This blog post has been in the making for about a couple of years now, when I first received a Facebook private message from a former student who wanted to go to graduate school. I just never got around to writing it until I noticed that the question has been coming up more often, not just from students who would visit me at the office but also from colleagues in the game development firm that I worked for last year.
Ok, so let me just compile the gist of most of the questions:
- My parents do More >
There is this meme that has been going around the internet about what a lot of purebred industry practitioners say:
The full quotation is:
Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.
In the essence of fairness, I don’t even want to know who said this. I might meet him someday and judge him as small-minded based on this ignorant statement alone when this could have been an isolated case of temporary insanity. But here are the things that many purebred industry practitioners do not know More >
This is probably going to be the nth time that my portfolio has moved domains, from Coolay.com to Skysenshi.com to Sarimanok.ph. Now it’s back again at Skysenshi, except I gave it a subdomain of its own. Funny that I should be relocating it again when I haven’t even updated it with the last two games I produced.
You might be wondering what happened and what’s going to happen to Sarimanok. Things were crazy for me at the height of producing 5 games while also finishing my doctoral dissertation More >