Sunday, January 2, 2011

A year in review: 2010

First of all, I wish everyone a happy and successful new year. A new year has came and I decided to post a short review of it, mainly about my game development in 2010.

When I look at my posts and the release dates it is clear that I only released 3 games this year. JAHP the only bigger game, E.T. GO HOME NOT - a 4 hour experiment and Mr. Blocky - my first LD entry. All together I am disappointed. I also made a AI showoff game for someone and got paid, but that doesn't really count.

The main struggle was that I was in some kind of creativity stop. In 2008 and 2009 I was learning how to make games and I also made some clones, so it wasn't hard to make something. But now that I make games that are completely my own it is hard to come up with something interesting. Currently I have 2 projects stat are at a complete stop because I just don't feel that they will make something interesting to play. I will probably never finish those 2 games. The other big struggle for me is that... I can't make graphics. I such at drawing and I clearly can't make any kind of animation. The best of my art can be seen in "Me and my shadow". So I clearly have to change the art style I am going to work with in the future. More vector style and more really simple art, because I can't really manage much more than that.

I also decided to start making more games overall. I will try to go with the "One game every month" thing. Petri Purho had a similar method of developing games and now I will try to do the same thing. The deadline for every game will be the 30th/31st of each month, and there will be a timer on top of my blog and on my phone to remind myself.

I hope that I will make more interesting games in the future, that will make me forget about the year 2010 that was a total letdown for me.

Wish me luck. I also recommend following me on Twitter because I post there what I am currently doing in game dev, this blog is only for mayor things.


  1. Happy New year to you :DDD
    I have the same problem... Remember times when you tryed to teach me what vector is :DDD
    And now when i learn MUCH from that time. And can do almost everything except physic, can't imagine nothing interesting. And none of my friends have good ideas... make it booom boom kapish and monsters and money and spaceships YEAAA and MMORPG !!! :DDD smth like that ^^ and about art. I have no problem with that. I know i bad at it but. It looks nice except main charasters :P you have to try pixel art and there is much tutorials in the google ;) ou and like always thank you for helping me in my hard times :DD hope we can get creativity somehow. Ou and I also where thinking about game in a mounth. but i just don't have time... and even if i make game it will be uncomplished or with bad graphic or with bags... Heh anyway wish you luck ;)

  2. Thanks, and good luck to you to. Nice snake clone for the start, I hope you will make more games. :D
    Yea good old times.

  3. Happy new year to you too! :)

    And yes, I wish you productive year - productivity is what we all need!