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Quitting Game developing

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Screamernail, Jan 4, 2018.

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  1. Screamernail

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    I want to quit. Simply just gonna put this Can't? here and leave it like that.

    I will add that yes I will play games (Just 3DS games and Marathon) but I will NOT make my own because it doesn't work. No I will make slideshows instead. But I would probably just break that promise. But if I did then I would work on Marathon scenarios.


    EDIT: This is just something personal and I want advice about what to do about my life.
     
  2. Natu

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    Well if you don't enjoy it, I say don't waste your time and quit now. It just won't work.

    But if you're someone who actually have fun making games, then don't give up too easily.
    Let me just say that you have the wrong approach. I noticed that you constantly seek attention, and easily discouraged when people make a slight disagreement. That's no good.
    If you really want to make a game, don't expect any help or support from others right of the bat. You have to work on it yourself and make actual progress because no one's gonna do it for you. And don't report every little changes you make, it's a waste of time. Put that time in making progress instead.
    Once your game is playable enough, let the people test it, that's when you get support and encouragement. And eventually someone interested will come and help if you ask them nicely.


    Advice. My advice is to keep making games until you find it as a really fun hobby. Other than that I'm useless. Ignore me.
     
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  4. HappyTauren

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    If you are not finding either joy or profits in something, and doing it does not make you a better person, you should obviously quit it. So do it.
     
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    Maybe you're just burned out at the moment, maybe take a rest and watch the dancing guy on the Quando, Quando, Quando music video, might improve your mood.
     
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    Developers, especially game developers seem to suffer from perfectionism and too big a scope for their ability, time and motivation. Some of this can be attributed to the lack of deadlines or any other project constraints. If you want to quit, quit. However I would first ask myself if your failings come from trying to do things beyond your reach.

    Secondly you provided so little information about your life, so it's hard to give advice based on what you said. How old are you and what *did* you want to acomplish in game development?

    When you say that it doesn't work: In what manner? Financially or difficulty?
     
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    Remember to Shift+Delete the project folder so you don't need to see that garbage ever again.
     
  8. HappyTauren

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    ^and then use a tool to physically remove it from your hard drive.
     
  9. BlueSaint

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    It suffices to overwrite it several times; I've had good experiences with Eraser, can highly recommend.
     
  10. HappyTauren

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    pfft what a pussy

    Real men format the hard drive (with zeroing out ofc).
     
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    I'm a pussy, I try to avoid formatting. I used too because I kept getting viruses but that was long ago.
     
  12. Screamernail

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    I will not quit. Uno Prospero is in the work.
     
  13. BlueSaint

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    Amazing news, would've been too sad to see such a memorable project get abandoned. Good luck! <3
     
  14. HappyTauren

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    I still think you should make that 2D game with Xillus, tho.
     
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    Now I think.. Maybe I should support my country instead? Europe is in bad shape and needs help from someone competent. I know that if something is wrong it's wrong and that not everyone is a gamer. I think I need to work on something for my country to learn it. I can do slideshows but not program games. I haven't even started making even 2% of Uno Prospero.

    Maybe my call isn't gaming. Maybe it's to support the old and the free.





    I do believe I've gotten mental problems.
     
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    You should support yourself first.
     
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    I'll see if I can.
     
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    Okay. Maybe I should work on the games first and then work on other things when I'm done.


    I do need the influence to work harder too.
     
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    WE WILL SAVE EUROPE!
    DEUS VULT!
     
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