What's been going on
I haven’t posted much this summer and I wanted to take some time to explain why. The reason is simple enough, I got caught up in a special interest. For the last few months I have been working on learning C# coding language and the Unity game engine.
My special interest
I have wanted to develop a game since I was a kid. I started learning how to code when I was 15 and I have coded on and off for through the years. I finally decided that now was a great time to start that project. It’s never been easier than it is now to be an indie game developer.
I had in mind an MMORPG I would like to design. I have already begun work and have some basic functionality down. Getting to that point has taken a lot of work. I have been learning how to code in c# while I also learn Unity. Learning how to code, and code well is an undertaking on its own. I’ve managed to finish one course and get a certificate and I have been watching videos on coding. It has consumed a large portion of my life.
It’s moments like this in my life that I really appreciate being autistic. I have been able to throw myself into this new project and learn at an accelerated rate. I went from practically no knowledge of c# or Unity and in a matter of weeks have been able to get many important elements of creating a game in 3D working.
The ability to focus for long periods of time and to easily comprehend something like coding is an ability I never get tired of. For most things I want to learn, I can learn them quickly and easily. This is one of the many reasons I would never want to have my autism cured.
The downside to learning as I do, is that I can forget about the other things in my life. I can also forget about people. In this case, I’ve forgotten to keep up with this blog. It pops in to my head from time to time and I think about writing, but I’m in the middle of working out a problem in my code and I put it off. Today I decided that I would do this before I started anything else. I figured that my obsessing over a special interest was worth talking about.
In conclusion, I have been extremely busy and that is why I haven’t kept up with the blog. I am deep in to my special interest and it’s consuming my time Know that I haven’t forgotten about the blog entirely, but this is something I need to work through. I’ll try to pop in from time to time and write something.