Daniel Petersen's Blog

Documenting my struggle to make a videogame, amongst other nonsense

Home Projects

Plan for the Next Year

Posted on 2016-08-31

For the past two years I’ve been saving my money with a vague idea that I would take time off from working full time in order to finally finish It Always Ends In Nuclear War. That time has now come. I just finished moving into a place where I’ll have a much lower monthly burn rate, I’m going to have enough money to at the very least last a year.

Finishing It Always Ends In Nuclear War is now my priority. I’m still going to be working a few hours every week for what was previously my full time job, but the amount of time I can devote to the game has increased to at least 30 hours a week. To put this into perspective, it was rare that I could spend that much time a month working on the game.

Until now this game has basically been a cool hobby for me, but it’s a very time consuming hobby. For my own sanity I need to finish it and put it behind me. When the game is done I’m going to put it up for sale and see what happens. I’ve read enough video game post mortems at this point to realize that I have almost no chance of making any money, but that’s all right. It’d be really dissapointing and I’m sure I’d be upset, but I’ll be happy just completing the game and having something to put on my resume.

I think it’s going to be a fun year for me.

Copyright © - Daniel J. Petersen