Game Development Personal Development

Thousander Club Update: May 8th

For this week’s Thousander Club update:

Game Hours: 80 / 1000
Game Ideas: 315 / 1000

Target: 315

8%! Another 20 more hours and I will hit 10%, which will be a good milestone to reach.

While trying to stop up any memory leaks, I was using Valgrind. The following output was great to read:

==21519== ERROR SUMMARY: 0 errors from 0 contexts (suppressed: 17 from 1)
–21519– supp: 17 Debian libc6 stripped dynamic linker
==21519== malloc/free: in use at exit: 0 bytes in 0 blocks.
==21519== malloc/free: 6,543 allocs, 6,543 frees, 177,245 bytes allocated.
==21519== All heap blocks were freed — no leaks are possible.


I can finally move on to Oracle’s Eye again. After a two month “break” working on this text-based board game, it will be great to make progress on my original project.

Also, I’ve found that by wanting to add more hours to record for the Thousander Club, I am getting useful work done. If I wasn’t thinking about at least trying to meet my targets for the Club, I doubt I would have spent as much time as I have been working. By measuring what I do, what I do gets done.