I have been contracting for a couple of years (I’m available, get in touch!), but recently, I decided to start some product development. Instead of making task manager or blogging system (I don’t know what I was thinking), I decided to make something I’ve always wanted to - a game. Solo-development can get lonely, so I want to share some of my design decisions, struggles and triumphs with the blogosphere.
It so happens, that I started this game development concurrently with another major life event - moving to Russia. I am a Russian national, but my family moved westwards when I was 7, just over 20 years ago. We lived in Germany, Japan, Canada and for the last 14 years in the UK. While I will always feel Russian, I very much have western cultural values. I will try to write about the particularly interesting Russian experiences. My wife is also writing a blog about some of the things we’ve encountered, and just a guide about how and what to do in Moscow.