The journey from Indie Game Developer to Indie Developer

19 years ago I was hooked to games. I was crazy about games. I would wake up thinking about playing games. Go to school and comeback, have lunch as quickly as possible and cling to the PC. I grew up playing Age of Empires and Sims and probably a 100…

Basics of hiring

TLDR: If a candidate’s interview feedback is not a “HELL YES!!!”, err on the side of rejecting a good resource than hiring an average one. Why am I talking about hiring? Because I see that this very thing is done incorrectly so many times. What I find too trivial…

2020

In March of twenty twenty, this world and its happenings got me excited. Life became different. It felt like Thanos snapped his fingers wearing 4 stones. Streets became empty. People stuck in homes. No life on earth existed that has witnessed a pandemic of this scale before. I became curious.…

The problem of cropping images

2 years ago, I was working on a product where I had to process images in bulk. It took me 45 minutes to do the entire processing. One of the prime problems was about cropping images. My requirement was to get all images in square shape regardless of the original…

Intuitive leap

Intuitive leap is a unique Viridian Jewel that allows passives within its range to be allocated without being connected to the tree.That's how Path of Exile's gamepedia puts it. I like Path of Exile. Put this on now,  "https://soundcloud.com/auroracolson/les-moulins-de-mon-coeur" 8 years ago... He dips the…

Migration tonight!

Its winter of two thousand and nineteen. A cold one. I am on my vacations. A friend is coming to pick me up. He is late. I am standing by a roadside near a roundabout. There are cars all around, heading in all directions possible averaging 2.5 kph (I…

About Grief - 9

This is the final piece in the series. It's from Rumuz-e-bekhudi, written in latter part of life by Iqbal. We see that he has found his anchor. Sometimes I wonder, is it truly that people have found their anchor or with age just compromised and stick to one because the…

About Grief - 8

Iqbal grieving about Kashmir and unfortunately the situation is still the same. From Armaghan-e-Hijaz Today that land of Kashmir, under the heels of the enemy, has become weak, helpless and poor Once known among the wise as Little Iran. A cry of burning lament issues forth from the heavens, when…