Sunday, August 16, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Importance of Game Dev Support

For years, much of game development attempts have been self-motivated. I thought the key to keeping myself focused was to immerse myself in the industry was by watching in the sidelines as passionate people released their games, getting sparks of motivation from the whole "I can do that too!" attitude.

I'm starting to realize quickly that, like dieting, having a support system is invaluable. I've interviewed leads in the industry, played any game I could snag a review code of, and I've even tried giving myself strict deadlines, but I've never been more motivated than I was last night. The culprit: Utah Indie Games Night.

I've visited the indie booth at PAX before, and, while their passion immediately shone through, their main focus was to get mainstream media to notice their games. At Utah Indie Games Night, these were devs demoing for devs. The games ranged from pre-alpha to nearly finished, and they we there for support in their craft. Having support from loved ones and friends is valuable, but, like dieting, the "in this together" mentality really struck a chord for me.

As I type this post, my mind is swimming with ideas, and I can't wait to start working on them. Who knows? I might have something to show by the next Utah Indie Games Night!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Now that my baby is sleeping pretty well through the night, it's time to start brainstorming again.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Being a dad is easily one of my life's greatest accomplishments.

Monday, April 20, 2015

I thought uprooting from New York to Utah was a scary just under 2 weeks, I'm going to be a dad!

Testopia Framework Update

I've decided to, for the time being, drop my original plans to update the Testopia framework. Instead, I'm going to work on getting all the Testopia codebase self-contained and improve the existing functionality as much as I can. The framework update may come in bits and pieces over time.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

As you can probably see from the sidebar, my efforts to consolidate Testopia are almost completed. 95% might be pushing it a bit (most of the files are still awaiting approval), but I believe that the workload left will be minor fixes.

Now I've got the hard one ahead of me, updating the framework. Regardless of the framework I choose, it's going to be a long learning experience, but I'm going to supplement the process with general fixes.