I recently read Rise of the Videogame Zinesters by Anna Anthropy along with the Scratchware Manifesto. They were highly formative. As a result I’m going to start making (or trying to make) small games in my spare time and use this blog to document them. Hopefully it will be useful for anyone following a similar path. If I am unsuccessful and this whole thing turns into a horrific and bloody trainwreck at least they can learn from my mistakes.
I’m going to try and follow a philosophy of using tools that are accessibly to everyone. This means, as far as I can, I am going to use free software and learn only what code is absolutely necessary. The point of this is to attempt to prove that video game creation is not a walled garden, accessible only to those with an arcane knowledge of coding, but that anyone can make a game.