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Making Games Instead of Talking About Making Games…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 26, 2015

I think I’ve finally given into the fact that my schedule is never not going to be crazy. Not until I’m six feet under, at least, and I have high hopes of that being a long, long time from now.

I’ve decided my number one time sink is probably social media… it’s a fantastic tool, but must be used in moderation. It can easily turn into a never-ending hole of lost time. A fifteen-minute break, after a few fascinating-sounding articles and videos, plus some carefully crafted and researched rebuttals when somebody is wrong on the Internet, and ninety minutes have flown by. BAD. Especially when I only get about 3 or 4 hours a day as a part-timer to work on game development.

This is kind of including the blog, though only to a degree. I’m going to be throttling the average article size down to a more readable, digestible size (like this one), which is how I started anyway. I don’t know how I found myself writing such frickin’ walls of text, other than a complete inability to know when to shut up. There’ll still be some more lengthy articles (like the one yesterday on obscure RPGsΒ ), but those will probably be restricted to only once or twice a week.

I hope that this will actually improve the quality of the blog posts in general. But while I’ll still endeavor to post something every weekday, don’t get too alarmed if I miss a day here or there. It’ll happen. Also, the invitation is still open if anyone who is a regular reader / gamer to do a guest blog post.

In the meantime, game on, and have fun!

 


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  • Anon said,

    Good choice: Stop procrastinating!

    I’m only partially successful myself but at least I deleted my user accounts on the sites I commented the most. Nobody will miss me there, anyway… πŸ˜‰

  • Kevin Higgins said,

    Hope it works for you!

  • Modran said,

    Relevant xkcd comic: https://xkcd.com/386/ πŸ™‚

  • Anon said,

    Off topic: An addendum to your recent cyberpunk article!

    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/witcher-3-dev-not-planning-to-discuss-cyberpunk-20/1100-6427589/

    Next substantial infos in 2017! (a good year for publication, given the title…)

    They apparently want to fully milk their Witcher franchise first and use the profits to finance the cyberpunk game. Not a bad strategy.
    However, even though I like the setting more than the relatively standard dark fantasy setting of the Witcher games I doubt that it will have “bigger commercial potential”.

    But, yeah, it’s only potential anyway… πŸ˜‰

    And I’m pretty sure they will off it for pre-order on GOG etc. for many months anyway so nobody will be able to say that he hasn’t noticed…

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    I saw that. And I was a little bummed. I was hoping that the *game* would be released in 2017, not “more information.” Maybe it will be, but it sounds like it’s been simmering pretty far on the back-burner.

  • Anon said,

    Oh, I think it could be released in time for Xmas ’17.
    But they’ll begin very early to promote it. I can’t even approximate how many months they hyped Witcher 3 in advance…

  • Cuthalion said,

    Well, as another busy part-timer who doesn’t want to actually drop any regular reading to save time, shorter posts actually sound ok to me. πŸ˜›

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