A bit of insight into me, and why I chose a pre-existing engine

So, I’m going to come right out and say it;  I am horrible at math.  I can do everything up until high-school math, but that stuff just completely overwhelmed me.  As soon as the alphabet started intruding on my numbers, I was lost.

I knew that making your own game engine involved a lot of advanced math, so that was obviously out of the question.  There was another reason though; I wanted to see my project come to fruition.   I have seen many game developers who are making their own engine, and 5 or more years later their game isn’t finished, or it’s so all over the place because they kept changing the design of it over the 5 years that it’s just not what they envisioned.

So I strayed away from programming my own engine, and used a pre-existing one.  I love it, it’s so convenient, and I can see even day 1 programming coming into effect in a realistic, game releated scenario.

I plan to start another project soon, I had given up on my last one due to lack of art skills, and the fact that I was horrible at AI programming.  Look forward to seeing it within the month.


Edit:  Sorry for the delay on the new project, I’ve ran into some things that needed handled in my life, and they’re just now (as of January) getting handled.


6 comments on “A bit of insight into me, and why I chose a pre-existing engine

  1. clarynaa says:

    There has been a bit of delay, moving back into my apartment and such has taken longer than expected. I expect to start the planning stages (Will be posted here) in about 3 days.

  2. Chris says:


    How about you new project, are there any updates recently?


    • clarynaa says:

      It doesn’t look like my comment counted as a reply, so, just letting you know I did reply!

    • clarynaa says:

      I have re-formed the new project, and officially started it now. Was going through some rough times, and hadn’t had any drive to make anything.

      • Chris says:

        I guess the fact that you have started your new project by now means that you were successful in sorting out things. I actually have some trouble with my own project myself, also based on real live circumstances. Seems like everyone has his barriers to break down. I hope that things getting better for you now.

  3. clarynaa says:

    Hey again, Chris. There were some problems (with my life) that had to get sorted out. They’re just now getting sorted out. I should be starting soon! Sorry about misleading, although it wasn’t my intent 😦

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