So, the skies are grey and it’s Monday. What do you do? After leaving the car at the garage (yes, needs to be fixed yet again) and managing to do the daily sprint meeting in about three minutes - what’s next? Logging in, spending some time reading more or less important e-mails, putting the not-so-groovy headset on and then tuning into a very casual easy-listened to station at shoutcast.com. After they had to shut Pandora down for everybody outside the U.S. what’s a girl to do? Shoutcast is the second best thing, keeps you surprised through the entire working day. Variato delectat, as the romans used to say. And when you’re in the mood for something, but still nothing in particular, it’s the easiest way.
Trying to focus but it seems to be one of those days when everything is equally important yet elusive. Some documents to read through. Some planning to do, statistics to move from one place to another, phone calls to make.
But what I really really wanna do is gather my entire fantastic fanatic team around me, steel them back from soccer and talk about how to make Power Racing the coolest gaming experience online today. Talk and interrupt and get annoyed and get cool ideas that could never work and do some mockups and sketches and declare them all to be nuts and then come to my senses, re-consider and continue. Moving the game forward, developing, evolving. I want to discuss and laugh and eat chocolate and make great plans. Great Game Plans.
Because, as you know, I’m one of those that rarely is impressed, hardly ever find a game addicting. I’m just not “gamy” enough. So imagine the challenge in making this a racing game that even I take pleasure in playing! Not just find interesting from an academic, media perspective, but really enjoy. A new favourite waste of time. That would/will be so cool…
So, yes. I miss my team, miss the clutter, the mishaps, the endless discussions. Our Big Meetings seem to be filled with creative - and candy. They work so well together.
Soon. Any day now, we’re gonna be a big noisy malfunctional family again. I can’t wait. And in the meantime, well, Excel is also fun!