Having grown up with a passion for both art and video games, this course seemed perfect for me. Some of my fondest memories are of sitting beside my older brother when I was growing up and watching him play games such as Metal Gear Solid. Later, we started to play games together, such as Blue Dragon or the Yakuza series, and I also began to enjoy video games on my own. What has always fascinated me about video games is the characters within them and the way a player can form real friendships and connections with these virtual people. Video games have always been an important part of my life, and I aim to one day be able to create those kinds of characters for other players to relate to.