Now live with this first time play of Hero-U and some Reboot natter
Interview with the Coles on the Adventure Gamer; mentions switching to Ink (an open source scripting language) instead of the internal tool use we're using now. Yes, I'm behind that.
BRING BACK THE DAYS WHEN YOU COULD LEARN WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT WITH "VIEW SOURCE".
Contributors wanted to aggregate #fediverse information. They're looking for Python and JS devs.
(May reach out, once Hero-U post-release gets less insane and I have time.)
It's 500,000 words of interactive narrative: one of the longest scripts for a Western RPG or an adventure game. Lots of things going on. But mostly it's a damn good story.
OMG my game is out on GoG! (Have been working on this for three years, minus time off when I was injured.)
It's NEVER okay to use the Internet to ruin a creative's life, no matter how much you dislike their politics.
ArenaNet fired a game producer over getting in a flame war on her private birdsite account. Then fired her coworker for standing up for her. Not cool how this is a regular thing.
Gamedevs get tons of unsolicited advice from players on writing and design, and it can get super stressful. She shouldn't have engaged, but the Guild Wars team should have supported her when she was attacked: she shouldn't have been fired.
#HeroU also has a store page on Steam now!
Latest Kickstarter update about #HeroU, my game! (Release date is July 15th.)
Hey, there's a developer called voodoo.io out there who keeps ripping off of indie devs' core game concepts, and releasing a shitty F2P version on app stores before the indie devs have finished their games.
Goldman Sachs gave them $200m in investment recently, so they're not going anywhere soon, but you can encourage you and your friends to ignore the fuck out of their games.
Not everyone can afford to host and maintain their own server.
If you can, and it interests you, go ahead! But not everyone has the time, money, energy, or tech literacy to host their own software; federation is still better than centralization.
Raising the entry barrier to tech literacy by shaming people who use Github/Gitlab doesn't help.