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  1. Idle Thumbs 224: Ms. Petman

    Found it funny that everyone was so confident that Hacknet was PC only. There's a very similar iOS game called Hack Net. It's quite decent actually (for being on iOS at least).
  2. Tone Control 8: TOM FRANCIS

    Yeah, Tom Francis is on the Crate and Crowbar podcast. There are actually two Toms on it I think... I used to get them confused all the time. Also, Tom Francis has written some great short stories. You can find them in the Machine of Death and This is How You Die books at Barnes and Nobles. I think they are on his blog too for that matter:
  3. 3 questions for those of you who work in the Industry

    Hey benArcen! I can definitely recognize myself in a lot of what you said here! Thanks! Also - ludology - I'm learning words! Oops, I didn't notice that. Ha! Thanks for telling me about it. Oh god! 18 hours days?! That is ridiculous! Someone else told me this very same thing today! I am a bit stressed. I'm excited too, but I really don't want to "Mess up". I'm starting to realize that i shouldn't worry so much, I'll keep in mind what you said about "As long as you're learning from it, no amount of time pursuing something is "wasted" time." Thanks again everyone! Reading what you all have written is really helping me think about things!
  4. 3 questions for those of you who work in the Industry

    You've given me a lot to think about. I was going to try to respond to each of these posts individually, but I should be studying and I'm not great at writing, so let me just acknowledge and thank all of you here: Thank You! I really appreciate it!
  5. 3 questions for those of you who work in the Industry

    Probably travel and go hiking a lot, make art and games, and spend way too much time on Netflix. It's a simple question, but it does illustrate well the kind of things that I enjoy doing.
  6. 3 questions for those of you who work in the Industry

    Hey Filk! No need to apologize! You've got a really helpful perspective. That sounds promising! I'm really starting to think CS might be the right choice for me. It has many of the qualities of engineering I enjoy, and also is applicable to my interests. That's really amazing! I'm going to put it up on my wall i think, hopefully it can calm me down when I freak out too much about having to choose. Thanks for your advice!
  7. 3 questions for those of you who work in the Industry

    Hey SecretAsianMan! Thanks for your input, I really appreciate it! Job security isn't really something I've considered. It just hasn't felt important to me, I guess since I don't really pay my own bills yet (So even if I don't have money I have a place to stay and 3 meals a day). I can see it being really scary knowing your income stream can just disappear one day, leaving you unable to pay rent or support your family etc. I know that if I do continue with engineering I'll have a lot of good opportunities, I'm a dual citizen of Norway and the U.S. and Norway has a thriving Oil industry employing lots of engineers. I'm a bit scared that if I continue with engineering and I don't find it interesting enough I won't really care about it, I'm afraid that could mean I'll just be a mediocre engineer and not very happy in the job. So I'm curious, what kind of things do you do on a daily basis? Could you maybe describe an average day? I'm also curious about what your answers to the 3 questions would be. In any case, thanks for your response!
  8. 3 questions for those of you who work in the Industry

    Wow, that's a lot of replies! Thank you so much everyone! I've been feeling pretty overwhelmed and clueless so it's really great to hear from all of your perspectives! Wow Hedgefield! Thank you for that really in depth answer! I think you're right, I guess in a way I already know that I want to make games. I'm just a bit afraid that I'm wrong to want to make them. Also I think maybe the thought of telling my parents that scares me a bit, as they don't really look at games as anything more than a waste of time. I am lucky though to have incredibly supportive parents, so I'm sure they will be all for it if I can convince them that it's what i want to do and that it will make me happy. I have occasionally messed with Gamemaker, in fact I've been messing with it again these past few weeks, but I haven't put in enough time to really get anywhere. I do enjoy messing around with it though, and I'm planning to try to make a really small game and then polish it nicely. This sounds incredibly awesome! Ha ha! Also, I've seen a lot of this (Make some dang games!) advice lately, it seems like a good idea. It would probably help me see if I do enjoy making games.
  9. [gamemaker] watch me handcraft a video game

    Wow this video is really well done! Great Job! Looking forward to your next video!
  10. Hey there, I'm a freshman in college, currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering. The problem is I'm not sure if I want to be a Mechanical Engineer. I'm considered three career options at the moment: Staying in engineering. Following in my father's footsteps and going into medicine, a career I think I could enjoy. Studying computer science and then getting into the video game industry. I could maybe see myself in the first 2 careers, but they don't really excite me. For the past few years I've spent a lot of time listening to people talk about games, thinking about them, and talking about them myself. In a way I think I enjoy talking and thinking about them more than actually playing them. I'm taking a programming class at the moment, and I really enjoy it, writing a program feels a bit like solving a puzzle, and I find it quite satisfying. On top of that, listening to podcasts like Idle Thumbs, and getting to see some of what Double Fine is like through documentaries and AF etc. is really, really exciting to me. And that's the thing, game development excites me like nothing else does! In any case, I need some advice! Registration for the next quarter's classes is coming up this weekend, and times like this really scare me. I'm being asked to make decisions that will shape the rest of my life with extremely little knowledge of what any of the careers I'm considering actually are like! So that's why I'm writing this, I need some advice, If anyone has any general thoughts or experience pertaining to a career in game development (or in engineering or medicine for that matter) to share with me I'd be incredibly grateful. But here are 3 questions that I hope can help give me a bit of clarity. What do you like most about your job? Why? What do you like least about your job? Why? What advice would you give your 19 year old self? Thanks for taking the time to read this! I really appreciate it! -Paul
  11. Tone Control 9: JONATHAN BLOW :o

    Hey Steve! Another great episode! Just wanted to convey my very sincere thanks to you for this really, really great show. Listening to these people talk about their journeys is super interesting to me. I'm in college and considering setting a course towards a job in the games industry. These podcasts are having a really big impact on me right now. Just wanted to let you know how much this show is appreciated! Thanks!
  12. Amateur Game Making Night

    Cool! Also, what is with all the turkeys further down the page?!
  13. Phew! I can finally stop refreshing the and get to work!
  14. Yeah, I was starting to think I imagined that the digital album and the wallpaper pack were rewards! Are they still happening? Haha!
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