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Member Since 29 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 05 2015 03:14 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Want to become a Computer Scientist

08 December 2014 - 10:36 PM

I chuckled at "computer scientist". Good luck getting a PhD to be considered one lol. The proper term your looking for is either software engineer or developer.

In Topic: Building A Game Engine + Game

12 November 2014 - 02:20 AM

Its very draining to build an engine and a game at the same time. I did it and it exhausted my desire to code.

In Topic: Rate the code of my game!

06 November 2014 - 11:51 AM

mah eyes they are bleeding!

My code will make you bleed till your demise

In Topic: Whats the point in hobby game programming?

17 September 2014 - 05:06 PM

Actually Im doing a lot better now. I tend to think too much and bust my brain at times. Still continuing to work on my current project.

When I started to make games, this was my thought process "I just want to see how all of this works, it seems like magic"

Now when I have a handful of games under me, that thought quietly switched to this: "I wish I could do this for a living instead".

its because I enjoy it so much.
Just the thought of anything taking it away from me depresses me. Also ive worked really hard to get to the point i am, i dont want to just drop it and leave it.

In Topic: Whats the point in hobby game programming?

14 September 2014 - 12:34 AM


Yeah you guys are right. I think im just burnt out at the moment. Ive been coding nonstop everyday for 3 years straight. Im gonna wrap up my current project and take a break for a couple of months.


In my personal experience, when I take several months off, and force myself to stay "off" for the time period I set in advance, it makes me eager to jump back in again when I resume.


I definitely agree with finishing your current project (even a rushed 'finish' is better than "putting it on pause"), and I also suggest giving yourself a "return date", say, 100 days from when you stop. You don't have to return after that return date, but you should force yourself to stay away until that return date. If you really enjoy programming as a hobby, then forcing yourself to stay away will help you recognize that. Absence, as the saying goes, makes the heart grow fonder.



Thanks, you are correct. I still do love it deep down. I just need to take a break. Coding a 2d engine tired out my brain looks like.