Hi ho, catguys! I’m Tangar iGroglaz (igro = game, glaz=eye).
- I work on “Tangaria”:
https://tangaria.com/ – free open-source multiplayer roguelike game;
- Creating fantasy world “Magery“: https://magery.ru
- I have several youtube-channels; full-list at https://entr.ru . Youtube is my life!
- Gamedev-analytic and journalist. I live in MMORPG starting from 1999 (Ultima Online @ Drachenfels and Catskills);
- Musician, writing songs, electronic music, make guitar lessons, djing;
- Graphic designer and web-site developer;
- Writer, writing stuff and poetry;
- Scientist; Doctor of Biology (PhD).
- Founder of Stream Guild (streamguild.ru), biggest Russian-speaking community of streamers.
- Instagram // VKontakte
At youtube I’ve got four gaming channels:
1) https://youtube.com/idleGlaz – mobile games in English;
2) https://youtube.com/Tangaria – roguelikes videos in English;
3) https://www.youtube.com/igroglaz – analytics of MMORPG in Russian;
4) https://www.youtube.com/streamguild – streams in Russian;
Also I’ve got channel about Geek-culture in Russian (tabletops, DnD, hobbies, skilltoys etc): https://youtube.com/tangar
And also I appear sometimes at Shtukesia (my sis) gaming channel: https://youtube.com/ShtukyGame
I play online games almost from the moment of their appearance (the end of the 90s), but before that there were sleepless multiplayer nights in Doom, Quake and CS on a LAN in smoky computer clubs; as well as hot-seat marathons in Heroes, Worms etc. I love singleplayer games also, nowadays play them mostly due of nostalgy about old days – my favorites are Might and Magic, Kings Bounty 1 or HoMM2 and so on. Among modern singleplayer games I am only interested in roguelike genre (my first rlgs was Nethack and Moria @ ~1995).
My path to the online worlds began with RPG Rage of Mages 2 and MMORPG Ultima Online in 1999. Then there were everything – from browser games to WoW, Guild Wars and so on. The basic principle of choosing a computer game for me is the availability of a full-fledged online mode; the key factor is the use of client-server technology or simply storing character files on developers’ servers (otherwise game ruined in cheating and decadence).
I like not only playing, but also having a talk about games, to discuss gamedesign and gamedev, and recall past times, turning pages of game magazines. Sometimes, besides me on the video, you will see my soulmate Shtukensia 🙂
Beyond the MMO-worlds: I am a 35 y.o. Russian Bear. I like physical activities (karate, trekking, hiking, tennis) and do not use any substances (even alchohol) that change consciousness. I am interested in history and politics. In terms of $ – I work in IT, science and media.
Here we come to the end of this article. This is still a draft. Without false modesty, I note that my biography in MMORPG world is more than extensive and quite pulls on a couple of volumes of “War and Peace” – one day I will write it. Regarding the development of this site – I’ve got plans to post rare screenshots from different MMORPGs, primarily from UO; new sections will be added and the most relevant topics will be covered.
Some people ask me about my greetings at video:
One question whats all that gestures you make at the start of the video? I’m curious. Hands in the head.. waves and one open eye. It’s a cheat code to reach high levels in roguelikes?
First I wave my ears – as I’m bear, and it’s how bears say “Good day!” to you, people 😉 Then I say my name – “igroglaz” and show how I play with my keyboard with my paws (“igro” = “game” in Russian) and show my curious eye (“glaz” = eye) =)
Contacts for business inquiries: igroglaz [at] gmail [dot] com
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