First Games With The Own Game Engine

How to gain visibility to our video games without drowning in the darkness?

I have been thinking about this question for a long time. Since we started planning our first game ideas with my good friend HappyLittleRat back in 2014, this is the question that has mostly bothered my mind. In past years, I have followed several game developers and followed how their games have drowned in the mass of video games. Especially in mobile games, but also in PC games, it is a big challenge to get the game visible as there is all the time coming to a lot of new games in the market. Separation of your game from the mass is more easily said than done.

The gaming industry is very competitive, and if you do not have the name or resources to promote your game, you are in a difficult situation. Sudden enrichment and the ease of getting started make many try their luck, but few understand what it takes to make a good game. I also did not know that back in the days. I was naive about how the games made good games, and I did not see how much effort it need after all. The last five years have gone fast. When I look back at the past, the amount of new information has been unbelievable that I have learned in these years. However, I still feel that I have just scratched the surface, and I have much to learn. It Looks like the saying “more you know, less you understand” holds behind the words.

An old friend of mine, HappyLittleRat started writing his game engine around the same time in 2015, and that workload has been mindless what he has done over the years. I have been privileged to follow his development of all-day work with the engine. Things have not always gone as we originally had planned. However, without mistakes and failures, we would not be in the situation where we are now. I can not describe his work ethic enough, but I do not think that there are not many coders on his level in the world. I am sure that work with the own engine will be rewarded in the future when we get to build more new games with it.

It is good to remember those game ideas are free, and ideas have no value before games are in the market, and players like them. We have gone through many awesome game ideas, which I would like to talk more about in the future. Sadly we do not have enough resources to implement our best ideas. It has been painful to follow some other game studios to implement similar ideas and be successful with those. It just tells us how fierce the competition is in this industry, but our time will come. We need to keep up the good work, continue to develop our ideas and try to be one step ahead of our competitors in the future.

Before I go to our current game project, I would like to present our first game, Defusal.

This game has been the first game in which development I have been taking part, and it has offered me a lot of valuable experience. This game is also proof that our game engine is working and has got something done. Even it is a simple puzzle game, it has proven to be an addictive game for those who like to play mine games like minesweeper.

I am excited about our current game project because this will be something different we have been planing before. The idea is simple, where the player can build an automation line and optimizes production. The idea is to produce a different kind of pieces as efficiently as possible with the available material. I hope we can share more information about this game project soon.

Perhaps you understand now better why I am thinking about this “how to gain visibility in our games?” question all the time. Sadly I don’t have to offer a clear answer, because we are still struggling with this question. I think the main thing is that we will produce quality games that do not have many bugs. I think the quality is the key to establish a trust that we can create good games now and in the future.

I welcome you to join our Discord server to download and test our first game for free: http://discord.gg/7XXn7kk

See you soon, thanks!

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The Game of Stocks Picking

How to master Game of Stocks?

I have always been good with games. Not because I would be smarter or better than other players, but because I have been willing to sacrifice more time and see more effort to master the game better than other players. I am a very competitive person, and I hate losing. Hundreds, if not thousands, of video game players, have proved my desire to win in various games. Whatever it takes has been my attitude to be the best.

But this game of stock picking was not a typical game I was used to in video games. It took some time to understand how to play this game and understand the fact in this game that I am not competing against other investors. In this game, I have only two opponents which to fight. The first one is Mr. Index, and the second one is yourself.

In this game, I had to leave my strength areas and create a strategy. My way would have been a lot easier if I was investing my money in index funds. Would I change anything if I could choose again? No! I would not because, despite all the effort, I have learned an enormous amount of new useful information.

Although I have been doing this for years, I will regularly learn new things and ideas. There is not an end game in this game. I also need to be careful with all the information, because recently the amount of information and new ideas has exploded. Social media, Youtube, and various forums are full of new investors who are full of self-confidence. I am not surprised by that because the past year has been great for many investors. I am just worried about where this is all leading.

I do not want to go deeper now to go through my strategy of how I invest. I will do it another time. Also, I don’t want to start telling you how you should make your investments or give tips because I can be just as wrong as right. Every person has a responsibility for where they invest their money, and in the end, they can blame only themselves if they make bad investments. For this reason, I have been concerned about the current trend when new investors are buying shares without even basic research of the companies.

I have no idea where the current market is going. I am afraid that at some point the history will repeat itself. How to prepare for the changing market environment in the future? This one is a good question which I will be writing more about in the future, but in short, my strategy is that I’m ready for anything whatever may happen. I am confident that my portfolio will perform well in the future, even if the market momentarily collapses. Whatever happens, I try to stick to my strategy.

When I am researching the different companies, my main idea is that their stocks are more valuable in the future than they are today. I also keep in mind that I’m not buying a stock price but the business itself. Stock prices are all the time moving and are also greatly influenced by external factors in the market. However, if the company’s business is growing, the stock course will usually follow it sooner or later. For this reason, I will try to always invest in a great business with a longer perspective.

Internet is full of these “buy this stock and do this” blogs, and I do not want to start writing what you should do or not do. I want to write about my views and thoughts, and I hope these can help you make better choices in the stock market. It is good to remember that when someone offers you easy money, it is usually a scam.

Thanks!

-Milestonemonger

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New goal, a new milestone!

Hello World!

It’s milestonemonger here and it’s time to reach another milestone!

The last year 2020 has gone by too fast and even I haven’t written anything here, there hasn’t been any single week I wouldn’t have thought about writing a blog. All the time I had a feeling, that I have something to tell, but I haven’t found a way how to express myself.

