I haven’t been doing my usual stuff for awhile, so here’s a long, chill update video to watch explaining what’s been going on and what’s going to happen!
If you don’t want to listen to me ramble for thirty minutes, then here’s the highlights:
A lot of stressful events have occurred within the past half-a-year that led me to experience heightened panic disorder symptoms and creative burnout (which I have since recovered from).
I decided to take a gap semester before transferring colleges later this year.
I was involved with a confidential project that currently holds an unknown fate.
I had a panic attack when I last streamed game development, which led to unhealthy avoidance behavior.
I got diagnosed with a sinus infection and was prescribed antibiotics, which indirectly heightened my anxiety.
I’m going to work on one or two small games to fully get myself back into the gamedev mindset.
I’m going to start streaming again, starting tomorrow! I will be experimenting with schedules to see what works best for me.
Garb & Corncob: Copyright Calamity is still happening, but it’s on hold for now while I work on the aforementioned smaller games. I will most likely rewrite the game’s code as well as redesign the battle system, while carrying over existing art and story elements.
Whether you watch the video or read the blog post, thanks for listening to what I have to say and keeping up with my stuff! Tis much appreciated!
Last night on Twitch, I made a surprise announcement: Garb & Corncob now has a subtitle! Garb & Corncob: Copyright Calamitychronicles the duo of Garb & Corncob as they go on a quest to free themselves from the shackles of copyright infringement! Catch the full announcement, including the reveal of Corncob’s Unoriginal Form and a tease at the game’s antagonist, below!
As mentioned at the beginning of this month, I have set up a brand new Twitch channel. After a few test streams, I have decided to stick with Twitch as my livestreaming platform of choice. I currently intend to stream for roughly 2 hours each Saturday and Sunday. Saturday streams will consist of art and game development, while Sunday streams will consist of gameplay. I originally intended to have scheduled start times for each stream, but these plans unfortunately do not work with my constantly-changing college schedule.
I will be going live this weekend with avatar sketching and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 side quests! I hope you’ll join me, and I hope to see this channel grow strong!
Hey all! I’ve made a few changes to my various social media accounts, and I wanted to let everyone know what’s changed!
My Instagram username has changed from “corngamer” to “garbdev”. I’ve been meaning to change my username over there for awhile now, but I’ve struggled to come up with a good username since my own name has already been taken.
Coinciding with the Instagram name change, Corncob’s Twitter account, @CorncobTweets, has changed to @GarbDev, with me as the account’s head. Corncob’s done a good job of structuring the content output on the account, so while I am taking the wheel, I don’t intend to change what’s posted there.
Finally, I mentioned in a previous post my plans to return to streaming in late September. I’ve been wanting to test out streaming on Twitch before I bring back regular weekly streams, as I feel the platform may be a better fit for the content I am trying to produce. As such, I have created a Twitch channel! I intend to do some test streams on the channel within the next few weeks to see how everything goes over there. Announcements for these test streams will be limited to my Discord server, so join if you wish to be notified when I go live with testing!
Thanks for checking out what’s new! I’m hard at work on game development and preparing for the return of weekly streams, and I can’t wait to show people what I’ve been working on!
This weekend I am participating in Global Game Jam 2018 at EKU. This event will be livestreamed starting at 6pm tonight, January 26th, and should continue to be live throughout the 48 hours of the game jam. If you wish to tune in at any time, you can do so here: https://www.twitch.tv/ekucsc