// busy busy

I wish I could say I’ve gotten much game work done in the past few weeks, but I’ve actually gotten a job and started it, and with family visiting and visiting family (took my visiting grandparents on a trip to see my aunt in Virginia), I haven’t had the time or energy to get a new post up.

But! I’ll do my best to write something in the coming days or weeks, especially about how my indie dev cycle is affected by working a 9-5 job.

Until then, all the best in your own efforts!

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//the dev blog begins

Welcome to Beginner Friendly, a game development blog.

For the past few months I have been building up to a career in independent game development. Over the course of the next 5 months, I will be working on game development full-time, with the goal of a commercial release within the year. Though certain aspects of this goal seem unreachable with my current skills, as my abilities grow and my knowledge expands, I think I have a good shot of releasing something worthy of a purchase.

But it’s not only game development. If I’m actually going to sell a product, I’ll need to focus my efforts on marketing and community outreach. These are the aspects I’m most apprehensive about. I’ve seen too many independent games release and fly under the radar because there was too little marketing (and luck) on their side. Hopefully, I’ll be able to avoid this, though people much better than me have failed.

In any case, enjoy reading and let me know anything you’d like to see posted!

 

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