The #FirstTweet of your favorite game developers
Every now and then, the internet gets a funky little oddity that provides a surprising amount of amusement for what it is. Today, Twitter rolled out once such oddity. By visiting discover.twitter.com/first-tweet, you can see the very first tweet you posted to your account.
In fact, you can see anyone’s first tweet. (tee-hee)
And so, like any good citizen of the internet, I felt it was my responsibility to comb through the first tweets of every game developer worth following on Twitter to find the ones that really stuck out. As you’d expect, 99% of them are people saying “I’m on Twitter now” or “let’s see what this Twitter thing is about.” In an effort to represent the 99% (Occupy Twitter, people!), here’s what Jonathan Blow, the creator of Braid and the upcoming The Witness first tweeted:
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s see what those who weren’t ready to just greet their newfound Twitter friends had to say.
Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island, The Cave), Steve Gaynor (Gone Home) and even Phil Fish (Fez) – who also has the rare distinction of a ‘last tweet’ – decided to kick off their Twitter careers with a trip to the fridge.
David S. Gallant’s first tweet seems almost prophetic. In January 2013 – nearly five years after joining Twitter – David was fired from his soul-crushing employment because his game I Get This Call Every Day mirrored his real life work experience a little too closely.
But like most of us, John Romero (DOOM) and Ken Levine (Bioshock) just want to get their game on.
Notch (Minecraft) has a somewhat confusing first tweet. Grammar aside, who’s your hero Notch? Is it me?!?
Vlambeer (Luftrausers, Ridiculous Fishing) just wants to give you a good dino-sized scare.
Benjamin Rivers’ first tweet is an interesting one. Did you know that in addition to creating Home and the upcoming Alone With You, he’s also an accomplished comics creator? This first tweet is a great reminder that not all game designers are just game designers.
Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear) was just so very tired of you pretending to be him on Twitter.
And finally, there’s Tim Schafer (Broken Age, Psychonauts), a very obvious liar.