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ISDCaptain01

Member Since 29 Jul 2012
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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.


In Topic: Whats the point in hobby game programming?

13 September 2014 - 08:55 PM

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 Topic: Online Computer Science degree

08 September 2014 - 01:14 PM

3. There is no such thing as wasted learning. If the school requires you to take GE classes, then you have to take GE classes. It's NOT a waste of your oh so precious time.


Id have to disagree woth you here. They are a big waste of time and money, especially since the cost keeps on going up. They arent relevant to what im majoring in and more than likely i forget all the material right after the term ends. As an accountjng major, i found art history to be waste of time and money. But unis throw the excuse of being "well rounded" just so they can jack more tuition money from you.

In Topic: Esenthel Game Engine has an Animation Editor

30 August 2014 - 03:05 PM

Can I script gameplay logic in C++ in your engine.

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