Saturday, September 6, 2008

Burn your bridges

I'm integrating my fourth new rendering pipeline in the last two months.  The game at this very second is unplayable - I forced myself to commit to the new mesh standards and it's requirements. I burn all bridges in both advance and retreat - this commitment to progress limits my options and strengthens my resolve.  

The North Vietnamese spent thirty years losing the Vietnam War and their commitment to victory was rewarded with victory. It's not the thought that counts; it’s your resolve to your ideal.  

If you’re not willing to pay the price of your youth, your future, your love life, your money and your very sanity; then you’re not in game development for the win. I'm six years deep, my resolve is stronger than it has ever been - I'm paying the price and loving it.

Living the game development dream requires real cost saving strategies. For example, homelessness results in a savings of over eight hundred dollars a month! That’s eight hundred dollars you don’t have to earn and time you don’t have to take away from game development. Stop buying fruits and vegetables, fast food joints serve meat, animals eat all the fruits and veggies you need. These cost saving strategies are much more then stop gaps, they are a way of life – just because your homeless doesn’t mean you’re poor!

Quit your job and translate your time into a future of fulfillment!