So here's the deal. I'm roughly in Alex's age range. I was working in "Gaming" in the widest sense for a bunch of years now, but I never was able to make my own thing. Youtube didn't stick, Websites didn't stick. While I was at least _somewhat_ good at most things, I was never exceptionally great at anything and lost interest after realizing it's doomed to fail regardless.
Now, after getting out of a horrible job apart from my usual forte and nearly falling into a heavy depression because of it, my Psychiologist (sp? I'm from Germany, I'm sorry >.<) encouraged me to get a hobby I genuinely like while searching for my next job.
I figured I could do all those small things. I can draw (somewhat), I can compose (somewhat), I can use editing tools (somewhat) and maybe I can (somewhat) write coherent stories - but no guarantees on this one. Why not putting all of it together and finally, beginning my forties, starting to produce something I might genuinely love.
So in November I began my first work on Orbis Fugae, a point&click adventure with the twist of featuring more of an escape room puzzle style, which is kinda hard to explain. I guess it's best described by "you'll have to actually figure out which of the things you're seeing is actually a solution for a puzzle you're stuck on", as opposed to "just" combining everything with anything. At least, that's the idea behind it. We'll see if I actually can deliver on my own expectations.
Well, what's great is that I actually stuck with it. The game is still far, far from completion, obviously, but it's available for wishlisting on Steam now. It's got a Steam entry! It's officially an Indie project! It's got a Facebook and everything. I'm spending a few hours every day to get at least something done, be it Marketing, be it developing (I'm using Visionaire Studio), drawing or firing up FLStudio. Or constructing the weirdest diagrams to get a puzzle log going. Or figuring out characters or game areas. I'm still scared AF that I will just drop everything out of the blue, but for the first time in a long, long while I feel like I actually want to and will(!) finish a hobby project.
I don't know what y'all think about linking in here, since that might be considered self-promotion and (I think) this might be my first actual post despite being a Subscriber for quite a while.
I'll just leave the Steam link because I'm not selling anything yet, but I'm immensely proud of it and maybe someone finds a liking in it. If that's not cool, please remove the link. Here it is! https://store.steampowered.com/app/1237190/Orbis_Fugae/
Thanks for reading!
edit: oh god I forgot about the avatar I chose lol