Through the Middle

So, I’m feeling good today. Really very good. Back from vacation and back on track ready to jump back into doing some really good work and get The Thief’s Tale finished off. It’s like standing in the middle of a field, with pieces all strewn about and thinking, “Yeah, I can do something with this.” Being rested, getting a little time off and away is brilliant. I’m thinking in my own company, that after some serious crunch, that a week away from the office for all of the team will work some serious dividends in the long run. I know I feel good.
-Speaking of which, the term “Star Frog Games” without quotes even, comes up in Google right on the first page. It seems a link from Gamasutra will do that for you. One day I’m a blog that nobody reads or can find and the next I’m a blog that just nobody reads, but they could if they wanted to. Sweet.
– Right, but before I get back to my labours of love, I need to fix the school stuff I’ve been ignoring. Well, that’s not quite the right word, but I’ve certainly been focused on other stuff. Something that they don’t tell you in Student Game Development Class is that you can either have a project that works, or you can have grades that don’t suck. I had a 3.5 going into this semester, but now I’ll be lucky to swing C’s or B’s for the classes that I’m taking. So now I really need to hunker down and get some stuff done in that regard. I know, that’s crappy advice but think about it. I could say, “Yeah, totally did that thing for IGF, but then I failed all my classes.” Or I can say, “Yeah, did a game for IGF, it was awesome. Oh, and look at my Shiny New Degree!” The “Student” part of being a “Student Game Developer” is the part where you have to be able to do more than 1 thing well. It’s the hardest part, but it can be even more rewarding when you get there. So you, yes you, finals week is coming up. Stop reading this (again, I kid nobody but myself – nobody reads this) and get back to your homework. It’s good for you.
-Ah, one more thing. I have something cooking up in the stew pot that I can’t talk about right now, but will soon. Maybe. Hopefully.
-Cryptic messages about future projects and things “cooking.” I sound like a Game Designer now. I don’t think I like all of the opacity. Hmm, I’ll think about it.

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