So I participated in another Game Jam on itch.io this weekend and I am exhausted.
Check it out: https://khitty.itch.io/monster-chef
My game was suppose to be simple and somehow it just grew and grew. There are so many things I had to scrap as the deadline grew near.... and I still missed the deadline, by only a few minutes though. I'm definitely making the next game on my desktop; the compile time on my laptop was too long. If it were a minute faster I would have hit the deadline.
Alternatively, I should try to wrap up things sooner instead of waiting until the last minute.
The issue with this game jam is that I did not have a solid idea starting out, but I knew I needed to get started soon so I took what little idea I had and made up more as I went along. I want to get noticed so bad, that I can't bring myself to put out any old thing. Even for a small meaningless game, I'd like it to have some level of quality. I struggle with deadlines at my day job for the same reason. I spend so much time trying to make things perfect, when they aren't really that bad as it is.
I'm going to take a break for a few weekends. I have been getting very little sleep lately.
Plus my birthday is coming up in less than 2 week! Cheers!