Monday, October 24, 2011
Wow, time flies!
I can't believe it has been a month since my last post. Everything just got more hectic and with upcoming games lined up, updating this blog regularly with reviews does not seem likely, feasible and even worth the effort considering the hits they are getting and considering how unlikely I am to look back at the reviews. Also, considering my time constraint for now and perhaps the future, I will cease cooking up reviews and talk more about what's going on around me. When I do post otherwise, I will aim them to be useful posts and guides: About game design, guides to certain games (I actually have a newbie 3rd-edition DND guide coming up), and some help regarding different game development problems based on what I have learned.
The help I want to provide is mostly because I see a lack of help for aspiring game devs. Most google searches online results in something technical enough that might be beyond the understanding of newcomers. There is also lack of animation/interactive diagrams, which helped me a lot during trying to understand what is going on (http://www.metanetsoftware.com/ is a nice website with interactive diagrams, for example). This doubles up as a place for me to dump my knowledge in case I forget how to implement them and also helps me better understand them. Teaching a subject is one of the best ways to reinforce your understanding of it.
Ideally, I plan to get out of blogspot and move to a nicer web-host, although I do not know how likely that will be. For now, I will just start here and generate more content like I always do.
So yes, it is time for a change. I am not free as I once was and probably won't be for a long time. It does not help when I enjoy spending my spare time programming stuff. Plus, I think it'd be worth my time and effort to create something interactive that everyone could enjoy reading and playing around with. Besides, it is the same reason why I want to become a game designer: To create something others could enjoy and have fun with.
Don't expect stuff to appear soon though. I'm still rather busy, both playing games and making them =)