“Over and over and over and over and over
Like a monkey with a miniature cymbal
The joy of repetition really is in you”
Hot Chip - Over and Over
This years goals are the same as last year.
Wait, no, they are not! Last year one of my goals was to complete Concealed Intent and release it. Done
it is out (since August) on Steam and Humble. There has even been a 1.1 update. Finishing Concealed Intent has been a constant target going back over four years. Now the goals will need to be ever so slightly different…
Create and release a game. This new wording on the game development objective is something that can be endlessly repeated. One of the main learnings from Concealed Intent is the realistic scope of any game I can make by myself. I intend to use this knowledge to make smaller games - ones that can be started and finished within a year. Or even less if possible!
So far, so similar, but now time for something new.
And that is it. Although there is one more thing to be said. In the middle of this year I will be moving country. At the moment it is still not certain where I will end up (although London or Australia are by far the most likely). Previous experience of trans-continental moves show they can be incredible destructive to productivity. Thus, there is a good chance my plans will collapse under this event. It is also likely I will need to find a normal desk job in the second half of the year. Given this, I will be easy on myself if at the end of the year, I fall a little short on the goals above.