Eve DevBlog 8: Shitstorms and Brainstorms

Okay. We’re making some progress here, despite everything. Things keep getting crazy, if anything crazier than they have been the past few weeks, but you know what? Maybe I’m acclimating. Well, I’ve been playing a lot of Hotline Miami, so there’s a baptism of insanity right there.

The day-to-day world is bound to seem sane by contrast, isn’t it?

So, hey, I’ve achieved the modest goals I set for myself last week. I’ve got the level editor ironed out, refactored some code to make it so I have to dick around a lot less with passing parameters, and at some point in this process for reasons which I do not understand I gained a massive framerate boost. That worries me slightly, but now it’s running at 120fps in debug mode and I’m not punching that gift house in the mouth.

Not bad considering the mass of chaos and election that has been this week.

Well. I learn to beat on against the current of my daily troubles, but being productive generally and making solid progress on Eve are unfortunately not the same thing. Though this project is the most important thing for me to work on in the long term, for reasons of sanity and solvency, it is by far the least time sensitive. Because of this, it is easy to push back this work without feeling like a total scumbag (the usual natural regulation of my procrastinations).

This is why this DevBlog is such an important tool in my belt. I have committed myself to providing weekly updates on this project, and whether or not people are actually paying attention I feel compelled to not look like I’m just dicking around here. So at least on Wednesdays the day before I update I get some goddamn work done.

No one ever said it would be easy.

Perhaps once I get this site set up on its own URL– another non-time-sensitive item that’s been bumped to the bottom of my to-do list– I can start doing daily mini-DevBlog updates. Or perhaps I could use my twitter account for that. I am constantly paranoid about flooding people’s twitboxes with excessive dry updates, but maybe that would be an excellent thing to stop giving a shit about.



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