Resolution Retrospective, Game of the Month 1

Avery Lychee

Well, a month into the new year and I’ve already failed at my Resolution. I thought it would be easy. I thought I could do it no problems. But instead, I discovered something about myself: that I can’t even do that. I had trouble focusing on the tasks, and I had trouble finding the motivation to even begin them.

So, I am making a new resolution: make sure to seek out help as soon as possible. It’s clear from this that there’s something horrendously wrong with my brain. Despite mostly having free time, in the first 3 weeks of the year I only got 19.25 hours of work done. That’s basically one shift of work each week.

And yet I struggled to even do that much. So, I’m seeking out help, because it’s very clear I need it.

But secondly, I’m going to make another resolution, which is just for fun: every month, I’m going to semi-randomly choose a game from my library of games, and try and complete it. There’s a lot of games I own that I’ve played for a very short amount of time, then forgotten to go back to. So I’m going to try and fix that.

The “algorithm” I’m using to decide which game to play

  1. Generate a random letter between ‘A-Z’
  2. If that letter was the same as one from the last 3 months, or there are no games starting with that letter, generate another one.
  3. Look at my list of games that start with that letter
  4. Choose one, preferrably one I haven’t played before.

This month’s letter is ‘A’, so I’ve selected the game Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, which I bought several years ago and never even installed.