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Bad moon rising: A lone developer contemplates!

On 02/19/2014 at 12:58 AM by BrokenH

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I’m very sorry I haven’t been around. There are various reasons, some of them better than others. Firstly, I’m tired of Game-jolt. Since my last foray here, GJ has pumped out so many “Flappy bird clones” the apple app store has banned any submitted game with the word “flappy” in the title. That should tell you something!

"See that closet troll? Meet Gliz Caldo!"

Of course you already know about my troll problems. When I first submitted Gutterdelve the game did great but when a certain “Gliz Caldo” followed me there ratings went to shit and I had to put up with the usual “Social Justice Bullshit” that runs rampant on places like tumblr.

At first I was really hurt. Then I realized that the 19 year old kid barking at me is a furry with gas-mask and gun fetishes. Normally I win the awards for “tasteless tweets” and “being creepy” but it’s safe to say Gliz beats me on the freako-meter hands down! (Don’t believe me? Type “Gliz Caldo” into your search engine and look the guy up on you tube! I‘m NOT making any of this shit up! I‘m actually cool with the furry thing. I‘m more concerned about the guy‘s complete obsession with various weapons and masks. Would YOU want to be stalked by some guy who reminds you of Jason Vorhees in a fur suit?!)

I’m at least proud to say the version I have up now is it. You will not get anymore “This is the best & last version!” announcements in the future. I polished the game to the point I am happy with it and for a first project it’s pretty decent.

I suppose I should clarify something. I don’t mind “real social justice”. I love the people who volunteer to hand out food boxes, the kind souls who take in stray animals, and the hardcore peacenik activists who bravely cross boarders to fight for women and homosexual rights where it is still REALLY BACKWARDS when it comes to progressive equality. “The doers” have my support 100%!

I just don’t understand angst-ridden kids who attack me as if squashing my game and scoring it into the abyss is the equivalent of some sort of epic boss fight ala Final Fantasy. To them I’m hypothesizing a 36 year old bipolar guy who draws and makes games in his free time is the equivalent of “the man” keeping them down. It’s as if they really believe silencing my opinion is going to give them “experience points” and some “sweet loot” for their invested trolling! I suppose the young sometimes cannibalize their elders to feel as if they’ve overcome their oppressors and are thus somehow more relevant.

"This boring crap again? Get back to the narrative and juicy character development,please!"

I will be the first to admit my game is NOT perfect by any means! Frankly, the battles are boring. Yes, I found a way to eliminate random encounters and the hidden soulmorphisis cards greatly reduce grinding for levels. All the same, I kind of despise the bare-bones turned based combat system VX Ace gave me out of the box. However, it’s my fault the protagonists become “godly and untouchable” by the mid-point of the game. I have no way of dancing around that without taking on some personal responsibility.

Of course that’s all I really wanted to do. In other words, share my story! I simply wanted to be the guy at the camp-fire with a decent tale to tell. I wasn’t trying to warp and crush impressionable young minds or turn teenaged gamers into my cultish followers. Yet the way certain people sling their smack at me you would think I’m Anton Lavey over here! (He was a Satanist by the way)

Yet I’m not ashamed my game brought up touchy issues and I’m certainly not ashamed I tried to make my characters deeper and much more flawed than the standard cardboard cut out perfect-in-every-way J-rpg teen heart throbs! No, not every Jrpg succumbs to the pitfall of shallow tropes but many of them are still guilty of it! The truth is the truth and it comes from someone still very much in love with anime and almost any game coming here from the land of the rising sun!

So, will there be a sequel to Gutterdelve? I’m thinking about it and have some basic plans laid down. Sadly, I’m not feeling that committed or motivated right now. Maybe I am the relic of a dead age and should just fade silently into the night….

Er, I’m not suicidal! Hope no one took the previous statement to “strange places”. So,what do you think I should do, Pixlbit?



Super Step Contributing Writer

02/19/2014 at 02:13 AM

I want to play Gutterdrive, but you do what you want. All I found Youtube searching Gliz Caldo was a Let's play of your game and a few other random videos, though. I guess his blog is called Fur Affinity, and there was a reference to a shotgun on his DeviantART page, but I dunno, nothing looked that incriminating. I'm too tired to search any deeper though.


02/19/2014 at 02:26 AM

I'm not asking for a lynch mob. Just clarifying I'm not making stuff up. Personally I think there are much worse things to be than a furry. I take more issue with the fact the guy stalks my game page and answers questions there as if he resides there 24/7. 

It's obvious he doesn't like my game and that's okay. I just don't get why there's a need for him to stick around. If he despises my work he really should move on as I have nothing to offer him.


