wanted to make a post that kinda explains my workflow.
Basically I a have big thing I work on. and while that is happening I will often complete smaller stuff on the side.
While smaller stuff may seem like they take up unnecessary time, they actually serve to keep the main projects from being monotonous to me. Even the most interesting stuff in the world can kinda drag if that is all you do. So I mix it up a bit.
Some people were wondering why certain projects I started are still unfinished. It is because they are likely main projects, and I only work on one of those at a time. Below are list of main projects and smaller stuff. The first 3 listed in the main project are in order I plan to work on them. I expect to be done will all of the top 3 during next month. UMCH will be posted on or before Oct 1.
Finish UMCH bug fixes
finish The Rookie
side stuff ranges from a number of different things:
small game demos
proof of concepts
Flash arcade games
Thoughts & Analysis
below is an example pic of how this get lined up.
Interesting. First I just assumed you go by what comes to mind.
It’s cool to see how it works. Thanks for sharing.
For the smaller stuff it may be what comes to mind at times, but the main stuff is always following a plan.
Lists and schedules stress me. I don’t know why.
I’d rather just go with the flow and remember what I need to do.
I noticed in J.B.A. you can hide text using the right mouse button, and skip text using the menu. Even in your past games I’ve seen you test small features and then add them to a different game. So if I were to take a guess, will the hide text and skip text feat. in J.B.A. appear in other projects as well? PS, keep up the good work.
Just curious, what is the reason you work like this? What are the benefits for you?
I imagine part of it is to avoid getting burnt out and also to keep producing things to show progress. If vortex only worked on big stuff there would be a lot less updates here.
So glad The Rookie is main stuff
I like all of your work, but The Rookie is my absolute favorite 😀
Thanks, yeah I’ll be able to get back to it soon’ish
when the umch game will be posted? today?
please check again in a few days. it’s why i hate posting dates.