Is someone alive here?
Hello everyone. Most probably none of you know who I am, so I am Dimitar Palanski, a creative director at Paladim Handmade. And who cares, right? Well, I do. And I wanted to share some of my story with you guys. First, let me tell you that 8 years ago I was crazy on the GMC and crazy about GM. Designing and probramming games was my life. And I was getting quite good, hah...
Whatever the reason, I don't do anything close to probramming any more. I miss it sometimes... like now, when I am writing this...
Since 2012 I make and sell desk lamps and wall clocks mainly. After all I made my dream come true - I made my own company and it went great and is still going pretty well. Yes, it could be a lot better, but it is a dream come true. I had always though that my company will be "dmitko Games" or "Tangra Games" (the name of an ancient Bulgarian god) or something like that but it turned out a completetly different story. And so what, you will say? That, my experience here in the forum and the habit of doing work and getting things done was what got me where I am now, and where Paladim is now. I owe a lot to the community and to Game Maker.
It has been times that I deeply regret how I spent my time in highschool. I was at home, coding. I didn't go out with many girls (you must know what it's like. haha) and I wasn't really "fly", but still I wasn't a nerd either. But doing stuff like programming a certain script, making ideas happen, making textures, model, sounds, whatever you need IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE your goals - this is precious, guys. Keep this in mind and remember, hard work and enthusiasm always pay back. You just have to have the patience and persistance and you will succeed!
Well, this is what I wanted to share with my beloved community, I really loved this place and spent so much time here. And I didn't know I enjoy it that much before, but now I know - it was a lot of fun. Keep up and make things happen!
Edited by dmitko, 12 August 2015 - 09:50 PM.