A Small Start

No one’s first game is great (or at least, that’s what I keep telling myself).

Sadly, I’ve spent much more time reading about making games and listening to podcasts about making games than I have actually trying to make a game. It’s that paralyzing fear of starting something…of not being adequately prepared, of not doing things the “right” way (whatever that is), of not being able to see it through. And then of course there’s the ultimate fear: the fear of failure. And since being unable to start something is in itself a type of failure, I have thus found myself in the Creative Anxiety Spiral of Doom for most of my life.

But this week I started making some trees 1 and maybe tomorrow I’ll make a pumpkin or a piece of fence.

game trees

And maybe it will start to get easier.

Or maybe it won’t. But either way, I want to keep chugging ahead, and I’m hoping this blog will help hold me accountable.