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About that first game….

Posted in OriGamInc by Shawn on March 23, 2012

So, about some time last year, I had an idea for a game where you choose your moves, then watch as your player either reaches death, or survives a level. That game became Mr. Condyle’s Escape. It was really my first project that I thought was worthy of continuing. However, it was also one of my first projects. As many people say, some of the first projects you start aren’t going to be super great. I didn’t think it was completely terrible. It managed to get an interview on Joystiq’s Indie Pitch, and one on True PC Gaming. Still, I’m glad what I did what I did with that game, and it definitely helped me learn a lot.

It’s been said that it’s hard for some people to move on from a type of game, and that many times, people get extremely attached to a project. It’s even worse when game development isn’t your day job (I say that too much…).  I definitely want to spend my free time working on something I truly think is good, and something other people can have fun playing. Will I ever do that? I just need to keep on going and find out.

But, I cannot forget about those other games that help me move on, such as MCE. So, I’m going to continue working on it. I don’t know when I’ll be done. But, hopefully, within the next month, I can place a version of the game online, and let people download it at their leisure. And I do plan to continue working on it after put that build online. Eventually, the game will reach a ‘finished’ state that people can download. Maybe I’ll even let others mess with some of the the game’s code.

All I know is that I want as many people to play the game, and experience some of things that I have tried to create.

That is all for now.

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