Well, I've posted it before, but what the hell, right?
Back in the days of GameMaker 8.0, a young lad of the name Spellweaver looked for a way to make Zelda games on the interGoogles.
He came across many a tool: Construct(1), DarkBasic, Platinum Arts Sandbox, and Zelda Classic.
None of these fit his interest though. He wanted more than to make just Zelda games, he had a mind full of game ideas, after all.
He interGoogled "Easy Game Maker"(paraphrased there a bit), and was directed to the YoYoGames website.
It was filled with games by other people, made from the things in their heads. Many were scary horrible garbage, but still.
With this, he downloaded the GM 8.0 free version. He clicked the fruit and the clown. He flew planes in 1942, and spacecraft through the cosmos.
He decided this was it. He was going to make games for a living. If I knew him, I'd have smacked him, but he did it. He bought a license just as 8.1 came out, so he lucked out.
He made many a game with GameMaker 8.1(check my profile page, most of them are there). He had great fun making them too.
As he aged, however, he realised that the games he had made were less than adequate. These weren't games people would pay for. These were not good.
So he made a decision, in his early adulthood(18 ish), that the games he made from here on would be good. He would only work on things he knew could be good.
Things he'd play himself. With that, Studio came out. The best GameMaker version yet. It had so many features, that he couldn't pass up.
Using his 8.1 key, he got it really cheap. He messed around, and made a few sub par games with it, vastly better than his previous works, but still not quite good enough.
Then, on day in late 2014, an idea sparked in the treacherous and dark caverns of his mind. Lighting the vast chasms of thought. Illuminating the way for him.
That idea has grown over the past year, and formed into Homestead. The game that will make him at least tens of dollars.
And that leads to him being here, sharing that tale of extremely-ordinary experiences with you.