02/19/2014 at 02:38 AM

Get over yourself. You're just mad because people told you what you needed to hear instead of what you wanted to hear which is why you are here now. You're looking for familiar people to pacify you instead of listening to the constructive criticisms you have been given.

I think its funny how you're on a site trying to rally your friends against a user from a different site (bo-news, anyone?). Then again, this isn't the first time you've done something like this. A troll who can't handle getting "trolled" himself. Hysterical. 

Depending on what transpires here I'll decide on whether I should contact Gliz Caldo regarding this blog. You said he's a "stalker" so he should already be aware of this and need no help from me, correct? In the mean time, I recommend your friends look into your claims for themselves. A tall order to ask considering they can't even be bothered to play your terrible game. Or, maybe they have played "Gutterdrive" and don't want to say because they know how you respond to negative criticism. Just a thought.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

02/19/2014 at 05:07 AM

jeez, I thought I was psychotic. 


02/19/2014 at 05:18 AM

BreakingH how clever. Funny and witty. It's like saying "Hey look, I'm breaking Broken H over here, high 5 bros!" Keep it classy.

 I never implied my game was faultless or perfect. I just think after someone gives their two-cents and gives a score they should move on to something else. Or if they do write "after-thoughts" it shouldn't be while continuing to camp out on my page. Sorry, it's kind of pathetic.

 To "stick around" afterwards is creepy and what you are doing is even morreso. You see yourself as some sort of deranged "internet vigilante" so I would not put yourself above me maturity wise. 

 Yes, I certainly came to my actual friends for support and comfort but everyone does that. And this was only after much duress and continued harassment.  Even then, I don't want anyone to "attack" Gliz. But yeah, I certainly want people to know what kind of person I'm dealing with.


02/19/2014 at 04:25 AM

All I have to say is that there's nothing cooler than making your own RPG than making a sequel to your RPG.


02/19/2014 at 05:23 AM

Now I feel like I should make a sequel just to delight Breaking H up there. I'm sure he'll appreciate it and "want some more"! Wink

Matt Snee Staff Writer

02/19/2014 at 05:08 AM

go ahead and make your games.  there will always be haters.  the object of creation isn't to make perfect things: it's impossible.  Just do what u enjoy. 


02/19/2014 at 05:29 AM

You're right Matt. Not as if I haven't seen the same vitriol spewed even towards big production AAA games! I'm just not used to being stalked. Well, there was that one time with Bob Mackey and Bo news.....and now Breaking H! Wow, I'm a celebrity. I should feel giddy! 

Cary Woodham

02/19/2014 at 05:31 AM

If you had fun making the first game, go ahead and make more!  Don't worry about what others think.

And go read my new blog. :)


02/19/2014 at 05:36 AM

Thanks,Cary! You always have a good-heart.

Joaquim Mira Media Manager

02/19/2014 at 07:27 AM

If you want to get better at it, have more creative thoughts to put out, and you enjoyed making a game then go for it. Practice makes perfect.


02/19/2014 at 08:22 AM

Thanks,Joaquim! I definitely want to do something "different" if I make another game. This was sort of an exercise in what I "liked" about rpgmaker and what I could do without. Turn based battles ala the original Dragon-Warrior are definitely something I want to "spice up" or do away with completely in the future! I also wish VXACE had a friggin spell check! It's the little touches that matter,man! 


02/19/2014 at 08:04 AM

If you had a good experience with the game and you feel like you want more, go for a sequel man.


02/19/2014 at 08:23 AM

I probably will,Alejandro. But it will be different. I really want to expand my horizons! Thanks for the support,bro!


02/19/2014 at 06:52 PM

It sucks that some people just can't seem to let it go when it comes to something they might not like or disagree with.

Hopefully if you decide to work on another game, this won't happen again.


02/19/2014 at 07:09 PM

It's fine if someone wants to toast my game and give it a low score. But when they lurk on my page afterwards I find it disconcerting and weird. I did not even know Gliz was still around until someone asked a question. He literally was there to answer the question for that poster. He tried to pass it off as "Oh,just being helpful!" but I was more freaked out by the fact he was still on my page.


04/13/2014 at 12:52 PM

If anything this ordeal would make an interesting story to tell on how one lone game maker like yourself in what you went thru in reguards to the games creation, the posting and the issues that came about over it.

Though I undestand the social justice aspect of things, I fear that there are times when people take it too far in the wrong direction. When they think they are doing the right thing but in the long run could be damaging to socitiy as a whole once everything has been determined by "social justice".

The events in Nevada show a great example of what social justice can accomplish but at the same time a warning given how not all sides of the story have been made known.


04/13/2014 at 12:59 PM

How can I play this game, Ben?  I can pay, if needs be

Oh, and fuck Gilz Cancun or whatever his name is.  I could fuck that guy up in person, don't sweat him.

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