[NAL] 25 Months

Posted by Notalot on Feb. 7, 2014, 10:04 a.m.

Someone punch me in the face some time between now and March 2016 so I don't leave it 25 fucking months again. Ahem.

Hello! It's been a while. In the last 25 months I've moved house, moved offices, released 10 games and somewhere in the region of 120 free fonts, I've consumed cigarettes and alcohol, curries and chicken, I've changed the contents of http://nalgames.com/ probably 50 times, and I've gone from being a fresh-out-of-teenhood 20 year old to a still-sort-of-fresh-out-of-teenhood 22 year old.

I still work at YoYo Games. In 25 months it's grown pretty fucking astonishingly. We've been in a much newer and nicer office since May 2013, and the headcount has increased a heckuva lot. It's still absolutely ace.

In January 2012 I had barely started making fonts. Five or six by my estimation. That has turned into my primary out-of-work hobby given I'm often very burnt out on GameMaker from using it full time. So as of right now I'm on 125 on DaFont.com: http://www.dafont.com/andrew-mccluskey.d3258. I've managed over 3.1 million total downloads and just recently entered their all-time top 100 most downloaded chart. Still at #99. I see a lot of them in the wild too, which is gratifying as fuck.

I haven't totally stopped making games, although I'm down to 5-6 a year where I'd be closer to 20 a year in my prime. Really ought to get round to uploading some of the not-shite ones here.

It's awesome to be dropping into 64digits, anyway! I passed my tenth anniversary of GameMaker last year (and am about to pass my eleventh), and it's great seeing a site that's been there for nearly all of it still full of people old and new. Shine on, you crazy motherfuckers.

Comments

Quietus 7 years, 5 months ago

how do you come up with game ideas? i mean goddamn, i've only made about 3 games in the 8 years i've been here.

i mean… goddamn. you should post a blog on how to motivate yourself, we have an epidemic of people not finishing projects here. this is alternately inspiring and also makes me realize i'll never be a serious game designer lmao.

LAR Games 7 years, 5 months ago

I've only ever finished one game… and it sucked.