Another year coming to an end, and my contribution to the universal pool of knowledge is just another list with games I played during the year, together with some comments where I explain what I found remarkable from a design point of view.
Although some of them just came fresh out of the oven in 2019, others were just serendipitous discoveries or recommendations of not so new titles.
About my 2016:
A few things in Spanish. In July I launched the first chapter of The Time-Space Travels of Little Sallie Dustfield. I’ve written a lot and I’ve drawn a lot, but I don’t think I’ve ever been more fond of any other of my characters. I hope I can publish the next two chapters of the trilogy in 2017.
I also hope I find a couple of gaps next year to publish two projects that are actually 90% done. My plan had been to publish them on 2016, but at least I was able to give them a good boost. Since I’m working a lot more on games and interactive storytelling lately, and much less on plain old prose, there will be some in English too!
The truth is that I have barely written any fiction on 2016, at least compared to previous years. In November 2015 I started working full-time as a game designer, and since then I’ve tried to educate myself and explore other ways to tell stories. Bad part is my prose is less agile, and some times I find myself forgetting basic stuff I would have given for granted before. But doing more varied stuff feels good too, and I can always go back and catch up again. :D
Anyway, since I work full-time on video games, I’ve learned quite a little bit about many things as staging, script writing, and also, I have drawn a lot!
Still working on my epic quest of learning how to use Construct 2 while I design and develop my first Hidden Object game. Sneak peek:
I spent last week in Cologne. I bought a combined GDC Europe / Gamescom pass for Indie developers, and I have to say travelling on purpose from Barcelona was worth it. Tried out great games I didn’t know about, heard good speakers, and even had time to enjoy some side events and leisure stuff.