No Time To Play

No Time To Play is five

by on Aug.11, 2015, under Miscellaneous

It says much about my state of mind this year that on the blog’s fifth anniversary I waited until evening to write a few lines. Two years ago I complained that things seemed to be looking down. Turns out, they can always get worse. For a while after that post, I didn’t work on games at all. Then I started coming back in a way, slowly and half-heartedly. Guess it showed, because basically no-one noticed my games from the past few months. More recently, finances and ISP outages alike threatened the blog itself, to the point that I decided to write a book and start a Tumblr so No Time To Play can at least survive in other forms should the worst come to pass. Sadly nobody noticed those either…

The upswing from all this? Unlike a couple of months ago, I want the blog to survive. Five years is a lot of time, and good things have accumulated here. Moreover, I do see a future for videogames now, though it’s far from the glorious VR-fest everyone else seems to dream of. If things seem slow for the moment, it’s because these days I’m working on a different kind of game, that only involves computers tangentially. But I’ll come back eventually. I always do.

What matters is that you, my readers, are still here when that happens, or else there’s no point to me plodding along. So, happy reading.

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Nightwrath

    Happy ‘birthday’ and many more years to come! (I hope)
    I always read the articles here, although I am not such an active on commenting, but I guess we all have phases in our lives…
    I still follow the news here and try to provide news for this place (whenever I can). However, Felix is the master of this place so he decides what goes on here and to be honest this place looks much more different than Gamasutra or other places I also visit from time to time. I think that is a good thing and in the end… all that matters is that you Felix like to work for this site and put a lot of passion into it.

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