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Community Highlight #6

In this edition, we spotlight Zouking, the creator of RTE Worlds and Road to Eden.

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Welcome to Acquired Tastes, our bi-weekly newsletter dedicated to the fascinating individuals in the Hashtag Survival community!

In this edition, we spotlight Zouking, the creator of RTE Worlds and Road to Eden.

POI: Zouking

My path in game development has been a thrilling odyssey. From my early days as a film director and producer, I transitioned into the dynamic realm of game development, where I've had the privilege of crafting immersive gaming experiences that captivate players worldwide.

My Philosophy: I approach game development with a fun and positive attitude, believing that games have the power to inspire, challenge, and entertain. I'm a firm believer in fate and destiny, and I channel this belief into every project, striving to create games that resonate with players on a profound level.

As a game developer, I am more than a creator of virtual worlds; I am a storyteller, a pioneer, and a dedicated enthusiast of interactive entertainment. With a rich history in film and an unwavering commitment to the gaming industry, I look forward to continuing my journey, pushing boundaries, and crafting experiences that leave a lasting impact on players' hearts and minds.

My solo project, Road to Eden, released in 2019, stands as a testament to my dedication and vision. It showcased my ability to create a compelling and rich gaming world independently. The game's success reinforced my belief in the power of storytelling and player engagement.

Today, I'm diligently working on my second survival game, RTE Worlds. This ambitious project embodies my commitment to pushing the boundaries of game design, offering players a multifaceted experience set in a post-apocalyptic world filled with mutants, aliens, and infected zones. With RPG elements and a captivating storyline, "RTE Worlds" promises to be an unforgettable adventure.

Check Out Some Games I Love!

I wanted to share what sparked my journey into game development, and it's all thanks to the legends that paved the way. These games combined taught me the essence of crafting a world, building communities, and pushing boundaries. They inspired me to create something equally captivating. RTE Worlds is my way of paying homage to these legends and providing a new adventure for players to immerse themselves in.

  • Minecraft - creativity and limitless potential
  • 7 Days to Die - post-apocalyptic survival challenges,
  • Dying Light - parkour-fueled intensity
  • Project Zomboid - an immersive survival world
  • Miscreated - In the PvE setting, it showed me a different side of survival, one that's about cooperation and exploration.

Things I love

  • Diving- Exploring the wonders of the deep blue sea.
  • Photography and Videography- capturing life's moments through the lens of a camera. (BlackMagic makes great cameras.)
  • Travel- trekking through untamed wilderness, immersing in diverse cultures, and delving deep into the mysteries of caves – these are the passions that fuel my soul. Each one is a unique adventure, a journey of discovery, a chance to connect with the world in its most remarkable forms. In these pursuits, I find my truest self, where I am most alive. Life is a magnificent tapestry, and I intend to explore every vibrant thread.
  • Lebanon- What better place to experience this tapestry of experiences than Lebanon? Nestled in the heart of the Middle East, this stunning country offers a world of opportunities. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, let your lens capture the magic of its landscapes, trek through lush mountains, immerse yourself in rich cultures, and uncover hidden treasures in enchanting caves. Lebanon is not just a destination; it's an adventure waiting to happen. Come and explore, for it's a land where passion meets endless possibilities.