Mike MGarcia's Games Development Blog

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A hobbyist Mobile/PC/Android/Console game development blog

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you have your own domain, a clunky blog and why use your real name?

I’ve had this site since 2005, but it’s very easy to sign up to ‘hive’ sites, ie medium, gamasutra, etc. But they all look the same, like facebook profiles, it’s dehumanizing, we’re all different. Flatpress is old and clunky, but it’s simple PHP, portable and I can modify how I like! I use my real name because I want my ‘work’ attributed to me, also it’s something that can’t be copied. For more information on these principles, read/listen Jaron Lanier’s book, You Are Not a Gadget, if you work online, it’s worth the investment!

Why didn’t I continue with game development when I was younger?

In the late 1990’s, game development was a lot harder and there was a lot less information. The little I did on the Net Yaroze, I found it cool and rewarding and very challenging. I thought I wasn’t proficient enough for the limited amount of work that was out there (compared to JAVA, Oracle, SAP R3, Business Analysis, etc, etc). Also, the Dot-com bubble burst happened when I finished university. In hind sight, I did more on the Net Yaroze then most owners (website & active on the newsgroup, I also coded a 3D demo!). But I don’t regret it, I wanted to be independent and move out of home, and I did!

Are you on patreon?

Yes, but not as a creator, https://www.patreon.com/mike_mgarcia . If you’re interested in what I do, consider registering to my newsletter below or try to follow me on social media.

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