As you may have noticed, this blog has been dormant for quite some time. This has been partly due to not wanting to bury the EE Artist post, though with a bit of effort I could have found a way to pin it or something. The other reason is quite obvious: because I haven’t had anything interesting to write about. Looking at the past collection of posts, I had made it clear that this blog had no goal and that posts were simply an attempt to entertain and to practice my writing (though in the end I did not get a whole lot of practice). But I do enjoy writing and I will admit I am a little happy to be writing this and glad that I found a new topic that I can blog about. I know most of you are probably thinking, “Get on with it!”
A quick sidenote for those of you who know what I’m referring to when I say “pls cod”… pls cod was a project I started with the help of fellow players and enthusiasts. It was definitely an interesting project and I would still be more than happy to complete it and to see its results. However, what I’m saying here will come as no surprise since I have not touched or mentioned it in months: I am putting pls cod on official hiatus. I have not given up on it – it is a very interesting game and project overall. However, it is quite an undertaking and I feel like I bit off more than I can chew. I may be quite experienced in programming but I’m very much a newbie when it comes to game development. For that reason, I have decided to stop the endless procrastination and officially allow myself to work on other games for the time being.
I am going to be following advice that has been said by many different game developers. I will be focusing on creating a series of small, complete games. I won’t be making them weekly like the article suggests – I won’t give myself time limits. But I will be making the scope small enough that they could be made in a week or two. I have already started on the first one and I have a couple ideas floating for the next few coming up.
Whenever I start and end a project, I will post about it here. I will post about what I hope to accomplish and what my expectations are when I start a new project. When I finish, I will post about what I learned, what I should have done differently, etc. Essentially a postmortem. With it will be a link to play or download the game. It is my hope that this will get the metaphorical ball rolling and that I can start my career in the game development world.
I’ll leave it at this for now. I will post the “start of project” post when I get the chance (probably tomorrow evening).
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