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Pseudolonewolf
3 years ago

Miasmon release suddenly impending?!

◊ Posted by A β Pseudolonewolf
Categories: Miasmon
Whoops, I think I forgot a Weekly Update last Sunday?! I've been caught up with some things! One of those things was working more on the Miasmon version from 2011/2012, which I talked in my previous post about releasing as an unfinished prototype. I think I might go through with that!

I've managed to polish it to the point where I could conceivably release it... but while there's a lot to see, play through, and hopefully enjoy, there are also many glaringly missing assets (such as monster sprites), and the (rather unremarkable) story cuts off really quite frustratingly.

It'd be released as some kind of curio rather than a game, I suppose; something to sort of show off the process. I know many gamers are into unearthing and investigating things like beta and alternate versions of games (sites like ∞ The Cutting Room Floor ∞ exist entirely for this reason), and since all this existing content will only go to waste otherwise, I may as well do SOMETHING with it!

I suppose it'll be comparable to Beast Signer or Deliverance in its level of completeness, and I know people have derived some entertainment from that, so... yes. This will be another one of those. A shame to add to my list of unfinished releases, but oh well. I suppose it gives you an idea of what to expect.

I do intend to finish Miasmon eventually, in some form or another! It's just that so much of the lore and my own art skills and personal values and desires have changed since I made this version, so loads of it will need to be redone. I'm still not sure what direction I want to go in, but I keep playing around with ideas to see what feels best. I'll talk about my latest ideas when I release that prototype.

You may also notice that I'm writing this on Fig Hunter rather than on the Alora Fane site and just linking to it. That's because I'll be uploading the game here, since it isn't an Alora Fane game.

So yes! It might need a few more hours of polishing before I'm ready to push it out onto the public, but I may indeed finally have a playable game (sort of) to show after so long! I'm hoping that it'll mark a return to, well, releasing things! I never meant to have this long of a gap between games. But since I've used this time to work on several, maybe their releases will all be relatively close together. I hope so, anyway!
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Quadrangolo
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I believe a considerable number of your fans will be happy of getting even an unfinished product.

[Friendly advice ahead, feel free to skip if you're not in the mood for it]

As for the changes that your personal growth would require, I reckon it'd be better to keep them to a minimum. As individuals, we change constantly, so you'd have to be ludicrously fast to complete a game in such a way that it would be exactly the same if you started it then.
And we all know you're not ludicrously fast, due to you being alone and requiring inspiration for all the creative stuff. Also, real life.

Deliverance may have some issues, but overall it was a rather enjoyable game. Had it been completed, even at a lower quality than Mardek 3, it would be another achievement for you (despite the fact you'd likely not list it as such).
I can't tell you how to feel better about your unfinished work, but I know that you ought to. I believe your contempt towards your previous productions (finished or not) is one of the main hindrances to your creative process.



So, yeah. I appreciate that you could publish the unfinished product and advise you to avoid a complete overhaul of it.

I wish you good luck.
HayRoss
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Well, If you are worried about the unfinished content, release it as-is on Fig Hunter only, and keep updating it to keep fans here and ultimately finish the game, then release it to other sites like Armor Games and Kongregate. That's what I would do at least, but they're (Did I use the right they're? I think I did) your games.
Thewooter
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Thewooter 26 United Kingdom CholericMelancholic INTJ 5w6 123C
you know i think he might update it at the same rate as Sup.er Mega Extreme Cyber Ortek Flier 2005 X
Thewooter
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Thewooter 26 United Kingdom CholericMelancholic INTJ 5w6 123C
Knowing you wolf this will provide far more content than most finished flash games! I really liked the old east signer digimon style thing, so I'm sure this will be just as awesome!
chui094
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chui094 24 China INFP 147 48C
Due to having not seen a whole blog here for a while, I suppose I will leave a comment.

It does sound exciting that we are going to see a new game, as the site became more lifeless and such I hope it will improve the atmosphere here. Thanks a lot for the work of course.
camghf8
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YES THANK YOU PSEUDOLONEWOLF YOU ARE THE BEST EVER!!!!

I have waited for a while for a new game thank you so very much!

Hope things work out for you in the short run and the long run!