Anyone else get lonely making games?

KrogothicKrogothic Member, PRO Posts: 123
edited November -1 in Miscellaneous
By the time I get making games, I find that my friends and family dont want to hear about it.

The more complicated the game or development progress passes the point that it would take a long time to explain things I just give up on it.

I work directly in media research and I am surrounded by seeming intelligent people but when they ask about a games progress I just smile and give a simple answer. Knowing if I open that can of worms its going to turn into a long conversation. And if I do they look at me like I am a freak or something. haha

I was just wondering if I am alone here with these experiences or has anyone else have the same experiences?

Break time is over back to work !

I look forward to everyone thoughts on this )




  • mynameisacemynameisace Hull, UKMember Posts: 2,484
    I never mention any of it to my girlfriend because when I do, I see her mind wander off and think about flowers, cooking and all that other girl stuff haha.

  • MagoNicolasMagoNicolas Member, PRO Posts: 2,090
    I just talk a little about what the game is about, and then about the success it would happen.
    With my last game ePig Dash, I told everyone that would be top 1 at least in Chile and that I Will appear in News, Noeone Belive me! Off Course.
    BUt it happened!

    Now they start believing one me, and Tomorrow we will celebrate the birthday of one of my cousins, and All family want to see the advance of my next project,

  • SparkyidrSparkyidr Member Posts: 2,033
    mynameisace said:
    I never mention any of it to my girlfriend because when I do, I see her mind wander off and think about flowers, cooking and all that other girl stuff haha.


  • mynameisacemynameisace Hull, UKMember Posts: 2,484
    Nail on the head!

  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Member Posts: 8,188
    I'm always conscious of not talking too much about it with most of my friends, as I can go on about it for hours and don't want to bore them!

    Which is why it's nice to have someone else invested in the project, Artists like Basil for Air Supply, Ian for Kraken, or Mr. Funkleberry for Air Supply SOS!

    Also, my friend Jake co-created Gravitrixx with me - I do miss working with him, as we had a lot of fun, and it was great to have some help on a project!

    We do still chat lots as he's working on Project Red for Quantum Sheep, while I work on other stuff.

    So yeah - it can be kinda isolating - but having people around you that want to help/get stuck in is a big advantage!

    QS :D

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...

  • butterbeanbutterbean Member, PRO Posts: 4,315
    It is isolating, but I find that a few of my friends and family are very interested in game development, especially coming from a developer who's never coded in their life... they find it fascinating.

    I would love to chat on and on for hours about it, but I know it can reach a saturation point with some people, so that's what QS, Tshirtbooth, and other devs are here for! I love hearing about new projects, so skype me anytime if you want to talk "Shop" :)
  • mynameisacemynameisace Hull, UKMember Posts: 2,484
    What's your Skype?

  • FjantIncFjantInc Member Posts: 115
    I'm in luck for having game interested friends (I studied game development =) And I can always get good feedback if I wanted from them. Many of my other friends are also game interested so I can always discuss some with them, but not as ingoing as with my study buddies. I often use them to try out a concept I've been working on, just to see if they think it sounds like it could be a good idea.
  • KrogothicKrogothic Member, PRO Posts: 123
    I am glad that Im not the only that has to go thur this .. lol I may fire up skype and start chatting that way !
  • AsymptoteellAsymptoteell Member Posts: 1,362
    don't forget about the chatroom!
    Also, I don't tell many people about this though sometimes, I will make a change attribute joke just to see if, by chance, anyone I'm with also uses it. No one ever does.

  • LumpAppsLumpApps Member Posts: 2,872
    I talk to my dog...
  • ozboybrianozboybrian PRO Posts: 2,102
    Yeah. I wish there someone in Brisbane Australia that uses GS. Then we could meet up and learn from each other.
    Sick of boring people with my GS jiberish :(
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