The Indie Game Designer’s Tablet-Centric Workspace

The Indie Game Designer’s Tablet-Centric Workspace

Indie video game designer Michael Kelley, of Nickel City Pixels, has an unusual, somewhat Frankensteinish workspace. Yet it’s set up for optimum productivity, which Kelley walks us through in this video tour.

A Windows tablet PC (with stylus pen — ideal for his line of work) runs the main show, flanked by bright red and orange servers. Routers and an external hard drive are mounted on the wall, with “wires running every which way in [his] continuing quest to replicate the bridge of the Neb [sic].” (So, yes, the wires would be an eyesore for many, but they’re a mess on purpose.)

Perhaps most interesting in this video is Kelley’s description of his productivity process. He’s gamified it to earn “points” for hours he’s on task. That countdown timer on the Galaxy Note tablet would give me anxiety, but perhaps it would be a helpful kick in the pants for others.

Nickel City Pixels Workspace II! [YouTube]

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