MEET #QLOCDRAGONS – Maciej “Gąsiu” Gośniowski

Meet Maciej “Gąsiu” Gośniowski who is our QA Tester.

We asked Maciej some questions about his work at QLOC and more!

Check out his answers below.

 

What’s your job at QLOC?

QA

 

What do you like most about your job?

What I like the most about this job is that it’s not very stressful and I feel respected. I do many other things outside of this job, like LGBTQ activism, performing, acting, working out, makeup… Working at QLOC calms my nerves. Also, of course, the people, atmosphere, etc. but these few hours of calmness give me the strength to work harder on making my dreams come true. … OH! I forgot… and the coffee <3

 

What was the most captivating task you had in QLOC?

The most captivating task for me is to wake up every morning and not be late for work (we start at 07:00). Every day I am proud of myself that I manage to do it.

 

How many games have you worked on?

Just 3, not many. But it is not about numbers, right? It is about the quality! 😉

 

What have you learned from working in QLOC?

Oh! I haven’t worked for a very long time, but actually, I learned a lot! Firstly, about games themselves. It is my dream to work in a game development creative team and this job gave me basic knowledge of how the games are built. But the most important is that I faced my own stereotypical opinion about the gaming community. I am a gamer, I am not playing games a lot right now, just because I do not have much time, but I really like to do it. I was always a bit afraid to join the gaming community or start any multiplayer games because I was thinking that I will be kind of banned or I will have to face some bully behaviors because I am gay. I am really touchy on homo and transphobia issues, and I cannot be quiet when I hear hate speech. I was worried that such behaviors are normal for players, and I was pleasantly surprised that it is not the case! Gamers respect each other. I feel ashamed that I was thinking stereotypically about gamers, and somehow – I am sorry for that.

 

What would you advise people who think about working in QLOC?

Let’s try! No matter how old you are (I was 30 when I started) or what your gender is – or orientation. Just try!

 

Which game from the ones you’ve worked on is your favorite?

That’s a hard question. My favorite one is Mortal Kombat, but only because it is a huge inspiration for me as a queer artist. From my point of view, every single character in MK looks like a Drag Queen – and it is awesome! But about working, it is the project I am on right now. The Hunter. I am working with a really great team, and the atmosphere is awesome.

 

Do you have any special powers?

I am not sure. I do not take life very seriously and I think it is kind of cool. Oh! And I am gay guy living in Poland, that is special power!

 

What do you do in your spare time?

My passions are mostly connected with my queer activism. So, performing, makeup, reading and reviewing books. Also gym – that is kind of my addiction. But I also love to travel around Poland and find “pearls”. I love to be busy, so if I have some free time I love to work on different projects – by the way, some of them I would love to present to the QLOC community, because I think they can be interesting to work on together.

 

Are you #PCMasterRace or #TeamConsole? 🙂

You know, I like to SWITCH sometimes ; )

 

Enter the title of your favorite game, movie/series and book.

Game: Tomb Raider – when I was 7 years old, Lara Croft was my first drag character ; ) Movie? I like horror movies, but when I became older, I need to watch them with my boyfriend, because they are too scary for me to watch alone. Book? I don’t have a favorite book but one of my favorite authors is Stephen King.

 

What game would you take with you to a desert island?

I’m not sure, knowing me I would probably choose a COOP game and only after trying to play it, realize the mistake I made.

 

Are there any work-related anecdotes you could tell?

Actually not many, I am working for too short of a time period to know any real anecdotes 🙁

 

Your social media accounts?

Facebook fanpage: Gąsiu; instagram: @gasiu,gasiu; tiktok: @gasiu.gasiu 😉

 

Would you like to nominate one of your teammates?

Piotr Piotrowski – he tried to teach me super interesting things about physics, I still know nothing about it, but it was super interesting.