For the past week, I’ve been mired in a complicated mess of Actionscript that I wrote myself. I’m trying to untangle it so I can move forward with a game prototype I’ve been building (on and off) for nearly a year. On top of that, I just realized that I had overlooked an important concept that threatens to derail a big chunk of the game. It’s been a bit discouraging, so I was happy to come across this video of Neil Gaiman giving the 2012 commencement speech at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I thought I should share his encouragement. The speech is a bit long, but definitely worth watching.
This speech is just what I needed. I would only change the tagline from “Make Good Art” to simply “Make Good.” Whatever you do, even if you think it isn’t art, Make Good.