I realised this morning that I never introduced myself to the community. (So rude!)
My name is Jaco and I’m originally from South Africa. Been living in the UK since 2010 and lived in Republic of Ireland before that from 2003-2009. I’m married and have a baby due any day now! So exciting.
Anyway, I digress. I’m 47, so like many of you, have fond memories of the 80’s and 90’s games/retro stuff. I’m also an avid console collector like some of you, and have about 30 of them, although only about 16 on display and connected up. Also many handhelds.
One of my best mates and myself back in 2010, decided that we would like to start making games for retro hardware. It started on the Amiga, but we also made games for other platforms like ZX spectrum(he codes), Sam coupe(he codes), Android (I code), C64 (I try code!!) and now the Pokitto (I do everything).
I’ve been in the web development industry since 1999 and do that by day.
I’d like to personally thank @spinal for introducing me to the pokitto (without him realising), as he posted about it on Twitter and we follow each other. So thanks!!!
What I love about the pokitto is the ease of coding for it, the limited hardware helps constrain you to realistic and more achievable goals, and it definitely gives me the retro feels. No faffing about with developer fees, licence issues, massive code bloat or submission processes.
Anyway, I’d also like to say thanks to this community for being so welcoming and helpful! I’ve never come across a community that’s been so supportive, unlike some other toxic forums that are “l337” so you’re just a pleb in their way…
I look forward to making more games for the pokitto and chatting to you all!
Please feel free to ask me any questions you like…
note: This is not a plug, but if you are interested in some of our games, our website http://blackjet.co.uk has more info.
(Wires everywhere but that’s because they get used!)
('scuse the mess… Just a shot of some handhelds and one of many boxes with games in it!)