Back in 2010, I met a guy, this guy turned out to be my best friend to date. It also turned out he shared the same dream of becoming a game dev, and on top of that, he was good with script but sucked at art, the same way I was good at art, but sucked at script. So we joined forces and formed Dragons' Echo.
At the time, he was unemployed and living with his roommates, so we had all the time we needed to work. In 2013 he got a job working at Walmart of all places. Suddenly we could no longer do all the things we had been doing. (Gaming together, developing games together, spending late hours into the night chatting about what games we'll do, etc)
He quit our partnership shortly after. It was nothing to do with me. We got along great, but his job was taking too much out of him, and he didn't feel up to developing games. So we split ways. He stopped developing games, and I kept developing games.
But that might be about to change. Recently, we did something together we hadn't done in a while. We gamed together for hours. One of our favorite games to play together had been Terraria. But we had gotten all the way to hardcore mode and then stopped wanting to play it. Last week, we started playing StarBound. We loved it.
Though we haven't played in the last few days, it seemed to remind him of something inside him. I'm not sure what, but it appears it have given him just the boost he needed to get back into the swing of things. He told me, just last night, that he's going back into studying new code tricks for his arsenal. Considering he did nothing code related, for me, or anyone, aside from helping me debug my own scripts from time to time, since early 2013, this is unusual for sure.
Dragons' Echo may be getting back together sooner than expected. <Insert Skyrim: Dragonborn theme here>