Hello, My name is Sam Been! I was born on July 31st, 1993 and raised in the Portland, Oregon area.
At a very young age, I took great interest in Video Games. I always loved the strange, fun worlds the games invited me in to. I would spend hours playing games like Kirby Super Star, Super Mario Kart and Donkey Kong Country 3.
In april of 2004, 11 year old me had a dream of making my own games and running my own development studio. It may have been silly, but I really liked the idea of this, and ran with it. My parents enrolled me in a Game Maker Class that summer, and started developing games. The first of which would be Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Upgraded, and over 50 projects have started since then.
Because I wanted to plan out my games, I started drawing a lot. I was already a little bit of a artist, but this whole "making games" thing really pushed me to sketch more. I would draw maps and design characters for the new ideas I'd have. They were crude and messy, but they paved the way to my interest in arts and Graphic Design.
I'm now 21 years old; having graduated High School, I am working my way towards a degree in the arts.
Let's Play's are something I decided to do during my free time, to get better at communicating with others! Eventually they evolved into more elaborate projects, and then I went to college and they got put on a halt. However, I still expirement in video production in my own time as well.