David Maletz

is creating Video Games

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I've been making games as long as I can remember - even before I could program I was making Pen & Paper RPGs. When I learned how to program in 6th grade, I immediately began making video games and have made them as a hobby ever since. In 2012, I founded Fancy Fish Games with the goal of getting more serious and one day being able to make games full time. I started off creating many small experiments you can play for free on Newgrounds, and more recently larger, commercial titles, Aground being the latest of these.

Aground has done more than bring me close to my original goals, it has created a strong community and helped me grow as a developer. In fact, creating this Patreon was a community suggestion. I greatly appreciate all the support and feedback I've received from my fans, and if you want to support me with Aground and future games, it would be awesome if you would join this Patreon! I'm never short of ideas for new games, I have over 50 ideas in my ideas folder, and it's always growing! If you want to get in touch, I'm always available to chat here and on our Discord!

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