So maybe you could tell, by the lack of post regarding my entry into Ludum Dare 33, that I didn’t complete a game for the contest. I didn’t start one either, I just wasn’t feeling it I guess. The theme of “You are the Monster” didn’t really spark anything in me either.
I have been quite busy since I posted the last entry, especially since school has started. I have been working on prototypes in the little spare time I have, mostly on the weekends. No finished games yet, but I will certainly be releasing at least one game before the end of 2015, making me 50% of the way to my original goal. Not great I guess, but I’m quite happy with the quality of each game, which I think is more important than having 12 poor quality, rushed games. By the way, the exhaustive list of games I’ve completed this year is: Pong, Mirrors (Java), Mirrors (TS), Ultimate Tic Tac Toe, and Breakout. I’m definitely a better developer than I was at the start of the year, and I think the 12 in 12 challenge has helped keep me motivated to keep learning. I’ve also been poking and prodding my website every once in a while, and making small updates to projects on there. I’ve been trying to put things on there other than games, so far I have just an embeded SketchFab project of a Truck I modeled for my first 3D assignment of college. I plan on putting some artwork up there also, once I create said artwork that is.
So until I decide, I will continue to use the wordpress site for blog posts, and my “actual” website for posting projects and things. Although, I have been leaning toward using my own website, with the integration of various plugins. Also, I am still using free domain names for both websites, but I plan on purchasing a real domain once I decide on whether or not to use WordPress. Obviously I can’t use a ‘.github.io’ url and expect people to take me as a serious professional. But for now, things will stay as they are.