My trial expired and I ended up buying Affinity Photo. It has its flaws, but at its price point (currently 50% off as well) it's a no-brainer when it handles many of my needs fine.

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I've been looking into Photoshop alternatives and so far @affinitybyserif@twitter.com Photo looks most promising. Their info on the rect selection size (while dragging) is just plain wrong though, which is a pain when I often need exact selection sizes.

Overall, based on the trailer I guess I had hoped for an exploration/puzzle game with a single large interconnected environment, but instead it's a chapter based walking simulator with some puzzles. It's all right though; I don't regret playing it.

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Call of the Sea is a decent game, but geez, while the small expedition you follow in the footsteps of shed diary pages, notes and photos like any good videogame characters, they equally shed tents, furniture and equipment en masse at every place they set up camp.

Fans of who played both A Link to the Past and Breath of the Wild:
If you had to pick some elements in A Link to the Past that resemble the little curiosities/puzzles/mysteries that yield Korok seeds in Breath of the Wild, what would it be?

I'm late to the train, but in case I'm not the only one who missed this earlier: Publisher Raw Fury made a bunch of resources available that give insight into the business side of gamedev, including the template publishing contract they use as a starting point.

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RT @RawFury@twitter.com

Together with our publishing agreement, we’ve also templated a bunch of documents from legal, finance, marketing etc that we felt could be useful for developers.

We hope they can be used/adapted to fit with your needs. Find them + the agreement here: rawfury.com/developer-resource

🐦🔗: twitter.com/RawFury/status/134

The Lost Heart

A series a bit like The Mandalorian. Mr. G is on a quest with endless detours and setbacks to track down and retrieve his own heart from wherever the hell it has ended up. Originally resigned to cut his losses, Someone Special turns up and convinces him otherwise.

Oh, this is made by ustwo, the creators of Monument Valley! Looks lovely!

RT @WildlifeAlba@twitter.com

Small actions can make a big difference in Alba: a Wildlife Adventure. Explore a Mediterranean island & protect what you love: family, friends & nature. Activists of all ages welcome

Out now!
Apple Arcade apps.apple.com/gb/app/alba-a-w
PC store.steampowered.com/app/133

🐦🔗: twitter.com/WildlifeAlba/statu

Finally! I’ve dodged it being on sale on Steam countless times waiting for the Switch version. So looking forward to this.

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RT @inkleStudios@twitter.com

HEAVEN'S VAULT on SWITCH, 28th January!

🗺️ Explore the Nebula
📔 Decipher a lost language
🗿 Uncover a forgotten past

- Winner: IGF @igfnews@twitter.com Narrative
- Finalist: @BAFTAGames@twitter.com, @GoldenJoysticks@twitter.com
- Breathtaking score by @ComposerChapman@twitter.com
- Story built uniquely by your actions

🐦🔗: twitter.com/inkleStudios/statu

I finally got it working and wrote a reminder for myself here:
"Getting TortoiseHg on Windows to work with SourceHut's SSH authentication"
blog.runevision.com/2020/12/ge

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I'm in the circle of hell again which is setting up SSH. Seriously, why must I juggle id_rsa versus key.pkk, hidden folders, helper tools putty, puttygen, pageant, plink and dozens of half-baked guides that all contradict each other and also assume prior knowledge?

A good thread on how crypto technologies in most cases are madness from an environmental perspective. A single transaction can use the equivalent energy of boiling a kettle 200 times.

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RT @memotv@twitter.com

Friends, something has been bugging me for a while. The world is burning. We have unsustainable habits that need to change. And changing old habits is hard, really hard. But has to be done. And yet, it seems we are also adapting *new* unsustainable habits ... 1/2

🐦🔗: twitter.com/memotv/status/1308

Wow, this is going to be so helpful to so many game developers. I've often wished for something like this myself!

RT @EddCoates@twitter.com

Proud to present the Game UI Database! A whopping 11569 screenshots, 325 games, and filterable by screen type, genre, art style, control scheme, layout, patterns, textures and more! ENJOY!
gameuidatabase.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/EddCoates/status/1

Today is my last day at Unity.

I joined nearly 12 years ago when it was a tiny startup with 20 employees. It's been quite the ride seeing it grow into what it is today.

Now it's time for a new chapter in my work life. Starting next week I'll be a full time indie game developer!

Perfect review of @theponzifactor@twitter.com's book. The non-dividend-paying part of the stock market does very much feel like an "Emperor's New Clothes" type of situation where the issue "there's no intrinsic value there!" is so glaringly obvious but most people cling to an illusion.

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