Game development sadly did not work out for me as a career. I poured all of my effort into one big project during my senior year, but no one was interested in a Zelda knockoff. I was lucky enough to get a job almost a year ago developing integration solutions for large companies involving virtual machines. It's kind of crazy sometimes, and while there are fun and engaging parts, it's often more tedious than enjoyable, especially this past month or so. Still, I'm lucky to have this job, and I can't give it up. Unfortunately, that means no time or energy for Newgrounds, as you may have noticed. Work is just too exhausting. The last thing I want to do after a long day of coding complicated solutions for arbitrary requirements by clients who don't understand the products they own is design and write even more code.
I still want to make games. I still have that dream. Just don't expect me to produce anything any time soon. It'll have to wait until I have some time to myself, or until I finally get on top of things in my chaotic work world. Don't let big companies fool you; on the inside, they're just as messy and confused as we all are, and working for them is a nightmare.
Video games are my passion. The experiences I had with them growing up will never leave me. I wish I had time for more, and I wish I still had the naivety to properly enjoy them. Things are different when you grow up, and I'm terrified that it's only going to get worse. More than anything, I wish I still had the time and energy to apply everything I know about development with everything I love about video games to deliver fantastic creations to you guys.
Stay safe, have fun, and see you in the future. I'll try to be around.
Thank you for everything.