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May 2018: Going Green

Today marks the first year I tried growing a garden and it didn’t die. Sitting on my patio is a whiskey barrel full of pea stalks (with its neighbour, a store-bought tomato plant). People told me to just use chicken wire for the trellis, but I couldn’t resist the appeal of duct taping sticks together for that rustic “Ewok Village” charm. Meanwhile, I have basil and sunflowers growing in my office. They died a couple times this year already, but my third planting seems to be working. Maybe there’s a future for me as a farmer after all.

In other news, I’m working with the NMFT team to cobble together another short game for this year’s adventure jam. We’ll likely miss the deadline but I’m fine with going into overtime to get it done. The subject matter is pretty fun, so stayed tuned for more.

As for my own game, I got a club scene finished earlier this month. I’m aiming for an SQInc aesthetic with dynamic backgrounds. Looks kinda like this.

My game’s working title is “Do-Gooders: Heroes to the Max” but I’ve heard mixed things about using the term “do-gooders” for anything, even in a positive context. Any advice on naming would be welcome, because I am really stressing out over this.

And finally, I’ll be doing a free book giveaway this month for the “Ancients’ Royale” series from the 18th to the 23rd. Amazon only gives me 5 free days per book, so I’ll do it again later this December. Summer and Christmas seem like good “giveaway” times, so I’ll try to make that an annual thing. It’s the only way to keep my books from vanishing into obscurity, it seems.

May 13 2018 | Garden, Stuff I Made | No Comments »