Hello fellow gamer. My name is Adam Johnson. I’m a 27-year old gamer, translator, YouTuber, and now blogger with a quest to carve a life in the video game 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 (recently married) and my parents in Boston. I lived in Japan for three years and studied Japanese for eight. Until the beginning of March I was working as a high school English teacher in Tokyo. The job was fun. 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. Due to my schedule of being a full-time teacher, I could only post a new video once every 10 days. YouTube has been absolutely great and the more I did it, the stronger my connection to the videogame industry grew.
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.
For two years, I will devote my entire time to establish an online business in the video game industry as a reporter, 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.
I hope you’ll follow along on my journey. Mad-Eye Games will be updated frequently with various types of content from gaming reviews, tips and tricks, games I make, resources, and news in the videogame industry that I hope will benefit you with knowledge, information, and entertainment.
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