Hey there, Gamers and Game Makers!
So, I'm back in full swing between game dev and computer science and my days are pretty full. So much so that I thought it might be worth outlining what my typical day is like as it might help people see how I schedule and fit everything in. Ok, let's go!
I get up at 6am and hop in the shower, grab some breakfast and the usual human stuff. I also use this time to quickly catch up on some emails and even go over some design notes and tweak ideas from the day before.
I get the bus for college. Again I make use of this time by doing some design work on paper, emails and any work I can actually do that doesn't require a computer.
By this point, I've arrived at the institute. I usually have about an hour free here where I can do some programming either on my laptop or on a PC in the library. Depending on my workload for that particular week, I usually use this hour for my own project still.
This kicks off my day as a mature student and it's generally a full on day of lectures and lab work. Depending on what times I'm free for lunch on each day, I tend to grab a quick lunch and do some of my own design work. Some days, I'll just take the hour for my mind to actually recharge and play some pool with friends.
I grab the bus home. Yup,you guessed it. I use this time to once again check emails and so on.
I'm usually home around this time which I pretty much straight away jump on the treadmill for a run before having something to eat.
From this point on, I'm pretty much in full game dev mode. Trying to get as much done on my game as I can before I need to sleep. I always have a task list set out of each little task I need to complete in that week. This way I can keep on track of knowing what needs to be done and seeing each task getting ticked off keeps me motivated. If I'm programming, I'll have music on in the background but if I'm doing something like level design or asset development, I'll tend to have a show TV show on in the background.Gotta keep up with my shows!
Precious sleep......Then, next thing you know it's 6am again!
My weekends are more mixed. I spend a large portion of the weekend on game dev and college work but I also make it a point to spend a good amount of the weekend just relaxing and doing something fun. Otherwise I'd just burnout.
Until next time!