Dev-Diary: 75

Hey everyone! Hope you are all safe and caring during this time!

Sorry about the delay, as well as the missed mid-month post. The combination of commissions, projects, and the global situation have all been rather intense lately. As such, I’ve been actively trying to reduce my work-load and take things slower. During this time, I’ve heard a lot of talk of people “needing to achieve new goals” or “learn new skills” or “take care of old business” while we are all locked-down. For some this is a fantastic way to self-develop while also distracting from the world outside, and I wholly support those who use their time productively! However, it should be stressed that, even if you are safe or even comfortable, the tension of the world is still real. Now, more than ever, is when we should be taking care of both ourselves, and one-another.

At the start of the year, I tried to push myself quite hard, taking on new mini-projects, opening up to commissions, and continuing my game work. When the added stress of the pandemic slid-in, it became very difficult to mentally keep up. Fortunately, I’ve managed to complete most of my commissions, and slow down my extra mini-projects a bit, specifically the CYO Adventure, from bi-daily to weekly. I’ve also been taking it slower with the progress on Management IN SPACE! and allowing the correct time to make both the recent adjustments to the core game, as well as continue the scheduled progress. M.I.S. was originally looking at a mid-year release, however I will be pushing it back to later in the year for now to better accommodate the situation, and so that I can do it proper justice. 🙂

Additionally, I have also been fortunate enough to pick up some casual video editing work (Fun-Tip: I studied film at university and I’m actually not too bad haha~) doing the editing for Lab Muffin Beauty Science! It’s infrequent enough to be able to slot it in among my other work, and different enough from my other work to be a good, yet still productive, distraction.

As with every month, I’ve cycled the One-Page-One-Shot games around! This month the new game on my [Ko-Fi] page is ‘Isolation’; a very fast social-deception game about figuring out who is sick, and distancing yourselves! The previous OPOS, “Secret Space” is now freely available over at itch.io, link [Here]!

Thank-you everyone for your continuing support! I hope you are all staying safe, looking after yourselves and others. Till next time, all the best~!
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Dev-Diary: 74

Hello all! I hope everyone is staying safe~!

Wow March was tense! Lot’s of stress. But I got stuff done! I spent a bundle of time working on commissions; plenty of modelling, texturing, and Unity work! It’s pretty much never-ending, so I’m gonna have to manage my time better so I don’t get distracted from my project.

I did manage to finish up the general Xeno art however! From here I’m going to do a big art import into the game, and start working on the new story updates I have planned! Hopefully I’ll be able to pull this off in-between commissions over the next couple of weeks.

As with the beginning of every month, the One-Page-One-Shots have cycled around! The new OPOS has been posted to my Ko-Fi pages, and ‘One Night With Senpai’ is now publicly available over at itch.io! It’s a fun and fast social deception game about dating your friends! Super cute!

Something new! With everyone indoors I’ve been working on (another) little extra project. A while back I saw a choose-your-own-adventure style story playing out over Facebook, and I decided to try my hand at it! I figure since a lot of people, including myself, now must spend copious amounts of time indoors, why not give everyone something to look forward to every couple of days! Plus I really enjoy writing, and this is a fun improv-exercise~ If you’d like to check-out the story for yourself, just follow this link over to my Facebook page! [Link] There are currently four ‘chapters’ out so-far! At the end, I will publish the archive here on my website.

That’s all from me! Just going to go back to work now! I hope everyone is staying indoors, practicing good hygiene, and being kind to one-another! Until next time, all the best~!
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