The Game Developer's Conference 2010
I had the wonderful opportunity to head to the Game Developer's Conference this year to hit the show floor and talk about our 2D iPhone engine. The first day there I happened to pull a muscle in my foot badly enough to tear the cartilage...not the best thing to have happen in San Fransisco! I met a lot of great developers and had a great time getting to sit down and talk to my fellow Torque and InstantAction teammates at InstantAction! Now I need to figure out how to afford going to it next year!
One thing that it cemented in my mind, though, was that the engine middleware market is extremely saturated. It's good to know that we have some strong strategies moving forward in the market at IA in the Torque group.
We now have two beautiful kitties! Sam is a 2/3 year old Shadow Tabby with the most beautiful coloring and a very calm and loving disposition. We did not realize until we read her adoption papers that she was classified as a "feral" cat that was trapped in Shelley. For being a feral cat, she sure is sweet!
Here's another one of her, showing off her mad camouflage skills.
We also have a new kitten, Beckett, who is not only extremely sweet, but an amazing bundle of energy.
And yet another!
They're a ton of fun! And, of course, we have our ferrets as well. Beckett wants to play with them and has fun, but they're still not sure what to make of him. Sam just runs from them.
When I was first approached about Richard, it was a dream come true in many ways. It is one of those definitive roles that makes actors chomp at the bit to play. Of course with it came the horrendous fear that such huge roles come with--at least for me. Memorizing lines is a grueling process, and even more grueling for me than many people I know since I do not act as much as my compatriots and keep my memorization skills up between shows. Plus, would I be able to "bring it" to Richard? I mean, there's been a ton of really amazing actor's playing the role.
The read through culled many of those fears, however. There are some great people in the cast and I cannot wait to work with them! It's been way too long since I got to work with Joe B. Haney and Kimberly Mumford, and I've been a fan of Ted's work so I am extremely jacked to get to work with him. He will make an amazing Buckingham! Plus, since my wife is playing Margaret, Marni and I get to scream obscenities at each other.