One Game Dad 32: Cleanliness Is A Lie
Nothing is clean. Not ever. So don't bother.
Or something like that. I feel very nihilistic about cleaning once my daughter returns to the house and undoes all of my work. And it's not a gradual thing that occurs over the week. It's an immediate return to chaos.
It also takes up a lot of time, which increasingly feels to be less in supply. That should change in the coming week as my current project with a client comes to an end. That project is a nice boost and will help my folio, but my personal projects have faltered as a result, so my folio isn't where I'd like it to be by now. And here we are with another month having passed us by.
On a positive note, I hosted the first Game Narrative Helsinki event this week and we had a good showing. It was a Q&A session with the Art Director from Rovio, Tatu Petersen-Jessen. I started the group to learn, share and connect with others, so it's definitely a selfish thing. But there wasn't anything focused on game narratives and game writing in Finland that was public. And with me getting a desk in Games Factory I figured it's a good start to building a network in the industry and making a name for myself.
I've also managed to keep producing The Writing Game. It's meant a few late nights as I edit it around everything else that goes on, but it's definitely worth it. As a series it's getting some traction so I can't complain.
This week I played around in the Far Cry 5 Arcade mode. As usual you can find this episode on Twitch (though I recorded on Mixer for a change), Youtube, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and iTunes. This podcast is hosted by the Third Culture Kids network.