Life after Uni

So, I finished up my degree a bit over a month ago, and now I’m transitioning to the next chapter of my life.

I’m still quite disheartened that GBL isn’t going anywhere, because not only was that a really cool game, but working on it for the last year was one of the most exciting and fulfilling things I’ve done it quite some time. And now, with it gone…All that effort was for not really all that much. I mean sure, yes, we completed the assessment, and did quite well (distinction grade), but this is a game, that’s awesome to play, and it’s never going to come to fruition.

But anyway, I’m job hunting a lot. The games industry isn’t the strongest in Melbourne, so getting into it is really tricky. For that reason, I’m mostly applying for web development jobs, as this is something I can do pretty well, and is something I enjoy doing. So far, I’m not having much luck though…

So, in the meantime, I’m working on projects. I have another site with JTown in the works, as well as a web project on my own. Hopefully, these will boost the strength of my web portfolio, and make me more likely to get work.

I also have some ideas for games projects, but these are on the back-burner right now. Part of this is because I’m dreading learning a new 3d modelling program. I’m quite used to 3ds Max, and enjoy working with it, but the student version I had can’t be used commercially, and the commercial version is obscenely expensive ($280/month, combined with the fact that I fundamentally disagree with software subscriptions). Right now, Blender is looking the best.

But yeah, I miss the structure of being a uni student, the certainty that there’ll be something to go to this year, coz right now, things are kinda scary…