Unboxing Miguel Teixeira - Interview
Miguel Teixeira is the most recent addition to the team's programming department. In a time where Pecaminosa celebrates one year after finalizing its development we've started a wave of interviews with the team members that were part of getting the game out. Get to know more about this Coca-cola fueled programmer, with 1000+ hours on Rimworld and with enough know-how to be able to state that it's better to have a "good life than a long one".
You’ve been incorporated into the Cereal Games’ team as a programmer, mid-development of Pecaminosa. Tragic or rewarding decision?
Definitely rewarding. Things were a bit frantic in the beginning, but being a part of the team and this process was one of the best decisions of my life.
What was most alluring during this process?
I’d have to say it was to see this game being made, knowing I played a part in it and seeing my own contributions to the game. I can’t even describe how much that means to me.
...And made your hair stand up straight?
Anytime there was a stubborn bug or some problem I couldn’t find the source of, those bugs haunted my nightmares. Although the feeling of finally being able to solve them made it all worthwhile
....Quick estimate: Coke by Nº of work hours ratio?
Maybe it would be more accurate to count the nº of Cokes per bug… But on a serious note, I’d say 3 per day… I know it’s not exactly healthy, but it’s my one vice, and it’s always better than alcohol or gambling.
Define you own life expectancy?
Luckily I’ll get to 80… Why? See answer above.
What are you currently playing?
XCOM 2 with 200 mods… Sometimes I think I spend more time modding a game than actually playing it, and it doesn’t help that in XCOM 2, you can’t quickly test the effects of new mods.
Gaming "has offered me the chance of being who I wanted to be instead of who I am…"
What has gaming offered you? What have they brought to your life or personality?
It has offered me the chance of being who I wanted to be instead of who I am… In the days where life gave me too much to handle, I had that escape where life didn’t bother me and I could forget about my problems. A place where complications weren’t important and I could simply be happy.
What have they brought me? That’s a tougher question to answer, it’s not like I have access to a world where I haven't played any games to compare to.
Although I would say that if not for games I would be much more of a downer and without my sense of humor. Having that opportunity to set aside the serious stuff and just laugh is one of the best things games gave me.
"I must confess I don’t watch a lot of movies, but as for games I’d have to say Rimworld. That game has easily taken over more than 1000 hours of my life and the stories that come out of there are always fascinating"
Game and movie you always come back to?
I must confess I don’t watch a lot of movies, but as for games I’d have to say Rimworld. That game has easily taken over more than 1000 hours of my life and the stories that come out of there are always fascinating. The game calls itself a “Story Generator”, because it creates such diverse scenarios such as a deaf boy domesticating a wild elephant or a desperate last stand, seeing your men fall one by one until at last, the colony that you built becomes a ghost town.
"BBQ sauce is everything that tastes great but destroys your body and it’s another reason I won’t live to be 90. But that’s ok, I’d rather have a good life than a long one"
You head over to a franchise: what’s the menu you can never change?
I’d have to say my favorite menu is Burguer King’s Double Western Cheeseburger. A double cheeseburger with onion rings, bacon, and BBQ sauce is everything that tastes great but destroys your body and it’s another reason I won’t live to be 90. But that’s ok, I’d rather have a good life than a long one.