Tony Yotes's Blog
I am Tony Yotes of Yotes Games. I am a college student and indie developer and I'm writing a blog to show other young hopefuls and current indies alike how and why I make games. I write staus reports every week listing the progress I've made on my current project and every day I post about a philosophy, tell a story, detail a past project, or talk about a game that influences me as a game designer.
Visit www.yotesgames.com to follow all my crazy adventures and look at my current and future projects as I build up the experience I need in order to make my dream game.
Yearly game projects are underway at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in the Gaming & Simulation program. This blog documents the story of one group's efforts to make the best game the college has ever seen and set an example for future students.
I finished up the HUD and stared at it. I pulled up the app icon and stared at that too. I finally gave into the voice that kept saying "This isn't going well." and imagined how much happier I'd be if I could just start my dream project. Why stop myself?
I hosted the first game development club meeting at the Pennsylvania College of Technology on Thursday and it went really well. Students are excited to focus on aspects of development not covered in our generic IT classes.
When I first came to PCT I expected there to be other Gaming & Simulation students to learn from. Sadly, such an environment does not exist yet. If someone doesn't act, itíll never get done. So I'm starting an official school club.
Founding a school club means writing a constitution defining what the club is. I wrote a description for the GameDev club I'm starting so I have something to show people who will help me get this thing off the ground.
I know I have talent because I willed it into existence with practice. With the appstores getting harder and harder to survive in it seems like I'm setting myself up for failure. I hope to grow enough to make a living right after graduation.
School work is certainly going to be an intrusive pain but I'll do what I can to minimize the amount of time my classes consume. Game dev is infinitely more important to me. I learned and accomplished more over summer than 2 years in college classes.
Tony Yotes's Comments
[Blog - 12/15/2014 - 01:50]
This story really speaks to ...
This story really speaks to me. I 'm an indie trying to start up while still in college and I just cancelled a project for the first time so I can finally start the dream game I 've wanted to do since high school. r n r nSounds like making ...
[Blog - 10/09/2014 - 05:07]
[News - 10/11/2014 - 04:11]
I 'm not her so ...
I 'm not her so I can 't say what 's right in the situation, but I would never leave my home because of some nerd trying to be intimidating on the internet. Anyone with enough computer skills can find your address and try to spook you. Maybe I 'm ...
[Blog - 10/06/2014 - 04:55]
[News - 09/05/2014 - 07:16]
A My Little Pony fan ...
A My Little Pony fan game called Fighting is Magic got me to realize just how fun being an indie working on whatever you feel like with a bunch of friends could be. I could be having just as much fun if I got good at programming.
[News - 07/18/2014 - 05:30]
Seriously, the fact that it ...
Seriously, the fact that it 's a parody is part of its charm. If it gets branded it loses that. Will the justice system recognize parody humor in this medium Or just believe the billionaires in suits over the small team of friends