Meet the Team - Piyush
I had agreed before Matt and Barry had begun to talk. When a rocket scientist, a lawyer, two gamers, comedians and old friends tell you that they want to create something you want to as well, you don’t ask questions, you just start coming up with answers.
Growing up, I spent countless hours playing games, solving riddles and watching re-runs of The Crystal Maze, It’s a Knockout!, Takeshi’s Castle and Gladiators. Something about megalomanics, fantasy settings, spandex, cryptic puzzles, unnecessary deadlines and unrestrained violence appealed to my gentle and kind nature. Naturally, this led me to a career in consulting ;-)
Despite my failure of building a slide out of Lego, my love for building things and live drama endured. A few years into university I met Matt and Barry during CSE Revue. We spent many days and nights writing imaginary worlds, forcing actors into mildly uncomfortable scenarios and playing games at the pub. Somehow we had a team of completely different people with similar interests, working well together. If only there was a way to be paid to do this!
Cut forward a few years, I agreed to be locked into the basement of a pub in Budapest with a few friends. We had to find the key to unlock the door within an hour, or be stranded underground, hungry, in Hungary! If only Sydney had prepared me for such a scenario! So when Matt and Barry gave me a call to tell me they wanted to build a similar facility in Sydney, I knew I had agreed even before they began to talk.