Instead of giving up, how about fixing it?

Written by Zainab Al-Ansari on . Posted in Blog

When faced with a scary problem, most people seem to prefer to either pretend nothing is wrong, or wait it out and hope it’ll get better by itself..

And that’s understandable, after all standing still is a lot easier than walking through mud in the dark.

If you ever get such a problem, and you most likely will or have already, try to be honest with your self and what you can and can’t do, and just give yourself permission to fail.

Break down the problem to its core and work with a simple solution as a start.

So next time you have an argument with your spouse, or face unusual thoughts or feelings, or anything that you know won’t go away by itself but need it to go away, then think of what’s scaring you. Find the root of the problem without letting your ego get in the way, ask for advise from people you trust if you need to, and just take it step by step.


Be patient, the more complicated the problem the more time it’ll take to fix, so take it as an investment for a better future.


Till next time โ˜บ peace โœŒ๐Ÿป



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E3 Live Events Schedule in Bahrain Timing

Written by Zainab Al-Ansari on . Posted in Blog


It’s time for E3!

Tomorrow, 12th June 2016, marks the beginning of E3’s live press conferences and events (except for Deus Ex, that was on 8th..)

Timing can be a bit confusing for Bahrain residents, so I made this table showing event timings and dates based on Bahraini local time.

I’ve highlighted the big 3, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, as those might have big announcements affecting game development. Whether it’s a new piece of hardware or new services, waits to be seen…

You’ll be able to watch live coverage on YouTube Gaming, as well as various Twitch streams.

I’m especially excited and hoping to see some new HoloLens features and announcements for games and game development, what are you most excited about??


Time Sunday 12th June 2016 Monday 13th June 2016 Tuesday 14th June 2016 Wednesday 15th June 2016 Thursday 16th June 2016
04:00:00 AM Sony
05:00:00 AM Bethesda
06:30:00 AM Twitch
07:00:00 PM YouTube Live YouTube Live / Twitch Nintendo Treehouse Live
07:30:00 PM Microsoft
08:00:00 PM Nintendo Treehouse Live
08:30:00 PM Twitch Twitch Twitch
09:00:00 PM PC Gaming
11:00:00 PM EA Play Ubisoft

Based on timings as reported by Polygon

Back from 1 year absence

Written by Zainab Al-Ansari on . Posted in Blog

Peace everyone!

It’s been almost a year since my last post, and I’m very sorry about that.

I was traveling for almost 7 months of the previous 12, and when I returned went through 2 new jobs (a part-time and a full-time), and ended up neglecting my blog with all that was happening >.<!

But now I’m restarting my blogging, and at the moment going through the site and doing much needed maintenance.

You can expect new posts to come out within a couple of weeks, I hope you’ll stick around till then ^-^



Written by Zainab Al-Ansari on . Posted in Game

Sadly is our GCC Game Jam entry, which ended yesterday. It has won a runner up prize and we couldn’t be any happier ๐Ÿ˜€

The game jam’s theme was Hope

Our team was made up of me, my twin sister Fatima and our friend Eman Naser.

You can Play Sadly by clicking here, Enjoy! ^~^

Xbox 360 Controls:

Movement: Dpad/left joystick

Jump: A button

Menu item click: A button

Menu item select: Dpad

Leave game and go back to main menu: Back button


Movement: Left/Right arrow keys

Jump: Space bar

Menu item click: Space bar

Menu item select: Up/Down arrow keys

Leave game and go back to main menu: Escape button

Tools Used:

Construct 2 game engine

Adobe Illustrator

Spriter for 2D Animation


P.S: It’d be great if you could post some feedback on the game ๐Ÿ™‚

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