Hey there! I vanished for a couple of weeks, so it seems like now would be a good time to post another little update on what I’ve been up to.
So initially I came into the month thinking I would be streaming a lot, but that hasn’t happened yet. Kind of a combination of two factors, really. Firstly, I really started avoiding the internet when the election got closer, and it’s kind of kept me from wanting to stream very much. I don’t like talking politics, so I’ve just been waiting for things to cool off a little bit so I don’t have to worry as much about stumbling into an unwanted discussion. But I’m getting eager to play some more Illbleed, so I’m hoping to stream again some time soon.
The second reason is more fun, though, I’ve honestly had a hard time focusing on other projects the past couple of weeks because I’ve been having a great time learning Blender and Unity. I’ve been waking up and immediately thinking about learning how to make games, it’s just been consuming my focus in a really exciting way. In the past couple of weeks I’ve learned how to texture things with nodes in Blender, how to bake those textures and get the models into Unity, how to rig characters for animation, and just last night I started learning how to do interactions in Unity. I made a door that opens and closes when you click on it! Very basic gameplay, I know, but a huge achievement for me personally haha. I’m not sure when I’ll be up for sharing specifically what I’m working on, just because of how basic everything is right now and how I know my plans will likely change as I learn, but I really hope some day I could release something playable. Realistically that’s a ways away, but still. Fun to think about.
Video-wise, I just started production on a new brutalfoods! It will be a food video like none other, hopefully. It’s not a frozen meal review or anything like that, it’s more like a… something else. You know? It’s more of a something else. After such a long break from food videos it’s actually really nice to feel interested in making them again. I think I ended up burning out on the Big Video, which made my other formats seem more appealing. I’m looking forward to re-engaging with the Big Video, I’m hoping to take another crack at it with fresh eyes in January. Maybe a little sooner if it calls to me.
That’s about it, I think! That’s my exciting life. Avoiding the internet a little bit lately and kind of enjoying it. Learning game development in the meantime. Expect a food video this month, and I’ll also be back on stream to play more Illbleed too, I’m eager to find out what the next episode will be!
On a more casual note, how have you guys been? I just now (like literally just now) started watching Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. No idea what to expect, really, but I like chess. So far… well, there’s not much chess. I also just broke out my PSP Go the other day, I’ve been playing Madden on it. Because I’m cool. (The chess has shown up in Queen’s Gambit, by the way.)