Get to know VGVN member, Terrence Ransom!

We’re continuing our guest blog post series by sharing a story from one of our young, thriving members. Read on to hear from Terrence, who used his love for video games to create an amazing project. 

Video games have been a huge inspiration to me for the past 19 years. It began with Pokemon on the Game Boy, and from there games continued to fuel my imagination time and time again. Daydreaming was fine when I was little, but now I'm in a place where I can put that creative energy towards creating amazing projects. 

About a month ago, five friends and I worked together to create a video game concept. We created LUCiD, a game about dealing with grief. We submitted LUCiD to the ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship program and our project was one of 20 winners chosen out of 500 entrants. As ESA LOFT Fellows, we will receive a $1,000 grant to help develop our vision. 

Playing games is great, but sitting down together and using our minds to make something amazing is even better. 

Becoming ESA LOFT Fellows opened up new pathways for all of us. Some of us have a solid opportunity to attend E3 next year. We may even start a company together and continue developing LUCiD, or we may create new game concepts for people to enjoy. 

Nonetheless, there are amazing opportunities ahead of us and if video games were censored or limited, my friends and I would not have as many opportunities and neither would the game creators who have yet to emerge.

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