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Game Release

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

(shoop da woop!)

Get the demo or buy the full version at http://www.actionxl.com/ActionXL_Bowling

It’s Me!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

This’ll be released very, very soon.

Work, work.

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

So we were kind of stagnating at work, having begun a project that we were not in a position to complete (my better judgement was distracted, that’s all).  To break out of that, and also have something to show at GDC (which, when this plan was laid on, we were definitely attending, and now, who knows), we (I) decided to have a push.  Each week in February and the first week in march, we are releasing a game.  Then, for the next two weeks, we’ll release two games a week.  That’s a total of nine games, done and ready for the show.  Ten, including the one we did last summer.  The team responded beautifully, and everyone but me is ahead of schedule.  Unfortunately, I’m still the only programmer, so the fact that I am working 6 days a week and just keeping up is…  Well, actually, it’s rather exhilirating.  I’m having a blast, even if it is shortening my temper a bit.  My boss has been saying ever since we started this thing that what we really need are lots of games that really show off the controller.  Well, I’m providing them, I just hope the rest of the company is ready for it.

Back up.

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Fear is the path to the dark side.

I have no problem with being prepared to deal with eventualities that I fear might happen. I was a boy scout forever, being prepared is in my blood. However, spending too much time on plan ‘b’ tends to make it a self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s the difference between being prepared for the worst and expecting it. Between optimism and pessimism. Success will never come to those who do not reach for it, so optimism must prevail. That is all.

Management

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Managing morale is tricky business.  I can’t just tell people how to feel and expect them to do it, I have to convince them.  Arguing about how to feel is not within the realm of logic, either.  What’s worse is, I care about my people, so when they are hurt, or feel put-upon or disenfranchised, I hurt, as well.  It’s the pits when I have to deliberately do or say things that make them feel bad. (In case my tone is unclear, it so happens that it’s the pits right now.)

Fortunately, I know that my people are intelligent, and will eventually reach the same conclusion about the situation that I did, namely, that the path we are on, though somewhat painful, is the correct one.  It is simply unfortunate that the path to that particular flavor of enlightenment is rocky and pain-ridden.