Tradition of laughing while comparing what I wanted to do with Enclave Games in a given year versus what actually happened continues. Let's recap the past year and prepare some plans for the upcoming one that probably won't happen anyway.
Two weeks ago, on Tuesday November 19th, we've gathered for the 14th edition of the Gamedev.js Warsaw meetup - it was hosted in the same building as the previous one (Warsaw #13 was all about js13kGames), but in the different place - a floor below of the WeWork spaces.
I was lucky enough to be asked by Loup Design handling the Grant for the Web fund for Coil to showcase Web Monetized games at the Mozilla Festival's arcade booth - we were showing both Enclave Games creations and js13kGames entries from the Web Monetization category, and tossed in a WebXR game as it's always fun to play VR games at such events.
A few days ago, on Tuesday October 15th we had our thirteenth Gamedev.js Warsaw meetup, and so a special edition dedicated to js13kGames 2019 was held that day.
September was another busy month full of js13kGames, but I managed to squeeze in finishing the NSHex Counter app, and visit Bielsko-Biała and Amsterdam in the meantime, both for the first time in my life.
I'm lucky enough to be part of the Mozilla Tech Speakers program since the very beginning and it's great to see how it grew over the years, and that there are so many super smart and talented people around the world participating. This year's opportunity to meet some of them in person happened in Amsterdam this past weekend, on September 28-29th 2019.
It looks like the W3C workshop about Web games in Seattle was crucial for the future of Enclave Games - we're going to invest our time and efforts into exploring Web Monetization opportunities with Coil.
We had a blast last weekend with eBay Tech kicking off js13kGames 2019 hackday on Saturday August 17th in GameOn Berlin, an arcade machine heaven.
Another year, another js13kGames. Even though last few months were mostly about the preparations of the new backend, we're still using the same one, with minor modifications, running since 2013. There are some good news though.