Me, my family, my games
(tldr; short personal introduction followed by my gaming experiences growing up, rounded off by my idealistic goals as a game developer)
As you can tell by my portfolio title, my name is Josefin de la Motte. I’m really excited to (virtually, indirectly) meet you!
Currently on my 8th year of being 25 years old (feel free to not do the math), I am the mother of an amazing future programming genius who is currently on her 1st year of being two years old! I am also married to current programming genius (he hates when I call him that) Gwangyeong Yun who is also studying in the same class as me at Futuregames. Feel free to check out his portfolio here: *fancy text-turned-into-link link*
I originally come from Lund in Sweden but have also lived in Japan, Korea and Stockholm. Two of them for studies and one for love, I’ll leave it to you to figure out which for which. Subsequently, I speak English, Swedish, Intermediate Japanese and Overwatch-Korean (I can’t discuss anything substantial with you in Korean, but we can play Overwatch together on the KR servers… Go go!).
The very first time I played a video game was when I was around six years old and my older brother bought me a NES (Nintendo 8-bit) with Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt. Consequently, my first gamer rage experience was at the same age while trying to make that darn jump on lvl 8-1… Needless to say, I can now speed run the game, at least until that level! (Yes, I can do the jump now. Don’t worry!) Other NES games I ended up with were Solstice and Punch Out, kudos to those who have played them!
The NES and a Gameboy Original were my only companions until I was 12 when I finally got my Playstation that I’d wanted for years! (The same year PS2 came out… I didn’t get That for another X years.) My first game for my Playstation was Legend of Legaia, which until today still is the #1 game in my heart!
Never having played an RPG before, I did not actually own a memory card… So… That went great. Similarly to my Super Mario Bros story, I am now Very Good at not dying in Legend of Legaia! After around the 30th hour mark in the game (99:99:99 time on the poor console that couldn’t be turned off, lest I lose my progress), I decided it was probably time to go buy a memory card… I bought one with 15 slots on it and literally all of them are Legend of Legaia saves. Most important item in my posession? Possibly.
Skip forward to 17 years old me and let me summarize it in one abbreviation: WoW. That was my main introduction to the world of PC games, which stuck with me for a number of years, letting me enjoy both high end PvE and high end PvP as a very stubborn holy priest.
I still love both console games and PC games (and mobile games, cause apparently parenting while being a full time student is time-consuming).
Moving into actually relevant content for this portfolio, I always found great interest in the thought of being part of creating these games myself too. I would love nothing more than to give players an immersive experience into which they can get lost, challenge themselves and possibly even find a new sense of self, through living out their fantasies to their hearts desire; much like I did through my favorite games when growing up. Whether this comes in the form of rpgs, fps games, puzzles, racers, zombie apocalypses or whatever else, I’m here for all of it and I want to make content that really get to the player and gives them the best possible gaming experience.