Somewhat Inconvenient

09 Oct
October 9, 2012

I turned on my computer this morning only to be greeted by a black screen and strange clicking noises. Upon opening the case and listening a bit closer, I narrowed it down to the hard drive. Which was now making a noise highly reminiscent of the sound a record player needle would make if you dragged it across a record.

Uh-oh.

So yeah, my hard drive bricked itself. Hooray. Fortunately, I haven’t done an Indie Stone here, the game is backed up, both in the Cloud and on various portable hard drives I own. It’s recoverable, though I’m having to sit here and re-download all my tools and things. On my third-world internet connection, sigh.

Ah well. Could have been worse, eh?

On a lighter note, I’m desperate to play Dishonoured, but I’m using it as a dangling carrot for myself, I won’t allow myself to play until I reach my next milestone. That milestone being getting the game presentable for its first real public showing!

Exciting times! Stay tuned! 😉

6 replies
  1. Daniel says:

    Gareth this might be a bit off topic :p. But have you considered doing a kick-starter for Scars of War? I know the formula is wearing thin, but it seems worth a shot.

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  2. gareth says:

    I’ve considered and rejected it, at least in the short term.

    The problem is that I was massively optimistic with Scars of War. It needs a team of devs, it’s an RPG on the scale of VtMB or BG2. I’d be wasting everyone’s money if I took it and sat there working by myself for years.

    What I may try, after I have a few games under my belt, is a KS (well, IndieGoGo) campaign for a smaller scope RPG. And I may begin experimenting with IndieGoGo and alpha-funding from the next game onwards.

    But I figure I need to show I can make something worth playing before I ask anyone to trust me to make them a game. I wouldn’t back a complete unknown, personally. At least not for something with the scope of a game.

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  3. Dragatus says:

    I have a this feeling playing Dishonored my be rather counterproductive for meeting any dedlines. 😉

    Good you have your stuff backed up. I can only imagine how you’d feel if you hadn’t.

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    • gareth says:

      Heh, indeed. I’ve decided that XCOM and Dishonored are my rewards for meeting certain deadlines, I won’t allow myself to even install them until I hit those deadlines. Motivation. 😉

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  4. Daniel says:

    I’m pretty optimistic about your design ideals and I don’t think you’d rip us off. I mean I’ve seen your steely resolve at work and I salute you for it.

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  5. gareth says:

    Thanks Dan, I appreciate that. I’ll try to live up to it!

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