Short Term Goals

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is are my new year’s resolution. Maybe a thread where we can check up daily on each other’s short term goals would help us all out a bit.

  • 1. Goals: All Completed
    • Finish my GiTD game’s Game Design Document by tomorrow.
    • Research my GiTD game’s topic (mining) to make it educational by tomorrow
    • Collaborate with an artist to complete my GiTD game on time by Sunday.
    • Actually code the GiTD game by Sunday
    • Post a prototype in the GiTD thread by tomorrow. [completed after deadline]
  • 2. Goals: In Progress
    • Work with artist to get some art for my GiTD entry and see where that goes by Friday (11th).
    • Work with my team to finish up Sky Jumper entirely and put it up for sponsorship by next Wednesday (16th).
     
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    UG, are you going to make more short term goals as the year progresses?

     
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    Originally posted by UnknownGuardian:

    are my new year’s resolution.

    My chief goal is to correct peoples’ grammar until they get mad.

    My goals are to start and finish my GiTD entry.
    And to hopefully start/progress with/finish something else before I get swamped with school work again.

     
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    I absolutely need to finish my GiTD in time. I was runner up in my first one and I’ve been unable to complete a GiTD since then.
    Once that’s done, I plan to finish my shooter by the end of the month, it has so much potential and I’ve been working on it for far too long.

     
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    My chief goal is to correct peoples’ grammar until they get mad.

    That’s fine. ;) I debated a good 2 minutes with is or are. I put is because it was a sentence fragment in my opinion and not the whole thing. I wanted the title to be “Short Term Goals” and not something like I’m setting short term goals. However, I think you would be correct in both circumstances.

    Originally posted by SWATLLAMA:

    UG, are you going to make more short term goals as the year progresses?

    Yep. And if you post yours here, I wouldn’t mind bugging you about them.

     
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    My resolution is to finish One Game A Month :)

     
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    How short term is “short term”?

    My current goals for the year:
    Move to a quiter place, if possible, and actually unpack
    OGaM (incl. GiTD and PlayerIO’s MO contest, if I can manage it)
    One Song a Month — not an official thing like OGaM: not incl. game soundtracks (for the most part)
    [Subsequent goals are dependent upon successful completion of parts of above goals]

    Goals for GiTD:
    Slog
    Slog
    Slog
    Slog
    Complete

    ;)

     
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    I would consider short term anything within a month’s time, preferably under a week or two.

     
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    Attempts to induce rage failed. Looks like my goal isn’t complete yet.

     
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    Hm… my short term goals are:
    - Have a server running Linux to host files and run a mumble channel.
    - Make some contributions to the Ubuntu kernal or shell in C.
    - Try and learn more AS3.

     
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    Originally posted by UnknownGuardian:

    I would consider short term anything within a month’s time, preferably under a week or two.

    My short(est) term goal is to make a reply to this thread.

    DONE!

    I am SO pro.

     
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    Long term goals:

    • Enter the University
    • Complete at least 12 games for #1GAM
    • Have one game get sponsorship
    • Finish a good collab game!

    Short term goals:

    • Finish GiTD#28 game
    • Decide a name for the game
    • Define the mechanics for an action-puzzle-platformer
    • Make a platforming engine using Nape
    • Going Hindsight on my GiTD#28 entry, going to keep the same mechanics, add some shooting and destruction, removing a bunch of particle effects with sprites

    Held Back Goals:

    • Plan the next game (CCG (based of a starcraft2 custom game The Card Game) JRPG) temporary until my artist has enough art
    • Read these procrastination
     
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    Well I’ve finished my Game Design Doc (mostly, of course it will always be a work in progress when you explore the depths of your game and tweaking things) and I’ve researched my game’s topic. I’ve also found a reputable artist to work with last night who should be able to make the art in time for GiTD.

    So I’ve finished all my goals listed. My new ones are:

    • Actually code the GiTD game by Sunday
    • Post a prototype in the GiTD thread by tomorrow.
     
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    Short term goal: Finish my current project prototype and post it on FastSwf to find a graphic artist. The TODO list right now:
    - Title page
    - Settings window
    - Save/Load
    - Clock context coloring
    - Redoing the solver.
    - Ship bank IDing
    - Time trial mode
    (- Kong API)

     
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    Goals completed:

    • Finish GiTD#28 game
    • Decide a name for the game

    New goal:

     
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    Thanks for reminding Kewry. ;)

    I also finished both of my goals. “Post a prototype in the GiTD thread” was, however, completed later than the deadline.

    New goals:

    • Work with artist to get some art for my GiTD entry and see where that goes by Friday (11th).
    • Work with my team to finish up Sky Jumper entirely and put it up for sponsorship by next Wednesday (16th).
     
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    UG, you need to focus more on game design. You’ve got the mad programming skills but unless you learn some design, your games don’t look like they’re going anywhere anytime soon. Not trying to be rude, I’m only trying to help.

     
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    Sure, I can see some room for improvements in design. We’ve been working hard on that for the last game or three. And certainly the play counts and sell amounts are a good indicator that they (of course only the released ones) are doing, at least, pretty good.

    If you’d like I can send you some our games during development for some design feedback.

     
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    Originally posted by UnknownGuardian:

    If you’d like I can send you some our games during development for some design feedback.

    No, thanks. I have been doing other stuff instead of games lately. They were sucking up a lot of my time. Good luck on your projects.

