My name is Arseniy and I am software engineer.
I started my path as freelance web developer, but over years I managed to try a bit of everything. I don’t have deep specialization in any specific area, but I know how to get project from idea to launch and further marketing and development. If you want to learn about my coding life please check “Not a CV” or “Projects” pages.
However my interests are not limited to computers. I love to travel, swim in the sea, meet new people and learn new things. Books and games are my passions, but I also enjoy podcasts, educational YouTube channels and other sorts of entertainment. I lived in 3 different countries, made many friends across the globe and always try to meet more people.
While I enjoy all kind of music, books and TV shows main hobby of my life is PC gaming. Started playing on PC since 1996 and I still huge fan of classical games of many genres from Black Isle, BioWare, Bullfrog, NWC, etc. Some of my favorite games are Fallout 1 / 2, Heroes of Might and Magic 2 / 3, Jagged Alliance 2, Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Age of Empires, Seven Kingdoms, Total Annihilation and there are many more.
I enjoy modern games starting from everything Obsidian Entertainment produced or the Witcher series. While I was never big fan of MMO or FPS games I still spent many months in PlanetSide 2 and it’s another game that will always hold special place in my heart.
Back in 2013-2015 I actively participated development of game called Planetary Annihilation providing testing and technical support as volunteer. It’s was enjoyable experience so I decide that I want to become game developer myself and then…
By that time I was using Linux for almost decade and even today I use a lot of open source software not only on Linux, but macOS and Windows. While wanting to make games I never tried to make it my full time job since it’s not the easiest industry to work in.
Linux gaming wasn’t so alive as it’s now so I wanted to support it. I decide to learn something new and contribute to open source. After looking around I found amazing project called VCMI that reimplements my favorite childhood game Heroes of Might and Magic 3. So I joined in and hopefully managed to improve this project a bit over years.
In the middle of 2020 I’ve been heavily into Java development and very busy, but good friend of mine shown me PC game their team been developing for a while. I liked it and immediately wanted to help, but in the end I only joined team in the beginning of 2021.
Dwarven Skykeep is the first project where I participate not as volunteer or programmer, but as QA since that was area where I can have most impact on a project. I find it very interesting to both test game myself and look how other players learn it.
To Be Continued
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