About Me

Hello fellow gamer.  My name is Adam Johnson.  I’m a 28-year old gamer, translator, YouTuber, and now blogger with a quest to carve a life in the videogame industry.  I belong to a family of four.  For years, we were spread all over the world.  I was living in Japan, my sister in London, and my parents in Boston.    I lived in Japan for three years and studied Japanese for nine.  Until the beginning of March I was working as a high school English teacher in Tokyo.  I got to teach classes by myself and inspire Japan’s youth with games to learn English, but I felt empty.  I knew that being a teacher in Japan was not my life goal, and I had always wanted to go into game development.  

Back in July of 2016, I made a YouTube channel with the name Mad-Eye Yokai.  The channel focused on Friday The 13th: The Game and getting people psyched for its release.  My double life as a teacher and YouTuber was fun, but I wanted more.  I returned home to the USA on March 8th to assist my family and pursue my goal of trying to break into the videogame industry full-time.  I attended PAX East on the 10th, and I haven’t looked back since.  Within one week I made this blog, Mad-Eye Games and with it a promise to myself…


March 2017  For two years, I will devote my entire time to establish an online business in the video game industry as a YouTuber, and game developer.  The goal is to either gain enough skills so I can be employed somewhere in the industry (preferably on the creative end) or make a living through this developing business and go indie.  Win or lose, I want to have no regrets and at least try to fulfill my dreams. 

November 2017 Flashforward to eight months in the journey: I’ve written an E-book on my experiences in Japan which will be sold on Amazon in January 2018.   I’ve also learned a lot of video editing skills using Adobe Premiere.  Although YouTube is no longer a place to make money for gaming videos, I’ve learned enough to become a freelance video editor for individuals and companies who need help with post production.  I’m still working away on designing games and provide updates on the blog and my YouTube channel.

I hope you’ll follow along on my journey.  Mad-Eye Games will be updated frequently with various content from my personal game development updates, highly edited gameplay videos, reviews, and tips that I hope will benefit you with knowledge, information, and entertainment. 

Game on!