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14th June, 2017 at 14/06/2017 16:13:44 -

Just rolled past 11 years for me. It's funny to see what a failure I've become. I was collecting C grades in school at the time I signed up for an account, got into a good enough college in engineering, but unfortunately didn't try, and ended up graduating with a worthless IT degree. I've never had a job for more than a few months, and the jobs I did have involved heavy physical labour where I eventually had to resign due to wear-and-tear injuries. It's clear that I'll never have a career of any sort. Making a (100% free) game and getting eSports ad revenue or community donations is actually my only hope of ever getting out of poverty, aside from the lottery and blackjack.

Also I've had no gf ever.

As for the direction of the site, I've been saying for ten years now that only Clickteam can save it with a 3D program.

 
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14th June, 2017 at 14/06/2017 17:17:45 -


Originally Posted by markno2
Just rolled past 11 years for me. It's funny to see what a failure I've become. I was collecting C grades in school at the time I signed up for an account, got into a good enough college in engineering, but unfortunately didn't try, and ended up graduating with a worthless IT degree...



Well Christ that's a depressing comment.

May I ask why your IT degree is worthless? I know people in IT who are doing very well. Perhaps you should move to a new city with better IT job opportunities. Either that or go back to school for Computer Science instead, especially if you already have some programming experience.

I wouldn't count on making it big with a game at this point until you have a steady day job.

 
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15th June, 2017 at 15/06/2017 02:42:04 -

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Hey markno2 my life has been very similar to yours in the last 11 years. Right now I'm taking a month or two off to get myself back together again. I am however still trying to get to the point of selling my games. If you're still interested in game development maybe we can work together someday. I'm still in early development when it comes to "Night of the Living Grapes" my current project but I will need help in the near future. If you're interested send me a message.


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16th June, 2017 at 16/06/2017 16:17:21 -

Urbanmonk, that quote is not depressing at all. I'm far more depressed by having no gf. It's a worthless degree because I didn't get any skills, only "introductions" to programming and databases. It's inferior to computer science and software engineering, so I really have no hope of getting employed.

Carnivorous id, I'm sad to hear about your 11 years, but good to see there's still hope. I'm too lazy to work on my own projects, let alone help others. What do you need help with?

 
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17th June, 2017 at 17/06/2017 04:48:32 -

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All I've been focusing on is getting as many areas drawn as I can. The only thing working is the main characters ability to walk around the level. After I get more of the animations finished I'll be hard at work on a demo. Even though that's a ways off. So, when it comes down to it I'll need help building the game/demo. My coding skills are limited but if all else fails I'm hoping that a decent demo will get the project funded enough to pay for more help.

 


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19th June, 2017 at 19/06/2017 18:39:06 -


Originally Posted by markno2
Urbanmonk, that quote is not depressing at all.



Haha, in my opinion obviously. You aren't speaking for me are you?

No hope? Nah bro. I would go back to school for CompSci then if I were you. It's not as difficult as engineering but still pays really well. Unless that's not your thing. You could try to learn a trade instead. I have a buddy of mine who is making good money detailing cars, and another who cuts grass for a living.

As for getting a girlfriend you might meet one going to school, or start hitting the gym, basically anywhere that attracts a lot of people that you could meet. You could try one of those many dating apps perhaps? Instagram/Facebook/ect are also useful. You can meet girls that are friends of your friends that way. Ask your friends if they know anyone. Hit them up on messenger. Make your profile interesting, good pics, ect.

But of course I don't know your exact situation so I'm only commenting from my personal experience.

 
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21st June, 2017 at 21/06/2017 15:13:02 -

Gosh 10 years ago to the day I went for a hike over the moors, on the descent I found a dog trapped in an overflow ditch. My phone battery had died so I used my belt (I think) as a makeshift lead and instead of getting the bus home I now had to walk another 2 miles home with the dog. Buses wouldn't let me on with a dog. That was exciting!

