Game Development Personal Development

Thousander Club Update: April 16th

For this week’s Thousander Club update:

Game Hours: 262.25 (previous year) + 76 (current year) = 338.25 / 1000
Game Ideas: 616 (previous year) + 24 (current year) = 630 / 1000

Crunch time at the day job is still taking its toll, but I think I’ve learned a few things about increasing my productivity in general. Or maybe I am just putting into practice what I’ve already learned. Either way, I have some new habits that seem to translate into progress, and I can’t wait to have free time to spend on GBGames again. In fact, I figure that I can still dedicate 15 minutes a day , which should translate into almost two hours a week. No matter what, I should work for 15 minutes on my own project before going to the day job. I think the toughest part will be stopping after the 15 minutes are up. B-)

In the meantime, I have been doing a halfway decent job of coming up with some game ideas during the few breaks I’ve given myself. When I used to be on track for the Thousander Club, I would come up with at least three game ideas per day. I haven’t been doing so since I hit the previous crunches last year. I want to try to catch up with the ideas as quickly as I can, but if I can’t, I should at least try to get back into the habit of coming up with three ideas each day.