Another Year Done
|If only I were as styling as this dog was on New Year's Eve!|
So 2012 is now done! I decided to start this new year with a fresh post! 2012 was an alright year. It had ups and downs, maybe more downs than ups, but I am happy the world didn't end in December.
The only thing I wish had happened in 2012 is that I finished a game of some kind, but game development takes a lot of time, especially when you want to do it right. I could have probably punched out a silly, $1 Xbox Live Indie Game that would make no more than 10 sales, if that, but I wanted to focus more on my largest project, Battle High 2, which I'm hoping I can finish soon!
|I found this while searching for images of resolutions. I don't trust that Santa!|
Publish At Least 2 Games
|Publishing the same game to multiple platforms doesn't count...yet! Also, I know nothing about Game Salad, but it sounds tasty!|
What will this mysterious second game be? I'm not sure. I'd like to do something in Unity3D. I purchased a license for that engine and haven't done anything with it! They've released Unity 4.0 already, and I refuse to upgrade till I do something in this release. At the same time, my Global Game Jam entry from 2012 has been yearning for attention. Maybe I'll finish that! If I'm super productive, maybe I'll get both done! Regardless, having a full time game industry job and trying to do this independently is a challenge, but it's one I enjoy and will continue to do until I no longer enjoy it -- which hopefully won't happen!
Improve Health & Fitness Habits
|He has muscles, yes, but how fast can he type? Also, will it blend?|
I'd like to believe I did do pretty decent on this last year though. I started running and went from being unable to run a mile to being able to almost consistently do at least 3 in a half hour. It's nothing wildly special, but it was still an achievement for me. It was funny when I realized how smartphone apps were helping me in my pursuit of better health. MapMyRun motivated me by estimating how far I ran and how much I burned, allowing me to see how I've improved. Meanwhile MyFitnessPal helped me track calories -- and yes, I do know it's not all about calorie count and that I can't eat 1,400 calories of just cookies and expect to be healthier. Overall, my resolution isn't to be able to bench press 5 times my body weight or have titanium abs or reduce myself to 0.1% body fat, but just to make small improvements in my health and feel better about myself.
Get Back Into Doing "The Arts"
|The best "Jack of All Trades" and the original master, Ken Masters.|
Be More Active In Communities
|Some online communities feel a bit like this show; hopefully, I'm not Chevy Chase's character in them.|
Play More Games
|THAT'S A LOT OF GAMES!|
There are many more resolutions, but they are all rather simple:
- Learn network programming
- Draw more
- Cook new and exciting and healthier meals but also crazy, elaborate desserts
- And many more!