Photos and Screens by Daniel Magalhães
Published Dec 21, 2018
In the Trucksim community there are artists recognized worldwide, some of them really famous around several communities or social platforms. Then we have others, not so famous, but with such a fantastic talent. Daniel is one of this guys. We found him at a ETS2 local community and we wanted to know more about one of the best Portuguese skin makers. Here is our interview.
PUMIZO: How old are you and where are you from?
DANIEL: I’m 20 and I’m from Braga in Portugal.
PUMIZO: What do you actually do for living? Studying or working? In which sector?
DANIEL: I’m currently working, as logistic operator in an automotive factory placed in my city. But I’m planning soon in getting the truck driving license.
PUMIZO: How are things going in your country, the people, the economy and the real life trucking industry?
DANIEL: Well, I know things aren’t the best at the moment, but I’ve seen them worst, so I’m sure they’ll change soon. About the trucking industry, things are getting better, I just think we just have to believe and trust the ‘next generation truckers’!
PUMIZO: When and how did you joined the Trucksim community?
DANIEL: I’ve been playing since the ETS1 times, but I just started to be active in the community some time after ETS2 came out, by joining a Portuguese group in Facebook, where I started to post my game screenshots and my first works.
PUMIZO: Most of the trucksim fans have some type of relation with the real life trucks. What's your background in the real life trucking industry? I mean, did you had any past professional or personal relation with it, or are you just a simulator video games fan?
DANIEL: My father is a truck driver. I always enjoyed going to work with him, since I was a kid I have this passion for trucks, and as I grew up it grew up with me. And that’s why I like the game this much.
PUMIZO: Many of the trucksim modders are not gamers at all. They just seem to enjoy the creative side of the video games. So, are you a modder gamer or just modder? And if you play, which type of games do you often prefer?
DANIEL: Regarding ETS, I’m a modder gamer, as I enjoy editing the models in my own way and making my own skinworks, but I also like to spend some time driving and discovering the map. About other games I’m just gamer, the story mode it’s what I enjoy the best in games.