Joe's Open Road


    Being You Roadtrip


Founder / Creative Director
Vidya Gamer

“Your career is like a marriage—you want to chose something or someone that you’re going to be happy to be with for many years.”


Education Entrepreneurship


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Problem Solving


  • While other kids wanted to be rock stars or professional athletes, Joe always wanted to make computer games.
  • When he was 10 or 11, he was identified as dyslexic; he was talented in physics and math, but he struggled to read and write.
  • Around that time, home computers came out and PC games were becoming popular; he was transfixed.
  • His family was very supportive of his passion; they knew school wasn’t a great environment for him, so they’d let him stay home to work on his games and learn how to code.
  • At 15 years old, he dropped out of school and joined a company to help them develop a game; he was completely self-taught.
  • He published his first game when he was 16; it sold 10,000 units.
  • Since then, he’s worked on iconic games such as FIFA 07, FIFA 08, Rollercoaster Tycoon, and Need for Speed: Nitro.
  • Later, in his twenties, he began to regret the fact that he’d never really learned to read books, so he took the time to re-teach himself at the local library.

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