As mentioned in my previous post, I have been working on a project for many years. To be exact, I began my mission into creating my own game when I was fourteen. Twelve years later, at the slightly-more-ripe age of twenty-six (congratulations to the mathematicians who worked that out), I have discovered that the old ways are definitely the best, but definitely the least fun.
I have a backup drive which I pretty much slap everything on. I have discovered, or rather re-discovered, whole collections of music that I thought were lost in amongst the computer switches that I have had to make over the years. Unfortunately, files come and files go, especially when you don’t keep a close eye on that little backup. And so, after looking for my files to make a good start on re-booting the game, I discover that they aren’t on my hard-drive. They aren’t on my backup. They are nowhere, lost in the nether.
Luckily, I decided to make a portfolio of my work, so that I had a physical copy of the data.
My evening, or at least the next few evenings, are going to be spent grinding away, inputting all of the data into a spreadsheet or database, and then redesigning the game from the ground up. Laborious. Tedious. But so very pleased that I took the time to print out my data.
Now, if you will excuse me, I have far too much work to be getting on with…