Sorry about the lack of updates here and with games recently! I'm having huge difficulties with time management and motivation, still... Nothing new, just more of the same. I won't have any university work to do for the next few weeks, though, and I've come to terms with certain other things, so I'm hoping to return to games development very soon.
I do feel bad about not providing more content, especially if people are waiting for or interested in what I do... It's just that I've done this whole games making thing for so long and the stress of social isolation (and dealing with difficult people online) was so great... Now the reality of actually having in-person social connections for the first time in years is causing me to very much prioritise that. I feel that by doing so, I'm stockpiling experiences and inspirations that'll allow me to make my games better; it was sort of silly to write games about social interactions despite not having any myself.
I've only glanced at the comments here, and it seems like there's arguing going on or something? I haven't the emotional energy to deal with that right now, so sorry about taking a while to get around to replying to anything.
While I do often wonder whether I want to devote any of my energy to games development ("might it be better", I wonder, "to devote it all to reading about academic psychology stuff to prepare myself for a future career in that?"), I feel I have developed the relevant skills to the point where I can use them to make something
that might have some kind of impact... It'd be a waste to not use them. I'm just struggling at the moment, since if given the choice between seeing my newfound friends or sitting in my room toiling away for countless hours on some fantasy that may or may not please faceless internet strangers, I'll choose the former (wouldn't you?). I know that everyone must find a balance between work and play, but I suppose I went years with all work and no play, and now that I have the chance to play, I'm going too far in the opposite direction... Or something.
I don't know. Hopefully I'll get back on track again soon, anyway. Sorry about the delays.