Why did you join AGC ?
After my last contract ended in January 2023, I was faced with a crucial choice: return to a traditional job or take up the bold challenge of creating my own independent studio. Passionate about the video game industry, which has given me so much over the years, I decided to follow my dream. With the support of Pôle Emploi and the Contrat de Sécurisation Professionnelle (CSP), I was able to devote myself entirely to this project, while securing my financial needs. It was in this context that AGC emerged, bringing to fruition years of behind-the-scenes preparation, including a significant collaboration in 2018. Initially, I started alone so as not to impose the uncertainty of the early days on others, but faced with the scale of the challenges, I quickly invited other talents to join me. Happily, many answered the call, bringing their enthusiasm to our Stranded On An Island project.
What is your role within the team ?
As an indie, I wear many hats to drive our project forward: CEO, CTO, Lead Developer, Agile Project Manager, Community Manager, among others. I mobilize my skills to move the studio forward, while aspiring to structure the team so that I can delegate these roles and focus on the areas where I'm most competent, notably as technical director and developer.
How is your participation in the project going ?
Development is going well, despite the intense work required to turn an idea into a viable independent studio. We've adopted a completely telecommuting approach to working with agile methods. Our routine includes a daily 9am call and a sprint review every Tuesday morning. I'm available every morning to support the team, while the afternoon is devoted to my own tasks.
What do you want to say to the player who discovers your creation ?
I sincerely hope that you will enjoy our game and that this experience will remain in your memories as a memorable videogame moment. If our creation succeeds in arousing emotions in you, then we will have succeeded in our gamble. I want you to know that I've invested all my passion and energy in bringing you content of the highest quality.