A couple of days ago I met a guy who knows other guys who want to make videogames. Yes, here, in a city where most people are consumers, not producers. This guy, an almost graduated architect, has some nice skills: modeller and illustrator (and makes some damn good drawings!). Definitely, we will have some meeting next week, after his graduation, to discuss how can they work in my project.
But there are more good news: met another guy who kindly offered to lend me an Xbox controller. I will use it to learn how to adapt my gameplay mechanics and UI to controllers. So, I will spend the weekend playing Mass Effect and Dragon Age: Inquisition. It will be the first time that I use a controller for more than half an hour, I always have been a keyboard/mouse player. Or keyboard/joystick.
Seems that I will have a busy weekend. And surely I'll have to discard all the current UI and remake it from scratch.
My current phone is crap. I lost my half decent Galaxy Ace a year ago, in the middle of a long line of unfortunate events. Was a bad year, and I lost many things. I had to buy a DDC E4s, a friend brought it from USA and I paid like $70 USD for it. I liked the design, and the terminal has proven to be solid, with a few quirks. The accessories are total crap, the earbuds stopped working after using them twice, and the USB cable also stopped chargin after some months. Have you ever seen that? It is a fucking USB cable, they last forever, what can go wrong? And the camera... better not to talk about the image quality.
So, I guess that at some point, I'll have to upgrade to a better phone, when I find the cash. And considering that getting the funds will take some time, and Google is already working in its next generation mobile OS, maybe my next device won't be Android, but Fuchsia?
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I have been away from the blog for a while, because of a condition on my right hand. Had to take a long vacations: no typing, no mouse, no gym. So, my work was seriously delayed, both my personal projects and office tasks. I'm just going back to normal, even when Im not 100% healthy, mostly because the required meds are not available and rest by itself is not enough.
So, I'm slowly putting the writing tasks back on track (and I remind you, buy my novel!), but programming will take a while. Of course, I'm still avoiding games, except for Freeciv, which I can play with my left hand. Actually, I'm still using the mouse with my left hand, it works, but can't do any precision task.
HEaled or not, I will be full operational in a couple of days. Excepting for games, which I will not touch for a while. Anyway, Mass Effect wasn't that good and I haven't missed it, not at all.
There are 34 hours left, and the campaign has been a success: they got $30k, twice what they were asking, with about 1000 backers. My congratulations to the team. The stretch goals achieved ensures player base of operations, crafting system and female player character.
I hope we can play the game next year, as scheduled.