Gaming Your Way

May contain nuts.

We've reached that point

You must have seen that old couple, the ones that look older than time itself and you know they've been together 40+ years. They're eating opposite each other in complete silence as anything new to say has evaporated a long time ago, and it's much easier just to stay silent rather than force something just for the habit of it.

I think the blog has become like that recently. We're in our little ( Tired ? Not yet, not by a long way ) grooves working away on nice things but without much to say about them.

Twitter seems to a better outlet for conveying the day to day little / funny / annoying things and that leaves us with only big things to post here, and right now we're clean out of big things.

The puzzle game I'm working on is coming along nicely. I can't really share the gameplay, and in terms of code, it's a puzzle game. Nothing new or clever there so I can't share some new sweet way of doing things.

We've set our invite only board up too, and I'm struggling to post to that too. Perhaps I have just run out of words of interest. Maybe there are only a certain number and then it's just forced. Like sperm.

If nothing starts happening soon I'll just start posting lies to keep things interesting here, like the time I wrestled a camel. With lazer beam eyes.


Comments (9) -

  • Colm

    4/28/2009 12:54:29 PM |

    Nothing wrong with just posting to the blog less frequently. Twitter's perfect for quick tidbits of info & sharing interesting links as you think of them; a nice side effect of that being that stuff that does end up on the blog is a bit meatier - ie that the blog posts have a high quality level consistently.

    That's what I've found anyway.

  • Squize

    4/28/2009 1:02:16 PM |

    Yeah I've got to agree with you mate, it was more of a "keep the faith" post.

    Our post rate has dropped recently and a lot of blogs go that way, people with lots to say and then realising that they really haven't after the first month.

    We're here for the long term ( Hopefully ) and so I think it's important to give the blog a bump every now and again even if all I've got to say is nothing.

    Speaking of which I think we're going to have a bit of a cull on the blogroll here soon as there are quite a few blogs that are really inactive

  • zproxy

    4/28/2009 1:28:17 PM |

    A screenshot once a month is ok too! :)

  • bas

    4/28/2009 2:47:47 PM |

    Yup, it didn't go unnoticed. However, it looks like there's more going on:

    Other blogs I use to visit like Gamepoetry, Cheezeworld, Make It Big In Games also seem to have slowed down considerately. Maybe it's just that almost everything about flash has been said and done, or maybe this the time of year when everyone is really busy with their projects.

    Or maybe everyone is just bored. Summer is nigh, go out and get a life. ;-)

  • ookla

    4/28/2009 4:57:36 PM |

    dude, I'v been reading you since last week only.. but I prefer your blog on my Google Reader as know where are you made your last lunch on twitter... keep going! Is better to have 1 cool post here than 200 youtube-video-links on twitter... :)

  • Michael J Williams

    4/29/2009 12:30:55 AM |

    So.. do you have the lazer beam eyes, or did the camel?

  • nGFX

    4/29/2009 8:40:41 AM |

    Another reason might be that the project somehow got bigger, either due to their seize or our (sometimes annoying) need for a certain kind of quality ...

    Take X++ for example what is basically an Asteroids clone just got bigger and bigger.


  • Squize

    4/29/2009 11:24:12 AM |

    I love the loads of responses to a no news posts, thanks :)

    @zproxy that's the hardest part to be honest. Most clients are cool with us just writing words about things, screenies are a different matter, that's why we're such a wordy blog. I try to conjure up pictures with words, and when that doesn't work, I just resort to swearing.

    @bas I think we're just in a lull atm, although saying that there's a new post today that's not just filler. Irony, I do it big time.

    @ookla, welcome to our cult mate. Yeah the blog isn't dying, I'm just loathe to make it a link blog, there's enough good ones already and it's not that interesting to do to be honest, so there are times where there's nothing much to say and at other times we can spit out words every day.

    @Mike, the camel mate, if it was me then it would just sound like a lie wouldn't it ? ;)

  • bas

    4/29/2009 12:50:37 PM |

    So, just screwing with your fans then, are you? Next time you need a hug, just ask!


Comments are closed