The Burger Bar, by me. Age 12…
Most game designers have been making games for a Loooong time. It’s not something you suddenly just get into one day, you’ve got to be really into it. Because let’s face it, if you weren’t, there are far more stable career paths to go down.
As a result, a lot of us have history spreading quite far back to before we became professionals. Like, from when we were kids. We got talking about this on Twitter, and after a quick search, I managed to track down the first game I ever made on the Amiga.
I wrote it in a program called AMOS. It was called ‘The Burger Bar’ and was a management type game where you had to design and manage a burger restaurant. And before you say anything, yes, I am aware there are spelling mistakes!
You also had to design the burgers and sandwiches you would sell… I guess that was really the ‘centrepiece’ of the game.
Don’t bother playing it, it’s rubbish!