I have a problem. It’s a good problem, though: it is that I’ve got so many projects to get my teeth into that I don’t know what to do next.
I’ve got one game nearing completion, another at prototype stage and another two at the ideas stage (one of which I’ve been fermenting for at least 8 years, if not longer. Construct 2 has finally given me the ability to turn my idea into a game).
I’ve got the website to sort out, the Twitter account to finalise and the Facebook page to set up, should I want to.
So much stuff to do! I’m kind of torn at the moment between two things:
Pick a project (most likely Swarm or the website) and finish it off, then move onto something else.
Work piecemeal on everything all at once.
Each has its pros and cons; option 1 means I can get something finished and to market more quickly, but if I hit a dead end (creativity, logic, willingness) that’s it – kaboom. Option 2, on the other hand, means that I can keep my interest levels up and take what I’ve learnt from one game and apply it to another, but it does run the risk of me never actually finishing anything.
As this is, at the moment at least, nothing more than a hobby, the time I can dedicate to it is finite. I’m veering towards option 2 at the moment, for better or worse. How do other people tackle this?