January has ended. Project Red Pill has ended. (See previous post.) Sort of... Results were mixed, but mainly positive. The goal I set for myself was to to stop consuming content websites like reddit in order to increase my output of hobby projects. I did manage to increase the time I spent on projects which was great. I also increased the time watching TV and playing games. And cheated a tiny tiny bit a few times when motivation was low. Playing games is OK. It's excellent workout for the brain. TV not so much.
So what was I doing? I plowed through a few GameMaker tutorials in a misguided ambition to finally make a computer game. I learned that my game idea was a bad match to GameMaker. But more importantly I made a prototype for a beer'n'pretzel card game about a space empire. First and second play tests were extremely successful, so we've (my nerd-bro Daniel is on board) escalated plans and resources to publish it through Gamecrafter.com which is a print-on-demand service for card and board games. Finally I've also worked on the table top game, which I've posted about before.
Overall a raging success! I thoroughly recommend everyone to limit your media consumption in favor of creative endeavors. 1st of February I had reddit binge, like a fat person ending a diet, but since then I'm trying to stay productive. I will continue to resist being a media drone!