Note to self: Begin with a feeling.
Or, begin with a place. It doesn’t have to be real. It can be a memory of somewhere you’ve never been. It can be anywhere, as long as you feel your way into it. That’s the only map you’ll ever have, the only True North.
Let it be this, then: a late afternoon sun from a childhood dream setting against an endlessly-tiled, reflective plane.
Don’t begin with a problem. You’re not founding a startup.
Don’t begin with a thought. You are not a thought leader.
Don’t begin with a conference talk submission.
By now, all you cool kids who rocked the kasbah at this year’s GDC have had a chance to catch your breath, book your tickets for next year and work with your therapist through post-conference depression. But before you settle back into the downward spiral of existential despair that is everyday life, check out the following games that, despite not having had a booth in the industry’s biggest games-and-booze bacchanalia, are definitely worth your attention, money, and — most importantly — tweets.
[Due to an unfortunate, improbable set of circumstances I don’t have links or screenshots of any of these…
Do you enjoy leaping into gaping voids and greeting the rapidly approaching ground with cheerful optimism?
If so, you may already own Windlands. Also, you may be chasing a dream in the VR/AR/MR industry. Keep being amazing, you magnificent freak! *Waves from a safe distance*
If you haven’t played Windlands, but are one of the weirdos who enjoy GoPro xtreme biking videos and scenes in which Tom Cruise drives his insurance premiums through the roof, I implore you to grab Windlands for your preferred VR platform. Do it right now, while it’s on sale. (I am not affiliated with it…
Our generation’s workforce is suffering through an endless, pointless episode of American Idol.
Past generations dealt with jobs by applying to them, getting them, or not getting them and moving on. Jobs were wanted because money had to be made for food and shelter and nice things. It was pretty straightforward.
In our lifetime, work has turned into showbiz. Dream chasing, odds-defying, inspirational quotes about #riseandgrind-ing to fulfill our innermost childhood passions of being plumbers, or accountants, or web developers. …
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