About This Site
Hi, everyone! My name is Rochelle, but I’m probably better known as Gaming Pixie. I took it on ages ago when I was doing retro game reviews on YouTube (yes, that happened) and it sort of stuck.
Once upon a time, I had a personal blog. I kept one in some way, shape or form even before the word “blog” existed. Then I split my game stuff off into its own game site. Then I didn’t do much with the personal blog anymore. Then I got a full-time job and slowly but surely didn’t do much with my Games site, either, and stuff that used to give my life meaning became an afterthought. But now, I feel like trying again — and keeping everything all in one place the way I used to. For one thing, it’s just easier. For another, quite a bit of what I make (especially stuff like Erase Me) is basically a blog entry in game form anyway.
I’ve been gaming practically since I was old enough to hold a controller, but I didn’t think of making them until 2013 or so. I owe my start mostly to Auntie Pixelante, who led me to Twine. It’s a great way to get started, I think; you can do some interesting things with it, and (if you’re feeling ambitious) it’s also a good way get warmed up with some basic programming ideas. Heck, depending on your goals, it might be all you need. Since then, I’ve also used a couple of versions of RPG Maker and I can use Game Maker Studio, though I haven’t shared any full projects made with it yet.
I want to share stuff because it seems better than not sharing stuff, even if it’s quite a bit scarier. Once in a while, I even find out that one of my games helped someone or made them feel less alone–which could never happen if I kept everything to myself.