Let’s be honest with ourselves everyone; this year was kind of a mess. Not only are we coming to a close in the new year, but the political landscape of the UK was a mess. Regardless of your politics, regardless of your views, it was not an easy time for anyone. I’m not here to educate you about the state of the UK. Instead, I’m here to talk about what I’m looking forward to in 2020. From video games, through to what the next chapter is for me, this is a couple of points that I’m really looking forward to sinking my teeth into.
Video Games To Be Played
From Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines 2, to DragonBall Z: Kakarot, there are some belters coming out at the start of the new decade. The ’20s will be born, where I expect video games to keep on improving. We’re expecting the Skyrim chapter for Elder Scrolls Online, but in the same year, we’re expecting a lot from Bethesda. Riot Games will finally be able to justify the “s” in their name, finally adding some more notches to the feather in their cap.
2020 will be filled with some excellent games, which I’m honestly stoked for. I also hope to be able to invest in VR myself, as honestly, the prices have come down enough now.
Video Games To Be Made..?
One of the key takeaways from starting a new venture is returning to hobbies of old. I’ve never been shy about my love and joy of hobbyist development, but now I feel like I want to take this further. I’ve already come up with a concept for my first video game, which I hope should be a good bit of fun. It’s nothing too strenuous, so I’m hoping to have a playable demo for alpha testers at some point in the new year.
I’ve not developed a full game for a very long time; plus this would be the first I’ve completely made in Unity. I’ve found Unity to be a brilliant platform, it was easy to pick up and C# is an easy language to learn, so if you’re interested in game development yourself, you should consider picking up Unity.
Editing. Lots of Editing.
The third and final part of the puzzle is that I have to edit the novel I was working on through November. I hope to be able to release the novel by the end of next year, but it may be some time after that. However, I’ll be looking to edit probably about 10-15 pages per week, going over it several times before continuing. I want the novel to be exciting, I want it to be fun but most importantly: I want people to feel a sense of fantasy adventure when they read it.