Europe Trip by Jared - 04-06-2018
I had an opportunity to visit Europe this spring. Took a minute to reflect, and explore London, Edinburgh, and Paris. I went out and stayed with some friends for the first week, and then my wife flew out and met me in London. Got to see The Book...
EMT - National Registry by Jared - 03-06-2018
Passed the national registry exam for EMT licensure. Glad to have that part behind me, and I'm glad I have another certification. Now I have one certification in programming, one in Civil Engineering, and one in medical. Next I've got to put a c...
EMT - Practical Exam by Jared - 01-06-2018
So, the community I live in has a volunteer Ambulance service, and last fall I took a class to learn what is needed to help out. It's an unpaid position but I think it's a fun skill to have, and an important ability based on where we live. It was ...
Contract Work by Jared - 12-01-2017
As christmas approaches, the opportunity to help teams ship their mobile products increases. I've had several companies ask for help in preparing to ship their updates. So for December I think I'll be diving back into maintenance mode on some apps ...
Dragon Flight - John Carmack Feedback by Jared - 11-30-2017
Everything was worth it. So, I tweeted and then John Carmack tweeted back. This started a process which has easily become one of the coolest events in my life. Basically John Carmack played my game! And then he gave me feedback on what to chan...
Dragon Flight - Oculus Content Team by Jared - 11-20-2017
So, I reached out to one of the higher ups at Oculus, and asked them if there was anything else that I could do to get feedback. They told me that their content review team would be getting back to me shortly. A little while later, I got an e-m...
Dragon Flight - Oculus Review Feedback by Jared - 11-10-2017
I finally got feedback from Oculus. Update: No response after the 10th day. Considering starting a log here. Yes I'm following up different ways each day. But I'll probably give up on the log here before Oculus actually responds... ...
Dragon Flight - Publishing by Jared - 11-06-2017
So, I've gone back and forth with Oculus for nearly a month now. They re-affirm that I am approved for keys only. To me, this means that I have the ability to give my game away for free by publishing these early access keys. So I've tweeted out key...
Dragon Flight - Daydream by Jared - 10-26-2017
I'm really glad I wrote this script. But I don't think I'll need the one above it anymore. I should probably just delete it.
Dragon Flight - Correspondence by Jared - 10-26-2017
I've chatted with several Oculus Staff. They have reaffirmed that my game is approved and that I can generate Keys to distribute to whomever I would like. They have also said encouraging things like: we'd be happy to take a look at your next proj...
Dragon Flight - Keys Only Day Two by Jared - 10-26-2017
So after the realization that the only way to sell my game is on my own... I've posted to Facebook to all of my friends. Oculus = Facebook after all, so let's start there. None of my friends have the GearVR, and I've had 0 keys redeemed. ...
Dragon Flight - Keys Only Release by Jared - 10-25-2017
I'm pretty sure this is a very polite rejection letter, with no chance for repeal. So, my interpretation is that my only alternative is to distribute the game myself, and hope to find players which like my game, and produce impressive Usage ...
Dragon Flight - Approval by Jared - 10-20-2017
I happened to be looking at something in the oculus dashboard and saw this! I haven't gotten an e-mail yet, and I'm not sure what the next steps are, but either way, that looks really exciting! (Edit: Turns out this is a deceiving way in wh...
Dragon Flight - Submittal by Jared - 10-10-2017
I've submitted Dragon Flight to Oculus 3 times now. The first two I had entitlement issues, and I think I've finally got those figured out. It's really exciting though, to see the status of my game passing all but the entitlements validation techn...
Dragon Flight - Alpha by Jared - 09-28-2017
So, I've gotten the game playable, and I've spent a lot of time working through the environment art, and the gameplay modes. I was really excited once I found what I considered to be a very fun loop within the game. There is very little left that I...