What I’ll be doing this summer

Notes on week 860

With these weeknotes I track and archive whatever it is I spend my time on. They’re public so you can keep me in check.

Last week on Monday the Game Fund jury committee ensconced itself in the library of the Dutch Foundation for Literature. I was allowed to jump into the fray and help judge a stack of nearly fifty wildly varying proposals for the recent Open Call Literary Games. It was fun: lots of consensus, just enough dissension, a dash of strategic maneuvering. We ended up with five wide-ranging, promising literary game ideas that’ll receive a small budget for what will hopefully be stunning proofs of concept. The best projects will then get additional funding.

On Tuesday morning I visited Peter and Maurice at Codeglue to discuss the plan I’d finished the week before, for the Geometry Girl app, which they will build. They seemed to like its direction, and weren’t as taken aback by its scope as I’d perhaps feared. Development will commence later this summer.

That afternoon I got acquainted with Marijn and Rommert at Thinkbright. They were kind enough to show me what they’re building as Fosfor’s next-gen reading app, and share ideas and experiences. I promised them to come back with a Geometry Girl prototype soon, and return the favor.

Then I spent another day editing my plan into a glorious 1.1, mostly based on Codeglue’s feedback, which I shared with more people. Next up: writing the actual book. I know what I’ll be doing this summer.

Finally, in the ‘random’ category, I…

Average step count per day: 5.166
Average staircase count per day: 10
Average sleep per night: 6:33
Average weight: 90,4 kg