1. I’ve realised what my problem is.

    In short, it’s most game devs’ problem. Not being able to finish things. But it’s not only that I’m not able to finish a complete game, it’s the fact I’m not able to finish the little parts of the game as well.

    I often find myself charging in to add a feature without really thinking through how I’m going to implement it. Then, it turns out that it doesn’t quite works, but works some of the time. I think “That works well enough, I’ll come back to it later” and leaving it half done. So right now, I basically have a whole load of half finished features, and I have no idea what needs doing.

    Also, I’m far too concerned with optimization and proper coding practises. I worry about whether I should use getters and setters, whether I should rewrite that as a function or have that as a static variable, etc. I need to stop doing that too.

    Oh. And I don’t comment my bloody code. That probably doesn’t help.

  2. 1 Comment

    1. nick says:

      I’ve found a good cure for wanting to make pretty-looking code rather than games is to look a the source of finished games. I enjoy browsing John Carmack and Notch’s code, specifically.

      Slightly relevant article:

      As for commenting, check out the source code for QuickDraw (on the original Mac) if you get a chance… those comments are a work of art.

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