I knew this week was going to be both fun and frustrating because so many people on Twitter will be posting about the 30th annual Game Developers Conference, but I didn’t realize how many people would be posting about it the weekend prior.
Kyle Pulver wins with the best tweet so far:
Pretty sure I'm staying at a procedurally generated apartment for gdc. This is the microwave desk. pic.twitter.com/LpnCikFWH6
— kyle pulver @ gdc (@kylepulver) March 12, 2016
GDC is exciting, but for many, it’s also pretty expensive to attend regularly if at all. I attended once in 2011 and since then haven’t made my way back yet.
But since so many of us are instead attending the cheaper and easier to get to #NotGDC, I thought we should make a point of sharing our own advice with each other.
Let’s talk game development. What would you tell your younger self about the realities of indie games if you could? How do you create that special effect you showed off recently? Where do you find your motivation? Where do you stand on the subject of curly braces in your code or screen shake in your visuals?
Go ahead and write a blog post, create a video, or host a podcast. It doesn’t have to be long, or perfect, or anything other than you sharing the nuggets of wisdom you’ve earned the hard way. Alternatively, if you found a cool link to someone else sharing the behind-the-scenes of their efforts, feel free to tell us about it, too.
Whatever you decide to do, share it by using the #NotGDC hashtag.
I’m looking forward to seeing you at our not-a-conference.