I've figured out 80% of what I need to make my next game. I've been studying source code for X-Out's Prototype (winner of shmup-dev.com's contest), Chromium BSU, and others I could find.
I decided to restart my game dev efforts back in February, and I have yet to produce something. I will make another game, but there another huge thing that I also needed to get done too.
I've got a huge back-log of video games to play. Since I've graduated and started work, I haven't taken the opportunity to really play all the games I bought. I'm a whole generation behind, I've yet to play FF IX for the PSOne.
So I've been trying to accomplish both at an unremarkable pace. I still have a huge pile of un-opened games, and a non-existant game my mind won't me forget to develop. And I have only just so much free time these days.
I weighed the two, and I realize that I have way more games in my library to play than to make (duh...) Its not even a library its an archive (my brother remarks). I'm going to now concentrate on playing or selling off my games before I can seriously get back into gamedev.
LIST OF GAMES I BOUGHT BUT NOT YET PLAYED
List of games I have and yet not played (off the top of my head and ones I can see from where I'm sitting, so there's more):
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy Tactics
Final Fantasy Tactics Adavance
Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy X2
God of War
Prince Of Persia: The Two Thrones
Grownlanser Generations (*snif* RIP Working Designs *snif*)
La Pucelle Tactics
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Time/Ages
Tales of Symphonia
Metroid Prime 2
Blast Chamber (when did I get this?)
Deus Ex PS2 (huh?)
Legend of Dragoon (I didn't buy this, did I?)
Gran Tursimo 3
Gran Turisom 4
Virtua Figher 4 Evolution
Doom 3 PC
Half-Life 2 PC
This is very depressing, and this is just the tip of the iceburg. I need to get caught up before the next generation is completely with us. I at least want to play Wind Waker before the next Zelda game comes.
My brother jokes I could sell all my games and make enough money to start a game studio, thus solving my dilema. Honestly though, if it was possible, it would've been the perfect solution.
I need sleep.