I believe that everyone who plays video games dreams of someday making their own. One day I decided that I was tired of working a 9 to 5 and that I would begin learning how to make video games. I bought a desktop, downloaded Unreal Engine and Unity and dove in head first…I drowned. It was a sea of information and I didn’t know where to start first. From choosing the right programming language to learning a game engine, it proved to be too much for me to handle. Down but not defeated, I decided that my contribution to the gaming industry might not be what I once thought. Instead, I tried my hand at writing, and The Grey Backpack was born. Originally, I just wanted a small website for games and for media sites to see my work. But as I started writing, and receiving positive feedback, I realized I could build something more. I wanted to build a destination for people who looked and talked like me. A place where people could have mature conversations about video games and geek culture.
Where you’ve landed is probably the sixth or seventh iteration of The Grey Backpack. For 4 years I’ve been writing and evolving and my site has always been a reflection of my evolution. So what can you expect from me and my site? My unfiltered truth. I’ve tried being something for everyone. I’ve followed trends and have written about topics because they were popular, not because I actually cared about them. Now, I’m going to write what I feel, the way I want to write it. I hope you enjoy it, comment on it, and tell your friends. I do this because I love it, and I hope you love it too.