Since I haven't done a round of #introductions lately:
Hi! I'm Cidney. I used to be a web developer, then I decided that #gamedev was more fun and more ethical. I primarily work with Unity these days, but in my past lives I did interactive fiction.
Right now I work for Corey and Lori Cole, the creators of Quest for Glory. During the project I was diagnosed with #EDS and suffered a spinal cord injury after a car accident. I can walk again, so it's an invisible #disability.
GamaSutra published a #postmortem I wrote about the 5-year development process for Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption. It's been a long and tiring journey. :)
#HiveTime version 1.0-9 is now live, which adds more progress/status indicators to hive cells, and fixes a Defender priority bug. Enjoy! https://cheeseness.itch.io/hive-time/devlog/115134/v10-9-changelog
@cidney Indie gamedev does seem to be, and gamedev in general. Even for professional companies I think programmers get paid less because of the exploitability of young starry-eyed kids who are like "wow! vidyagame development! I'd put up with anything to get that!"
(+1 to video game employee unionization)
Cool interview about the game I'm working on with @MoeGamer@twitter.com.
The #SummerDazeGame Kickstarter finished this week and was funded, including two stretch goals (and likely a third!). I'm floored and relieved. Thanks to everyone here who supported it!
Summer Daze Kickstarter funded! It closes in an hour; we're $5000 away from the third stretch goal (professional voice direction).
I haven't been talking much about this, but the game I've been working on, Summer Daze at Hero-U, is nearing the end of its Kickstarter, and very close to the voice acting stretch goal!
Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness livestream with the designers starts in an hour.
uspol, florida politics
My SO and I were delegates to the Florida Democratic Convention a couple weeks ago and the way resolutions were handled was... bad.
(Plus the price gauging from the convention center and the way delegates who could not afford rooms were treated.)
This take is fairly relatable.
Need help finding a job
I'm a new developer trying to break into tech. I became disabled about two years ago and was no longer able to work in the field I got my Masters. I have since spent as much time as possible teaching myself web development so I can switch careers.
I need leads on entry-level/junior positions! Everyone wants a senior dev or someone with 3+ years experience.
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