So I got distracted over the summer. Project has been rebooted a few times, but back on track now.
OK, so we’re getting somewhere. Is it somewhere we want to be? Yes. Maybe.
I’m trying to deliberately get distracted, do all the wrong moves, emphasize the wrong things. I want to really fuck up the whole idea of making a minimal viable product because the only thing that motivates me is the feel of the game.
So progress is a bit slow, but I still like the project, which is a novel feeling a couple of months in.
This is my people-in-space game – think The Sims meets The Expanse. Okay, so we don’t have hulls yet. Or life support. Or needing life support. And a million other things. But we do have basic avatars, navigation, task queuing, and a nice xml-based command language. And hey, we’re still on our first week.
Next up: Introducing ways of killing the poor space people.
I got bored with writing games, largely because I’ve mostly stopped playing games. But the itch is still there.
Current plaything is People In Space, a space opera-themed Sims-style game. We’ll see if this ever goes anywhere. (I’ve got a bad feeling about this.)
I just finished off a renovation and rebranding of a brand expert, Mōd Advisors.
This was a very rewarding nice super-fun all-round job for a really great client. I got to do some design, some coding, some text tweaks, and some illustration. I added nice SEO urls, SSL, and Google Analytics. I’m also doing hosting and ongoing support.
Quite straightforward, but the sweetness lies in that the bulk of the work was done in three days.