Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Offer and Accept Help πŸ™

Onegai shimasu (γŠγ­γŒγ„ します)  πŸ™‡

I've had to step away to deal with some heath issues. One of the items that came up relating to this blog is that there will be times that you will need help. And it will happen. There is no shame in getting the help you need to save an issue. Especially one that can be solved by other person rather quickly. One person can't do everything. I'm not a coder and a coder may have a good solution in short time. Or someone may have some across the same issue you have and may know the solution. 

It’s important to have the final goal of the project in mind, Not just what you’re working on at the moment. There are always going to be a lot more things happening around you that need a bit of help too. You’re never the only one that needs help.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Rewarding πŸ†

Onegai shimasu (γŠγ­γŒγ„ します)  πŸ™‡

I've seen this way too often in the industry: a person's goal is to win an award. That really is the wrong attitude to have. It's self centered and myopic. Your team will never do a good enough job in your eyes and and you'll always miss something important because you'll be obsessed with your own vision of how it will look/sound/feel. In the industry, there were times where a college only cared about what lay beyond the end goal. o the point they ignored issues right in front of them! And it caused the team a great deal of problems.
The goal is to make the best product you can as part of a team. 
Rewards are temporary. The experience will bring you to the next level of your career.
I recently got a small dose of this when I learned that a game I worked on over 20 years ago just won a Peabody Award! I had no idea it was submitted for review! My goal was never to get any awards. It was to make the best art I could and to work seamlessly with a talented team. 
All else was gravy. Even if the gravy is over 20 years old 😏

Was away

 Onegai shimasu (γŠγ­γŒγ„ します)  πŸ™‡

I had to be away for a while due to health issues. I will be back more frequently with new posts.