Where does the time go? This blog is now four years old. (OK, it was technically four years old two days ago, but at our posting rate, who’s counting?)
So what’s new and what’s coming? Here are a couple of perspectives.
Happy 4th Birthday WorldIV. In website years, that’s what, 40? Well, welcome to your middle-age … where you’re too busy at work or school or with family to play any cool games … or blog. I understand. I’ve got the same problem. No, not work … I’m unemployed and back at school to get an MBA … and it’s waay busier than work ever was.
On the positive side, it’s opened my eyes to another side of gaming … gaming for knowledge: using games for research, and for learning. And really, school (like work) has a lot in common with games … although it could be gamier (and all the more successful for it). If ever I get some time, I might blog about it.
If you’d asked me a year ago what I’d be doing now, I wouldn’t have said “developing Facebook games.” Wow, there’s a lot to learn. There’s probably a lot to blog about — whenever there’s time! So while I love to blog, I’m also working on a very small dev team, and when I have extra time and energy, I’m devoting it to trying to help our Metaplace games succeed.
I’m still playing EVE Online, when I’m playing anything MMORPG, and for some reason, I think I’m going to take a poke at STO. Space combat is just… fun.
We email each other every couple of days saying “Gee, we should blog more.” With any luck, the summer will be a somewhat quieter period and we can do just that. Tuebit is dying to share his newfound academic approach to game research, and Tachevert is ready to explain to you what’s cool about “gee, another Facebook farm game.” Stay tuned!