UrbanMonk! I'm still making Stratonauts. I took a year off working on stuff to sort out some various aches and pains from working at my desk all day but looking to get back to it soon. In the time off I've made a list of like 5-6 totally viable projects so I reckon I'm going to get those pains back )) lifes changing and all that though. After Big Sky I finally decided to get into property development. I tried working at a 3rd party sony dev studio but much happier doing my own thing. Which is code for I'm annoying to work with

It's so good that this place is still around. I even bought a little netbook so I could play the archive of klik games I gathered over the years. What a place. THE place for freeware development yo.

Whats happened in the mean time. Umm.. I had a lot of fun with games, with publishers. We were invited to E3 once which was wild. At the time I was talking a lot with the VR team at Valve but I thought it best to stick working for myself, and now all my VR contacts there have left! Eep! Peak E3 was going to some Sony boss party at some champagne bar and feeling very out of place. I fell asleep on a settee because it was so hot and busy. But now I'm happy self-releasing small games. It's been like 5 years since I did anything though. I reckon everything is different and scary now.

The producer of our console port abandoned games entirely to work as a policeman! I once posted a picture of a Vita dev kit and got in trouble! The Switch is the best games platform I've ever used!

 
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UrbanMonk! I'm still making Stratonauts. I took a year off working on stuff to sort out some various aches and pains from working at my desk all day but looking to get back to it soon. In the time off I've made a list of like 5-6 totally viable projects so I reckon I'm going to get those pains back )) lifes changing and all that though. After Big Sky I finally decided to get into property development. I tried working at a 3rd party sony dev studio but much happier doing my own thing. Which is code for I'm annoying to work with


Still using Fusion or have you moved on to a different development tool? I haven't actually seen the project yet, have any videos/screenshots?

Same here. I have like 2 projects that are 95% done, but I've been too busy to finish that last bit up.

Love your stuff though! Excited to see klikers doing cool things! It's pretty cool that we have a lot of dudes that used to hang out here successful in the game industry.



It's so good that this place is still around. I even bought a little netbook so I could play the archive of klik games I gathered over the years. What a place. THE place for freeware development yo.


Yep! Used to recommend this site to people looking for free games. And they were usually high quality too!



Whats happened in the mean time. Umm.. I had a lot of fun with games, with publishers. We were invited to E3 once which was wild. At the time I was talking a lot with the VR team at Valve but I thought it best to stick working for myself, and now all my VR contacts there have left! Eep!



VR is exciting stuff! So far I've had the Oculus DK2, CV1, Vive, and the PSVR. The Vive is hands down the best currently, and with DOOMVR, Fallout 4 VR it's a pretty exciting time to own one! Love VR! Highly recommend.



Peak E3 was going to some Sony boss party at some champagne bar and feeling very out of place. I fell asleep on a settee because it was so hot and busy. But now I'm happy self-releasing small games. It's been like 5 years since I did anything though. I reckon everything is different and scary now.


That's pretty cool, hanging with some of the industry peeps! Not many people can say that they've been invited to E3 as an independent game dev!



The producer of our console port abandoned games entirely to work as a policeman! I once posted a picture of a Vita dev kit and got in trouble! The Switch is the best games platform I've ever used!


Well that's no good! Who would you recommend for porting fusion games to other platforms? Know anyone?
It's a shame the Vita wasn't supported by Sony more. I feel like it would have been fine if they had put more effort into it like Nintendo did with the 3DS. I haven't bought the switch yet, but some of my friends let me try it and it's pretty amazing! I can't justify buying it right now though since I have most of it's games on my Wii U.

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22nd June, 2017 at 22/06/2017 03:01:26 -


Originally Posted by UrbanMonk
I can't justify buying it right now though since I have most of it's games on my Wii U.



I have quite a few WiiU games still to get around to playing. Actually I still haven't finished Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii lol. Who has the time for gaming nowadays?

 
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22nd June, 2017 at 22/06/2017 03:02:45 -


Originally Posted by drjames3
I'm still making Stratonauts.



Keeping the dream alive!!

 
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30th June, 2017 at 30/06/2017 13:37:46 -

Just want to stop by and say Hi to all of you.

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