A Fresh Start

A new city, a new home, a new job, a new year, and a new outlook on life.

For the first time in a long time I’m on a high for game development and the road ahead. Large projects, bigger ideas, great success and room for failure… all these things are culminating in an energy that I haven’t had in a long time. I’m really quite excited about whats to come.

I’ve been building a project in my mind for about two years now that I have not found the energy to start on. It would be something to create in my own time and write at my own pace. But its been hard… my energy for the past year has been really low, and the project will be an effort unlike that I’ve ever taken on. It has a strong platforming narrative, many worlds, clean gameplay, and an overall vision that I feel fairly solid on. Now that I have the time and energy I’m going to try to give it a go.

At Kongregate I’ve started on a hybrid fighting game/boss battle/strangeness that will make you duke it out within really ridiculous scenarios. It’s well into production and will probably see the light in a few weeks.

As far as photography, I’ve embarked on a 365 project, to take a photo every day until 2014. Here are the results so far:

Jan3

Jan2

Jan1

2012 was a kickass year, and 2013 is looking incredible. I can’t wait to see what happens.

  • Anonymous

    Will the game have elephants and pastries?

  • clap2times

    Looking forward to see all the games you make at kongregate, I wish you luck :)

  • Essiw

    On Kongregate you say this: Probably won’t happen since I work at Kongregate now and Elephant Quest was developed as an Armor Games title. Sorry :(.

    Does this mean we won’t see any new achievement unlocked and this is the only level games? :(

    • http://jmtb02.com John Cooney

      Probably not.

      • Essiw

        Thank you for your answer, sad to hear though :( I liked those games the most.

      • Anonymous

        What about a “This is the other level” game?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Payne/100000112293889 Joshua Payne

    That Jan-3 pic looks awesome.

  • fan

    Good Luck!

  • Persona

    I can’t wait to see what happens this year either. Oh, 2013 will be grand.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Payne/100000112293889 Joshua Payne

      Especially since 12/21/2012 had pretty much nothing happen.