     
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    Updated my goals, added new Long-Term goal:

    • Finish a good collab game

    Added new short term goal:

    • Define the mechanics for an action puzzle platformer
     
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    Goals to do in this year

    [ ] Get 85% in any school test.
    [ ] Get 85% in a math test.
    [ ] Continue to be the biggest nuisance in the programming forums
    [ ] Release at least one game
    [ ] Do something related to Ed Snowball
    [ ] Have an awesome lucid dream
    [ ] Enter a GiTD and follow it through
    [ ] Review all the GiTD game’s for every GiTD this year.
    [ ] Quit Kongregate at least twice
    [ ] Get a life
    [ ] Get 1000 views on my blog (currently at 112, and here’s a shameless advertisement)
    [ ] Get a temp ban on Kong
    [ ] Get silenced on Kong
    [ ] Attempt to start another Kong uprising
    [ ] Enter a GiTD then quit then re-enter then quit again.
    [ ] STOP WASTING TIME LIKE HOW I AM NOW
    [ ] Not Enter a GiTD
    [ ] Become a Moderator
    [ ] Go to Kong headquarters
    [ ] Get a job at Kongregate
    [ ] Become admin
    [ ] Delete GDR
    [ ] Laugh at UG’s plea’s to bring it back
    [ ] Bring back GDR
    [ ] Become GDR OVERLORD (purple name please)
    [ ] Ban skaren
    [ ] Ban madjedi
    [ ] Delete Off Topic
    [ ] Cut somebodies head off
    [ ] Sneak into FBI to sell donuts
    [ ] Stop smoking weed
    [x] Yawn
    [ ] Go to iraq
    [ ] Shoot over 200 terrorists
    [ ] Get medal of honor
    [ ] Become president of the united states of america
    [ ] Rename medal of honor to medal of danny
    [ ] Start conspiracy
    [ ] Start revolution
    [ ] Overthrow government
    [ ] Retire to a nice island paradise
    [ ] Get married
    [ ] Have kids
    [ ] Die with my family around me
    [ ] Go to heaven
    [ ] Go to hell
    [ ] Make my own afterlife called dannyzone4dannys
    [ ] Become king of Dannys
    [ ] Make an army of Dannys
    [ ] Come to Earth
    [ ] Destroy everyone
    [ ] Retire as king of Dannys
    [ ] Retire to a nice island paradise a second tiem
    [ ] Get married a second tiem
    [ ] Have kids a second tiem
    [ ] Die with my family around me a second tiem

     
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    Not actually a waste of time, setting up goals, it actually allows you to focus on them =P

     
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    And he will focus on THESE goals? :D I hope so. DANNYZON4DANNYS AWAITS!

     
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    Just finished defining our action-puzzle-platformer, still needs some working but it’s enough for some prototyping!

    New goals:

    • Make a platforming engine using Box2D
    • Learn blitting?
     
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    Originally posted by DannyDaNinja:

    Goals to do in this year

    [ ] Get 85% in any school test.
    [ ] Get 85% in a math test.
    [ ] Continue to be the biggest nuisance in the programming forums
    [ ] Release at least one game
    [ ] Do something related to Ed Snowball
    [ ] Have an awesome lucid dream
    [ ] Enter a GiTD and follow it through
    [ ] Review all the GiTD game’s for every GiTD this year.
    [ ] Quit Kongregate at least twice
    [ ] Get a life
    [ ] Get 1000 views on my blog (currently at 112, and here’s a shameless advertisement)
    [ ] Get a temp ban on Kong
    [ ] Get silenced on Kong
    [ ] Attempt to start another Kong uprising
    [ ] Enter a GiTD then quit then re-enter then quit again.
    [ ] STOP WASTING TIME LIKE HOW I AM NOW
    [ ] Not Enter a GiTD
    [ ] Become a Moderator
    [ ] Go to Kong headquarters
    [ ] Get a job at Kongregate
    [ ] Become admin
    [ ] Delete GDR
    [ ] Laugh at UG’s plea’s to bring it back
    [ ] Bring back GDR
    [ ] Become GDR OVERLORD (purple name please)
    [ ] Ban skaren
    [ ] Ban madjedi
    [ ] Delete Off Topic
    [ ] Cut somebodies head off
    [ ] Sneak into FBI to sell donuts
    [ ] Stop smoking weed
    [x] Yawn
    [ ] Go to iraq
    [ ] Shoot over 200 terrorists
    [ ] Get medal of honor
    [ ] Become president of the united states of america
    [ ] Rename medal of honor to medal of danny
    [ ] Start conspiracy
    [ ] Start revolution
    [ ] Overthrow government
    [ ] Retire to a nice island paradise
    [ ] Get married
    [ ] Have kids
    [ ] Die with my family around me
    [ ] Go to heaven
    [ ] Go to hell
    [ ] Make my own afterlife called dannyzone4dannys
    [ ] Become king of Dannys
    [ ] Make an army of Dannys
    [ ] Come to Earth
    [ ] Destroy everyone
    [ ] Retire as king of Dannys
    [ ] Retire to a nice island paradise a second tiem
    [ ] Get married a second tiem
    [ ] Have kids a second tiem
    [ ] Die with my family around me a second tiem

    A whole year isn’t exactly a short-term thing, but if these are only your short term goals, how ambitious of you!