Saturday, November 12, 2011

Family

These weeks I dedicated all my time to my family. Last Friday, my first daughter was born. She´s beautiful, healthy, and incredibly cute.
Both my girlfriend and I are living the happiest moment in our lives, and we´re enjoying every moment of it.

Nine months ago all of my priorities changed a lot. Including how much time I can dedicate to AM2R. The project hasn´t advanced as much as I wanted, but right now it´s not my biggest priority, compared to other moments in my life.
Other people in my situation would just dump the project, and move on. I just moved it aside a little bit, and slowly make progress.

Luckily, I was able to complete the contents of the first demo in time for you to enjoy at the NCFC. Oh, I want to express my gratitude to the great people who showed their support at the NCFC, thanks to you AM2R was awarded the Best of Show award.

So, no AM2R progress on this post... Next time there will be, I promise.

54 comments:

VitruvianSasquatch said...

Congrats! Can't blame you for having a break, with or without reason...family should come first, anyhow. Just as long as AM2R doesn't end up like MP2D, it's fine. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

felicidades Doc de verdad de deseo mucha suerte y bendiciones para tu hija... espero que crezca sanamente y aprovecha de dedicarle todo el tiempo k puedas, tenemos paciencia asi k no te preocupes... con tal de q alla un pequeño avance está bien ya que eso nos dice q no te has olvidado de toda la gente q te ha seguido :D
nuevamente te deseo lo mejor para ti y para tu familia, :P pudiste avernos dicho su nombre jaja xd bueno Doc suerte en todo y sigue avanzando en lo k puedas! :)

Anonymous said...

As an old game programmer and father of 4 children myself; I'd like to say congratulations! It's a very wonderful thing to be starting a family and I can COMPLETELY understand what you mean by priorities changing!

I'll also tell you that I never let my hobby (game design/development) die when I had children, either. It's wonderful being able to watch them grow up and teach them all you can about subjects that meant/mean so much to you!

I wish you and your girlfriend all the best! Enjoy these moments - they became some of my most cherished memories :)

-Vey

Alberto said...

Muchisimas felicidades doc!!!! Es sorprendente descubrir que eres padre, wow, mi mas sincera henorabuena, espero que la niña haya venido sana y que inunde tu hogar de felicidad :)

Se que no necesitas que te digamos esto, pero tomate todo el tiempo, años incluso, que te sea necesario para cuidar de tu familia, es lo mas importante. Tus fans lo entenderemos.

Enorabuena otra vez!!!!

arbiem said...

Congratulations on the new baby girl, Doc. I don't think anyone blames you for wanting to take some time off now and again, especially if it's to spend time with your family, and I know that everybody appreciates the fact that you haven't given up on the project - despite having plenty of opportunities to do so - and that you continue to surprise us with updates on a regular basis. The AM2R demo is immensely satisfying and is more than enough to hold your fans over for a while. Best wishes to you and your family!

Jasper said...

Tienes una hija!?!?
SU NOMBRE SU NOMBRE???

espero que crezca un fan de metroid! XD

I really really hope you put lots of attention towards her, don't worry about the game as much as her please.

Hemse said...

congrats man! take your time. we can wait. :)

Anonymous said...

NOOO!!!! SE ESTA CONVIRTIENDO EN ALGUIEN NORMAL!!!! DETENGANLOOO!!!!

nahhh broma :3

JusticeforAngels said...

I would never ask you to put the project before your child. By all means take care of her. At the same time however, I want to thank you for not killing the project like others would. (And wait until she gets older and you can watch her play AM2R!)

Chirukai said...

We loyal fans can definitely wait for your amazing project, Doc! You've put so much hard work into it, we know it'd be pointless to let it go now - go ahead and enjoy all the time you can with your family; after all, that is what is important. :)

Craig Kostelecky said...

Good for you. I also dedicated a lot of time to a video game mod in the past. But since my kids were born they're all I care about. Good luck with your daughter. It will be the most amazing thing ever.

Cylen said...

Congrats Doc! you are blessed with your daughter, be happy with her and yur family. Don´t worry about us, we can wait.

I wanna thank you for keep alive the project. Best wishes for you and your family.

reyes said...

felicitaciones doc , disfrute a su hija y cuando haya tiempo para dedicar a AM2R dedíquelo al máximo nuevamente felicidades :)

tchay said...

