Recently I was looking around for other jobs (I currently teach game dev) and after meeting with a few middleware companies to see if I would fit in there, I've decided that my real passion lies at the creation end where design/programming meet. It felt like I needed time to work on my games. Looks like now is the time. I'm finally going to concentrate most of my time on my indie dev. Although I will have some reasonably long-term commitments otherwise to bring a bit of income in, my primary focus will be on making games. This is really a long time coming for me. I've got plenty of money stashed, low outgoings and some pretty neat game ideas. Plus I have low sales expectations and a generally robust set of skills which will focus mainly on social AI based gameplay (my main area of research interest and really the thing that excites me the most). First project will be a full-on 3D thing, which I hope to make absurdly stylish and slick. I've got what I think is going to be a great asset pipeline in place (I'll be using UrbanPad to generate a lot of my content and pureLIGHT to light it all). I'm probably going to make a crap ton of mistakes on the business end of things, but I dont care anyway. Life's for living right? So wish me luck.