I released a game, and I told no one about it.
It sort of feels wrong at the first glance, right? Having to work on an experience that you think is cool, for a considerable amount of time. Sacrificing the precious after-work hours in which you could play games, watch Netflix, solve the Rubik’s cube, stare at the ceiling etc. Basically anything that doesn’t include kicking the disciple switch on and make yourself feel a little bit more miserable for the evening. You think it’s worth it, worth the pain, in the end. This is a marathon and you have to force yourself sometimes. You dream of that release button, followed up by positive and encouraging player comments on the bottom of the page, maybe some coverage on press websites. Of course you’d be sharing that store page pretty much everywhere, right? That’s the result of your two year’s hard labor. If you don’t, why did you make the game, then?
So the 7DFPS entry is there and I have a rough idea about what sort of experience I should be going for. Following the jam, I had come up with a short term plan and dived deep into development.
“Kusra bakma seni buraya böyle getirdim.”
“Yoo estağfurullah evladım.”
“Ama, yani, bilemem lazım. Bilmem lazım ve sen aslında tek kişis–”
“Anladık, tamam” diye sözümü kesti yaşlı adam. Sadece nefes almak bile zorluyormuşçasına yanaklarını şişirdi, sonra sandalyede arkasına yaslanıp gözlerini yanan şömineye çevirdi. “Sor bakalım.”
It has been more than one year since my last entry, and even more since the first commit of Prefabric. I neglected noting things down for a while due to major changes in my life (like moving to a new country), but the flights back home gave me enough boredom to put this wall of text together.
Sorry for the wall of text. I guess I had just too much to say.
Edit: I forgot to mention that you can browse the source on Github
This is the first time I talk about my new pet project, Prefabric. Following the release of Fabric, I finally had the chance to think thoroughly on technical and design issues of the game, as I’ve pointed out, and it’s not even the complete list. It seemed like there were so many things done wrong that I felt so eager to jump into a new project to do those things right. I left Fabric so behind that even though I’m able to get my hands on a VR headset and know how awesome it could be, I’m not working on a VR port. Hell, I didn’t even start on Mac/Linux builds, which are roughly one click away. This is a mistake I’m currently doing, and I’m well aware of it. I hope I won’t regret it too much. Continue reading