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Me editing some other guys code
Me: "Why is there no comments and why is this so spaghetti, what is this even doing, this thing could be done a lot better bla bla"
Others: "Ah yeah nobody has really dared to touch that before. You're the first one to edit it for some time."
"Keep It Simple, Stupid" -some gamedev forum, however I know this is a mantra that has been repeated since dawn of time
I wish I could finish every game idea I have.. But for example making the "new Morrowind" alone is kind of.. Well, not happening. Unless I dedicate ten years to it lol.
I felt like a "dev badass" when I had to teach and explain programming to our gamedev teacher.
We were being taught more about 3D modeling on those classes since it was more an artistic vocational school (Finnish edu. system) and I was one of the few who could actually code things to work. He then made me work on some bigger project for our local museum.
I don't know what happened to that project since I graduated before it was finished, however it was really fun to do and I kind of miss it all. Managed to finish few prototypes on those classes and got more into gamedev during that time, which I'm thankful for.
I hate "imposter syndrome" because I have it all the time while making games.
I followed a lot of tutorials while making my newest game which I just finished today. I should be damn happy for creating a tiny world, but instead I'm just dwelling on "I'm not a real gamedev, you just looked for tutorials on internet and made a game that others have made thousand times before!!! You're fake you little shit!"
Aaahdfgjkh why can't my brain let me be happy about myself. It's true that it's a bit similar to the tutorial game but I added so many things of my own there, I drew my own graphical sprites, I tweaked and edited a lot of the code after I was done with the tutorial.. I added so much! For fucks sake I even wrote my own lore for the world!
Yet my brain tells me that I'm a shitty fucking wannabe that never goes anywhere. Maybe so... Maybe I am a fake. But I had fun making this and I learned a lot about Python.
Do you guys have any similar stuff? How do you deal with it? Sorry about crap english + crap formatting, 4:30 am is my excuse for it.3
So I finished today the first iteration of my roguelike game and whenever I close my eyes I just see lines and lines of python and keep constantly thinking about what I could improve in the game.
Save me from this fresh hell, I really need a break..3
I'm still learning a lot and I find coding fun. Being able to make my own worlds become real and then making them alive by coding is just such an amazing feeling to me.
Hey all, this is my first post here, and this rant is mostly towards myself. I did a stupid.
I wanted to make a new cool game for a gamejam. I've had this idea of making an 3D RPG (you probably can see where this is going) so I thought I would continue on it during the jam, trying to make as much stuff as possible.
When I started, I realized that it's too much work to get anything cool done during the jam, so I ditched the idea and began to planning on a roguelike. It didn't really feel like my thing, so I passed that too. The mistake here was that I barely tried.
Then I was thinking of making a 2D RPG and started planning on it. I was an idiot and bought a 20e asset for it.. Then I realized that it would take too much time, too, and I had wasted money. Ugh.
Cue panic, where I go through all three ideas, devoting a lot of time into each one of them, then moving to the next, then I panic more. I was an idiot, very tired idiot.
Then I remembered the magic words: "Keep the scope small!" and decided that I will make that roguelike game. I delved more into it, found a python+libtcod tutorial for it and began reading and coding.
If I had realised that earlier, I would have done good progress on that roguelike, but instead I wasted time and money on something unachievable.. Well, I learned that I should always start small. It cost me multiple headaches, money and all around bad feels.
So don't do the same mistakes as I did. Just keep the scope small.
Hopefully this was a good first post, haha. And sorry for any spelling/grammar mistakes, English isn't my first language. Thanks for reading!
PS. I've been working on that roguelike a lot lately and I'm having so much fun. After this is done, I'll make something with that asset I bought so the money won't go totally wasted.9