Who is Cratmang?

I am! My real name is Connor Gilhuly, but apparently that's a rather common name. I'm a budding game and narrative designer that's always looking around for ideas and inspiration, and I'm always trying to come up with fun and enjoyable experiences to share with others.

I was born in 1996, and for as long as I can remember, I've always had a passion for games and fun. I enrolled in Sheridan's Bachelor of Game Design program in 2015, and graduated in 2019.

I have a wide skillset that allows me to slip into multiple roles if necessary, including creative writing, code, 2D artwork (especially pixel art!), and animation.

Q: Where does the name "Cratmang" come from?

A: Cratmang is just my initials (C and G) tacked onto either end of the word "ratman". As for why I picked "ratman"... uh... I was born in the year of the rat?

Q: So do I call you "Cratmang" or "Connor"?

A: If I know you personally, either one's fine. But if your friends are looking for me, tell them to look for "Cratmang".

Q: Where are you from?

A: I hail from the northern lands of Ontario, Canada. Every morning I crawl out of my igloo, drink a gallon of maple syrup for breakfast, and then play a few rounds of Smash Bros. with the local beavers (ha ha, not really).

Q: When did you decide that you wanted to work in the gaming industry?

A: Ever since I realized I could get a job making video games. With that being said, I'm also trying to branch out and try other things in my free time (writing and animation come to mind).

Q: What sort of games do you play in your free time?

A: I tend to bounce between games every few months or so. I love games with a large, overarching story (like an RPG) and unique gameplay. But because I don't have as much free time as I used to, I found myself gravitating toward simpler games that require much less time commitment, or can be left running in the background (idle or mobile games). I'll also play any game that has a good sense of humor.

Q: That's cool, but I was hoping for some examples.

A: That's technically not a question, but here's a few games that I enjoy, in no particular order:

   - Donkey Kong 64

   - Crypt of the Necrodancer

   - Candy Box 2

   - Deltarune

   - A Hat in Time

   - Diablo II

   - Bloons TD 6

   - Master of Orion II

Q: What's your favourite colour?

A: Green. Specifically, #2CD629.

Q: What's your favourite number?

A: 6.

Q: What's your second-favourite number?

A: 64. 

Q: What's your favourite flavour?

A: Chocolate. Hands down. If you want to become fast friends with me, give me an Aero chocolate bar.

Q: What's your least favourite flavour?

A: Mint. I hate mint with a passion. If you want to become fast enemies with me, give me a mint Aero chocolate bar without telling me that it's mint.

That said, I do like the colour mint.

Q: My question isn't listed here.

A: Again, not a question, but I'm happy to answer any questions you may have to the best of my ability - send them via twitter (@CRatmanG) or via email (cratmang@gmail.com).