Almost every day I go through huge amounts of information. Gaming stuff, gaming ideas, researching different companies for investment purposes, the stock market in general, World politics and events, technology, etc. I’m addicted to information, researching, and studying new subjects.

My original purpose has been to start writing a blog about games and my development in game development. This goal is still progressing slowly, but surely. However, I have noticed to strayed to a side path. I found myself working in the IT sector for one big giant in the industry almost every day. I have also found myself spending a lot more of my free time researching the stock market and companies. After combining these all to the family life with the kids, I start to feel like there arent enough hours in the day.

I know that I do way too much work, but I can not stop now. I’m beginning to feel like I’m just getting started! I have a strong feeling that I could do something bigger or at least help someone else make better choices in their life with the information that I have learned during the years.

Now it’s time to turn the next page in the story and get to work.

Thanks,

milestonemonger

The More You Learn, The Less You Know

It has been a while when I have been writing a blog post last time. It’s funny when I think about it because last year there is not that kind of week that I’m not thinking about the writing. I maybe have been too busy with work, family, and other things. I don’t know. I maybe have been focus too much to learn something new, and now I notice that I’m processing too many things. Somehow I feel like more I learn, less I know.

I should notice that it’s not that easy to get people to understand things the same way that I’m thinking about.

Game ideas are good examples of those because very few people have similar experiences about the gaming that I had because everyone had their path of how they see and play the games. When I write something, I should also find a way how to explain it to the people. When people read the text, they will create their thought about it. I am have been too often waiting for people to see things in the same way as myself. How could they do that if I didn’t tell them what I was thinking?

Let’s make an example.

”I have a beautiful cottage next to the beach.”

If in my head the cottage is red and it’s next to the lake how the reader can know is the cabin next to the lake, sea or river? How can he/she ever guess what color the cottage is?

I need to learn to explain it.

”I have a beautiful red cottage next to the lake beach.”

When I write ideas down, those small things can make a huge difference. I think it’s not just me. If we all would focus on these small things when we explain something, we would maybe avoid a lot of misunderstandings.

Thanks!

-Milestonemonger

Twitter @Milestonemonge4

 

 

Do We Live In The Past?

We live in the moment, and often we close our eyes for reality. Sometimes we are too afraid to see what is happening or what kind of challenges the future is bringing to us. We prefer to live in the past and dreaming of the thinks what we could have done differently. It is easy to retrospectively at things and sees the mistakes. Seeing those mistakes the current situation is much more challenging, and we probably won’t realize these errors until time has passed and its too late tho change the things.

We all make mistakes, and we will make more mistakes in the future. We are not robots, but luckily we can also learn from our mistakes. The person who had done something stupid a decades ago has most likely learned about the mistakes. We most likely think that the person is still the same if we haven’t seen him for decades. It is difficult to change that picture of the person even we should not think like he/she is still acting like the same way.

Each of us evolves every day, but our directions are different. If you write something on the paper today and read it after 5 years, you most likely don’t think the same way as today. Today you and I are not the same people that we were back then ten or twenty years ago. Still, people who haven’t seen us for a long time are most likely remembering us like we were back then. However, I cannot blame them because we all do the same thing more or less.

Thanks!

-Milestonemonger

Twitter @Milestonemonge4

 

Long Time No See

Hello!

It has been I while when I have written something for last time, and now I beginning to feel like I would like to write something again. When time passes, we start see things different perceptive than before. That remains us how our opinions and ideas are evolving all the time when we are learning more. It is a funny feeling when you start seeing things under the surface, and the blocks are starting to hit the places when we are looking at the overall picture.

That’s the sight that we are evolving, and when that happens all that you have written before, are beginning to feel like inadequate. Learning the thinks and starting to see thinks for different perspective will not happen at the moment, but in the long run, it begins to change us, and our thinking. It’s a long way, and everything that we have done in our path will remind us of what we have done, and how we have seen things before.

I begin to write this blog almost one year ago, mostly because I wanted to improve my writing skills because I’m not speaking English at native. Also, I wanted to slowly start talking about my game ideas and prepare myself to the upcoming challenges with our game projects. I also started to write about the online marketing, money making methods and social media, because I at the time I wanted to learn more about those things, and find out is there some opportunities that would suit me to earn a little extra income. However slowly I started to notice, that those things did not suit my purposes, and writing begins slowly take too much time and effort. When I got a feeling that writing is not funny anymore, I decided to take a small break. Now slowly I have a feeling that I would like to begin to write again, but this time I will set my own rules.

When I stop writing I didn’t feel that I would not like to write. I stop writing because I felt like it is taking too much time and effort, and now when I look back about those things I can easily see the problems. First of all, I was setting my self too many terms and conditions. Keywords, how long the article should be, the same subject, how I will share it in the social media, how the search engines will found my article, etc. The biggest issue was that I write about the ideas about what I was studying. So before I was apple to write an article, I needed to study the subject first, and that was slowly starting to take too much time and effort. When I did not have time to study the thinks, I got the feeling that I’m being left behind my schedule, and I’m not get anything done. That’s not the way how I would like to write my blog anymore, but I would not change anything. I learned a lot, and the only way to evolve yourself is to face the problems and try to continue your journey.

However I still feel like I would have something to tell to the world, but this time it will happen with my own rules. First of all, I have to realize that writing should be fun and I will enjoy it. I have already so many things to do when I’m working now one of the biggest companies in the world, then I want to use the time for our game project, and give time to my family. Also, I should not care about the rules of blogging so much. After all, I’m just writing to myself, and I should not give so much weight about things like keywords, social media, advertising etc. It would be awesome, If some people can get some ideas or knowledge out of my articles, but it does not happen before I can develop my content to a higher level.

Twitter @Milestonemonge4