Wait till she becomes a teenager. Then you'll have PLENTY of time to work on the project. :P

In all seriousness, congrats!!! Spend all the time in the world with her. I've been a fan since the beginning, and I will continue to wait patiently for this master piece.

- Tchay

The7thGuest said...

Your Life will change now, first you will have a lot to do :)^_^
WE are Happy that you are all Healty.
Gratulations to you Child.

Doc ! :)

Take the Time the Familie needs !

Take good Care
Chris

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the baby girl. Always make sure family and friends come first. I don't care if the game doesn't come out by the end of this year or the first half of next year anyway. I have too many games to play at the moment thanks to Nintendo and the giant amount of cheap indie games available on Steam, PC, and 3DS eshop.

Ezekiel Rage said...

So good to read you are spending time with your family. This should always come first. Cherish those moments. The game does not run you away, but there is nothing more sad than not seeing your kid grow up. Best wishes from Austria :)

Nintendoer said...

Congrats, doc! You should always put family first, but at the same time we're glad you haven't given up on this.

Just keep doing what you're doing. Enjoy time with your family, and make AM2R whenever you feel like it. Not like I need to tell you that. =)

Bruno 1986 Brasil said...

Felicitaciones por tu hija. Te deseo el mejor, DocM64. Disfruta los primeros momentos con tu hija, dejas el juego para después, no hay prisa. Pero, hablando por la mayoría de los jugadores, te lo agradesco mucho por mantener la construcción del juego, mismo con cosas tán más importantes en este momento de tu vida.

Volveré a mirar este blog en 1 o 2 meses. Más una vez, felicitaciones para ti y gracias.

15689 said...

congrats
I have a question, your daughter's name is Samus, right
haha ... just kidding

Mythrayn said...

HOLY CRAP. CONGRATULATIONS!

Anonymous said...

Felicidades Doc, os deseo lo mejor a ti, a tu familia y en especial a tu hija. Disfruta ese momento que es único en la vida.

No te preocupes por el proyecto, siempre hay tiempo para seguirlo, ahora se feliz con tu familia que es lo que debería ser verdaderamente importante para un hombre de familia.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Doc I wish you and your GF all the best with your baby girl. I think those of us who have been supporting this project can wait a little longer. I'm just happy to hear that all you hard work wasn't for nothing ^_^

giras said...

felicidades por tu querida hija,ayuda mucho a tu mujer¿ok? y cuidalas mucho,pero a ti tambien
llevo siguiendo tu proyecto ya desde ni me acuerdo,espero que sigas con el aunque las actualizaciones sean pequeñas
te deseo mucha suerte en tu vida
i wish you luck in your life
and congrats for your damsels n_n
take care of them and yourself¿promise?
bye friend

RudyC3 said...

That's understandable (anyone saying the contrary would be a selfish bastard). Congrats on both of you parents, and enjoy your time with your newborn kid :).

HMS said...

Wait, you said "girlfriend" and not "wife". What's with that? If you have a child, you should man up and get married. Apparently, you are very happy that you have a wonderful child. Your woman must be waiting for you to propose.

Btw, how old are you?

PeaCe said...

Congrats Doc :) Say hello to your daughter from all Metroid fans ;)

Blue Madness said...

You have a daughter?? Holy.... damn, congratulations man!! Truly, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

We Want This Game

-Anonymous

JusticeforAngels said...

@HMS Marriage may be too expensive for them. After all, if batteries are expensive in Argentina (see his first few posts) imagine how much greater things would cost! Because of that, it's not a big deal. As an anonymous pastor once said, "As long as you say 'I do' and stand by it for about 50 years, it doesn't matter how you do it." Also, in a favorite book of mine, the main character asks if his parents were ever married and Oromis says, "I know why you ask, Eragon, and I do not know if my answer will satisfy you. Marriage is not an elvish custom, and the subtleties of it often escape me. No one joined them in marriage, but I know they considered themselves to be married. If you are wise, you will not worry that others of your race will call you a bastard but instead be content that they gave their lives that you might live."

Anonymous said...

My first comment here. Congratulation!! I keep track of other projects that have been going on months or even years. As long as AM2R will continue, I can wait.

yonathan said...

Felicidades Amigo mio me alegra mucho!! saber que tienes una hija muchas benciones para ti y tu hija y tambien no se me olvida tu esposa por supuesto esto si que es inesperado jeje, muchas suerte a amigo se que ya tienes otras prioridades y se como se siente eso, te espero es la proxima noticia!!!

Jaap Rutten said...

Congratulations. I would have been more worried if you had had an update of Am2R if you just became a parent.

samushunter242 said...

congrats doc!!

Daniel Quan said...

Felicidades Doc, ers padre! espero que tú, tu novia y tu hija se la pasen de lo mejor, que disfruten su tiempo juntos y que tengan felicidad a lo largo de toda su vida. No te preocupes con AM2R, después de todo, NADA es más importante que la familia. Dios Los Bendiga...

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Keep going forward! Your game is looking amazing!

Anonymous said...

No! This is unacceptable! You must set aside your offspring and mate and delve deep into the coding of AM2R! When it is complete you can spend time with your family unit!

Jk.

Seriously, enjoy your family. The game can wait for awhile. Just please do not abandon it entirely. I hate lost games.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Good luck with the family and stuff, although I really do hope that you finish AM2R soon.

Anonymous said...

I completely understand, Doc. Family comes first, no matter what. Congrats on your first child, man.

Eduardo F said...

Nunca comentei aqui apesar de acompanhar o projeto ,mas esse post ñ tem como deixar passar...Parabens!!! Felicidades pra vc e sua família!Boas vibrações p/ a sua pequena Samus, hehe. Isso é que eu chamo Achievment Unlock!Parabens novamente e ate+

Anonymous said...

Congrats! My first daughter was born last year in august in the middle of a programming project of mine. I know how you feel. You are doing the right thing. Don't miss a moment with your family. Not one.

Camelslayer said...

You know what? Don't worry so much about it. You have a daughter now, your priorities NEED to shift. If people tell you otherwise, ignore 'em. I think it's wonderful, as far as I'm concerned, take all the time you need. =)

Anonymous said...

Congrats Doctor! This is really good to hear, I'm happy for you and your girlfriend! May your daughter be healthy and prosper! :)

Take your time with the project! I hope you don't see it as a stressful matter. Work on it only as long as it's rewarding to you and when you have the time to finish it in the quality you always planned.

Again, congratulations and cheers!

JusticeforAngels said...

You know Doc, it never ceases to amaze me how you have kept this project alive over the years when every other Metroid fangame has died a tragic, horrible death due to lack of support. Some of these games were in many ways even better than AM2R! You've heard their names, everyone has. SR388, MP2D, Metroid Subzero and many others. All of them dead and destroyed. In their tradition, AM2R should've been dead many years ago. But the little fangame that could just keeps chugging along. :)


KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Chris Merkand said...

Felicidades Doc, esas motivaciones son las que dan sentido a nuestra vida, así que a seguir haciendo y cuidando lo que nos mueve.

Crazy-Ivan said...

Increible lo que estas haciendo. Mi show de podcast hablo de tu proyecto y nos gusto mucho. Sos de Argentina escuche. Que orgullo loco!

Anonymous said...

Hi.

I was just wondering what type of digital media will this be released on? PC CD ROM / Game disc for a specific console / Download / A cartridge for a portable system?

Anonymous said...

To echo the bulk of comments I've seen here, I've been following your blog for some time, and I want to congratulate you, and add my own assurance that we will be fine whilst you enjoy your new daughter. I frankly would rather know that she is getting the attention she deserves than have AM2R out any time soon. Again, congratulations, and best wishes.

JusticeforAngels said...

I hope you and your family are doing well.

Anonymous said...

I think everybody in here feels the same about you, congratulations, We all wish the best for your lives. And we hope for the game, but for now, rest a little bit and enjoy your newborn baby with your family. Peace.

Anonymous said...

So, how's AM2R coming now?

Nobody has posted here recently, so I was just curious.

Federico Checozzi said...

Congratulations for your new daughter! I wish you the best!

And...I hope your work will be recognized, specially in Argentina (we live there and we know that things like metroid are niche).

Anonymous said...

muchas felicidades por su hija y espero que el proyecto no muera como lo dijo.. :D

Cristiano Souza said...

The Metroid fans from Brazil are sending you our love and respect! Wish you all the best, for you and your family!!
Thanks bro! B-]