So – hi! Welcome to the new blog. As you might be aware, I had a blog of sorts over at good old Blogger. It had a good run before slowly running out of steam. I’ve always felt kinda bad about that. There were several reasons for this.
- We have a toddler running around now, which certainly puts a crimp on my internet time.
- I’m busier than ever in terms of productivity, although you wouldn’t know it to look at this website
- Social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have really become the most effective ways to the word out.
#3 is the big one. Twitter gives me more social presence bang for my internet buck than blogging ever did, and it’s no coincidence that Wadjet Eye Games has grown exponentially due to its influence. However, I can’t help but MISS the personal connection blogging gave me. Some things just can’t be contained within 140 characters. As a central hub for ideas, thoughts, screenshots and general miscellany – it can’t be beat. So my resolution for 2015 was to bring it back. And here it is. One week early.
I do have plans for this blog. As I said, Wadjet Eye has grown. For the longest time the words “Wadjet Eye” just meant me, and then grew to include Janet when we got married. Then one year ago we hired a full time artist (Ben Chandler), and then last month we hired our first full time designer (Francisco Gonzalez). We also work with dozens of developers, composers and writers and things; all of whom make these games what they are. So you won’t just be reading blog entries from me. You will also be reading entries from Ben, Francisco, and anyone involved in the games we are publishing.
You might also have noticed that this blog is no longer being hosted by Blogger. I’ve decided to pull up stakes and move the blog over to the Wadjet Eye Games website. While it means a bit of work in the short run (keeping the software updated and slaying spambots is almost a fulltime job) I still think it’s a good idea. Making a post on Blogger almost felt like a waste. If I’m going to do something like write a blog piece, I am doing it in the hopes that you’ll come and read it. So if you’re going to go to a website to read a thing I write, why not come HERE? To this website. With images of my games all up in your face. Who knows? Maybe you’ll stick around and buy something. I certainly wouldn’t object.