I am doing PSN and Steam key giveaways on my twitter. Rules are as follows:
- Follow me
- Retweet the tweets marked with “RT and follow”
Giveaways can be of various types:
- Follower count and RT - Once I reach a follower count, I will choose a follower that has retweeted the announcement message. If you don’t retweet it, you won’t be in the running.
- Missing characters - I will warn followers in advance that a code will be coming, but it will be missing some characters. The tweet will contain a clue to help figure out the code, and the service/region it is valid in, example:
"The meaning of life" - AB?-CDE-F?G (Service - Region)
The key would be AB4-CDE-F2G
Thats about it. Steam keys will work in the US and can’t be guaranteed to work elsewhere, but good luck. PSN keys will be listed for the areas they will work (if no region is listed, assume US).
No Time to Think
Sometimes the work day isn’t all that long. Sometimes there are tons of things that just need to get done. Life can be work.
The other night I was hanging out with a few friends for my bachelor party. A question was posed: “What do you do that makes you say, ‘I am an adult’ after doing it?” - The answers came quick: “Paying bills”, “Having to mow my lawn”, and various other chores. I always thought that I would have more time when I got done with school.
Having stuff to do is good. I know I would go mad if I was constantly bored, but sometimes I think the same as I am constantly moving and busy. One day I will travel with my (soon to be!!) wife and pup. One day I will develop games. One day I will pick up photography, a guitar, and some sport.
Right now, in life, I am in a busy season… and thats ok.
Two weeks from tomorrow I will be getting married. I am excited and ready! We are coming down to the last details and things are falling in place. It’s going to be a great day.
Somehow, despite the joy I have for that day, I am still bummed today. I have been waking up the past few weeks and longing to do full time game development. I hope to start into some side work more after the wedding, but it just sucks to know where I want to go and feel like I am not able to make that leap across.
On a cool note, take a look at the quick video on The Behemoth’s arcade cabinets they built for PAX 2013. It makes me want to build another…
Things are still rather busy for myself and Lindsey. We do have our wedding site up: http://wedding.sart.in
I hope to be working on some games soon, maybe get some spikes of tech demos in before the PS4 comes out and consumes my free time.
If your goals and dreams aren’t laughed at because of how ridiculous they are, you aren’t trying hard enough.
I have disappeared, unintentionally. Since I last wrote, I proposed to and am set to marry the Love of My Life, found a new house to rent, and am picking up a puppy this weekend.
I have written a few posts for Atomic Spin: http://spin.atomicobject.com/author/jared-sartin/ I will try to cross-post them more often from here on out. I have a few more posts in the hopper.
iOS Private Browsing + localStorage = Frustration
Recently I had been working on a little mobile web app that fetches JSON data, puts it in localStorage, and then renders the views for it. Since the data could get large, there is a check that occurs before the full JSON dump. If we have localStorage data, then the app asks the server what version is the latest. The app will then either render the data if it’s the latest or pull more data down from the server and stash it away and render it to the screen.
Kickstarting a Game Idea
I am a huge video game nerd. Playing, replaying and even creating my own. Recently I decided to dive headfirst into a big project, a mobile MMORPG. Whoa… It’s really a big task, and will require a lot of time and money to build and maintain. There are many ways to get funding and support in big projects, my choice was Kickstarter.