Hi, my name is Alexander Michaels, but most people call me Alex. I’m a freshman Game Design major from Coralville, Iowa. Ever since I was young, I’ve always wanted to create my own games, drawing characters and writing plot lines of my own. I’ve always loved platformers, such as Mario and Kirby, but I’m also really fond of kart racers and RPGs. One of the best parts of fiction, in my opinion, is the worldbuilding and lore aspect; sometimes I just pace around my house thinking about the little details of the worlds I want to create, such as cultural values, architecture, and customs, to name a few. Another thing I want to learn more about is the musical aspect of games. Music is very important to games, and many of my favorite games of all time have awesome soundtracks. Someday, I want to be a composer and create music of my own, for either my own projects or as part of a team.