Ardian Amiti

I'm a senior at UIC studying fiction writing, film, and computer science. I hope to use this mix of skills to contribute as a game developer and create settings, characters, and stories that people will love and enjoy, especially in the field of games, which I think is evolving into a form of literature. Outside of video games I love to read books of all kinds, keep up with the latest news in astronomy and physics, and play Dungeons and Dragons with my friends.
  • Films, Games And The Problematic Parallels In Between

    My father was not happy to hear that I wanted to be a game developer. Yet he’d never had an issue with me expressing ambitions to design and write films. His exact words to me were: “There is no future in games.” When he said this, I laughed. It...
  • GameMaker Studio: First Step into Game Development

    As a child, creating video games seemed like something very very difficult, far from the reach of the layman – something that would take decades of practice, lots of money, and lots of luck. And certainly, creating a good game still takes extraordinary skill not only from one person...
  • Legitimizing Games as Literature

    I like to say this not just to anger art students, professors, and parents alike, but because I really honestly believe it is true: video games can be a form of literature, and in fact may be the final frontier of literature. I want gamers to know that it’s...