Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Start of Something Productive

This summer is my last summer in a lot of ways. At least, it is the last "summer break" that I'll get. That means it's my last chance to be lazy, last chance to sleep in, and last chance to have fun.

Maybe I'm being a little over-dramatic.

The point is, I've decided to make this a summer of firsts, instead. I'm going to try to gather as many new gaming experiences as I can this summer. Many of them will be games from genres, time periods, and systems that I'd never ordinarily seek out. I still have one year of undergraduate studies left, but I'm making my first step into the real world right now, with this blog. This is the first time I've truly made my thoughts, my efforts, and my aspirations public. The first first in my summer of firsts (couldn't help myself!) is this: the first post of my summer project, Thumbstruck.

I haven't sorted out the list of games yet. I don't even really know what I'm going to write about. I just know that I'm going to try to broaden my horizons and get myself thinking about games and game design in ways that I haven't before. It'll be a learning experience, and hopefully you'll find it to be one worth reading about.

I'm open to suggestions; if anyone has a game they think I should play (or any other ideas), leave a comment or e-mail me. If not, though, I'll be back soon with a plan and some more interesting things to say.

- Vin


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