WHY A kid who played lots of games grew up having a hard time finding people similar to himself to play games with. As an adult, he had a hard time finding people similar to himself to create games with. He wanted to solve both problems not just for himself, but anyone else who found themselves in his shoes.
HOW He grew up to be a programmer. When he realized he could solve this problem both for himself and others at the same time, he decided to live off of what he had left in the bank and got to work.
WHEN In early 2017, part-time planning began. In late 2017, full-time development began. In early 2018, nubbl was released. Improvements are planned to go on indefinitely.
WHAT You're looking at it: nubbl.com. A website where people can find other people who share similar interests and goals related to gaming.
WHERE Planning began in Vancouver, Canada. Development began in Gouda, Netherlands (om nom cheese). In Fall 2018, the location will change again.
To help people who need a friend or partner.
Specifically, people with an interest in gaming.
It shouldn't be hard.
Finding randoms isn't good enough.
There is no publisher. nubbl is an independent project.
When I started nubbl as a hobby project, I did it partly to get away from the kind of hierarchy and chaos that exists in many businesses. In my day job, I'd have multiple managers and clients, each with different visions and motivations who would set requirements and often dictate how to meet those requirements. Things didn't always play out in the best interest of the project or everyone involved, and that wasn't something I enjoyed very much.
Keeping nubbl independent has been a way for me to cut through all of that noise and maintain my priorities for the project.