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GamaSutra published a I wrote about the 5-year development process for Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption. It's been a long and tiring journey. :)

was excellent! Will post a recap soon, but for now, con crash and flight home to deal with.

Demoed at NarraScope in Boston today! Wide range of testers and attendees. I'm having a lot of fun.

Oh, Boston. Why must I have such complex feels about you?

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One potential outcome I can see is that the mainstream channels suffer from a kind of "Gresham's Law" - bad speech drives out the good. If you have something to sell, or you want to swing an election, you're on Facebook/Twitter. Whereas the genuine conversations are happening on Discord/Mastodon/etc.

I think we're already starting to see this happen (Twitter is full of brands, influencers, politicians, etc.), but it's happening slowly.

Anyone else here going to be in Boston for NarraScope this weekend?

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Reading through transcripts of internal conversations at RAND Corporation (big cold war think tank) back in 1958 about the future of computers and programming and this.... it's too real

First screenshot is from the upcoming Summer Daze visual novel. Second is from 3D adventure/RPG Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption.

Side-by-side comparison of the Disbarred Bard classroom and teacher at Hero University for .

Oh, right, GOG's doing their summer sale! is on $14.99 right now. Combination of an old-school dungeon crawl and a fantasy school simulator, by the creators of 1989's Quest for Glory.

Um. JBlow. This is really patronizing and dismissive of "the younger generation of indies", and poor people (gamers and devs) in general. There are lots of games with creative mechanics out there: they just don't get exposure.

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So! After some years of being fairly "unofficial", Unity editor for Linux is more official now. You can just get it via Unity Hub, like regular Windows/Mac editors.

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More updates! This is a side by side comparison of the same teacher's office in both Hero-U games.

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Inclusive spaces 

CW: EDS, off-topic 

CW: EDS, off-topic 

Experimented a bit with reactivating my hellsite profile this weekend and... I'm *stunned* by how miserable it made me.

The Kickstarter spam, the bots, the sensory overload, the incessant advertising and cheap manipulation tactics...

How do people cope?

Solidarity with everyone at Riot Games participating in today’s walkout. <3

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Interesting article on why you should create games for yourself, and how games you make for others will sap your creative ability (I'm sure many of us can testify to this - I can!)

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