The GameMaki Team welcomes our latest team member, Mark Schreiber, who will be based in the US!
He started out as an avid GameMaki user in the past month, and later began reaching out to us through email to share what he thought. This soon escalated into several conversations about the future of GameMaki and now, he’s part of GameMaki’s future!
Say hello to Mark!
1. What drew you to GameMaki and how did you discover us?
I happened upon GameMaki quite by chance, through a link in a repost, and stayed three hours. I’m not really much into video and social games. I had tried Idle Worship the night before, and while it was fun, I had to decide between the time commitment it required and normal life. GameMaki, however, was a completely different experience. Most of the time I spent not on GameMaki itself but on thinking about how I would claim challenges, taking pictures, looking through old ones. Rather than shutting me off from reality it compelled me to look around with new eyes.
2. What motivated you to write to us back then?
I realized you were doing something important here, instantly familiar but in a new way. Because these are the kinds of free-form games we make up as kids, or when we play with our kids, or when college buddies get together. But you don’t have to be in the same room at the same time for GameMaki. You don’t even have to be in the same country. And you can meet new people, as well as play with your friends and family. I wanted to tell the team I thought this was a revolutionary use of the technology. With other social gaming there’s a learning curve. With GameMaki you already know the rules.
3. How do you feel about being a part of the GameMaki team?
You know how most people write “team player” on their resume? Well I’m not one of them. I’ve never even had a resume. The last time I belonged to a team was when I was twelve and played baseball. But with GameMaki I’d finally found a team I wanted to join.
4. So, tell us more about you!
I’ve been writing books since I was a child, mostly novels. I’ve run several businesses, including my uncle’s internal medicine practice in Columbus, Ohio, where I currently live. My girlfriend lives in Costa Rica with her two boys, now mine also, and when I fix their iPad next visit I’ll be able to play GameMaki with them. I’ve always been insatiably curious, looking for new ways to express my creativity. And I challenge anyone to find a more fun way to do that than by playing GameMaki.
You can check out what Mark has been doing on GameMaki.
Also, expect to see him lurking around this blog more often. (: He’ll be our guest writer for all things gamification, so expect good things to come.