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Dragon Mantis Games (DMG): A game console we’re building for ourselves

Updated: Apr 23

Authored by: Ryka Jain and Prayag Nambiar


Hi, my name is Ryka Jain! I’m currently a sophomore in high school, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by video games. The simplistic computer games that you can play on Hooda Math. Puzzle games that challenge my thinking skills. Huge, open-world RPGs like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, full of stories I can play. Minecraft, because of course. Even exercise games like Just Dance and Nintendo Switch Sports!




And for almost as long, I’ve known I want to design a game. I want to be able to tell a story just how I want to in the vast and varied medium of video games, to be able to immerse the player into a world of characters they can control and stories they can play out. 


Hello, my name is Prayag Nambiar, and I am a freshman in high school. Since the age of 5, I've played video games. Those small online games from those “math” websites or Minecraft, an open-world sandbox have always captivated my attention. Even right now, as I write this post, I still play video games such as Valorant, Geometry Dash, Brawl Stars, and more! 


As I grew up, I started to question how these games are actually made. I learned about the idea of game development and was instantly drawn to it. 


Together, we (Ryka and Prayag) are Dragon Mantis Games (DMG).





Hey! But there’s a problem!

We don’t actually know how to make a console with games.


But that’s okay. We’ll learn. Just like Link from The Legend of Zelda, we’ll build up our skills and knowledge and figure out how to do this project. It may seem like a tall task, but it only takes a bit of force to get the ball rolling– and through these blog posts, we’ll be sure to record just how far we’ve come.


Check out our progress here:

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