The big changes of 2023
Fond farewells and future fun
Wow! It’s 2023. I’m just glad time is starting to slow down and feel normal-ish again.
Today, I have for you a few minutes of unused footage that I took of my hometown New York City! Well, it’s actually not my hometown anymore, since I'm in the middle of moving out of my parents’ house after being here my whole life. (Saying goodbye to them was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever gone through.)
I was going to make one last podcast/ramble-like video talking about it all, but I decided not to. If you’re wondering why, you can check out the footage on YouTube or Odysee and read the video description underneath. There’s a LOT more I’ve said there that I couldn’t fit into this email.
We’re also saying goodbye to my Discord server this month after nearly three years of wonderful memories together! (The server’s still going under a new name, but you won’t find me on there anymore.) I think running any official wavetro community chat/forum/server really holds me back from doing the other things I want to do in my life, so this move-out seems like a good time to part ways. Farewell, Wavetro HQ…
Aw man! You just missed a talk show livestream I had with my friend Joober last Monday on the 9th. Jeff and I chatted for about two and a half hours about the future (and past) of wavetro, as well as answered some questions from viewers and even played an interview game or two. If you didn’t catch it, that’s okay! You can watch this recording of the stream to see everything you missed. Thank you to everyone from this newsletter who saw the announcement early enough and decided to tune in!
And finally, now that you know where I’ve been up to these past few months instead of making cool things, you may still be wondering: what’s next? Well, you might have noticed a new button appear on my homepage…
That’s right! I’m not beating around the bush and calling it “3D code” anymore. I’m officially returning to game development, and will be learning to make 3D games that run inside your web browser! (I’m just gonna need more time to finish moving before I can get back to actually learning to make games lmao)
I know it’s a common trope to see former YouTube animators switch to game development, but it’s damn true that slaving away on a game pays off way more than slaving away on an animation that gets forgotten in the algorithm by next week.
Okay, that’s everything! I hope all 81 of you stay tuned on this newsletter for more. This year is going to be VERY different, and I’m not going to let anything distract me…