Thursday, 11 January 2018

New year, new things.

Hello!

Another general blog update, it's been a little while since I've done one. I should probably stop saying things like 'Look forward to more updates very soon' and similar just because I never keep to it, but this time I am going to try to make an active effort... Hopefully.

Anyways, what has been going on? Well a lot actually. I have completed my Master's Degree working on Phaneron. (The game we were developing.) I have moved back home to Bristol and I also have a new job working at SGS College Bristol as a Games Design Lecturer!

I love this new job and it's been a great experience to be able to pass on my skills. It's still early days but I am learning a lot and I hope it continues for a while. It's extremely motivating to see students use knowledge you have given them in their own projects, it also has the handy side-effect of pushing you to stay a step ahead of them.

We went to DBACE last year to demonstrate our game concept and business idea. Since this me and Amber has been working on the game over the course of the Masters and a little after coming home. However due to being at home and a combination of other circumstances, development has stalled. I will probably go into more detail about the whole thing in a future post, but essentially I think the project is a bit too ambitious for our current situations.

So yeah, a lot of stuff has been going on since March (Apparently the last time was posting frequently) and it means I have been prioritizing different things, it always ends up that the blog drops off the to-do list first, despite enjoying adding stuff here.

I have a few things I am looking to do over the next few months. I am going to focus more on building up my skills, technical skills as well as general life ones. XD There are a few things I want to do in order to help my teaching job that will also help my gamedev career, like taking acting lessons in order to present/pitch better. I want to work on smaller, more manageable projects that I can feasibly complete so I can get a lot better at judging scope. I want to go out and do some more sketching outdoors.

All of this should get me plenty of stuff to talk about in this blog. ;)

I will go into more detail about things some point soon, I'll do a post about Phaneron and some information about it. If you are curious now though, you can find some of it's development over on the I_DO_TRI devblog: http://idotrigames.wixsite.com/blog

See you later.
-James


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