Subject: Michael Braam
Date of birth: December 20, 1985
Member of the Brotherhood
Favorite character(s): Alan Rikkin, Ezio, Altaïr, Élise, Jacob & Evie
Favorite part(s): Origins, Revelations & Unity
Member since: February 2, 2013
1. What is your role inside the MyCreed Network?
I ‘m the founder, owner and CEO of MyCreed World and Network. Also the Art Director of all the MyCreed Brands, and the manager / co-manager of all the MyCreed Brands. I am mostly active on the foreground at MyCreed Nederland. I’m a blogger / writer and you can hear me in the Dutch podcasts as well.
2. When was your first contact with the franchise?
In the same year (2007) when Assassin’s Creed came out for the first time. And funny fact is, when I heard about it from a colleague at the time he told me Michael you have to see the E3 walkthrough from Assassin’s Creed. Never heard of it, so I watched it on YouTube and my first response was … “A woman who made the game? Man then it must be a game designed for girls?” Yes that where my words at that time … and yes I’m ashamed that, that was my first reaction. After buying the GOTY edition I was in love with Assassin’s Creed.
Ubisoft has done one thing very good, they launched the game, and they launched a special edition with a beautiful figurine every time. The first new game series who did this. Then later they made much more figurines and editions and that complete package keep me close to this franchise.
3. Who is your favorite assassin or templar? And why?
Ezio without a doubt, but especially when he became older in the period from Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Because he's a Master Assassin at that point and ready for the last and final battle before he can go ”retire” from the Brotherhood.
4. Besides being a gamer, are you a collector or an historian?
To be honest the whole historian part is for not so important to me, because I'm not the guy who knows everything about what happened in human history. When I play an Assassin’s Creed-game I always look up the historian figures. When the Borgia family was introduced in the series I searched everything about them and watched the Borgias Tv-show. With Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia and who plays now Alan Rikkin in the Assassin’s Creed-movie.
Like I said before one thing I like about the franchise is the figurines and collectibles so I am one of the collectors in MyCreed. And yes I have it all in a nice glass display in my house.
5. What has Assassin's Creed taught you in your personal life?
The whole Assassins and Templars story in Assassin’s Creed didn’t teach me much what I can use in my personal life. But I suppose if I need to think about this part it is maybe the wisdom of Ezio and the Brotherhood which I use to manage MyCreed Network. With good thinking, and taking the steps in good and bad days which are necessary for MyCreed Network.