October 2014 to August 2015 Game Making (zero) Progress

What happened? I did not make any posts for almost a year since October 1st, 2014. There are many things happened during this long inactive periods. Let me explain everything to you.

First, my leave of absence permission is almost expired (see my Bio). In order to put good faith to the university, I try to finish this textbook that I have been working on for quite a while. The promised book could be one of the reasons that I got an extension for another year until February 2016. Actually, there are two textbook that I plan to create but I intend to focus only on one of them. What kind of textbook? Basic econometrics textbook. What is econometrics? (Err… look it up on google okay?) ^_^ I hope I can finish a rough draft before I go back to Indonesia next year. The other one is about history of economic thought. Sometimes I work on this textbook when I got bored with the econometrics subject.

Second, The book about world cup and soccer in Brazil took more of my time. I finally finish it but then my friend told me since I submitted the material very very late, we lost the momentum. He plan to release the book after the event of EURO Cup and Olympics. He wants to incorporate these three big events into one book (including the world cup). I do not know whether I will have to write more on the two events that will be held next year. We will see about that. He ask me to meet him later next year to talk about this. Am I upset with this? No, totally! It is my fault to begin with. I hope it will be published one day.

I think it will be quite difficult to finish a game when you still have obligations to other works and projects. I didn’t do anything related to game making for almost a year! Will I give up? I can’t. I have already put a lot investments to it. More importantly, this is something that I want to DO in the future. Will I give up my other job for this? No, but I might be. I don’t know for sure. I just have to keep doing it in my spare time even after I get my old job back in Indonesia.

What now? I will continue to work on my mini game project this month while at the same time keep working on the textbook. I will let you know the progress at the end of this month.