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You mean I can actually write games for a living? - stevejohnson - Oct 10, 2012 08:52 PM

After all the time I spent convincing myself this would never happen, I now write video games for a living! Wow Love I'm the first employee / third coder at a startup that makes a game that currently resembles LEGO + The Sims on the web. Cool

I just wanted to write a quick thank-you to everyone here who has answered my questions and kept me motivated with contests and competition. This community has been a big part of why I still have a passion for game development. Names I can think of offhand are Will Hogben, Dan Lurie, Keith Bauer, FlamingHairball (whose real name I can't remember), Alex Sikora, Andy Korth, Marin Saric (creator of METAL BASIC, whom I've now actually met!), Alex Diener, Seth Willits, and of course Carlos Camacho.

The game itself is in a very, very, very early stage, but you can check out the current iteration here: http://multiplayer.graffitilabs.com/world?id=50763fd952572c1514000000

We're currently in the phase where we post sandbox worlds on specific forums as small-scale, quick play tests for feedback. I made the one above for iDG, but if you want to see what a larger community has done, you can look at the Something Awful world: http://multiplayer.graffitilabs.com/world?id=50736d9452572c7481000000

There are a few navigation, building, and community-related features under development (e.g. farther zoom-out, copy/paste, galleries, etc) so I might update when we deploy those changes. Anyway, have fun!

(I guess this doesn't have anything to do with Mac game development, but I think I've paid my dues in that regard. Rasp)

((I hesitated before I submitted this post because now I won't have 666 posts anymore.))


RE: You mean I can actually write games for a living? - SethWillits - Oct 11, 2012 09:14 AM

Congrats, man. I hope you learn many new and interesting things! … And then make even cooler games for contests and awesome articles for iDG. Wink


RE: You mean I can actually write games for a living? - JustinFic - Oct 11, 2012 02:03 PM

Dude, congrats!


RE: You mean I can actually write games for a living? - sealfin - Oct 11, 2012 03:45 PM

Congrats! Smile


RE: You mean I can actually write games for a living? - AndyKorth - Oct 12, 2012 08:47 AM

Congrats! It's always great to hear about other friends who are making the leap Grin


RE: You mean I can actually write games for a living? - funkboy - Oct 13, 2012 10:57 AM

Great to hear! I went full time (albeit not in games, but independent development) about a year ago, and I have zero regrets.


RE: You mean I can actually write games for a living? - PowerMacX - Oct 13, 2012 11:42 AM

Awesome! I see that the game allows you to draw & upload your own stuff, do you have an army of mods for that? Wink


RE: You mean I can actually write games for a living? - EvolPenguin - Oct 14, 2012 05:29 PM

Keep us up to date on how it goes man! Good luck and enjoy it! We'll have to grab dinner again next time I'm in SF (I'm already craving a Pearl's burger).

Alex


RE: You mean I can actually write games for a living? - FlamingHairball - Oct 15, 2012 07:25 AM

Dude, awesome. Game is looking sweet too - keep us posted!