Palagpat Coding

Fun with JavaScript, HTML5 game design, and the occasional outbreak of seriousness

Reboot

Friday, May 10, 2013

I'd forgotten how busy working from home can be. That, coupled with the fact that the stuff I'm working on is pretty fun (more on that soon, I promise!), means that recreational coding has taken a back seat these past few months. :(

It doesn't help that my next entry in the "Let's Make a Canvas Library" (LMACL) series is way too much to cram into a single post, and I've been having a lot of writer's block over how to break it up.

Sooo.... here's what I'm doing about it: I joined the One Game a Month challenge. Like its founder, Christer Kaitila (aka @McFunkypants), says on the site: "Starting a game is easy. Finishing a game is hard." Hopefully this very visible commitment will give me the swift kick in the rear that I've been needing. I've got a couple of half-finished games on my back burner, plus a simpler one that I think might help me detangle (heh) the code roadblock I've hit with LMACL and TangleJS. I also plan to blog at least once a week, on SaturdaysMondays, to report on progress. Otherwise, it's back to making games and not so much on the talking about making them. :)

Wish me luck.

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