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Diary of a Game Developer: Episode 5 – The Get Down (To Work)

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This post is part 5 in an on-going series about my adventures as a first time game developer. You can find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, part 3 here and part 4 here. My previous entry in this ongoing diary dealt mostly with my plotting out the “worst possible ending” for my game, and then getting caught up making a floor plan of the house where I was setting everything. This week’s development was meant to be centered around…

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Adventures Geek Life

Otakuthon 2016

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Due to prior commitments I was only able to attend one day on this year’s Otakuthon convention, unlike last year where I was around for the full 3 days. This meant that I had to be very disciplined about which panels I attended and how much time I could spend in the dealer’s room. Which I guess was better for my wallet than my comiccon experience. Yikes. Despite being somewhat weary last year, this year I dove in enthusiastically. There’s…

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Rants & Essays

How To Avoid Being a Gamer Widow

While video games are slowly becoming more welcoming to all kinds of people, there is still a persistent trope that plagues partners of hard core gamers. That is, the ‘gamer widow(er),’ the woman (or man) who finds themselves shunted to the side by their partner in favour of video games. It’s a pernicious and somewhat toxic trope that casts that partner (often a woman) as “anti-game” and gaming in general as something that is incompatible with a functional relationship. While…

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Friday I'm In Love

Friday I’m In Love #165

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Full Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Making purchases from these links may result in a commission for this site so that I can buy cat litter. You can learn more about my disclosure policy here. Hey Sweeties! Hope you all had a marvelous week. Mine was full of soul searching as I’m still struggling a bit with how this blog fits into my overall career plans. After much ringing of hands and gnashing of teeth, I think I’ve settled…

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Video Games

Diary of a Game Developer: Episode 4 – Playing House

Game Dev Diary Ep 4 | Gamerwife.com

This post is part 4 in an on-going series about my adventures as a first time game developer. You can find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and part 3 here. After faffing about for far too long, I finally managed to carve out some time this week to get back to working on my game. Mostly I was focused on translating the work that I’d done in Episode 3 in Mindly into Twine and adding the module connections that…

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