The Mysterious Update of Your Uncle Robert, the Arachnid

And now for some fascinating update-type things:

  • For those of you who have been having problems running Desert Bridge, there now is an alternative version of the executable. I am not guaranteeing that it will work – in fact, I have no idea. But it might, and it certainly won’t do anything the previous version didn’t do – so give it a shot, and let me know if it works.
  • This isn’t really fascinating, but I updated the normal version of Desert Bridge, too. The update fixes two typos and a bug which allowed you to have multiple Potions of Ni and then caused problems when you drank a second one.

In other news, one of the most amusing things about being a game developer is hilarious reviews like this one on Download.com:

“DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!”
by darciakiba on December 26, 2008
Pros: None unless you are a 3 year old kid
Cons: Poor graphics
Gameplay is hopelessly BORING
Summary: That game is a stimulus for yawns

See, if this was someone else’s work that I really cared about (anything from Babylon 5 to The Last Unicorn to Photopia), I would be angry about some people’s inability to actually look at something without sticking it into superficial categories and then dismissing it. But since the game is my own, this kind of review not only does not offend, but makes me giggle. It’s not as delicious as the one about The Museum of Broken Memories, which complained about not being able to find the button for shooting, but still – in an odd way, it’s very, very funny.

I can’t say that I always feel like this – there are days when making games seems incredibly unrewarding and frustrating – but it’s rather pleasant when I do.

And a nice day to you, too.

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  1. TJF588

     /  January 1, 2009

    “The update fixes two typos and a bug which allowed you to have multiple Potions of Ni and then caused problems when you drank a second one.”

    While there are no more simul-NIs (at least if the version I downloaded from Download.com is the recent revision, in which case there need to be less zeroes involved in the file version(s)), drinking a second one caused a freeze (I was looking either one or two turns right from the alchemizer, or whate’er you termed it).

  2. Actually download.com is likely to still have the old version. They’re not great when it come to updating.

    Still, I’ll have another look at it…