Yesterday marks the second time in just as many weeks that I missed a post! Ugh…
Protocol states that I must make up that post, plus an extra, plus make at least one of those posts while listening to some random pop song. Last week was Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (really don’t like that song - listening to it repeatedly just made it worse). Today I’m writing this update while listening to “We Are One (Ole Ola)” by Pitbull. I really don’t like Pitbull…
And then suddenly I was surprised by J-Lo. Dammit! I really hope my brain doesn’t somehow create a mashup of these two songs. Oh crap, why’d I say that? Now it’s going to do that.
Anyhow, what’s new? Lot’s of stuff. Well, maybe not so much. I finished Hotline Miami, and I was not surprised by the ending, as I was promised in this article (which you should still check out, it’s quite interesting). But it’s a pretty robust game. There’s a lot of completionist sentimentality in there. It’s also crazy hard…at least for someone like me who’s not used to those sorts of games. Overall, it was quite enjoyable. I couldn’t put it down this week (which was a problem, since I have to do things like go to work).
I just realized my next challenge is in a few days! I have some ideas on workflow. Ultimately, my goal is to keep everything as simple as possible, because this will mark the first time I’ve ever recorded/composed/created music. I like music, and I used to play guitar when I was younger, but I’ve never created music from nothing. I’m a little scared, but I guess that probably means I’m doing the right thing. I think I’m going to learn a lot, but I think it’s important that I keep persistent.
I am working on my low poly game, which at present I’m calling “Arbuckle.” I am still in pretty early stages of development, but once I have some stuff to show - stuff like models, drawings, scripts maybe - I’ll share.
I want to take a moment to talk about Anita Sarkeesian - more specifically, feminism in games. Not right now…I want to clear my thoughts a bit and write something sort of substantial. Probably in the next couple of days. But I’ll just say in this moment that I wholly support her cause, and I think the amount of hatred directed at her is ridiculous. I don’t understand this need by parts of the gamer community to discredit, threaten, insult, or just be generally shitty towards her. Folks are, of course, free to critique her work (I certainly don’t agree with everything she says), but just screaming curse words at her makes the gaming community look terrible, and that crap needs to stop!
I think that’s enough for now. I posted something earlier, but you can expect two more posts today. Much love!