It's my third year as a GitHub Star, but due to Covid this was the very first opportunity to actually go to San Francisco for Nova, the in-person conference exclusively for all the Stars, instead of watching it remotely like in previous years.
I was hired to beta-test the Neuroshima Hex game demo for PC that was recently released on Steam. I guess running the NeuroshimaHex.pl fan site for thirteen years might've helped land that gig a bit.
The second W3C Games CG meetup this year (after the first one about Hyperledger's MESIG gaming subgroup) was held online on Tuesday, June 27th 2023 - Björn Ritzl was giving a talk about Defold, and then all participants were discussing the future of the group itself.
Announcing winners, sending prizes, collecting shipping details - with no surprise at all, October still mostly revolved around the js13kGames 2023 competition.
The first half, or even two thirds, of September's time went straight into js13kGames 2023. The rest of the month was spent on trying to catch up on all the other things.
Beside being busy with the js13kGames competition as usual every August since 2012, we also celebrated the 500th issue of the Gamedev.js Weekly newsletter - the first one was sent at the beginning of January 2014.