One of the biggest issues facing game developers of all stripes is staying motivated during development. Making games is hard work and a lot of what we do does not pay off straight away. Luckily, we can use platforms like Twitter to keep in touch with our fans, engage with our peers, and keep ourselves motivated during development.
Notion is a supremely powerful tool for creating wiki pages and databases. I use it to keep my tasks organized, compile notes on my narrative, and even for writing this article. With just a few tweaks and my custom template, you can make Notion work for you as your project manager and let it help you prioritize your tasks and maximize the impact on your projects.
At the start of December, I switched jobs to a new games company. While I really enjoyed being a lead programmer at my previous company, I found it difficult to combine both my leadership and programming responsibilities. I ended up feeling like I wasn’t doing my best work on either. My calendar often looked like Swiss cheese, with small meetings interspersed throughout my day. I’ve taken a step back on my leadership responsibilities now, so I can focus more on writing code.