It's that special time of year again, the San Francisco pilgrimage. I am so pleased, surprised and honoured to be back here again. I've had a tough year so far, and that makes it all the sweeter to be in this wonderful and inspiring place. So what's the plan? I got three things that I want achieve this year.
I want to get a ton of feedback on DEEP. I am going show the game every day for at least an hour and try and get answers to some of the toughest questions I am facing with the design. I also just want to let people know about it and get some conversations started.
We want to move the Game Design degree towards a portfolio entry. I was pretty terrible at school and as things stand, I would not have been able to get a place on the course. I am no fan of the Leaving Cert and points system and I think portfolios make more sense than anything else. I want to talk to other courses that already have this in place and see how it is working for them.
Most importantly, I want to have fun. My best work, and my best self, grows out of a pool of joy and happiness. I want to fill up my reserves, like a camel at an oasis.