Today I thought I would give you a little background not just on my love of video games, but how a certain video games series influenced me in real life.
When I was young I always wanted to be a spy or detective. I had a ton of spy gear and police-type toys such as glasses that I could see out the back of my head, invisible ink pens, walkie-talkies, spy books, and anything else you can imagine.
I don’t really know where that love came from. It might have been the Hank the Cowdog book series I used to read.
Yet, I never did become a detective. As I got older I realized that would be kind of scary. I chased after a couple of other dreams such as teaching, writing, and blogging.
I always played video games since before I could remember. Kris had always played them so I grew up watching her play them and then soon began to play them myself.
A couple years ago, Kris and I discovered Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney one night on our Wii’s virtual console. We had just gotten the Wii and were looking for games to download. We thought it was so cool we could download old school games onto a modern console!
We had never heard of Ace Attorney before. We read the description and when we realized it was detective-like game, we thought we would give it a shot. Who doesn’t like a good mystery to solve?
We fell head over heels for the entire Ace Attorney series. We not only fell in love with the mysteries and game play, but the characters themselves. As a writer myself, I really admired the writers for this video game series.
So much so that I ended up creating my own mystery novel series. The first book is in the editing stages that I hope to start querying by the end of 2016.
I’ve been writing stories and books since I was 10-years-old. I never saw myself writing a mystery novel, let alone ideas for an entire mystery series.
But I guess that’s the impact certain video games can have on you.
What video game has inspired you?