Natalie Landers kids are better than kids who don’t play video games.
“When I watch movies, I’m just really, really looking for that spark of something new and exciting,” the former Disney Princess says.
“I’ve always loved to read books and do puzzles and things, but I never had the chance to play video game.”
And when she was a kid, she had no interest.
“My parents, they weren’t into video games at all,” she says.
That changed in 2012 when Landers mom, Liz Landers, got pregnant with her first child, Natalie, and decided to start the game industry by making a game with a theme of a boy and a girl.
The game was called The Adventures of Natalie Land, and Landers got to work.
“Natalie was the star of the show,” Landers says.
Natalie Land is a young girl who can’t play games.
She has a very specific way of thinking.
“She’s very analytical and very focused, and she knows exactly what she wants,” Landes says.
And she knows what she needs, she says, with the kind of intensity that she was always lacking in her younger years.
Natalie’s favorite thing to do is go out with her friends and go to parties, Landers adds.
“So when I made The Adventures, I thought that it was a perfect match for Natalie.”
The result is a game that’s both playful and engaging for both young and old.
Natalie is a very particular type of girl.
Her favorite color is pink, she likes to read and write, and her favorite food is pizza.
“It’s just about loving everything in life, but also learning to love your life,” she explains.
Natalie and Liz Lander share a house.
Natalie has a lot of friends.
Liz and Natalie Landing share a family.
The Landers family has been together for 15 years, but Natalie is not the only daughter.
Liz has a baby girl and a daughter.
“And I have my whole family,” Natalie says, laughing.
Natalie had a difficult childhood.
Her father was in prison and her mother had a bad car accident.
She was sent to a school that was segregated and the only thing she could do was sit and watch TV.
“The only thing I could do is sit and wait for the teacher to get home and ask them what’s wrong,” Natalie recalls.
Natalie was the only one of the Landers to have an active role in her school, she said.
“They would always tell me, ‘Natalie, you’re just here to sit and sit and play with your friends,'” Liz says.
But Natalie did not want to leave.
She wanted to keep playing video games and eventually her mom, who is also a teacher, encouraged her to join.
“That’s how it started,” Natalie said.
The other Landers also had challenging childhoods.
Liz was a student who was expelled from school for being gay.
Her mother was an alcoholic.
Natalie, a single mom who had no one to go to school with, also had an active, loving role in school.
Liz also had a challenging childhood.
Liz had a very strong sense of self-worth, she told me.
“You know what?
I think I just want to be a good person,” Liz says with a smile.
“But I just didn’t have a role model that I could follow.”
“We had a lot to deal with in our childhood, Liz says, adding that her father was abusive toward her.
And I would say, ‘My dad was not a good parent. “
In our relationship, we had a few fights and a lot.
And I would say, ‘My dad was not a good parent.
He was just a bad person, but he was also very protective of me and I would protect him from things,'” Liz told me about her upbringing.
“He wasn’t really into me or me into him, and it was kind of weird because he was a good guy, and I think that’s what I was trying to do too.”
“I would say that my father was very abusive toward me and he was just the kind that you could always make a deal with,” Liz said.
And Natalie was not the kind who would go to therapy or seek help.
Natalie started playing video gaming when she could and loved it.
“At first I was like, ‘Oh my god, I can’t do this,'” Natalie says.
“‘It’s not right.
It’s not for me.
It can’t be this way.
But soon, Natalie’s parents were trying to get her out of the video game world. “
And so Natalie started to play more games, even going on long online adventures with friends.
We got an offer to move to another city and we were like, OK, we’ll get her in another school and then we’ll