Two weeks ago, on Thursday November 5th, I've participated in the Future of MicroPayments virtual (un)conference hosted on the Nexus Events platform, organized by Amber Case and Anselm Hook.
Last week, on Tuesday October 20th, we had a W3C Games Community Group meeting at TPAC 2020 that was held online, and I was talking about Web Monetization in HTML5 games.
I was so happy to see the projects I was rooting for in the first Grant for the Web open Call for Proposals were accepted and announced.
The last couple of months were tough, to say the least. They forced some changes in the plan I had for gamedev-related projects in 2020. The good thing is, given the diversification of our activities around Enclave Games, it shouldn't be that bad, although still an unpleasant shift in focus.
Even though the pandemic is in full swing, there are still some options for online meetups or conferences. And since I gave one talk recently, it would be cool to keep the tradition of posting trip reports afterwards, even though I haven't travelled anywhere.
After going through the Grant for the Web blog posts a few times looking for details of a few grantees I realized I'm missing a list of all the creators awarded with a grant in one place, and since I couldn't find anything, I decided... to do one myself.
This is big news: Enclave Games was awarded with the Grant for the Web, and we'll be focusing on Web Monetization in at least the next half a year. Read on if you're curious how it all happened.
It took me a few good years to actually do it, but it's high time to update the website and change the blogging platform. This time though I've decided to make an extra effort and convert all the blog posts, so I won't start from scratch.
I still don't know how exacly I ended up tech reviewing the book with C++ code in it, but this somehow happened, and I'm happy I was able to add another new 'first-time' item to my technical experience.