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On the first day, the question we have for you is "What was the first video game you remember playing that made you want to turn video games into a hobby?"
For me, it was The Black Cauldron. It wasn't the first game I played, which technically were the BASIC ski and dungeon games that required you to code them first. But, I had never truly experienced a real video game until then and I don't recall why my father bought it at all, but he did and I got to play it two years after it originally released, but it felt like a whole new world to me.
What I loved about the game was that it was the first time experiencing a game that combined story, world interaction, and the fear that clicking some random thing would suddenly result in death. For some reason, the frustration of trying to find that one thing that I needed after an hour of going through the same screens over and over just got me hooked. I couldn't let the game win and it drove me to finish the game eventually and then save up money for other games in the same genre, from King's Quest, Police Quest, Space Quest, Bard's Tale, and beyond.