I have some writing friends who are doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which is exactly what it sounds like. You write a novel in a month. I have no desire to do this but found there is a similar idea called NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) which is posting one blog post a day for a month.
I am not sure I’ve got time to do post every day, but I will write for my blog every day. There are a ton of things I can write about that I will be doing.
Why am I doing this?
I love games and gaming and would love to make games. I am a programmer for my day job, but after doing it all day, I’ve had about enough programming for one day. So rather than make games I am going to share some of my favorite games with the Internet in general rather than spending all my time telling everyone I know about these wonderful gems of indie goodness.
- Recently I went to the 2018 GDEX which is a weekend-long game developer expo here in Columbus, Ohio that’s been happening every fall for a few years now. It’s grown to be over 100 exhibitors including some local hobbyists and small studios up to some well-known indies like Finji of Night in the Woods fame. There are a couple dozen games from this I could write about.
- There are some wonderful new indie games I’ve encountered between Kickstarter and Humble Bundle. This includes Garden Paws which is a like a super-chill mashup of Stardew Valley and Minecraft with cute animals. I’ve been playing this with my kids. I have also been following Bombfest which is in the final stages of finishing up their launch.
- Last but not least, there have been a handful of games I started playing this year that I have sunk some major hours into and even finished – which is increasingly rare for me. This includes Hollow Knight and Subnautica which are both amazing atmospheric games with amazing soundtracks and a heavy emphasis on exploration. But that is about all those games have in common.