I’ve added to new sections to the website: Video Game News andÂ Indie Games. Video Game News is just that news about video games. Indie Games is page that lists independently made games.
I’ll probably be adding more sections in the future so stay tuned!
Also what do you think about the new layout?
I’ve decided to not write over the weekends, at least for now. Enjoy life away from me! See you next week.
Unlike other industries, in the game world games can go from crappy to spectacular. As long as you have the time and money you can make your game as good as you want. During the crunch period time games can evolve to become masterpieces. At this point in time developers needlessly exhaust themselves as they try to wrap up the game. Why do developers wait till the last minute to make sure everything is good to go? Some blame could go to poor planning butÂ most developers go through this phase so what exactly is the problem here? Is there a solution?Â Â
This industry is all about risk taking. Whether it be designing a new form of gameplay or hiring team members. Take the dive and hope for the best. At the indie level it’s all about trial and error. As long as you have the patience to last through the many hardships you’ll face, you maybe able to complete your game.
Good luck! 😉
The question that I sometimes find hard to answer is what makes creating a game so much fun that I want to spend the rest of my life in the industry? So many people burn-out afterÂ a couple of games. I often think what if this happens to me.
So I would like to hear from you, why are you so interested in the gaming industry? How long will you keep on making games?
Another entertainment industry that I’m really interested in is movies. Making a film compared to a game is so much easier and quicker.
Today I went in for a casting call (extras) for the upcoming Transformers movie. I must say that it was a pretty good experience. Waiting in line for 2 hours to fill out a piece of paper and have my picture taken. If I do get the “part” of beingÂ one of the manyÂ high school students maybe I’ll finally be able to draw the line.
Of course the good thing is that maybe there is no need for me to draw a line at all. If I can embrace both film and games I think I’ll be happy with my job.
As the saying goes, never put all of your eggs in one basket. When I began developing my first gameÂ I thought that in a couple of years the game would be completed. As development went on I realized that the game would take many years to create at the rate that we were making it. I then joined a fan-game The 7th Guest III. Later I saw a post on a forum asking for help on a space-fight game and I decided to join that project.Â
I had fun working on all of these projects and no I didn’t feel overwhelmed with all of the tasks at hand. The thing is that my original project collapsed because it was too large for an indie-team to create. Also I left the 7th Guest because I disliked the way that the head of the project was leading the team.Â
The amazing thing is that it’s the last project that I joined that is actually working and seems like it will be completed. If I had not joined this project I wouldn’t be hear today. I would have thrown years of my life at projects that failed. The likelihood is that if you have multiple projects at least one of them should succeed. Time will tell if The Divine does. It would be great if I could tell though…