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Hello World

Hello internet.

My name is Adam, and I am a Game Dev addict.

It’s true. I am a hopeless tragic. I just love it. Designing some cool mechanic, wrapping it in a virtual world, watching others play your game, your creation… it’s amazing! What’s not to love. Video games truly are the art form of the future.

I am, however, also the worst type of game developer. The kind whose computer is littered with abandoned projects. The kind that does not have the ability to correctly scope a project, always biting of more than they can chew.

If you are reading this, chances are you have a passing interest in indie game development, and chance are you know, or at least know of, some other tragic like me.

The internet is full of abandoned projects. Projects that were initially powered on over active imaginations, and then fizzled away as the harsh reality of content generation and dead lines eroded at budgets and morale.

There is nothing inherently wrong with having an over active imagination. Most of the things we all love are created by people with over active imaginations. When it comes to making a video game though, imagination must be tempered with pragmatism. A lesson I have learnt the hard way.

So, what is this?

This project is me committing to finally finishing a game. There, I said it! It is in a blog on the internet now, so it must be true!

And why should you care?

You probably shouldn’t. The internet is full of hopefuls, all trying for their slice of the pie. I am no different. All you will get here is more of the same. This game does that thing, oooh isn’t this gif pretty, insert rant about engine of choice here.

This is mostly just an echo chamber for me to ramble on in and collate my thoughts.

If you are interested though, I will be writing about my development process. Starting with the concept and design phase, followed by regular(ish) progress updates, and finally trying to get the damn thing to market, hopefully in a state I am proud of.

If you do feel like following along, constructive criticism is always welcome. Hit me up on facebook or twitter, links below.

Wish me luck internet. I have a feeling I am going to need it.