About this time last year (actually, looking at the date it appears it was exactly this time last year) I wrote up a big post outlining a few new ideas for some straightforward mini projects. I’d spent a lot of the year working on my RPG engine for a project called “The Guardian”, and I was getting a bit sick of working on it. To quote myself: I want to do something new, something a little quirky and pointless. Something that doesn’t take itself so damn seriously.
It’s weird that I feel totally the opposite way this year. I’m two months into this thing now. My original plan was pretty straightforward – take a month off to relax, take another to experiment and come up with some new game ideas… Well, my time’s up. And yeah, I’ve got some ideas about what I want to work on… but it’s weird, on the one hand I don’t think I’ve had enough time to experiment yet, on the other, I just want to get cracking on a game with some real substance now that I’ve got the time to do it properly.
I’ll finish this thought tomorrow 🙂
In other news, I had an uneventful day today until I spilt a glass of pepsi on my laptop. A couple of hours of panicking, laptop disassembly and subsequent backups later and everything’s alright again. Or at least, with any luck. The littleterrybox is working alright now, but it was acting a bit funny for a while… which has me worried that it won’t start up tomorrow. Still, I guess I got pretty lucky – I’m strapped enough for cash as it is. If I’d broken it, I’d be in serious trouble.