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Introducing: Patrick Wachowiak

By June 12, 2017June 30th, 2017Studio, Team

Hello everyone! The waiting comes to an end, today we introduce Patrick W., Über-Carrot, Conqueror of the Andes and conjurer of heavy metal demons. This card is a real treat for your deck, since it greatly increases mobility on rough terrain and spices  everything up with a special blend of madness. As always, please find a more extended self-reflection below.

Who are you and what do you do at Chasing Carrots?
Hi there, my name is Patrick(1), one of the co-founders here at chasing carrots. My background is in 3d animation and filmmaking which i studied at the filmakademie badenwürttemberg before working for a media production company. There I met Dominik and together we (re-)discovered our passion for creating games. At chasing carrots my main responsibility is art, ui and having weird ideas.

How and why did you become a game developer?
For me, it’s all about creating worlds. I love to envision worlds, characters and contraptions with which players can interact.

What was your first gaming experience?
It was a really strange U.F.O. game on an atari 2600 which kept me playing for days and days.I don’t remember the title, neither what even the goal of the game was. I think what intrigued me the most, was the pure experience of feedback from input controller to screen. Then the era of Commodores began: A C64 and an Amiga500 at friends house…with dozens and dozens of “backup copies” of truly amazing games. Gaming heaven with loading times from hell provided by the lovely “Datasette”. Finally, starting with a 286dx, i joined the (at this moment not so) glorious “pc master-race”. My very first own rig pc was a blazingly fast 486 with 33Mhz on which learned 3d and coding in turbo pascal.

What are your all-time favorite games?
Diablo. All of them! I love the dense, atmospheric settings and these shiny layers of polish Blizzard packs on all their games. Oh, and: LOOT!

Who or what is your favorite band/music?
Music is essential to me. Metal, Alternative, Indie, Blues, Progressive Rock. I listen to everything that sparks any kind of emotions…or opens up a mosh pit.

What’s your craziest hobby?
I wouldn’t call it crazy but i really like to do long distant hikes.Walking, eating, sleeping, gazing at nature’s wonders and only having the bare essentials with me provides me with this expansive feeling of easiness and the more basic aspects of life. Like shitting in the woods

If you could be a game character, you would be…?
Clearly Boo from Baldur’s Gate



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