Recess

Well I’m back to the grind stone, starting off this new semester with a bang.

We have all been tasked to pitch a game idea that we want to build for our thesis games. I present to you my game.

bullyingDODGE TO ATTACK game about overcoming bullies.

I thought about it over the break about what kind of game I would like to make. I game that I would want to play, a game that I could make for the kid just learning about gaming. I came up with a 2D brawler/RPG that would solely focus on the fact that your only offence is your defense. With games with meaningful counters such as the old Lord of the Rings games, Smash Bros, Batman and Titanfall I want to make a game where counters are the only way you can defeat/hurt enemies. It was to be themed similar to the ABC classic kids show Recess.Recess_gang_Disney_UK

But alas, it turns out that the idea was liked but it wasn’t novel enough. I don’t believe it will get to the prototyping phase and go on. I did my best to pitch the best game that I could and I don’t think you could argue that the pitch wasn’t good, in fact I believe I did a really good job but it wasn’t good enough. There were many games pitched and I now have to find one that I can get behind and can champion. It turns out that it’s actually really hard to decide when nothing really grabs your attention. It has to be a game that I will be proud to put my name on. Something that I believe I can work on for a solid year.

Fingers crossed!

My First Blog/Post

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Alright let’s talk about this.

So I know that this is my first post…Ever… and that it’s late… But as they say, rather late than never right?

So, I want to give some context to the this. EAE is a wonderfully difficult program. Yet, I don’t mean that as in the actual course load is difficult. But rather learning how to handle the schedules, the homework, the lab sessions, the critiques, and all of your side projects to boot.

If you don’t know something, IE wordpress and blog posting, you have to take it upon yourself to do so. This program is 90% based on SELF motivation. If you want good results, good games and good teams you’ve gotta want it.

The best advice I ever heard from a producer from Cohort 3 I happened to run into at a wedding once was, “treat it like a job and you’ll be fine. If you treat it like anything less you’ll drown and look like crap.”

Amen Brother!