Ok. This is a habit now. Two points is a line right… I’m forming a good habit.
Today I mostly spend being nervous about streaming and setting up little things, streamed an episode and lost it to the void (I’m hoping to record them as if I just stream them, mostly no one will see it, also you can export from twitch to youtube now without video touching your hard drive so yay). Anyways I streamed an OFFICIAL episode 1 where I recapped and explained everything that I explained some of in the blog post yesterday but then I get into some good programming meat.
Anyways, here it is:
I’ve found that streaming is probably most useful as a tool to focus me on important work, only what I would consider “real” game design progress. Even if no one is watching just the ritual of setting up a performance and then being in the mindset of what you’re doing is also for the benefit of someone else made me super productive. It was also a little more stressful and tiring to work while streaming and to talk through it, and it also makes me self conscious ( I hid away in a outdoor office ) but I imagine that’s part of what focuses me and also that it’ll only get easier. As a serial procrastinator, just horseing myself to communicate and show people that I’m working puts a real motivation behind me. Even just by telling a few friends that I had this plan has changed my mindset about it completely.
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