It’s been years since I programmed or was in computer science. Always wanted to write games. Seems like a good time. Biotech and veterinary medicine aren’t really my loves. Fortunately, a lot has changed since I switched out of programming.
First stab at being a game developer:
Bust-A-Brick, my brand new game. Simple 2D arcade game modeled after some classics like Break-Out, Aquanoid, Brick Breaker, and others. It’s free to play, of course, because I’d have a hard time charging for it.
I wrote it using C# and Unity. Unity has been an amazing experience. Can’t sing the praises of Unity enough. This game is playable through the web, on my PC, on Mac or Linux, on my Android phone, and (presumably) on an iPhone, if I had one to test out. All with very little effort on my part. Thank you Unity. This truly is the age of independent game developers. Years ago I gave up on making games except as part of a huge company like EA, now it seems like there might be a chance to survive.
Don’t worry, I just went for a run today, triathlon is still by far the best sport in the world