How many hours a day do you spend developing games?

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Post » Tue May 17, 2016 9:27 pm

It's generally about 3-8 hours a day with Sundays off for rest. It varies a lot because I watch my kids all day too.
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Post » Tue May 17, 2016 9:39 pm

@C-7 I always wondered: since you have kids and it seems you work from home, do you have a separate room for work, work in the same room with kids, have your earphones on, work only when they are not home? Or you are a zen master that don't care about noise?
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Post » Wed May 18, 2016 2:13 am

Cipriux wrote:@C-7 I always wondered: since you have kids and it seems you work from home, do you have a separate room for work, work in the same room with kids, have your earphones on, work only when they are not home? Or you are a zen master that don't care about noise?


It's a careful balancing act of all of those. I do have an office (I teach trumpet lessons out of it as well), but there's still stuff in here the kids can play with. I also have a TV with my old N64 hooked up to it, so my four-year old loves playing that stuff when I let him. I generally don't work when the kids are both up and active--I either do housework or stuff with them. If the younger one takes a nap, the older one can play in the back yard (I leave window open to watch him) or, if he's been good and has done enough other stuff, he can play games for a while. He beat Ocarina on 3DS, so he's enthralled playing it on N64 and pointing out everything he finds different. I can usually get in about two or three hours throughout the main part of the day, though obviously not straight-through nearly ever. I stay up after everybody about 3-5 nights a week to work for another two or three hours. I'm pretty immune from noise unless I'm working on music (which I do with headphones typically anyways).

So the kids do have a play room (I built them a slide in there too!) as well as their shared bedroom or living room to play in, or they'll bring stuff to the office and play with it. They're perfectly allowed so long as all that stuff doesn't stay in there (it's big, it's supposed to be a second living room for the house). But I can't really get burnt out during the day at least because I'm often doing stuff with them or taking them out for various things or just pushing them on the swings out back for a while. They like watching me do woodworking in my workshop as well.

So I find as much time as I can between making sure I spend quality time with them and teach them things first. I just also believe it's important for them to have alone playtime every day too so they don't become over-reliant on daddy. I also sleep less than I should, but more than I used to! For reference, they're 4 and 2 years old.
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Post » Wed May 18, 2016 9:57 am

Currently I´m not developing games, but working on our startup and the website/configurator.
It consumes all my freetime I have beside my regular job so I´d say about 3-4 hours every night.
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Post » Thu May 19, 2016 12:28 pm

Nice to know these new talents!
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Post » Thu May 19, 2016 3:45 pm

Cipriux wrote:The software for recording my activities is called ManicTime. It runs on the background and doesn't take CPU. Is very good for discovering why i didn't do any work this week or last week. Usually is VLC, Youtube (random stuff), facebook (more random stuff, some game related) and random stuff on internet. Need to focus more and less random stuff :))


Thanks, I am going to go download that now and fiddle with it.
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Post » Sat May 21, 2016 2:38 pm

about 2 hours or so is enough to make a large project a reality with C2's ease of use and if you know what you are doing.
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Post » Sat May 21, 2016 4:51 pm

Depends some days I am too busy to do anything but other days I can get 2-5 hours in but its interuppted never straight.
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Post » Sat May 28, 2016 3:30 am

Not enough... as it stands I am trying to work on my project while my 2 year old climbs all over me like I'm a piece of playground equipment.

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Post » Sat May 28, 2016 8:19 am

I'm not really sure, because some days it's from morning until next morning, some days almost nothing at all, but if I estimated a weekly average maybe 20h per week. Sometimes a bit more if I don't have a lot to do at work. If so, then I usually try to squeeze in some graphics time for my game on my lunchbreak or in between job tasks.
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