Since I’ve gotten over my scarcity hurdle, I’ve found an increase in creativity for me. This new energy has lead me to refocus on new core interests by closing down projects and renaming others. Below is my announcement of changes:
Billows Enterprise – My root website that acts as a starting point for my business offerings. Used to be called Promaginy (08/2004 to 12/2016) and then Billows Cyber Holdings (2017 to 2019). The recent name change reflects a shift to include coaching and consulting as an offering in the future.
Billows Cyber Enterprises – My business offerings of web apps and web sites that will replace Cybersidline.com. Also to be closed down will be Fandomnaut.com and EpicStartPage as I refocus to take aspects of those sites for a new web app. Those web sites never worked as well as I wanted and its time to mothball them and move on.
Chris Billows Video Games – It slowly dawned on me that that doing things I am passionate about even a little each day gives me increased energy and this applies to my game development offering. I also decided to not get ahead of myself by trying to create a studio. So I am focusing on learning game development and keep the branding as simple as possible. If the video game is successful, the business will follow as shown by Daniel Mullin and Mike Bithel having companies named after themselves.
I am fascinated with crossovers and intend for Heropath to be a crossover journey of video game archeology, video game analysis, and synthesis of my influences. I adopted a new term called Cybereflect to encompass early cyberculture nostalgia, strangeness, exploration, and playfulness and will act as an aesthetic background for Heropath and CBVG.
Video Game Elements – Over at the Heropath blog, I found the definition exercise revealing to me a model for video game development. I’m pleased to introduce Video Game Elements (VGE), a concept map I hope can also help you navigate the complex world of video game development.
Overall I have a feeling of renewal as I re-allocate my energy to projects that I believe will be more successful. It has been a huge learning curve as I’ve realized how self-deluded I’ve been with some of my ambitions. Its very humbling and was a necessary process.