I’m Still Alive, But Just Barely

Hey everyone. Haven’t seen you in a while.

I haven’t been blogging much at all in the past few months. So what have I been doing? Not much.

As much as it pains me to say, I haven’t been working a lot on any game projects. I’m in the midst of a (possibly permanent) creative drought for game design. I guess I just don’t enjoy it like I used to. Or I’ve just grown lazy and not motivated to work on anything.

I was working on a collaborative game with one of my buddies for the 5th YoYo Games competition but I ran out of ideas for the project and since I was in charge of programming and game design, that kind of spelled doom for the competition entry. He still wants to finish the project eventually, though, without the constraints of the contest. So you may actually see it finished sometime in the next few months.

Other than that, I have been given a very cool game engine to work with by a very popular indie game designer. It opens up a lot of creative possibilities…that is, if I can figure it out well enough to make something fun with it.

So that’s what I’ve been up to. I have a few ideas floating around, and we’ll see if I can pin them down into game form.

Bonus Note:

Not enough people have heard of the band Maps & Atlases. You should listen to their music. Really. It’s amazing. (Once you listen to it, feel free to send me delicious cookies as a “thank you” gift for introducing you to this awesome band.)

To show you what I mean, here’s one of their songs. Even if you don’t like it, you should listen to some of their other stuff. It’s all so different that you’re bound to find something you like.