Half a decade later...

Posted by Hypernova on Dec. 1, 2020, 9:59 p.m.

…And I am a still a stuck up person who works at a boring 9 to 5 job.

Well. I don't plan to be a stuck up soon as I have been studying Javascript (plus React, NPM, and Typescript), PHP (Personal Head Pain 7), and MySQL. I got a potential job offer as a front end developer intern. In addition to that, I am set to learn some Java and Python here and there. Hopefully I can finally unf*ck myself in the past 10 years of doing nothing. Except one time I worked for HostGator understanding Linux administration but the company bought out and laid me off. They wanted more sales people over technical people. Which I felt very insulted.

I quit working with Game Maker Studio. Even with the updated GMS2, it is still limited compared to other languages I have dealt with. What's really pisses me up is that when Yoyo Games announced Game Maker Studio 2, all GMS1.4 users who paid for the engine has to buy the whole thing again. Anyways, I don't want to deal with it anymore. GML is a rubbish programming language which has little to no professional usage.

I might consider moving to a more profession game development engines once I got more time. At the moment, I am writing a website in PHP and React for a client I got.

Other than that, I bought a boring car. Yay 3 years of car payments!


NeutralReiddHotel 3 years, 6 months ago

I’m sorry to hear about your job. Nothing sucks souls more than a job you loathe and have to report to. I hope you get the job you want. It’s out there somewhere.

I think once you learn those languages you’ll be able to expand to even more. The dark thought of having to constantly learn new languages for my employer and having to work with other people is what made me change from Computer Science in college as a major, and drop game dev as a potential career. I wouldn’t be able to keep up. Kudos to you for trying.

Ferret 3 years, 6 months ago

10 years of doing nothing only matters if you make it 11, glad you're working towards something. Hopefully the internship is the beginning of that. Lol I'm glad for all the terrible but still useful lessons GML taught me, but yeah, it can be a distraction from professional goals.