Josh Bossie

The driftwood will remind him about eternity

Category: Retrospective

  • Sprint 4 – Snowed In – Retrospective

    SNOWED IN Week of February 5th, 2017 OVERVIEW It’s always going to be a good week when I put out a new demo. February’s Were-Release went up on Friday and I’m psyched out of my mind. I cannot stress enough how motivational these releases are. Just the feeling of getting something out there is just…

  • PRE-SPRINT 13 – YEAR OF THE SWITCH – RETROSPECTIVE

    YEAR OF THE SWITCH Week of January 1st, 2017 OVERVIEW What a good week. First, I had a ton of success in learning GameMaker and porting old code and concepts over to it. I had been worried that I wouldn’t ‘jive’ with the GameMaker Language or GMS in general, but I genuinely love it and…

  • PRE-SPRINT 12 – MERRY QUITMAS – RETROSPECTIVE

    MERRY QUITMAS Week of December 25th, 2016 OVERVIEW Well, it’s official, then. I’ve put my two weeks notice in. Quitmas has come and gone, and now all that remains is a two week limbo before things really hit the fan. I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m somehow both thrilled about how much money I saved + dismayed that…

  • PRE-SPRINT 11 – CASE OF THE MONDAYS – RETROSPECTIVE

    CASE OF THE MONDAYS Week of December 18th, 2016 OVERVIEW After months – like, literally months – of saying I was going to focus on (ironically) focus and concentration, I finally go around to doing it. And it’s been great! I’ve studied up and practiced meditation. I’ve re-incorporated the Pomodoro system, this time with some…

  • PRE-SPRINT 10 – 33 DAYS – RETROSPECTIVE

    33 DAYS Week of December 11th, 2016 Overview Another week of little dev work, but a lot of analysis. I think I’m just about done the analysis stuff and with just a bit of time remaining (less than 33 days, you might say…) these next few sprints will be big I’m also incredibly tired tonight,…

  • PRE-SPRINT 9 – LET IT SNOW – RETROSPECTIVE

    LET IT SNOW Week of December 4th, 2016 Overview What is “game”? This question has plagued mankind for generations. Can it be answered here? Answered today? Can it be answered at all? Is answer even the right word? Is answer spelled right? Why the ‘w’? What purpose does it serve in that word? All good…

  • Pre-Sprint 8 – DAWN OF MEGA-MONTH – Retrospective

    DAWN OF MEGA-MONTH Week of November 27th Overview The nice thing about sprints – really, one of the most defining things – is being able to  change gears quickly. After weeks of programming I essentially spent an entire week where I didn’t open up my IDE once…and it was the best decision I’ve made thus…