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Aloha Kahako! Here we are, a day I knew was coming but one, I never wanted to actually arrive. I can tell you it’s been one hell of a journey to where I am today! I owe my thanks to the Johnathan and Al and all the people at GameDevHQ, ACI & The Economic Board of Oahu Etc. They have provided me with a skill that will propel my career and gave me the means to support my ohana for life! What I owe all of them could never be repaid but,to those who are reading this that have helped…


Aloha my ohana. We are a day away from the end of my internship and you can guess how I’m feeling. Today was a bit distracting. I had to miss my AM meeting with my team due to my daughters doctor appointment. They were cool enough to check in through message. They seem to be progressing through the space shooter with ease. It’s a lot to take in and it’s awesome to see how differently the same thing can be accomplished in coding. I feel so lucky to have been a part of this.

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I’ve never been good with change…


Wednesday is here and its a 3,2,1 countdown to some real world shit! Having only a couple job leads and not knowing if my unemployment will continue is pretty stressful. I’m keeping my head up though and not giving up. I learned to love this stuff and will do whatever’s necessary to continue to learn with my peers and network.

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It’s been an amazing experience. I had been curious about getting into the industry but, unaware how to approach and sell myself as a freelancer. What GameDevHQ did for me, I cant be more thankful for. Teaching me Unity, a…


Aloha friends! Here we are, another day closer to the end. A lot of questions about the future linger. Staying focused on course work has been extremely difficult while on the job hunt. I am getting about a section a day completed though. I have really slowed down because of all this. Like a part of my motivation had been swiped right from under my feet.

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I’ve spent a lot of time today looking at my peers blogs, etc. Comparing each others work and journey while I’m still allowed😂 I’m extremely blown away by how everyone has put so much…


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Aloha, here we are my friends! This is the last week of our internship, for those who live on the outer islands that is. All others will continue on until the 28th of this month and if lucky enough into 2021! Even though I’m being kicked on a some stupid technicality, I’m rooting for my peers and know that they deserve every bit of this!

I’ll continue my studies for sure and am so thankful for the healthy habits I’ve developed over the last month! I think if I apply all that I’ve learned I could find a job in…


Aloha my friends! Another day as a developer and just jotting down my thoughts for Friday. I’m trying to pick up my spirit and write about something not so emotional. I feel like its important though. Not to ignore the process and keep it real as much as possible, without sounding like a lil bitchhh!! 🤣 Anyways… On a better note the people at ACI have extended our internship an extra 4 days. So Friday the 18th will be our last official day.

It’s been a positive day non the less. I’ve manage to get out some applications and looked…


Aloha all that are interested! Another beautiful day on the islands. Just documenting what I can of my journey on this Thursday. I can barely focus though. It’s getting close to the end and I seem to be getting distracted by your every day life troubles. Not only have I been relying on this program to supply my learning but, they have been paying me to do so.

In Hawaii to survive, you have to be ready to take on 2 maybe 3 jobs at a time. The pandemic has made it impossible to continue the normal routine obviously. Us…


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Aloha kahako! It’s Weds, we are half way through the week and losing time! Well, I’m losing time! 🤣 Only a couple days left in this internship, only for people not on Oahu. Which if you ask me, its kind of lame! It’s one thing if it ends only a couple weeks after me. But, if the program gets continued into the new year and I was dropped. I will feel like a huge opportunity just passed me by! I got to just leave it in gods hands though.

Today has been a good day, regardless of being melancholy from…


Aloha all! Its been another day spent deep in code, well timeline to be exact. I’ve been kind of stuck. I’m a perfectionist and when something doesn’t look right I cant move on until I fix it. I’ve worked with a lot of video production in the past so working on these cutscenes come second nature to me. I can understand and operate Cinemachine with ease but, Timeline has been frustrating me.

I can’t seem to keyframe and pan my cameras the way I intend them to. It comes out jerky and looks unprofessional. Not my style! I’ve moved on…


Looking for a new gig

Aloha kahako! It’s Monday and it’s my last week in this internship, provided by the wonderful people at ACI Hawaii and GameDevHQ! I can say I’m a bit timid by what lies a head but, excited to move on.

I can say whole heartedly, that I’m so appreciative to have had this opportunity. It’s brought a distant world within arms reach, for an islander that never thought he’d be doing anything, but keeping smiles on visitors that plague his home. …

Riley Makena Rudd

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