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Journal Entry #8: Stealing Inspiration

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Whenever I am working on a game or am coming up with an idea I feel like I have to create something that nobody else has done before (which is obviously next to impossible at least for me sometimes) I don't know what it is, maybe my ego. I feel like if I even see a game slightly similar to an idea I have that I need to start fresh. I don't think this is a very healthy creative attitude.

I also do this thing where I try to make the game personal to me. When I hear or see or read other successful indie game developers talk about making games they always talk about how it is a reflection of them or something, and I just don't understand, I constantly feel like if my game doesn't have a deep personal connection to me that no matter how good it is it will fail. I am not saying the games I make don't mean anything to me because they mean a lot to me, but I don't think they have the same deepness in connection that I feel other developers games have, but I may be wrong. My games do reflect my personality in a way but I think it is so minuscule and hidden that its hard to see even for me sometimes.

Another thing I want to write about is money. I see a lot of game developers talking about how they make games not for money but because they love it, and I feel the same way, but if I'm being honest I do want my game to make me a million dollars, I'm not going to lie and say that I don't think about the possible success of a game, but that's not all I care about, I love making games, but I would love to be able to quit my job and live comfortably from the massive success of a game I make.

I don't know why I'm writing this right now, but I felt like I had to. Please leave some feedback if you have anything to say or if you feel even slightly the same.

Thank you for reading,


Tyler Butler

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If you think that no one else can do your games you'll see that are unique and connected to you. My goal is to work at home doing games.

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