Moving House

So, it turns out moving house takes up a lot of time and mental energy. I’m about to make a large move across the country to a new city (London) and lose most of my remaining savings at the same time. It’s pretty daunting  but I’m hopeful that things will work out for the best.

I’ve been squeezing in a little bit of work on game projects when I’ve had the time or energy. Over the summer I started work on a little top down 2D project inspired by a TIG Source competition but, as such things tend to, it grew larger in my imagination and it began to take away time I should have been spending on the Free Company project. I learned a bunch of useful things through working on it, principally about texture atlasing and how difficult it is to make a flexible action scripting system for a level editor. Hopefully I’ll pick that project back up at some point in the future and polish it into something playable. Recently, I’ve been back on Free Company trying to make some headway on the automated level generation (very tricky), cleaning up the front end and a lot of refactoring of the code I’d already written to make it more useable across the multiple projects I’d been running.

The  indie game stuff is going to have to take a backseat from now on though, I’m out of money and taking on a big mortgage at the same time so I’m back searching for some full-time work. I’ll still try to do a little bit of work on the game now and again but realistically it’s pretty unlikely I’ll get anything big finished anytime soon.

Hopefully, once I’m settled in London things will calm down a bit and I’ll be able to get back to this blog occasionally with information on whatever it is I end up doing next.

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