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Updates - Don't Forget the Bard & Unlikable Us

Posted by hotdogtopus - February 19th, 2018

Hey guys,

I haven't been posting lately because I have been working hard writing books (novellas and short stories) and selling them in the kindle store. So far, it hasn't paid better than full-time serious work on commercial games, but the work is certainly less monotonous.

Don't Forget the Bard! continues to sell a few copies a month and people are still reading it on Kindle Unlimited. I imagine most of the sales and reads come from people on this site, so I'm thankful for the support.

I'm thinking about rewriting Unlikable Us, changing the title, and formatting it for kindle, even though it failed to make any traction on Newgrounds. I'll probably change a few things. The choices would definitely be removed.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get anywhere on Don't Forget the Bard! 2. I have the cover designed, but the story isn't really coming together for me. I guess I've just moved on to other things.

Anyway, I ask this question every year, but nobody ever answers. Why didn't you play Unlikable Us?

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In general, I don't like interactive novels. I find most of them to be visually lazy to a point where I would have respected them more as text adventures, and this is coming from a guy who just finished enjoying a playthrough of Kid Niki on the NES. Have you seen the MS Paint quality backgrounds of that game? I haven't looked at something that hideous since I walked past a mirror, and I try my darnedest to avoid making that mistake as often as possible. Does a person disappear if his reflection kills itself? I don't want to find out firsthand, but I'm also getting tired of having to talk mine out of trying every time it sees my face. I haven't played Unlikable Us, because there's probably a mirror in it somewhere... or because I dislike that particular sub-genre of adventure games. I guess I could have stopped typing at that first sentence, because everything else I added has nothing to do with anything. You know what? Don't read past that first sentence. There. Now, I don't have to worry about wasting your time with a wall of brain-numbing gibberish. I forgot what I was typing about.

Okay, thanks.