Gianfranco Berardi is a Des Moines-based speaker and indie game developer, originally from Chicago. After studying games and their development for years, and realizing that he does not need to work for someone else, he started his own game development business in 2006 and went full-time indie in 2010, falling back onto corporate welfare in 2012. On this blog, he writes about all aspects of running an indie game development business, including game design, development, publishing, and marketing.
He is a GNU/Linux enthusiast, and to that end he hopes to produce cross-platform games. He loves to doodle and is learning how to play guitar.
He is a gamer. His first game system was the Atari 2600, and even back then he loved playing Pac-man, Berzerk, Yar’s Revenge, among others. He even has fond memories of playing E.T. His other consoles are the NES, SNES, original Gameboy, N64, Gamecube, Wii, and Nintendo DS, although he plays games mostly on his computer. He also discovered board games and card games again, and enjoys playing 4-point Pitch with his in-laws.
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