I make games for a hobby and hope that someone, somewhere likes what I make.

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I'm currently working on my latest game, Rogue Machine, and have recently gone through the ten stages of the mid-project blues:

  1. The initial excitement of the early stages of development have worn off.
  2. A creeping sense that I may have bitten off more than I can chew.
  3. Write a few articles and release a “pre-alpha” to get some feedback and a little encouragement. Get despondent when no one comments or leaves feedback :(
  4. Why have the npc's suddenly started spinning around in circles?
  5. Write a to do list / plan of everything that needs doing to finish the game. Then cross out half the things otherwise it's going to take for ever but leave that one cool feature as it looks easy to implement.
  6. That “cool, easy to implement” feature took a lot longer than I thought
  7. By jingo, developing this game is getting boring*.
  8. Take a break that should have only been a couple weeks but turned into a couple of months.
  9. Have another look at the to do list. Complete one task off, add two more.
  10. Take a deep breath, go and sit in a bar or coffee shop, carrying on working on my game and rediscover the fun.

* I went speed dating a couple of weeks ago, mentioned to one lady that I make video games as a hobby. She said, “that sounds cool”. I replied, “it can be but it also gets really boring and it's really not that much fun”. The conversation kinda went down hill from there.

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MobimiGames
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Great games!

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Carharttguy
Carharttguy

Your games look real cool man!

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your games are awesome ! :D

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