As a complement to my last post, it feels good to be getting back into the game industry. My last experiences as a programmer in the industry, some 2+ years ago, left me with an exoskeleton of cynicism — for some of which I was to blame, and some of which I wasn’t. Working a string of freelance Flash/ActionScript jobs that had nothing to do with games — abjectly non-challenging jobs — made me feel good for a time. It served a purpose, to help me regain confidence, to remind me just how hard up some companies were for good, code-based Flash developers. But after awhile, I began to feel empty (albeit well-compensated), and I found myself making one game after another during my spare coding time. That is, any spare time where I wasn’t writing fiction. I listened to my subconscious and decided it was time to get back on board. And now, things are looking up.