Hi, nice to meet you! :)
My name is Federico Aliprandi, and I'm a game designer and gameplay programmer.
My love story with videogames started when I was just 3 years old, playing a gorgeous platformer game for DOS called Jill of the Jungle, by Epic Mega Games.
When I was 7, my parents gifted me a wonderful piece of software: The Games Factory by Clickteam, one of the very first game engines which allowed to make games without programming.
The passion for videogames and the wish to learn how to make them pushed me to study, and I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science.
After that I continued to study, following the Videogame Design path of the Computer Science Master Degree at University of Milan, established by the PONG Lab (Playlab fOr inNovation in Games). Some of the exams that I took as part of that Master Degree path include Videogame Design and Programming, Game Design, Online Game Design, Artificial Intelligence for Videogames, Game and Level Design, and others.
My favorite game genre is undoubtedly Platformer: I love platform games, both 2D and 3D! Beyond the said genre, I like to play games of all types, of all ages. I also enjoy playing Board Games with my friends, and I'm a fan of the good old couch multiplayer way of playing!
Beyond playing on console and PC, I love playing on mobile devices too! I spend a lot of time playing on my phone and on my tablet, and I always keep up to date with the market, having a look at the latest most popular games on the stores.
I'm good at writing clear, detailed, yet concise Game Design Documents, and I'm used to work in team and to respect deadlines, as I have done both for academic projects and for work. I'm young and I know that I still have a lot to learn! I like reading articles about game design on Gamasutra, as they're always interesting and inspiring, and I'll never stop studying.
I have strong knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming, in particular of the C# and Java languages. The game engines that I mainly use are Unity and GameMaker Studio, but I can also use few others.
Beyond playing and making games, I like listening to music (especially Italian songwriters), going to the cinema, theater and watching TV.