So November is over and sadly by record probably the worst month in development so far :( I have been in a bit of winter slump and stuck on a task that was/is really challenging. So much time has been wasted on it so far, that for the time being it is being shelved.
December will focus on materials, furniture, sleeping and of course eating, what would christmas be without all the food!
At the start of this slump I tried to avoid it by creating a rule for myself. The rule states a blog post or video should be made each week. If not met I pay a fine in the form of a $ amount to charity and the same in the asset jar. The asset jar is for the asset store or any artist/music work. Now you probably think it’s silly but as a zero budget spare time project it’s a lot for me, in time and money.
So you’re maybe thinking, with the rule in place and no activity for the last 2 weeks, what the hell?
Well here are the 2 charities I picked and the asset jar is filling:
I really like Kiva! you get a bang for your buck and the people you help have taken initiative, are responsible for their own success and are not recieving special treatment but a common privilege. I encourage you to read more about it!
I hope this post hasn’t been to offtopic and personal, I wanted to post a screenshot just for good mesure but everything is still all fubar
Till next time, take care of your self
I got back from my trip to Berlin 2 days ago and even though my hangover is almost gone I still feel quite low. 6 days of non stop partying will do that to you, on top of not getting any work done I must admit I’m feeling quite unmotivated and 5 minutes ago I almost gave up on this entire dream of mine.
That’s one of the reasons I started this site and invested time and effort into it, so I can’t just leave my code in an unfinished project folder and walk away from it. Albeit it’s not a lot of money for some simple hosting and only a handful of days for site development, but it’s not nothing. it’s up and indexed and ad approved and even though there’s no one out there currently reading it. I still feel responsible to something or someone.
I think one of the main reasons I get this impulse to give up, is that the task at hand is so large and so much is still unfinished and ugly. I keep telling my self that I will limit the scope and get a demo, but it always grows and I end up fixing, polishing or optimizing something not on the task list in front of me.
So from now on, everything will be slow, ugly and buggy!
The battle plan, deadline Sunday.
- Green cube enemy ai, no stats, no animations, no bullshit!
- Mob spawner in waves, random intervals (10-40 secs), classic tower defense proven fun.
- Action: find and attack
- Stats: Constitution(hit points), Strength(attack), Vitality(hp regeneration & respawn time)
Nice to have
- Health bar
- Enemy model, 1h < walk animation
As I am making this list I can feel my imagination take over and the list just goes to infinity, together with my brain and any chance of completion. So I have to stop. For any unthinkable chance that I reach the end, I will record a short video of the progress, create a YouTube channel and polish/optimize to my heart’s content :)
I will post back at the end of the weekend, this post really lifted my spirit. Second wind!
And thanks to anyone that reads all of this, you’re the reason I’m fighting on.