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« on: November 27, 2020, 08:48:41 PM »

Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum Smiley

So this is my first post. I'm writing a game in my spare time outside of work, sometimes finding it hard to keep focused. Especially since I recently became a dad and of course all this Covid nonsense constantly going on in the background..

I don't normally post much on the Internet, usually because it often ends up becoming a time sink.
Booting up e-mails and forums etc while Visual Studio loads, often ends up like I waste chunks of time and not concentrating so I am constantly alt and tabbing windows when I shouldn't be. But yet not being on active for forums in years, also seems like a bad idea, trapped in my own bubble.

I really enjoy game programming but man, you have to spend a lot of time at a PC in order to get much done, especially since if it is only you working on your game, if you don't do it, then nobody will.

I usually go for a 15 minute walk and do nothing in particular, or sometimes just some stretches, leave the computer for short breaks.

Anyone have any good tips to stay motivated?

Cheers Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2020, 10:05:42 PM »

One thing I like to do is keep a streak going in my source control for the project. See: https://gitlab.com/doomlaser
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2020, 06:51:40 AM »

No tips really, sorry.  As a hobbyist, motivation isn't a big part of the shtick for me.  I pretty much am naturally always brainstorming, and when an idea feels good, I do the development work for it.  When I am low on ideas, I have no motivation to work on the game... but I have always viewed that as a good thing.  No need to try to say something when I have nothing to say.

This would obviously be different if I had time sensitive ambitions.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2020, 09:40:47 PM »

no code yesterday @golds?
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2020, 03:49:46 AM »

There was 1 contribution on the 8th Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2020, 04:00:27 PM »

Computers: the biggest liars of all.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2020, 03:56:03 PM »

One thing I like to do is keep a streak going in my source control for the project. See: https://gitlab.com/doomlaser

never break the streak
https://github.com/markefus
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2020, 02:27:45 PM »

never break the streak
https://github.com/markefus

I'm impressed.
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