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About Me:Hi! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Jose Abalos, and I come from Chile, at the tail end of South America. I was the kid who would always make up stories about far-away kingdoms, knights, hi-tech spies, adventurers, sailors... if it was something that screamed "adventure", I would dream of it. But then came the need for not just dreaming worlds, but actually making them come true. This is why I entered the video game industry and worked at Avalanche Software as a Level Designer on the Disney Infinity franchise. If I were to describe myself in a couple of words, it would be "Problem Solver". I can get any kind of challenge, especially ones where I don't instantly know the answer, and solve my way through it, using whatever means necessary, including asking for help. Implement tutorials where I need to restrict UI elements? Ask the programmers how I can do and charge ahead! Create systems not present in an engine, with no access to source code? Let's do it! I can solve any kind of problem, but I'm especially proficient at scripting problems. It is my passion to solve problems, because they are the ones that make a project become a reality and the things that make you grow, both as a designer and as a person. But, at the end of the day, it's all about working on a team of talented and awesome people, to create the best game and the best experience that we can make, one that resonates in player's hearts and minds. We're all in the same boat, and as such great advice can come from anywhere, so you better be open to other's feedback, especially from people from other different discipline. Once again, thanks for stopping by and I hope you like what's on store here! Below are some fun facts about me:
- I am a music nut. I love all kinds of music, but if I had to choose one genre, it would be classic rock: Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, Pink Floyd, etc.
- The games that defined my childhood are Prince of Persia and the Tomb Raider series.
- I'm currently writing a fantasy novel, full of fun characters and daring adventures!
- My favorite movie genres are adventure, horror and animation. Some of my favorite movies are Blade Runner, the Indiana Jones films, Evil Dead 2 and the animated Disney version of Robin Hood.
- Other interests: guitar playing, retro-gaming, bicycle riding, golf and ski.