Any day now, no doubt

For the last few days I’ve been sick, so I didn’t get a chance to develop that C64 platform game from the last post any further than the map editor stage. I haven’t worked at it long enough to know if there’s a potentially good game there, but maybe that’s for the best. I can indifferently scrap it now having wasted only one evening working on it, whereas if I’d worked at it for a couple of days, it might have looked like a promising game at this stage. No doubt it would have stretched out over a month or longer, and I’d have ended up where I always do – with a swarm of incomplete projects, and no real passion to put in the grunt work required to make a good game out of any of them. I’m better off sticking with Major Arcana for a while longer, I think.

However, I’m not quite ready to get back into that just yet. I’m still getting over this dose, for a start, and anyway I want to plan things out a little better this time. First thing I need to do is make a list of all the bugs from the demo, and fix the ones that are engine related (as opposed to script related).

As I have this week to do nothing in particular, I think I’ll spruce up the website a bit. I’ve been meaning to for quite a while now – about half of the hits I get are to that rubbish top ten indie games article from the start of the year, and in particular I’d love to clean that up. Oh! And I need to make a new games page! It’s a bit silly calling this a website when all I have on it is the blog and a couple of links.


4 Comments so far

  1. Stephen on March 27th, 2007

    Aw sorry to hear your not well man.

  2. Terry on March 28th, 2007

    Thanks 🙂 I went to the doctor this morning, and I’m now taking lots of painkillers and antibiotics. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal very soon!

  3. Denis on April 4th, 2007

    Your friends are too sympathetic, or perhaps I don’t understand their (supposedly) dry wit. I for one am not sympathetic to your plight, but angry at it, for you have left your sod-ridden germs all over my person. Dying of a headcold, no doubt because of you!


    (It’s hard when you do a bit of reading on medieval history to snap out of the lingo, you might have picked up on it in that post)

  4. Terry on April 5th, 2007

    Was that a programming joke? 😮

    If you’re sick, it’s not my fault – I was all better last weekend. I’d blame your new eight a day habit if I were you!

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