Ø2Ø [ YR23]
It’s a new year again.
Much like the last few New Years my wife Nimra and I have spent it with some of our closest friends. We play a game together, drink some champagne, and ring in the new year with tons of laughs, conversations about the last year's significant events, and hopes and dreams for the new one.
I don’t normally set goals for the New Year. I reserve that for my birthday, or my New Year as I like to call it. This year however I did decide to make some changes. I’m not sure if it’s age, or significant health events with family, friends, or friends’ families, but I’ve decided there are some changes I need to make in my life so that I can maximize the time I have with my family and friends.
I hope these new rhythms and rituals become normal to me and I can maintain them going forward.
Things I’m Working On
A smattering of things I have in progress.
I’ve spent this last month mostly focused on code efforts. I built out the main menu, new loading screens, some item functionality for later levels, and more sound design. Next month will be an art-focused month so look forward to some more screenshots.
We’re still working on the design system course, I’m pretty excited to launch it and see what folks really think. We’re hoping to be ready for release by the end of February. However, since this is really a labor of love we’re working on it in our downtime.
Global Game Jam
The global game jam is happening again, this year the Green Bay location is one of the largest locations. I’m excited to try and work on a TTRPG this time around, I want to challenge myself to try something I’ve never designed before.
Another collection of random stuff that I thought was cool on twitter.
Overall 2022 was a good year, I hope 2023 has some exciting stuff in store for us and I can’t wait to experience it all.
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Reading: Immersive Story Telling For Real And Imagined Worlds
Playing: Finished Spider-Man Miles Morales, back to Death Stranding
Watching: Copenhagen Cowboy
I’ve been thinking about doing another newsletter release mid-month with small design tips, maybe something a bit longer form from what I’ve posted on Linkedin. Just an Idea for now.