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News for January 17th, 2015:
Click here to watch Ancient DOS Games Episode 153 - Soleau Games
Slowly adapting to life in my sister's place with almost none of my stuff... But, as they say, "The show must go on!" :D
No really, I get along very well with my sister and her husband's a cool guy too, so for the moment things are OK. My father and I will get a place soon enough and then I can pull things like my PC game collection back out of storage... or my pinball machine, which I'll probably need to spend a couple hundred trying to fix due to whatever nonsense occurs from the thing freezing away in a storage facility... Oh well. :/
Thankfully, this is one of those months where I get two free weeks away from ADG to work on other projects, so with the moving nonsense out of the way and nothing else for me to do, I'll be spending 95% of my time over the next couple weeks getting some serious coding work done to try and get my secret project back on schedule. Progress before all the moving nonsense was very strong, as I have a framework in place and am in the midst of working on a universal editor that can literally produce levels and content for any games I make for the duration of this project. It's almost like making a game creation system, except the system itself doesn't actually provide the gameplay and that still has to be coded from scratch, but having a strong framework and simple editing tools can really cut down on production time, which is the main goal here if I want to churn out simple games on a routine basis... kinda like what Soleau was doing a couple decades ago, though not exactly. You'll all see what I mean soon enough. ;)
News for January 12th, 2015:
Well... these next few weeks are going to be a trying time for me...
To put it simply, the move didn't go exactly as planned. As a result, 99% of my stuff is burried deep in a storage bin and I'm temporarily staying at my sister's place until things get resolved. :/
I still have access to my computer though, as well as my recording equipment, so for the interim I can still produce ADG. I tried to plan for every potential outcome I could, but one thing I forgot to do was load up a bunch of games onto my computer ahead of time... I didn't think I would have to and it was too late to do so by the time we realized something was up and we weren't going to have a place to live. :(
So while I can still make ADG episodes just fine, for the time being, they'll almost all be downloadable titles from places like GOG or other sites which still offer older titles. I might be able to cheat a little and get some help from some people I know online to get ISOs and disk images of games I own but don't currently have access to, but I'd rather only resort to that if this situation runs longer than expected. As it stands, we're expecting to have this sorted out as quickly as two weeks, or by the end of March at the latest, though it's not impossible for things to take even longer, just unlikely.
I'm also behind with eMails as a bunch of you are probably already suspecting. I'll get to them as soon as I have some time to go through them. :B
My sister also has a MUCH better internet connection than Dad did, so livestreams for Patreon supporters should be MUCH high in quality than before. ;)
All of this said, my resolve is stronger than ever and there's very little more than could go wrong by this point. I have my secret game project to work on, more ADG to make, and once my secret project is ready to go I even have some new Patreon rewards planned to tie in with it!
These past few days have been some of the hardest in my 32 years of life I've ever faced, but, I am hopeful, resolute, and determined to pull myself back up, stronger than ever before!
News for July 7th, 2014:
Click here to watch my 1st Patreon Milestone Video!
Yup. I promised a commemorative video for reaching my first milestone goal on Patreon and spent quite a number of weeks trying to come up with something decent that could really do the event justice, and I think the end result is something very special and not something you could ever get with a typical television show or something that would be competing for ratings. It goes to show the strengths that come with producing an internet video series and just how different (and better) a paradigm such a series is. (Besides, I personally feel "television" as we know it will probably be dead in a decade or two as stronger technologies take the scene for delivering content to people.)
And of course, don't forget to watch the latest ADG episode on Starflight if you haven't yet! ;)
Latest Ancient DOS Games Episodes!
Episode 153 - Soleau Games
Episode 152 - Nomad
Episode 151 - Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure
Filler #45 - Re-Themed Christmas Games
Filler #44 - Hollywood Heat Pinball