T-79 Beginning to wonder if sticking with a 3D based idea is too aggressive

Normally, I would take Friday night off from work (either the paying or learning kind), but since I’m stuck on an out of town business trip this weekend, I made up for the ‘bleh’ factor by spending time in Xcode (I know, what a geek). I felt more comfortable in the development environment and APIs tonight, but don’t seem to have much to show for it in terms of code.

Tonight I spent most of my time investigating how to turn touch events into interactions with my very simple 3D world. Again, half my time was spent with google and on-line articles about ray-tracing, ray-casting, and the like. My brain is just about full for the evening, so I’m not sure if my game idea is too big a reach given my available time or I just need a break from all things technical. I am thinking clearly enough to know that tonight is not the time to decide — I’ll spend some more time with paper and pencil tomorrow, after I sleep in!

(They are predicting a fair amount of snow here this weekend, so it’s not like I have anywhere to go.)

Day T-79 Accomplishments (Friday, January 22, 2010)

  • Nothing much really, just more time with the tools