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Indie Game The Movie

I saw a screening tonight. Really great documentary that highlights the developers behind the hit games Braid, Super Meat Boy and Fez.

Working on creative projects that can take literally years to develop is one of the most mood-swinging, draining things you can do and this film captured that struggle well.

Game Update

I spent two weeks finishing a fully functioning prototype for version 1.0 of my new game hobby project

Epic fail. I was really disappointed with it. And watching people play it (the best way to know how good something is) was even more disappointing.

That's the hard part of games - and most other types of art, too - it's really tough to know whether what you envision will actually end up being any good once finished

So I talked to some smart people, hit the drawing board and am almost done with version 2.0.

Hopefully this will be worthy...

Aw Thanks!

What Monsters Lurk?

Here is a concept drawing of the type of monster you can expect to see in the new game I'm working on :)

I'm Surrounded By Procrastinators

...Which is awesome because I'm one of you.

I know some of you will miss Nappa as our mascot, but he'll be our official "backup" mascot. Maybe we might even do a thing where he drops by theO once a month to say "hi"

I'm debating how we choose what mascot to use on theO.

Here are two options:

(1) Our staff can get together and decide
(2) Our staff narrows down the finalists to 8 or so and we can do a "tournament" like we did with our "Best Anime Character Ever" contest, spread out over the month

What do you think?