The other day, some college students came to take a tour of the studio, and for once I didn’t mumble a little about how I’m just the writer and how I guess I worked a little bit on this game that you’ve probably never heard about, and anyway, don’t you want to go talk to someone more exciting? This time, I actually described my work, and talked to the students about what goes into our gaming content for children and why it matters. It didn’t hurt that my coworker brought the students in and described our room as where all the creativity happens.
Next time I might actually ask the students about their majors or something. (Maybe.) It kind of confuses me to see young people trying to act mature and responsible because they’re around adults who matter to them, and then realizing that I am that adult.