by Joe Flood on 16 May 2015
I've not posted on here for several months now - what's going on?!
It's complicated, exciting, and completely terrifying. I left my job as a mobile software developer at a pretty cool company and joined on as a Junior Programmer at an even cooler company - Rockstar!
Livin' the dream, right?!
Well, it means that all the time I'm working there, I can't make my own games due to contractual limitations. And I can't start up my own, well, startup business for the time being. It's a bit of a tradeoff, but in fairness, a really good one.
Economic stability, great benefits, and a workplace which feels like just hanging out and having a great time - all while pushing out some of the best work in the industry (though, really, I can't take much credit for GTA5 for example - while I did work on the PC port, it was all behind-the-scenes tech stuff, and nothing I could show my friends and be proud of!).
Life. Sometimes you just don't know what's around the corner. And sometimes, that's the best part!
What does it mean for this blog though? Well, it just means that any code I do in my spare time now is generic and not marketable games/engine work. It's algorithms, keeping stuff performant, and boilerplate. So I'll undoubtedly bore you with some of that here, but I also am more likely to comment on the industry and tech news rather than just what I'm working on personally. Stay tuned!