Year End 2019 Blog Update

Here we are already the end of 2019 already! I was unable to post a blog in November so I thought I’d wrap the November and December into one to cut down on the filler. I will continue monthly posts for 2020 now that things have calmed down for me considerably.

Life Stuff

It’s not been a great last few months for me or my wife in particular. I brought her over to the UK this year on a 6 month visa and when it was time to apply for the extension the Home Office rejected our application based on my income. I ended up taking them to court and won in the end because yes, I did in fact meet the minimum income requirements as I worked my ass off the last year and a half. Fortunately she can live in the UK for longer now and actually work but we had to deal with unnecessary stress and additional court fees which I shouldn’t of had to pay in the first place.

Overall its not been an easy year for me financially which has of course impacted a lot of the stuff I want to do. The Christmas period has not been great either as I’ve had to work a lot and I’m still not much closer to getting a better job. It’s a good thing I live at home otherwise I’d be pretty screwed.

I’ve been working on my ideas lately and I’d like to make something based on the concept of The Thing but of course moving away from the IP and having something more original. It’s still early days but I always like the ideas and planning part of any project, it’s usually the most fun.

Is there life on other planets? I like to think so, hopefully it’s not hostile! I like to watch stuff like this it makes me chuckle and no “I’m German” is the best response to a question ever.

The Thing 2 RPG (v3.0 Update)

Good news everyone! The v2.6 update is now going to be considered as the v3.0 update also known as the Farewell Update. Alongside all the work done so far we do expect to expand on additional elements of the game to make it the best it can be. This of course will take longer than already planned but I hope its worth the wait.

After we have reworked more of the objects in game and finished off new ones we are going to add some additional enemy sprites and maybe a bit more optional content to story mode. Outside of this work is being done to rewrite and improve some of the story so I hope it gives it a fresh perspective.

We overhauled the UFO Crashsite in December and finally did it some justice. Throughout the game there are loads of new objects about to bring it to life. We’ve replaced a majority of the stock RPG Maker assets at this point, something I wish I’d done earlier.

A private test build of the game is available for members of my discord server, if you are interested in helping with this you can join my discord server (here) for more information. Just say hi in the public chat and I’ll grant you access to the channel that has the test build in it.

Thing Team: Richard2410Arteaga

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That’s about all I have to say for now. I hope that I can fill these blog posts with enough decent information each month to keep them readable. Thanks for reading this and playing my game(s) over the years :)



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