Pulled an all nighter on Tuesday night getting ready for our pre-certification build for the Tempest Pack HTH DLC. First one in a long time. Came in around 7am Tuesday, worked until about 2am, slept on the couch at work for about 4 hours, and then just got up, made some coffee, sat down at the computer and started working again until about 10pm when we finished the build.
About halfway through the day I ran over to the local Ross dress for less and bought some Tshirts, socks and a new pair of shorts ($8.50!!) because I smelled terrible. Like, gym socks terrible.
Not that I'm any kind of game developer Rambo or anything. I have friends who have (recent) war stories about working 16 hour days, 7 days a week, for 4 months straight.
I'm pointing it out more because it's relatively unusual for me. But even when you're running your own company, crunch time is kind of unavoidable. We scheduled HTH and the DLC well, but you always get to that point where the cutoff date is approaching and there's a long list of stuff you really want to try and squeeze in just to make it a little bit better.
At least when its your own company, you don't feel like your doing it because somebody told you to. You're doing it for the love. At least that's what you tell yourself when you sit down at the computer at 6am with couch-cushion marks on your face.
Hope you like the DLC! There's a little bit of my very own stinky sock smell in it.