I am a programming enthusiast with a day job and a Kaggle competitor and web game designer by night (though not all on the same night). After starting to learn the guitar in my forties, I now play as often as I can, which is not often enough.
I have decided to build an online role-playing game. Whilst an experienced programmer, I have not seriously attempted a game before. Now I am.
Games involve many of my professional and personal interests, things like game design, user interface design, computer animation, artificial intelligence and natural language processing. I intend to cover all of these at some stage. I also have a few crazy ideas I plan on springing on you.
It will take a while, and the journey will be full of twists, bends and dead ends. I plan to share my more entertaining mistakes and successes here. I hope fellow developers can offer advice and feedback, and people who do other things for a living can get a feel for what programmers do. It’s not like in the movies.
Here we go.