Introducing : Ursus Plays

The channel has been up for several weeks now, but I haven’t had the chance to talk about it until now.

Continuing with my side-goal of becoming an indie game developer, I’ve started a “Let’s play” youtube channel named “Ursus Plays”.

I’m painfully aware of how little gaming I do on a constant basis, and this seems like a powerful way to keep me accountable and encourage me to play more games. Here is the first video I even uploaded on the channel (I have about 9 at the moment); please excuse all the audio problems…I think I’m getting better on that front

 

Honestly, I’m not expecting the channel to ever become even remotely popular; that is not what my aim is either. My main goal is to learn more about game design and to have some fun in the process n_n. Having said that…I will try to improve the production values as much as feasibly possible as time goes on.

I’m currently in the middle of a Remnants of Isolation playthrough, and I’m planning on continuing with Magic Knight Rayearth; which incidentally it is the first RPG I ever finished.

I hope to write more about my experiences with the channel in the future, but for now, I’ll leave the link on my sidebar, and I’ll embed videos here from time to time. I hope somebody out there enjoys my ramblings!

Keen (and not so keen) observers will notice the name “Ursus”…more on that…later…

Vladimirsan.com is online (again)!

I was preparing myself to write a big post detailing the reasons behind why I closed vladimirsan.com, but I decided to go with a “TL;DR” version and focus my energies on rebuilding the blog as soon as possible.

Let’s a-go:

Why did I close this blog on 2015?

  1. I was kept having grievances about my web hosting and its unreliable performance.
  2. I internalized that once my development studio launched, it was going to have their own blog, so the future of vladimirsan.com was uncertain.
  3. Main reason: I was having financial problems at the moment, and ending my web hosting contract seemed like an easy way to save ~100 dollars.

Why is the blog online again?

  1. I’m getting ready to launch a web project I’ve been preparing for a while, and thanks to my good friend Jason Fu, I was able to get an excellent deal on web-hosting.
  2. I did miss having a blog to share my adventures in software development.

Any changes to the blog itself?

I’m planning on moving most of my game development adventures (and misadventures) to my development studio’s blog (yet to be created…). Vladimirsan.com will still hold updates about all my other projects in software development.

The blog will also take a more personal tone in some instances.

What’s next?

I’ll (slowly but steadily) upload my older posts, and I’ll start writing about something I’ve had on my chest for quite some time.

It’s good to be back n_n

just remember…this was the TL;DR version…