I ask myself that question every day!
Well, my name is Ricky. Around the internet you might know me as "RickyG" or "RickyGDev". I've been making games with Game Maker since I was about 11 years old. When I was growing up I wanted to be an author/illustrator, but I was also very interested in video games. I started watching YouTube videos about the history of video games while I was in elementary school, and became fascinated by how they were made.
One day, I learned that I could use my own computer to make games. It never crossed my mind that you could do it all on your own! I ended up finding some software, "Game Maker 8.1 Lite", and got started trying to bring my ideas to life. I haven't stopped since!
My most well-known project is probably "DONTFORGET", a project comprised of two fangames for Undertale and Deltarune. The first fangame, "DF CONNECTED", is an Undertale MMORPG with an expansive overworld and over 50 characters to play as. The second fangame, "DF STORY MODE", is a singleplayer Deltarune fangame with an emphasis on its story. So far only "DF CONNECTED" is released, and it is still receiving updates. Once DF CONNECTED is complete, I'll be focusing on DF STORY MODE.
Before DONTFORGET, I had made another Undertale fangame called "Uppertale", which was a fan-made sequel to Undertale's true pacifist ending. I also used to make plenty of FNaF fangames (maybe too many in hindsight), such as "Fazbear Studio" and the "FNaF Game Maker Edition" series.
As you can probably tell, I mostly make fangames. However, DONTFORGET will be the last time that I focus on fangames. This doesn't mean that I'll never make another fangame again, just that they'll never be anywhere near the scope of DONTFORGET. I'd like to put most of my time into working on original projects in the future.
I already have multiple original games planned after I finish DONFORGET. One of them is called "DoodleTrip", an exploration-based game about a boy and his friends exploring the surreal world within their doodles. This is the project that I am most looking forward to working on.
I've already put out some early footage of DoodleTrip, but I've pretty much restarted development on it completely, so the game will be quite different from what I had previously shown off. I've been making slow but steady progress on redesigning the game from scratch. I can't wait to show it to you someday!
That's pretty much all I can tell you about my games. If you're interested in learning a bit more about me though, here's a few lists of things that I like lol.
2) Super Mario 64
4) Splatoon 2
5) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
7) Super Mario Galaxy
9) Portal 2
10) Half-Life 2
1) Evangelion 3.0+1.01: Thrice Upon A Time
2) Spirited Away
3) Back to the Future (consider the whole trilogy to be included, but 3 is my fav)
4) The End of Evangelion
5) The Lion King (consider the whole trilogy to be included, but 2 is my fav)
6) The Truman Show
7) A Silent Voice
8) Harry Potter (consider all eight films to be included, but 2 is my fav)
9) Planet of the Apes (both original and reboot saga)
10) The Green Mile
1) Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears For Fears
2) Dire Dire Docks - Koji Kondo
3) Everything You've Ever Dreamed - ARIANNE
4) Beneath The Mask - Shoji Meguro
5) STYX HELIX - MYTH&ROID
6) Beautiful World - Utada Hikaru
7) Plastic Love - Mariya Takeuchi
8) Going Under - Evanescence
9) Real to Me - The Gentle Men
10) 505 - Arctic Monkeys
11) Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
12) My Time - Bo En
13) Cruel Angel's Thesis - Shiro Sagisu
14) Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
15) Rhinestone Eyes - Gorillaz
- My Grandma and Grandpa
- Dav Pilkey
- Charles M. Schulz
- Toby Fox
- Scott Cawthon
- Hideaki Anno
- Hayao Miyazaki
I'll update these lists to add/remove stuff or change the order around, since my opinion towards these things changes over time. Right now this is a pretty good summary of my tastes though, so go check some of these out if you want!
Anyway, I think that's about it. Thanks for reading!