A student with a passion for game development and all things Japan.
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WOW. What a year. I started this blog in order to have a reason to review anime(and as something to share what I was doing), and now it has turned into something I want to do alongside making games. I can't explain the joy that this blog has given me at times. I also have released 3 games, 2 of them for game jams:
Dual in the Desert - I HATE THIS GAME. I liked my achievement of creating my first game, but MAN, the more I look back at it, the more I hate how I rushed this. Then again, this was made in 10 days, and I was in school at the time so... yea. I don't want to touch this one. I don't even have the original files on my laptop anymore.
Unity Chan('s) Dash! - This is probably the game I am most proud of, as I made it in a week, while on work experience. I like this one more than other games because of the fact that it feels like something that with enough tweaking, could be a payable game. I hope I can make that happen, but we will see.
Ball Chaser - I think this game is rushed, but there I can blame the time limit, as this my first 48 hour game jam. This was fun to make, and I while I am still unsatisfied with the final product, at least it is something I feel proud of.
These games were my first steps towards getting into the game industry. And now I know this is something I want to do, but that's beside the point of this post. Let's look back some of my best blogs I have written.
I would love to train to be a fighter with my friends!
My first Later Levels Question of the Month! This was where I started interactions with the wider community, and I look at this and think I did well, though I didn't win.. but still it was fun! Also, I will put my Sunshine Blogger award here(Also here's a link to A Geeky Gal's one!)!
Kamine: Who chokes on their first kiss? Knowing me, I might, and if you think I'm joking, watch me develop feeling for girls easily.
I like making jokes about me striking out don't I? See the MMO Junkie review for more. Either way, this is the first anime related post, and Tsurezure Chlidren was a really fun quick look to write, just because this is when I first got into anime, and I think after Aho Girl, this is something that really allow me to get into anime proper.
The episode where she goes meow is awesome!
Ah, New Game. The first anime that became very close to my heart. I really, REALLY love this anime. I feel Aoba is more successful and older me. I can't wait to get to Season 2! This is a review I wrote in a night, it was fresh off my mind what I wanted to write.
Their art has inspired me, and sometimes, isn't that all that matters?
This GameWorks post was really hard to write, because it was really personal, and this was posted a few days after my 17th birthday. I was really happy with the response to this, so thanks for the wonderful response. Shoutout to Drakulus for commenting his story.
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Life is Strange is on my backlog for the moment, but I really enjoyed the Captain Spirit demo, which really felt like it's own spin on things to the LIS universe. I do still reccomned Life is Strange Ep 1(and now Ep 2) over this, but I do still think you should play this.But enough looking back, time to look forward.
The Above Slideshow are some new website graphics I have come up with(which should already be up). From now, whether it's real life or online, I want to be me, not someone trying to fit into 10 different crowds(which was me mostly in secondary school), which includes, but is not limited to:
I don't really like promoting my Buy Me A Coffee that much(because I don't like being "In your face" about that stuff), but if I want to get serious about this, I need to promo more. So from now on, I will have the BMAC down at the bottom of each post. Again, don't feel you have to donate(let alone support monthly now since that's an option now), but I would really appreciate it if you would. I do want this website to start to pay for it's self at some point.
But enough about business. Let's go on to plans.
It has been nearly a year in the making, but I have started drafting the Final Fantasy XIII review. I really love this game, and I want this review out by the end of 2018, early 2019 latest.
Kingdom Hearts:Birth By Sleep is next up for my Kingdom Hearts reviews, and that should be up around November-December! I am very close to finishing the game at the moment. Post Editor's note: I lost the save file, so it may take some more time. Sorry folks.
Anime will be some seasonal stuff, like Ulysses: Jeanne d’arc and the Alchemist knight, as well as some stuff I want to watch personally, like Musaigen no Phantom World, or New Game Season 2.
As for game dev? Well, I am nearly done with the Fighting Street demo reel, which despite my mentor's advice, I will keep the way it is(because Uni Applications),and I should get that posted soon. Besides that, more Game Jam stuff, should be in the next GameDevNetwork jam, and I might do a review of an event I am going to!
I also have some other things in the works, such as the 10 questions series and a character analysis series, which will come out in due time.
Anyways, time for some big thanks you's. I have to thank everyone who read, my blog, shared it with friends, and so on. My view count for the year(as far I know was, Weebly's trackers aren't the most accurate) around 12,000 views, averaging 2,000 a month, that's insane!
Thanks to Failbetter Games, all of the team there were really great to work with, and I really enjoyed that work experience week, I love that I was able to work with a team of experienced game devs, and the best of luck with SUNLESS SKIES.
Thanks to everyone in the StarSeeker and RedMakuzawa's discord. It's really fun to share fun all of this with you, and thanks to everyone who has given me help.
I have to thank all the blogger's I have met over the past 12 months, and in particual Pix of Shoot the Rookie and Ellen of Livid Lightning, because without them, I don't think I would be in this position now.
And here something for everyone to read, if your dream gives you happiness, makes you want to try new things, gives you a zest for life, help you meet new people and gives you confidence, then find a path towards(which can be VERY hard to do), follow it and fight for it. My dream(running an Indie Game Studio) may be far away, but I already feel like I'm living it.
Here's to more success this year. Thanks for reading, have a great day/night and take care.
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