I Did Some Programming…

…for the first time in around nine months, and it felt pretty damned good, honestly. I’m not setting deadlines, I’m not pushing myself, I have no expectations other than making an interesting game. And slowly, but surely, a bit more of that has now taken place. I’ve probably done around twenty hours of coding in the last three weeks. A lot of that was figuring out what everything means and how everything pieces together, but I’ve done some work on the conversation system, and a bit of work fixing a bunch of bugs, too. Feels good. And more importantly, I’ve broken the mental barrier I had about “getting back” to programming after so long away, especially on such a big project, and especially when other stuff, i.e. academic work, now flows so smoothly and so easily out of my brain. But yeah: feels great to be “back”, albeit in a small, cautious way, and without any deadlines, or sense of pressure, or anything like that.

On an unrelated note, the new website is now almost finished, and I am ridiculously happy with how it looks. My designer has gone above and beyond what I expected or hoped for, and all being well, everything will be shifting over to there in the not-too-distant future. On the health front, things have improved markedly on both the physical and psychological levels (hence why I’ve been able to do a bit of coding), and I’m thinking through some serious life changes I think to overall be in a stronger place. Thanks, as ever, for sticking with me, everyone: it isn’t over just yet.

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15 thoughts on “I Did Some Programming…

  1. Happy to hear all this good news! I hope things will continue to go well and improve, for you. And indeed, do take your time. Just do it when it feels good.

  2. Glad to hear you’ve been doing better!!! Also the new website is getting me excited! Can’t wait for that!

    • Hey! What a surprise seeing you here — I didn’t know there were other OpenMW fans also into rogue-likes. 🙂

      • Oh, hey! Oh yeah, I’ve been super invested in roguelikes for many years. Especially Dwarf Fortress. When I first heard about URR a few years ago I was inevitably attracted to it forever.

  3. Good to hear, again, take your time. This game is something special, but your health is always top priority. I went through some health stuff recently and it’s pretty life changing, but sometimes it drives you to change your life for the better too. Hopefully that’ll be where you land too.

  4. That’s great that you’re feeling better. It’s hard to get back into the swing of things, but I hope you’ve been enjoying the programming. Looking forward to seeing the new site!

  5. I’m glad to hear that ! Take your time, I won’t shift my attention away from this project anytime soon. Great news to see your everyday life improved.

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