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October 01 2014, 03:11 AM   •   482 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

I have exactly zero regrets over dropping out of high school early, getting a GED, never attempting to get a college degree, giving no fucks about anyone’s lack of approval over it, and teaching myself art/coding/design/writing instead

September 30 2014, 11:30 PM   •   24 notes

detectivedeathmachine:

Iiiiit’s bundle time.  Sweet, sweet, bundles.

With this one?  You can get Graverobber, Detective Chirpums, and Gods of Nowhere for the price of a cup of coffee and a bagel.  May not be as edible, but is equally delicious.  

This only lasts a week, so get all three games for $3.99 over here!

Enjoy!

10 more hours until the bundle sale ends!

Thanks to everyone who’s gotten it already - I hope you’re enjoying the games!

September 30 2014, 01:49 PM   •   43 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

detectivedeathmachine:

SO, if you’re following me, you probably know I make indie games.

I spend a riiiidiculous amount of time working on them, and the past couple weeks have been especially work-filled and coffee-fueled.

Making games is the center of my life.  It’s the single most important thing in the world to me.  I’ve been obsessive about it for years.  They let me tell the stories I want, the way I want, and put players in worlds I spend probably more time thinking about than the one we live in.  The process of making a game puts all the things I’m good at to use and it basically feels like riding a dragon while shooting a laser gun with the soundtrack of Escape From New York playing.  There’s nothing more exciting.

Anyway.  This is mostly a post to say that, and let you guys know where you can get my stuff.

Writing/coding/arting/designing takes a lot of work and time.  Like a lot, lot, lot.  And while I love it pretty much as much as being able to breathe, I just barely manage to pay basic bills most months.  If you want to help out, you can buy one of my games for about the price of a Starbucks latte over here or donate a couple bucks to my Patreon over here.

Vile Halicarnassus was just released today, a free short visual novel I made for a personal 48-hour game jam.  Stuff to look forward to?  I’m working on Detective Chirpums, which’ll be up in the next few days, and I’ve been working on and off Deadly Kawaii with as much free time the shorter games will let me.  Also coming later is Graverobber: Episode Two, and Dark Corner.  So there’s a lot planned, and a lot being worked on every day - any help would be appreciated more than I can really put into words, and I hope you guys enjoy my games and all the ones coming out soon!

September 30 2014, 01:48 PM   •   174 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
September 30 2014, 11:52 AM   •   1,720 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

I’ve been working on Dark Corner for a few hours at a cafe by the waterfront I’ve never been to and just had the most super special awesome delicious pastry of my life.  Nothing this yummy should be able to exist but here we are 

If you live in Portland, you should visit the Bean & Tea coffee shop and buy out their entire cinnamon-raisin-bagel-with-maple-cream supply and hand deliver it to my apartment

Anyway, I’m running on about 30+ hours of being awake after a night of extensive designing and coding, so it’s about time to get back to the roost and nap, then wake up and work some more.  Art and interface stuff for Dark Corner to be posted really soon!  HOORAY

September 30 2014, 11:47 AM   •   2 notes
tiptaptap:

Art by YM

tiptaptap:

Art by YM

September 29 2014, 10:05 PM   •   482 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

acaseformitosis:

…And that person is you!

September 29 2014, 10:04 PM   •   1,012 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

detectivedeathmachine:

littleworthy:

gainesvillain replied to your post:I remember this time in middle school where I…

despicable.

I did a lot of things like that, but no one cared because they were kids of color or mentally ill kids or unpopular/fat/poor kids. 

I didn’t care. 

I don’t think that makes me particularly special. I didn’t do it out of any sort of empathy for their suffering. I did it just because it had to be done and because no one else would do it. 

Yeah.  I wish more people did things for the sake of it being the thing to do - as…just a basic form of human interaction that should be expected?  - rather than an act to get cathartic, self-benefiting feelings for yourself out of it.

I get that doing acts of kindness are by default, yanno, good, and feeling good about yourself is, yanno, good.  I just feel like choosing to help someone in need shouldn’t have to involve factors that benefit anyone other than the person in question.

I have a hard time seeing the “do something for someone so you can feel good about yourself afterwards” idea as being entirely selfless, even when it seems kind of popular to card it as that.  I really don’t get why anyone would need reasons past it being the logical, compassionate, necessary, expected thing to do.

"I really don’t get why anyone would need reasons past it being the logical, compassionate, necessary, expected thing to do."

*I mean, I GET why, just…  Eugh.  ”Eugh” is my feelings on that.

September 29 2014, 09:57 PM   •   16 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

littleworthy:

gainesvillain replied to your post:I remember this time in middle school where I…

despicable.

I did a lot of things like that, but no one cared because they were kids of color or mentally ill kids or unpopular/fat/poor kids. 

I didn’t care. 

I don’t think that makes me particularly special. I didn’t do it out of any sort of empathy for their suffering. I did it just because it had to be done and because no one else would do it. 

Yeah.  I wish more people did things for the sake of it being the thing to do - as…just a basic form of human interaction that should be expected?  - rather than an act to get cathartic, self-benefiting feelings for yourself out of it.

I get that doing acts of kindness are by default, yanno, good, and feeling good about yourself is, yanno, good.  I just feel like choosing to help someone in need shouldn’t have to involve factors that benefit anyone other than the person in question.

I have a hard time seeing the “do something for someone so you can feel good about yourself afterwards” idea as being entirely selfless, even when it seems kind of popular to card it as that.  I really don’t get why anyone would need reasons past it being the logical, compassionate, necessary, expected thing to do.

September 29 2014, 09:54 PM   •   16 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
rainfall23:

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September 29 2014, 08:24 PM   •   22 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Now I’m going back to making games.

Games make sense.

People don’t.

Eugh.

September 29 2014, 07:31 PM   •   3 notes

There is nothing in the world that enrages me faster than mistreatment of people who fall wherever on the autism spectrum.

Also, you know.  The existence of Autism Speaks.

September 29 2014, 07:30 PM   •   7 notes

Yeah, so there’s that too

autisticadvocacy:

Background is a pale Autism Speaks puzzle piece with the “No” or “Not allowed” circle and strikethrough. The text reads:
Autism $peaks has ZERO autistic leaders
Autistic Self Advocacy Network: 100% autistic leadership
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered: 100% leadership with intellectual or developmental disabilities
National Down Syndrome Society: 7 leaders with Down Syndrome
Autism Society of America: 5 autistic leaders
Autism $peaks: ZERO autistic leaders

autisticadvocacy:

Background is a pale Autism Speaks puzzle piece with the “No” or “Not allowed” circle and strikethrough. The text reads:

Autism $peaks has ZERO autistic leaders

Autistic Self Advocacy Network: 100% autistic leadership

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered: 100% leadership with intellectual or developmental disabilities

National Down Syndrome Society: 7 leaders with Down Syndrome

Autism Society of America: 5 autistic leaders

Autism $peaks: ZERO autistic leaders

September 29 2014, 07:26 PM   •   1,353 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE