When you go to your software development job every day for New Software, Inc. and sit at your cubicle (pre-COVID, of course) and think about your performance and skill level, what thoughts pass through your meaty mind?

Are you this person?


“You know, I’m really quite skilled and I know exactly how to solve the problems that I am faced with. I’m comfortable where I’m at and my training and experiences to this point have been appropriate and beneficial. I look forward to learning more about new things.”

Perhaps this one?


“Hmmm, I think I can tackle this problem and…

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You’re not alone if you feel like this guy.

When I graduated from college as a Bachelor of Computer Science, I uprooted myself from my 13-year-familiar environment of Kansas City, MO, USA to move to the vicinity of Ausin, TX, USA. I had high hopes and big dreams. I was going to be a programming superstar in the game industry, make my own video games under my own independent game studio, and generally rock it out.

Cut to six years later:

  • I no longer live in Austin, TX, a thriving tech and gaming epicenter, but in Selinsgrove, PA, USA, a very small university town with a population under…

Matt Parish

I am a game developer and designer focused on creating games that engage, enlighten, and enchant players across the globe.

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