Wednesday, September 29, 2010

obligatory intro post

Hello, Interwebz!

I'll be relatively brief, since I definitely plan to get onto some other posting very soon.  I'd just like to take a moment to say hi ("Hi!") and informally announce the existence of neocade.  What is neocade, you may be asking?  Well, over the coming weeks and months, I'll tell you - just not yet.  

You see, I'm not exactly completely sure what it is just yet, either.  Since I don't want to make a liar of myself by telling you one thing and then possibly changing my mind about it halfway through execution for whatever reason, it's probably best for me to just keep my mouth shut for now.

But ohhhh, there's so much to talk about!  I thought that instead of trying to hype a bunch of stuff that doesn't really exist yet, I'd open up this outlet to just talk about some of the things that neocade is about, mainly, as the name suggests, video games.  

Why?  Well, I, like many of you, grew up playing video games.  Lots and lots of video games.  Possibly an unhealthy amount, depending on who you ask.  It's embedded itself into my very soul.  So much so that the only logical thing for a guy like me to do with his life is to make more of these video gaming experiences.  Better ones, in fact.  I'll admit that it has been an obsession of mine for many years - just ask anyone who's known me for any length of time.  And, like some of you, I did try putting those dreams aside in favor of a more pragmatic approach to earning a buck (which working in the video games industry is generally not - just ask anyone who makes them for a living).  It's kind of a long and ultimately mildly depressing story, so I'm not going to blog about it.  I did learn a few things about working on very large projects, and especially about making a high quality product, and what it means to do that.  So when I finally did leave the company that I worked for, and spent some time that evening sitting by a lake near my home in Seattle, with not a care in the world, reflecting on what I'd been doing for the past four years of my life, I realized something - I've been given the chance now to do what I really want to be doing with my life - make really awesome video games.  And so that's what I intend to do with what I am now calling neocade.

..exactly how, well, I'll leave that as a mystery for now. 

Thanks for reading.  I hope to blog at you again soon :)