We had the good fortune of connecting with Kalman Szili and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kalman, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Nowadays the gaming industry evolved so much. They have all kinds of different games and my favourite genre is interactive movie ones. One of the lates game I was playing is “Tell Me Why” by Dontnod Entertainment. It’s the first major video game that has a transgender main character. I posted my gameplay on YouTube and TikTok and I see so many comments from people all around the world, appreciating the game. The representation of the trans community and the educational value of the game. It’s amazing how games are becoming much more than just time killing entertainment, but something that could actually educate people and make the life better.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I was an actor/singer-songwriter for more than 10 years while I was living back in Moscow, Russia. Nowadays I rediscovered my passion for video games and I’m doing my gaming YouTube / tiktok channels. I love it how it’s still connected to my acting roots so it wasn’t a hard transition (it still requires you to work 24/7… and it worth it!). I love it how you can communicate with people through gameplay videos. How you can make someone feel not alone and brighten their day up. I think it’s very important to contribute positive energy to the world. It’s the best feeling ever, to make someone’s day better.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Chateau Marmont… it was love from first sight. If you’re into vintage Hollywood vibe, love being around creative people, nice food and drinks – it’s the best place ever. Also, wild hikes in Malibu/Topanga area – what a great adventure!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I really, really want to say a huge thank you to Square Enix and Quantic Dream companies for all the amazing games they’ve released. Life is Strange 2, Tell Me Why, Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human – all these titles are not just games, but a powerful messages, bringing you on an amazingly educational, emotional and entertaining journey.

Website: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2jwnPgpHziFOwGXTHU3mzk?si=DiRFxN82RiuLsEfNdhCoMA

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daturakilos/?hl=en

Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCfT6ZXv__RD0Vdr5KAjez_w

Image Credits
Toma Kostygina (leather jacket pictures)

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