“It’s not just that I’ve been a gamer since I was 10 years old, I’m also a big nerd.
My favorite TV show is Battlestar Galactica, my favorite movie is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and my favorite song is ‘Star Wars: The Beatles.”
Sheppard Software’s Jennifer Sheppard has been a lifelong gamer, a longtime friend and lifelong gamer.
Jennifer Shepple is a designer and game developer who has worked on the likes of World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto, and more.
She has been working in the video game industry for over 10 years, having previously worked on games for Call of Duty, the Call of Duties franchise, and Halo Wars.
She is currently working on the next installment in the popular Call of Pripyat series, the new, fully realized World of Warplanes, a game she co-created with her friend, developer and game industry veteran, Tomy Aizawa.
She also has worked in the game industry as an intern and as a freelancer, but she was most recently working on Call of Juarez: The Cartel, the next entry in the award-winning, award-nominated game franchise.
She spent some time with Jennifer in Las Vegas at the Game Developer’s Conference, and she spoke with us about the gaming industry, her work with Tomy, and the games industry in general.VICE: How did you first get involved in the gaming world?
Jennifer: I started playing video games as a kid.
I was in my early teens, and I was playing all these different games, so I just picked up a few different ones and started playing around with them.
It was around this time that I started watching the news.
I had the impression that all the games that were being released were terrible, but I thought, well, maybe it’s not all that bad.
I didn’t really know how to judge these games.
I started to play them and try to pick up on what they were trying to do.
I played a lot of shooters, I played Call of duty, and then I started trying to play WarCraft, and it was like a dream come true.
It really took me into the world of gaming.
When I started talking to people about gaming, they were all saying, “Oh, it’s all about video games.
They’re so great.
I really want to be a gamer.”
I had a lot more success with that.
It’s been a long road, but that’s where I came from.
I’m a fan of both games.
What was the first video game that really really impressed you?
Jennifer, I was a big fan of the original Call of Cthulhu, and at that time it was really weird to be able to sit down and play a game that I knew was a bit different.
You could pick up the rules and have a very fun experience with it.
It just seemed like a really fun game to me, and that’s how I began to really embrace video games in a way that I really like.
The first game that hit me was probably Final Fantasy X, which I loved.
That was a huge hit for me, but it wasn’t until Final Fantasy XII that I played it.
I loved it and thought, “Hey, this is what a game needs to have.”
I think that was probably the first game I really liked that really appealed to me.
Then Final Fantasy XIII came along, and now it’s like Final Fantasy VII is the second thing I really enjoy.
And then the last one I liked was the ones that came out when I was about 12 or 13, when Final Fantasy Tactics came out, and Final Fantasy IX came out.
That’s when I started loving Final Fantasy VI, and even Final Fantasy VIII was a really good game.
How do you feel about the evolution of the industry since Final Fantasy XI came out?
It’s really nice to see the games you grew up with—the original ones, the sequels, the third games—are still around.
That makes me feel really good.
When Final Fantasy XV came out in 2016, I couldn’t believe that the games I grew up playing were still in the same format.
It took me a while to understand that the original games were all good, and if I were a kid today, I would probably still be playing those old games.
It wasn’t like Final Fight or Street Fighter or whatever was the case, but Final Fantasy was really cool.
That made me really happy.
It made me feel like a kid again.
What are your favorite games?
Jennifer [laughs]: I like all of them, but the first one that really grabbed me was Final Fantasy XIV.
I got the game for PlayStation 2 in 2000, and when I first played it, I thought it was just kind of a cool game.
I’m a huge fan of Final Fantasy, and so I started going back and playing it over and over again. I