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The benefit of friends who don't like games

They give me swirlies and call me a nerd

Frozen Synapse 2 came out recently, and Paul Kilduff-Taylor wrote an article on Medium to roughly coincide with the release. It’s called The 10 Secrets to Indie Game Success (And Why They Do Not Exist). One of the tips he gives, amongst many, is “have interests and friendships which do not revolve around games and the games industry.” This is, I have discovered, a good tip for life in general.

I took a friend, who also works in games (though not games media any more) to the pub to see a live podcast recording once, and we hung out with some of the other audience and cast that I vaguely knew, and had a few drinks. Afterwards my friend said “Nobody talked about games once. It was lovely!”

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