1 November, 2011
In case you’re not properly stalking me on some social media site, it’s my birthday today. Hooray for not being dead yet!
Life’s been interesting. It’s easy to slip into old patterns, particularly when feeling frustrated with the game industry as a whole. But, there are a few glimmers of hope out there. I think Storybricks is a very exciting project and I’m glad to be working on it. I can’t help but be amazed by Dave Toulouse and his work even if he feels he isn’t reaching the levels of success he’d like with his games. Overall, it’s nice that indies have started to come into their own, although there’s always the danger that the successful ones will become absorbed into, or even just become, the “mainstream” too easily.
Enough about other people, what about me? It often seems that being an indie is a lonely existence. I have a lot of people I know online, but it’s not quite the same as having a big group of local friends. Of course, I’m an introvert, so it’s kinda nice to not deal with other people too often. On the other hand, it can suck not working at a large company as you don’t get much in the way of an office celebration. Although I’m sure the fine chaps at Namaste would throw me a party if we were, you know, on the same continent. :)
So, want to brighten up an old person’s day? Here’s my Amazon wishlist. Or you can get me a Bhaloidam gift pack before the project ends today; if more than one person decides to give me a gift pack, I’ll either give extras to charity or hold some contest to give away the extras on here.
Anyway, here’s to at least a few more years. Maybe some wisdom to go along with it…. Naw, let’s not be too greedy here. ;)