It’s been quite a while since this blog got an update and I think now would be a pretty solid time to do so.
So, what have I been up to for the past couple of months? Excitingly enough, I actually have stuff to talk about!
As many of my peers have been doing, I am also still working to get my first full industry position. In the meantime though, I’ve kept myself busy. I’ve spent most of my post-graduate time trying to expand my horizons, looking into areas of the industry I hadn’t considered before. This mainly came in the form of an opportunity that was presented to me by Weathered Sweater, an indie company in Vermont. I was given the opportunity to act as a contracted QA tester.
This was a huge eye opening experience for me. I had engaged in QA before via the Champlain College QA Labs, but this was in a much more professional setting. Throughout my sessions, I spent time learning more about how exactly QA was conducted in an industry setting and honestly, I took quite a liking to it. So much so that I’m now seeking out QA positions as one of my main industry options. There’s just something I love so much about ramming my head against the metaphorical concrete wall trying to figure out why the main character clips through the floor in Hallway B but not Hallway D.
While dipping my feet into the QA scene has been arguably the most exciting thing I’ve been a part of, I’ve also tried to keep up with the design side of things. Specifically, I have spent time looking into the Card Game industry. It’s a genre of games I’ve been in love with for as long as I can remember and I felt that now was a perfect time to deepen my understanding of it. With these thoughts in mind, I challenged myself to design cards for a pre-existing card game, the product of which will soon be up on this site! It’s something I had so much fun with and I am incredibly excited to write about it.
The final and most recent piece of all this would be my narrative work. Out of all of the things I spent time on at Champlain, I think my narrative work was also something I failed to represent in a proper way. As of the writing of this post, I don’t have a single solo narrative piece within my portfolio. That’s not to say I haven’t written any, I just don’t believe any of my previous works are portfolio worthy. With that said, my current project should be sufficient in changing this. I hope to have updates on this project as I continue to work on it and I expect many of my weekly updates from this point on to focus on this.
Speaking of which… I actually do want to try to get back into the swing of writing these blog posts. In my mind, it’ll give me an extra incentive to get a little more done each week.
For now though, I think that’s it for me. Hopefully, this will be the first of many new posts as the new year comes in.