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[–] TheKillerRabbit 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I like the controlling aspect of it; to be able to create a whole new world for other people to explore and to be able to guide the player how I see fit amazes me. Whenever I see people having fun playing my game I think, Holy crap, I made the thing that is giving them fun

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[–] eero 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Simply put, the biggest factor is having a vivid imagination producing elaborate scenarios ranging from detective stories to science fiction, and wanting to tell these stories in a way that conveys both the visual and the verbal aspects the way you experience them, allowing others to share the same experience.

While it may be possible to tell these stories in the form of movies or books, games give the players the freedom to proceed in the story however they want, which in turn may produce completely new stories. It would be wonderful to spark the imagination of other people, and allow them to contribute to the game world in the form of new stories and modifications to the original game.

In the end, games are just the way of expression I love and know best. A long-time hobbyist background and lately also professional experience have given me the skills to create games, and the drive to create has always been there. In professional projects it's also about creating something big with other people, and finally getting to see a finished product of collaboration after a long period of development.

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[–] holymoo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I like experimenting with different styles of programming. My day job is writing software for stock traders at a brokerage.

Game programming allows me to experiment with design patterns that i would not normally be able to work with.

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[–] LoungeAbout 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I really enjoy the act of coding. I've written code for all sorts of applications, but game code has unusual aspects that keeps the coding interesting. It feels like I'm creating a world out of words. I get a lot of satisfaction, too, from seeing my friends enjoy my games. My typical game is not widely available, so a lot of times only my friends get to see it. In those cases, I get the ultimate thrill when we've played the game for more time than it took to develop.

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[–] Magrias 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

When I was a kid, I played Ratchet and Clank. The sheer variety and creativity of the weapons really impressed me, all the way through like 7 instalments. I would still be thinking up new weapons (and enemies and levels and gameplay ideas) even still, and eventually I realised I really needed to let those ideas out. I've always got more game ideas brewing, and I really want to get them out to play with them, and share with other people.