By Sherida, May 13 2014 02:05PM
This is a blog and it's mine!
I feel like I should have done this a long time ago but chances are that if I had done so; the blog would have long been abandoned by now. Actually, forget chances.. It would have been inevitable :)
So why start now? Well, I decided to take a week or 2 off work after I finished and shipped a demo build of the game to a few awesome people out there which I did last Friday!! Like many (most?) developers I'm a complete workaholic, so thus far this whole holiday thing feels very out of place and I find myself with not much to do... I thought about starting a new project for a week but apparently this counts as cheating, so no luck there. After a few days of gaming, sleeping and dress making I came to a horrifying conclusion:
I have no life.
Somewhere in the last year, since I started working full time on Beyond eyes I slowly scrapped all things that didn't directly contribute to the game from my life. Things like my social life, food, exercise, hobbies used to be pretty significant for me but I can't honestly remember the last time I prepared a real warm meal that wasn't prepared in a microwave. Six months ago I was cooking all the freaking time...
Although I love making games, it shouldn't be my whole life. This is why I decided to make some changes. Less work more play! And this, my friends, is why I'm starting this blog.
Don't worry; this is not a lifestyle blog whatsoever!!!! No pictures of my road to cooking recovery...
Let me explain. There are a few things that I really love to do and that I've missed dearly for the last few months. One of them is teaching people how to create games as a form of self expression. Another is having interesting discussions with people about things that are going on in the game industry. I also would love to show a little more of my work behind the scenes to all of you!
I thought about social media but distilling all my thoughts to 140 characters just isn't for me and feels too much like standing on a soapbox.
So I have a blog now, ready to be filled with sneak peeks and reveries!
I'll see you soon :)
Ps: If you would like to check out what Beyond eyes looks like so far, fill out the form here and I'll send you a build!
Pps: I'm cooking Indian food tonight ;)