I know the click curse of never finishing anything you start (aulthough that seems to be slowly broken into ) i suffer from anti-simplicity clicking, im making iPublish atm which is a pretty big undertaking and consumes a lot of time. But ove started to notice something.
Pre-iPublish i was making lots of quick little games, most in less than a day and then improved over weeks (i sucked then ), but ever scince this project started my games have become less frequent through the fact that i cant make anything simple and fast anymore to me, it seems, i have to make the game do this, or make something overly complex and has seriously hit my productivity i can no longer make a quick online shooter in less than a day...oh no, it has to have a map editor and skinning now....
Just wondering if anyone else has shares my pain (or that im just a lonely retard )
yes, the old over-complex syndrome.. the only cure is extensive planning, discipline and a little brainwashing
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yeah, i kind of have the same thing with poodles 4. when i started it i sucked at clicking but i've learnt so much since then, i keep adding stuff and changing stuff (like i've redone the platform movement at least twice ) so it's just becoming a very drawn out progress as i become more adept and perfectionsist. shit happens, eh.
A perfect example: The main frame of Grizzlies 3 has over 1000 events and only 2 comments. The only reason I ever got round to calling that game finished is because TGF refused to load any more information. Still, it's pretty good as it stands.
Why the hell am I on the computer at 1 in the morning? No, don't answer.
You skills get to a point when you working through a big game you go "Damn, I can do this and this now, but I can't add this to my old game cause it's way too big and would require me to recode/redo the graphics", or something along those times.
And I think pretty much most Clickers will have one or more of these larger undertaking projects that remains untouched because they've 'evolved' beyond it, and it seem a waste continuing it when it doesn't show off your full potential and it doesn't seem as good as when you first started it.
I've always imagined myself one day actually finishing these games, but it's unlikely, and they'll be pretty shitty anyway.
This is why I think planning everything out beforehand and following this plan all the way helps. So long as you've done everything you've planned engine and graphics wise, and it fits the original design, then you should not have so much trouble, even if you do get better. The skills should be a benefit to completing the project faster rather than going off and altering things from the original design.
I won't say it's an easy undertaking either way. It's hard to keep motivated, that's for sure. Especially after 9 years.
Masturbate at 15 minute intervals while clicking. Whilst doing so, imagine that your clicking is really pleasuring some hot nerd girl, and your games are gonna get you laid for real at the end. Suuuure, it's disappointing when you come crashing to reality, but it gets the game done!
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I'd like to say,
That I'm down on my knees today,
Gives me the butterflies,
Gives me away,
'Til I'm up on my feet again,
I'm feeling outshined.
I suffer from SNFS(Starting but not finnishing syndrome), right now I'm basicly doing no games but making tons of small one to work on my 'growing' klik skillz
There is this one called 'Ripped', when I was first working on it I thought all the GFX were going to be ripped... now all the gfx are hand made(by me ) and the name now referces to how teh aliens ripped your buddies apart thats the only one that anyone could consider a game, even has a title screen and a never ending level!
on the topic: I always just start a game and wing-it (not planning it out first, but just having a basic idea) but then I think that I should write down plans and stuff. Then when I finish the plans I don't want to program it because I have psychologically already finished the game. This is my problem, and so I finish about 70% of the games I start.
well the better you get at making games the more you challenge yourself. and when you make....lets say three levels you just had an idea on how to better the 1st level and you go back and forth and you get nothing done. well thats how is is with me
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