Non binary in games showcase: https://twitter.com/QueerlyRepMe/status/1016410984389341184
A great Ren'py layeredimage tutorial: https://twitter.com/baiyu_dev/status/1011470278516453376
I've been trying to avoid reccing too much on Steam but as far as I can tell that's the only place to buy these games for PC.
I've played and enjoyed Amnesia, and enjoyed what I've played of Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds. They're all pretty conventional "set female protagonist with male love interests" but well liked for that genre.
Some classic Japanese dating sims heavily reduced https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/7216/IFI_Otomate_Bundle/
And yes I *am* playing and reviewing other indie games to procrastinate working on my own, but have *also* been doing research by reading Persuasion and finding bits to steal for the Northanger Abbey game.
I mean I probably wasn't being SUPER efficient with those 565 lines. But still! IT'S SO ELEGANT NOW.
Recompiled an old Renpy game into the latest version, 7.0, and it was even easier than I remember it being under 6.9. Also a useful way to procrastinate on actual writing/coding/art >.>
Making narrative choices meaningful https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-10-making-narrative-choices-meaningful
While it was broken I went back to Fire Alapaca which was nostalgic but also frustrating. So many tools I've gotten used to!
Clip Studio broke and I fixed it! It kept selecting the Move tool any time I took my pen off the tablet. I tried updating CSP, nope. What worked: turned off tablet touch support in my Mac settings, removed the "Move" shortcut in my CSP settings. (Other solutions I saw offered were for Windows)
Here's a screenshot of me testing out a new placeholder sprite style for Copper Rose, using dejinyucu's free sprite
Agustina as a base: