Make sure to take breaksAugust 18, 2009 at 7:43 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 19 Comments
Okay, so last week I made the mistake of working far too many consecutive hours on the computer in order to finish this new area in my game. After a 13 hour stretch (the last hour being mostly devoted to setting map passabilities by repetitively clicking) my wrist really started hurting. Given that I’d already been experiencing some fairly distracting neck pain (yay for martial arts injuries coming back to haunt me), I decided that I really needed to take a break >_< So I took a few days rest, including a day spent at the Korean sauna, and I feel a lot better now. But I’m back to using Workrave to remind me to take breaks so I won’t mess up my wrist. These next few months are critical if I plan to finish my rpg by November… there’s so much left to do, but pain aside, I’m really enjoying the development process.
I also wanted to share a new song with you today! It was an unreleased track from Plants vs. Zombies that I called “Zombotany”… It’s one of my personal favorites, but by the end of production there was so much music that we just couldn’t manage to fit it in. So here it is, I hope you enjoy 🙂
Several people have asked me about PvZ sheet music… so you’ll be happy to know that Sebastian Wolff has arranged 3 different pieces from the game, and he did a wonderful job! I’m actually a very terrible sight-reader (I play everything by ear), but these inspired me to go back and play the PvZ songs on the piano. You can find the arrangements under “Sheet Music”:
Lastly… I’ve received hundreds of messages asking about a Plants vs. Zombies soundtrack. And I want to let you know that I would actually love to release one… but unfortunately, I need Popcap’s permission to do so. So if you are interested in a soundtrack, please let Popcap know… I’m all ready to assemble one, but I need their “okay” first 🙂
Okay, Workrave is telling me to take a break so I’d better do it ^_^