Ben, what are you going to be using it for?," you ask and I nod sternly and say, "Good question." I'll be using the website mostly for all my games related work. It's a portfolio for potential employers, friends, fans, and other internet nomads. I'm not posting everything I do here because not everything I do is portfolio worthy and I'm trying to be ~professional~. But as I go into my junior year of college, you can bet that I'll have more games and more games writing to show. I also think it'll be good to have this as a creative coding project that is completely separate from games. It'll be good to have something I can come and work on that isn't a game after I finish my next one. That way I can still code but not feel completely burnt out. So I'll probably be tweaking the site and trying to make it better as time goes on.

That's about it for now! I'm studying in Berlin at the moment and I'm planning on going to a game jam here this friday so ideally I'll post about that sometime soon. In the meantime, enjoy!