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Sunday Brief - Issue #17

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Sunday Brief - Issue #17
By Kieran Glover • Issue #17 • View online
Hello friends 👋
Welcome back to Sunday Brief, this is issue 16 of my weekly email newsletter for creative professionals where I share my thoughts, inspiration, life lessons and interesting finds from the week.
Unfortunately this week I’ve been grappling with getting food poisoning. With such things, despite the worst of it being gone as soon as it comes, for someone who largely prioritises health and wellness I found that even the smallest thing that throws off my routine impacts my sense of contentment.
For those who have been reading this for a while (and thank you for that) know that I often bring up the fact that I’m a creature of habit, but all these little things seems to just reinforce it more. But as I’ve often pondered, it’s important to also embrace a “margin of error” in all things as nothing can always go 100% to your routine so it’s important to remain flexible, and adapt to what ever life may throw at you.

Daily Routine - Art by Minho Matsuno
Daily Routine - Art by Minho Matsuno
What I'm thinking about
Despite not being at my peak towards the tail end of the week, I dug up some old Github projects as I was organising my repositories (that came out much more geeky than I anticipated but let’s role with it).
The projects I found myself tinkering around with was a block stacking game that I started designing and developing maybe over five years ago. It got me down the wonderful rabit hole of game design and development; bringing up memories of hours spent hacking together games on old PC’s when I couldn’t get out to play football as a child.
Isometric computer - Razvan Vezeteu
Isometric computer - Razvan Vezeteu
Although I was never a big “gamer”, I was always fascinated by how games worked and the plethora of talents involved for good games to be brought to market - story-writing, art, music, programming, marketing etc. Still to this day I have a huge amount of admiration and respect for indie game developers and studios such as Eric Barone (who goes by ConcernedApe and is the creator of the iconic Stardew valley), Karl Wimble and the Ustwo Games team (creators of Monument Valley).
So with all this, I want to continue tinkering with game development and seeing if I can actually finish one start to finish - even if it’s just to entertain some childhood memories of hacking together rainy day projects in my room on an old PC - Heck, maybe I can launch it is as a Floppy Disk exclusive.
My latest articles
No new articles this week, but I have been sharing what little bits of progress I’ve been making on my game over on Twitter.
Kieran Glover
This month I'm turning my hand to #gamedev for the first time in years.

Current focus is a block stacking game using @Solar2Dev

Will be sharing the journey here 🧵 https://t.co/HXMhafTNoT
My favorite things this week
So here’s this weeks articles that I saved. I use an app called Instapaper to save, highlight and organize the articles I like. This week has largely been focused around game design and development.
  • Monument Valley - A incredibly designed and relaxing puzzle game crafted by Ustwo Games
  • Solar2D - What was once called CoronaSDK 🤪 this is the Lua based game framework I’ve been messing around with
  • Goldman Sachs Outlook 2022: Piloting through - My weekend read with US inflation is forecasted to reach a mind-boggling 8-9% this year
This weeks playlist
This week I’ve been listening to a lot of Jazz - especially Jazz Clarinet. Again not a playlist, but I was blown away (excuse the pun 🤣) by this…
Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto. Yevgeny Yehudin
Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto. Yevgeny Yehudin
So that’s it for issue #17 of Sunday Brief. I hope you enjoyed this and it brightened up your inbox ☀️ Thanks again for taking the time to read and I hope you have a great week!
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Kieran
Connect with me elsewhere on the web
Resources for creative
As a Senior Partner at a leading creative agency, I’m always on the lookout for new tools to a) keep me more productive and b) help me do my job better. Check out some of my favorite tried and tested tools:
  • Notion - My all time favorite note taking/productivity app
  • Digital Ocean - My go-to tool for spinning up blogs, websites and more
  • Webflow - The tool I used most often at work to Build better business websites, faster. Without coding
  • Webflow profile cards template pack - Soft launch of a Webflow template pack I created inspired by carrd.co and linktree
  • Landbot.io - Used both personally and professionally, Landbot makes it intuitive and easy to make both simple and complex chat bot experiences. The best part is, it’s a no-code tool.
  • Coinbase - There’s no better time to start building up a crypto portfolio. Coinbase is my platform and wallet of choice. Join via this link and get some free Bitcoin!
P.S - Some of these links are affiliate links to support the creation of my blog and newsletter.
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Welcome to the Sunday Brief ☕️ My name is Kieran Glover and I'm a Senior Partner at a leading creative consultancy in Cambodia. Every Sunday I write a weekly email newsletter for creative professionals where I share my thoughts, inspiration, life lessons and interesting reads from that week.

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