We often go through phases, where our favorite games don’t quite hit the spot anymore, and we need to find something new to play or do. And seeing as lockdown has been quite long for all of us so far, you’re probably feeling a bit bored right now – and that’s why it’s time to pick up on some new gaming projects.
So, if you’re someone who’s always in front of a PC or using a console, the ideas below might be a great place to start to pick back up on your love of the gaming world and everything in it.
Relive the Arcade Days
Maybe you weren’t around for them, or maybe you’ve got a few treasured memories of playing arcade cabinets with your friends. Either way, you can relive the arcade days with a lot of modern technology currently on the market – you can buy them custom made, all in one, or invest in a series of cabinets, like those released by Numskull. It might cost you a bit of money, but if you’re looking to expand your video game and memorabilia collection, this is a good place to start.
Learn How to Use an Emulator
We all have a favorite old game from a decade or so again that we find ourselves thinking about. We have a copy of it on the shelf, dusty as it is, but we’ve nothing to play it on, thanks to incompatibility on both PC and console, and DRM that stops us from even trying to load up a game.
However, if you’re keen to play an old favorite, it’s time to learn to use an emulator. They’re entirely legal, thanks to the amount of legal protection surrounding hardware, and it could open up a whole new gaming world for you. You could even play psp games using emulators, which is a feat considering what the world thought of UMDs in the long run.
Make Your Own Game
And finally, maybe it’s time to throw off the shackles of playing other games and make one of your own. After all, the video game industry is huge and lucrative, and there’s a slice of it out there for you, as long as you’re committed to what you’re doing.
Of course, you don’t just jump into game development, but it is something you can start very easily. There are plenty of courses to follow online, and plenty of free to download software out there that’s perfect for beginners. If you’ve got an idea for a game, it’s going to be even easier to streamline what you’re learning here, so maybe just note down a few things you want to include and go from there.
Gaming projects are fun to get into, really live up to your passion in video games, and could just be the gateway into the market you’ve been looking for. And if you’ve got some time now, why not get started with any of the ideas above?
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