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The Road From GameDev.tv Student to Kickstarter and Launching a Full Studio

The Road From GameDev.tv Student to Kickstarter and Launching a Full Studio

Hi folks, I’m Jordan Heaton, the founder of Skjöld Game Studio (currently working on Battle Siege Royale) and I wanted to share my journey from a first-time programmer just learning on GameDev.tv to launching a full-blown Kickstarter campaign (GOING ON NOW)! The journey has been incredible, and I’ve made a lot of friends and colleagues along the way. So many people have been instrumental in getting me to where I’m at and I want to offer what I have learned about venturing into the indie game industry with the intentions of making games for a living. I still have so much to learn but being a business owner already helped me apply a lot of what I know to build a budding and eventually blossoming studio. One piece of advice that has stuck with me is “If you do the hard things first the rest will be easy.” It’s something Ben says a lot in the course, and I find it to be true in nearly every facet of life. I have a background in level design and 3D modelling, but rather than start with a bunch of beautiful visuals and build the programming around that, I decided to take […]

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What’s Your Procrastination Pattern And Why Do You Do It?

What’s Your Procrastination Pattern And Why Do You Do It?

Why do we sometimes procrastinate? You know, those times that we avoid getting things done. Why is it that at times we just cant ignore our distractions? The short-term excitement becomes more powerful than our long-term goals. In fact, why don’t we just go ahead and answer this question right now by seeing if there are any new episodes on Netflix… Oh, wait a minute, I didn’t mean to say that out loud. Ignore that last bit. Must.. stay… focused. Quick, we need a heading with some bold font… The Three Reasons That You Procrastinate Avoiding your work comes down to one (or all) of these three things: You don’t know WHAT to do. That is, you aren’t clear on your next task, you don’t have a To Do list, you haven’t mapped out your priorities. You don’t know HOW to do it. Some tasks are tough and you aren’t sure the best way to approach it, perhaps you’ve never done it before, perhaps you’ve done it previously but it hasn’t been very successful. You don’t WANT to do it. There’s nothing worst than sitting down to start work on something you hate, or something you “should” be doing but […]

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