Video game design is a unique major at SCAD. Her Campus caught up Tyvic Stallworth, who usually goes by Ty, to gain insight of what’s like being a freshman video game major. Ty is one of the most thoughtful and kind individuals here on campus who has a strong idea his future.
Hometown: Danville, Kentucky
Relationship Status: Single
Favorite Movie: Toy Story
Favorite Food: Shrimp
Pet Peeve: Filled cups on the edge of a table
Her Campus: Have you been enjoying your time at SCAD?
Ty Stallworth: I’m loving every second of it. The friends I’ve met here are the best.
HC: What has been the best college memory so far?
TY: I honestly wouldn’t be able to narrow it down to one.
HC: Do you think that you’ve grown as an artist?
TY: I’ve grown as an artist in a sense of being exposed to use new media. I have found media that I love and some I hate. I can draw figures more effectively, which is a plus, but I feel that it just comes from being in a creative environment.
HC: You’re Majoring in Video Game Design. What interests you in this as a career?
TY: I’ve been playing video games since I was 3. I’ve been around them my whole life and it is pretty much all I know. I like to play and critique them. I’m on a mission to bring forth a video game(s) that has heart and soul, unlike the video game industry today. In today’s society, most video games are not fueled by passion – but by greed of money.
HC: What is your dream job?
TY: My dream job is to own a video game company of my own. I would even be happy to create a new industry with my family that I have met here at SCAD. We have our heads held high and ready to make our dream a reality.
HC: What type of games do you play?
TY: My lifeblood is MMORPG’s (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games). I’m sure you’ve heard of World of Warcraft? I played WoW for 6 ½ years. I no longer play anymore, I don’t have the time and can’t sit in front of a screen for that long anymore. I like fantasy games that include swords, magic and archery. I’m a huge nerd at heart.
HC: I love playing Mrs. Pac-man 2, are you any good at this arcade classic?
TY: I used to play Mrs. Pac-man on my Gameboy Advance from time to time. I’m decent, but that’s not my game type.
HC: If you had to choose a Mario Kart character to describe yourself as, which one?
TY: I’d have to choose Mario himself. Mario is my all-time favorite gaming character.
HC: You’re from Kentucky. What do you enjoy doing back home?
TY: I miss playing basketball with some of my friends back home. Other than basketball, you can find me in my room playing video games or tending to my two dogs.
HC: What do you enjoy doing in Savannah?
TY: I enjoying being in the presence of my family. I call them family because I’ve never had a group of friends back home like I have down here. It’s a blessing just to spend 5 minutes with them. I’m not exaggerating. I really enjoy when we go to Forsyth Park and play Ultimate Frisbee the most.
HC: Have there been any girls you’ve been crushing on?
TY: Of course, ha. They are around every corner down here. There have been some that I just like to talk about from time to time but I have no intent to pursue.
HC: What qualities do you look for in a girl?
TY: I look for a beautiful women that is confident and can stand up for herself. One who has a dream and is on their journey to make it into a reality. Doesn’t have to be a gamer such as myself but someone who understand that Video Games are not a waste of time. What I don’t want is a woman that wants to constantly pick my pockets and wants to go on an adventure every day. I’m an introvert, I like my chill time. Don’t get me wrong I like to go places but not every day.
HC: What would you consider your best quality?
TY: I’ve heard time and time again that I am able to communicate well – that I’m a great listener. On a side note I have the southern hospitality thing going for me so I know my manners.
HC: SCAD has some exciting events planned this quarter. Will you be attending SCADstyle, the Sidewalk Arts Festival or the Sand Arts Festival?
TY: Yeah, the Sidewalk Arts Festival and the Sand Arts Festival.
Next time you see Ty around W at the Hive or Turner House, be sure to say hello. He’s a friendly guy that would be wiling to strike up a good conversation.