My name is Darius Alvanez. I attended Truckee Meadows Community College for an Associate's in Computer Science. Ever since I was ten years old, I was programming many different kinds of software, games, and doodads for computers.
Most of my early coding projects were mods for Minecraft or clones of stuff I liked at the time.
I used mostly Java and Game Maker 8.1.
Starting in 2014, I took an extended break from programming to try out Video Production and Animation. I wanted to create a simple mascot cartoon involving a raccoon and his friends in post-apocalyptic Kentucky, after nature had taken the state back over. I produced four different "prototype" animations and one pilot episode, but I never submitted them anywhere.
By the time 2020 rolled around, I wanted to get back into programming again. I started taking the appropriate courses at Truckee Meadows Community College to get an Associates in Computer Science. It was around this time that I seriously began to focus on honing my skills and learning a programming language beyond beginner level.
I learned C++ in 2020 alongside GML. Using my new knowledge of programming, I decided to create a series of simple programs to apply my knowledge. I made a simple command-line program that could do the Midpoint Rule, since I figured I would understand the process better if I could automate it.
I also made an arcade shooter called Planet Hell in the span of a month. Most of that time was trying to hire a music producer on Fiverr.
I continued making games and prototypes and thingamajigs throughout 2020. One of the more notable stuff I created was Journalist, a simple typing game for the first Miz Jam.
In 2022, I released my own independent project, Immortal Until. It's a simultaneous multiplayer action RPG that I created entirely from scratch in GameMaker Studio 2, with music produced by Crochar.
After the release of Immortal Until, I began work on Machinarium Divinae, an arcade shooter project with Adam Parker of Appalachian Forge Works.
You can see all of my software here on this site.