The hottest summer in years, and my room fan has just decided to die on me. In other words, until I get a new one, I’m living in a microwave. Great.

The Game Jolt competition results were released yesterday. Neither It Only Takes A Second nor The Hilarity Of Murder placed, but I lost to three amazing games so there’s no shame in that. I’m sure, come their third competition, I’ll enter again, maybe that time without the added annoyance of Softwrap screwing up on me and losing me over half the making time.

I’m currently at a stage of game making I don’t really like – bouncing between a number of concepts until I find something I want to continue working on. This takes a while – I’m very indecisive. Usually, as soon as I start working on something, one of the alternatives seems like a better idea. I have the ground engine of Rotatarama done so that might end up becoming my next active project. However, I’m still kind of wanting to remake or make a sequel to Elemence AuX. I still enjoy that game, and at the time (and for quite a few months after too) it was the best game I’d ever made. The only problem is that it aged badly – looking back, I see some of the design work I put into it and just think “why?!”.

I just finished my third shift at the shop I work at (literally, about half an hour ago). I don’t have to do another shift until next Monday, so for this week I hope to have something to work on properly.

Despite stiff competition from Sealegs, The Shins’ song “Split Needles” remains Song of the Moment. I’m really into The Shins at the moment. Infact, while working, I actually listen to their three albums on repeat.

So, yeah. That is all. Goodbye!

~NAL