Paul is Co-Founder and Technical Director at Altitude Games. Before Altitude, he had more than 10 years experience in game production and development from both local startups and multinational game development studios.
Paul is greatly involved in developing the local game industry as well. He was previously Chairman of the local IGDA Manila chapter and co-founder of the Game Developers Association of the Philippines, and has organized several events such as Manila Game Jam and Game Educators summits. He has also taught game development classes in several of the country's top universities and has been a speaker and advisor in several international conferences such as the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and Casual Connect in Singapore.
Stardew Valley didn’t succeed because it innovated on tried and tested farming RPG mechanics. It was a massive hit because of how successful it was in making a Platform Shift.
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For a game that at its core is a cooperative sandbox game, Fortnite's Battle Royale pivot is refreshing and commendable.
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