Sustenance

23 Oct
October 23, 2014

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Gosh, but Alien:Isolation is pretty.

Especially on my new gaming machine. Everything on ultra, runs smooth as butter. Delicious. Screenshots can’t really do it justice.

I stood in front of this window, staring in wonder at the scene in front of me, for about 5 minutes. And trying to find the right angle to take screenshots. At least, until an android came up behind me and strangled me. Bloody androids.

The only good android is a phone.

Funny thing, right. Game development is so intensive, so time consuming (especially with a day job), that I can go long periods without stopping and playing new games. At least, nothing more involving than lunch-break games. Things I can fit into half an hour. Which is not a good thing, I think. You can lose sight of why you’re doing it. Why you’re working so hard. What was it all for again?

It’s good to regularly reconnect with that sense of wonder. To remind yourself that this is why you push yourself to the edge of exhaustion. The body needs food, but so does the soul, the creative spirit. Don’t forget to eat. 😉

2 replies
  1. Flashback says:

    I think I gave up on it. At least for now. Everything about this game is awesome, except its savegame system. Spend 30 minutes hacking doors, crafting stuff, finding loot and exploring environment to be one-hit killed by an alien? Thanks, but I’m not starting all that over. Working F5 button would make this game enjoyable instead of “pretty, but frustrating”.

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  2. gareth says:

    Yeah, so far it hasn’t been a problem, but I can see the save system bugging me, later on, too.

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