Welcome to Strelok’s Base, a website dedicated to reviewing games and software. I focus on RPGs, cyberpunk-style games, iOS apps, and free downloads and browser games, but anything that interests (or irritates) me enough is a candidate.
You’ll find blog posts and longer gaming articles under the “Strelok’s Journal” heading in the site navigation bar.
This website also serves as a portfolio for my own work. I’ve wanted to develop video games for as long as I can remember, and I’ve developed an interest in web design through college. I’m currently working with several level editors, and I recently built a fansite about Bungie’s Marathon series. You can find that website, and any future items, under the Projects heading in the navigation bar.
I’m a programming student. The name “Strelok” comes from S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. I grew up playing Zelda games, roguelikes, and first-person shooters, sometimes at the expense of real life. My parents didn’t like violence and gore, which limited me to T-rated games until high school and Nintendo consoles and outdated PCs until adulthood. It’s been eye-opening to explore the larger realms of gaming.
System Shock 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask are my favorite games, if forced to decide. They’ve consumed hundreds of hours from my life. I’m autistic, so I rarely had any friends, and gaming provided relief from the isolation. It also aggravated my attentional issues, but my memory was strong enough to perform well in school anyway. Until it wasn’t. And then I started taking Vyvanse, which delivered me into college with a full-tuition scholarship.