A Sign from the Sky Cat

How to tell when the Trickster is telling you that you should leave the upload for the morning:

  1. Realize you’ve forgotten to put the extended credits in the manual.
  2. Open the manual file.
  3. Add a new page with the credits.
  4. Watch as OpenOffice crashes and loses everything you just wrote.
  5. Silently stare at the screen and wonder why OpenOffice should crash today of all days, when it has never ever crashed on you before.
  6. Understand the sign.
  7. Go to bed.

Not much longer, folks. I know it’s been a rough and annoying journey, but I finally have a file that I’m pretty confident has no major bugs and works as intended. I’ve spend nearly every day in the last few weeks working for something like 10 hours, so I hope you understand that all these delays were not the result of laziness. It’s just the lethal combination of a pre-1.0 game development kit and a game that is very complex and quite huge.

(I counted the levels today. There are 71 of them. Not bad, huh? Some are small and some are big, but there’s plenty to explore.)

Final game size is 265MB, by the way.

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  1. Sky Cat

     /  February 1, 2010

    [It is almost finished. The forces of Comical Failure (the domain of the Sky Cat) and Soulless Orthodoxy (the domain of Urizen) have failed. This latest failure shall likely be the last. Resplendent in his stylish blue jacket, the Sky Cat watches as Jonas gives up for another night, knowing that uploading the game without the extended credits shall surely result in DRAMA ON TEH INTARNETZ LOLL.

    The game is finished. And whenever the game finishes, the Sky Cat does what he shall ever do.

    His paws lower.

    And Jonas Kyratzes is played off.]

  2. I doubt Sky Cat, as you refer to him, would want the game to remain unfinished and off the Tubes. Urizen, maybe. Sky Cat? No. Would Sky Cat delay the game until the time is right? Yes. He’s also banking on your need to get this done, which is another reason I think SC is just delaying the game instead of trying to stop you from making it.

  3. Sky Cat

     /  February 1, 2010

    [The game mentioned to have been finished was not Phenomenon 32. The game that has finished was named Let’s Mess With Jonas Kyratzes.

    Every game ends, eventually. The Sky cat’s motives are unknown, but if it did desire to merely mess with Jonas… then it has won.

    Urizen, however, is likely not a happy deity.]

  4. Evil Roda

     /  February 1, 2010

    If this isn’t uploaded by the time I come back from school tomorrow, I think I’m going to implode into a black hole, and suck the entirety of the Earth into me.

  5. Good thing I have a WHG then, huh, Roda?