Monday, October 21, 2013

Random thoughts

Sometimes getting lost in the internet can be a real waste of time.  Actually, it usually is.  But sometimes you surface and feel like you actually learned something.  I just had that experience and thought I'd share it with all 1 of my readers (myself). 

IndieGames.com is a blog I like to keep tabs on to stay up to date on what's going on in the industry.  They recently had an interview with the founder of SpryFox, Daniel Cook, about his new game coming out called "Road Not Taken."  (Interview here).  I would definitely list SpryFox as one of my major inspirations.  They're able to make brilliant, but contained games with a small team of people.  And they're profitable. 

Besides being a very interesting interview, it also led me to a blog post Dan wrote about some of his inspiration for the game here.  His story was very relatable to me, as I see myself choosing a similar path in life.  I think it's a struggle for all of us to legitimize all the choices we've made.

The comments on that page led me to an older piece on the New York Times site here.  This hit home even more.  Even though the guy was 10 years older then me at the time of writing it, I've been having very similar thoughts.  And though it's not necessarily an uplifting piece, it did make me feel better.  Because even though I often think about the road not taken, I'm also becoming increasingly confident that those roads were not the right ones for me.