Every week, we ask some of the best game development minds five questions in a feature we are calling Develop:Five. This week, Leanne Bayley from We Heart Dragons answers our five question blog feature.
1. What’s your earliest memory of playing video games?
I spent a lot of time as a kid watching my mom play games on a ZX Spectrum (that apparently only worked in thunder storms when I wanted a go!), but I think I got into games with either Alex Kidd or Sonic the Hedgehog on the SEGA Master System. I honestly can't remember which I played first, but these were the two games that cemented gaming as a hobby for me.
|Leanne Bayley is co founder of award winning micro indie games studio, We Heart Dragons.|
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