Game Development Personal Development

Thousander Club Update: June 9th

For this week’s Thousander Club update:

Game Hours: 409.25(previous two years) + 74.25 (current year) = 483.5 / 1000
Game Ideas: 710 (previous two years) + 35 (current year) = 745 / 1000

After weeks of unseasonably cold weather and a spring that teased Chicago, it’s finally warm. And now it’s hot and muggy. I bought a couple of air conditioners, one for my living room and one for my bedroom on the other side of the apartment. I only have one installed in the living room currently, but what a difference!

Muggy heat has a demotivating effect. You could spend hours just trying to keep your mind off the fact that you’re hot, and for some reason it is never by doing productive work. I’m still in crunch at the day job, though, but I’m hoping to take advantage of the fact that I don’t have too many other responsibilities so that I could work on game development. I also want to redevelop my habit of coming up with at least three game ideas a day. I was pretty good about it when I started tracking ideas for the Thousander Club years ago, but then I hit a nasty day job crunch that took over my life and I never got back into the groove. I intend to rectify it.

These days are also providing me with good opportunities to develop other habits I want to form. I just need to take advantage of them.

[tags]game, game design, productivity, personal development, video game development, indie[/tags]