"Every second I'm not working on a game, I'm doing something else"
- Alva Majo
I'm Alva Majo, indie video game developer and video creator from Spain.
I develop and direct video games at my co-founded studio Majorariatto, and have a successful YouTube channel. I also stream once a week on Twitch.
Born in Spain, living on the Spanish island of Majorca.
I vividly remember playing Super Mario Bros. for the first time at the age of 5, developing a passion for video games.
I played around with RPG Maker in my teenage days, and had a computer class in high school that introduced me to programming with Visual Basic.
I later pursued a degree in computer science but dropped it a few months in for lack of motivation, laziness and general dislike of studying. I instead got a technical degree in both audiovisuals and programming instead.
I started to make a too-ambitious video game with a friend, Nosgoroth, under the studio name Majorariatto.
I went vegan in 2012 and later worked for a few months as a travel agency’s website tester and testing automation programmer. I resigned to focus on the development of the game.
As a last-ditch effort, I developed Majotori mostly by myself in a few months starting at the end of 2015. It went well and I have kept making games since.
I started a personal YouTube channel in 2018, during pureya's and Golfing Over It with Alva Majo’s development, as a marketing ploy. It went well. I have kept making videos since and became a known figure in the Spanish video game scene.
I enjoy my creative work. I have strong ideas about video games and I try to bring something of value with each one I make. My goal is to make a video game that changes your life.
My main hobbies are video games and anime, but I dislike most video games and anime.
I have strong principles, eat mostly meal replacements and rehabilitate injured pigeons. I don’t drink or smoke. I dislike going out, traveling, spending money and owning much stuff.
Random fact about me: I developed arachnophobia by playing the video game Arachnophobia.
My favorite video game is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Majora’s Mask.
My favorite anime is Clannad After Story.
My favorite movie is Pocahontas.
My favorite song is Utau Oka ~EXEC_HARVESTASYA/.~.
My favorite book is The Name of the Wind.