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Why a gaming startup? FirstSeed!

I write occasionally. This time I would like to share about why I started game development studio FirstSeed.

Many of you might wonder why this guy chose this field? I would like to add reasons for selecting game development as my core business. During my school days, I played "9999999 in 1" handheld console games. It was interesting those days. Later got an opportunity to play TV Console game. I got to play games like Mario, Contra, BaseBall, Bomberman. I loved these games to the core. This was the first time I felt so much connected to something. I got a feel of myself jumping there. Whenever I pressed Jump button, together with Mario me too jumped a little bit. So I was always finding excuses to play games.

During my higher secondary education, got into PC games and played Need for Speed, Road Rash, EA Cricket. These games entertained me very well. But Age of Empires II and Red Alert 2 are no more just games during that time. They were life during those days. Actually, we…

How I met Sadhguru? Part - 3

If you have missed my earlier posts on this series, links are here: Part-1 ,  Part-2

Yes! I have arrived at Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore. My mind that time: "What are there? How it will be? Little afraid and skeptical" It is around 6'o clock in the morning. Myself and my cousin brother was entering Dhyanalingam campus. To enter into Dhyanalingam campus, you have to climb up few(3/4) stairs and climb down few stairs. We both climbed up the stairs and stood there. I was looking around.

My cousin shooked me and told "Annae! Anga paarunga, Sadhguru varraaru (Brother! See there, Sadhguru is coming)". Yes! He walked towards us while talking with a foreigner. Bowed to him with hands together (Namaskaram)! He also did to us. When he saw me with his eyes. It is like a super sharp sword cuts you into pieces! We have passed them. But I could not resist turning back. When I turned back, I happened to see a person bowed down to his feet and crying. I could not understand w…

How I met Sadhguru? Part - 2

If you have missed Part - 1 Please click here

I have become more curious about Sadhguru. One thing I have forgotten to tell you in my previous post is that Isha Foundation released its first copy of "Kattupoo", a spiritual, social, life,... covering tamil magazine on that day. I have got my copy and it was so nice. When I searched about him online, I came to know about the book "Atthanaikkum Aasaipadu..". Title itself intrigued me that he confuses already established minds. Because all the time, We were told from our childhood "Spirituality means 'Love is the reason for all suffering' so those who are in spiritual are highly detached from family and surroundings and will goto mountain caves/forest or to some ashram in a remote place".

I read the book "Atthanikkum Aasaipadu" in one shot (Yes!). "How many doors you can open man, that too in a single book?" felt after reading every Q&A in that book. This book led me to read a…

How I met Sadhguru? Part - 1

I was pursuing my Masters at College of Engineering, Guindy. In the year 2007, Isha Gramotsavam was conducted at my college grounds. There were hoardings around college of a man with white beard and turban displaying that there will be sathsang at 6 PM.  Little background about my mind set that time : To the core I hate all these saamiyaars and gurus. When somebody gave me the book "Kadhavai Thira Kaatru Varattum" by Nithyananda. I have read one page and never looked back at the book. I have understood that the words in that book makes no sense. I clearly know one thing that I dont know anything about god stuffs. But with our brought-up, I have sense to bow down to Gods and pray to them. Background is over.

Within that week I happened to see that man with white beard face some three/four times. Whenever I see his face, I had a feel of pull towards him. I was always happy irrespective of the situations of life. I don't have a problem so I that I was looking for a solace.…

How I met Mark Skaggs (FarmVille & Red Alert 2 maker)?

During Nasscom Game Developer conference 2015, I got the chance to meet Mark Skaggs for the very first time without knowing nothing about him. Later came to know he is the man behind Red Alert 2 and FarmVille. Both games I loved so much and spent days on it.

Especially, I have to share little more about my connection to Red Alert 2 game. During our school days we have spent half of our time in the Internet cafe to play this one game. It is always my dream to build a game like Red Alert 2. But he himself warn us on making RTS for PC gamers in today's world.

During Conference, When I came to know he is the creator of Red Alert 2, I was very much happy that I have met a great game maker.

Recently during Pocket Gamer Connect Bangalore 2016, Met him again. Had chance to interact with him. He delivered great talks on Game Making. When you listen to him, you will not do big mistakes in your game making. Great insights and he is such a nice human being!

Photograph taken during NGDC Pune …