I've been spending so much time doing marketing, sending out review requests for Cardboard Spaceship, participating on social media, sending out queries for my other books, and doing this and that, I have barely had time to breathe. It's hard, but this is what I want to do, and I'm not going to stop. Haven't gotten much pure writing done though. I have been playing Xcom2 every once in while to relax, and in fact, I've had moments when I'm napping or sleeping when I'm half-awake and playing the game in my head all imaginary. Fucked up.
Remember a couple months ago when I was obsessed with Xcom, but no matter what I did, the aliens kept winning? I just couldn't beat it. Well -- Green Man Gaming had Xcom 2 on sale for $28 and I couldn't say no. Actually, the story in this one is that the aliens DID win, and now you control a bunch of resistance fighters. I've played about an hour and a half so far, and it's much more complex and refined than the first one. It's taking some getting used to, but man these games are fun. If you like turn based strategy you can't really get better than what u have here. IT's really deep.
I was talking to Nick and Jamie about NES today, and I started thinking about games, and in my mind Golgo 13 came up. I remember when it came out reading about it in Nintendo power, and while I never had it, I would ultimately learn in time it wasn't too good. But it looked so good! Maybe it was too ambitious for the NES, who knows, but I got to thinking about games I really WANTED to be good, but for one reason or another, just weren't.
I've been playing Tactics Ogre again. I know, I know, I'm sick. I'm fucking grinding new characters in it. I need help! In other, good news, I wanted to announce to everybody here that hasn't heard already that I recently signed with a small indie publisher to publish "The Cardboard Spaceship" and my fantasy novel, "Del and Huck - On the Wings of Grace". It's not a huge deal, but it's an important step I think, and I'm quite pleased with myself.
I'm still putting a lot of time into Darkest Dungeon. According to steam I've played 22 hours, but that's not accurate, I've been leaving it on my side monitor and just playing it and then letting it alone depending on what I'm up to. I am making progress, slowly, but it's fun so I'm not too worried about being productive with it. I am leveling up dudes and my buildings and finishing areas now, so it's pretty rewarding.
Well, I might be in love with Darkest Dungeon, but I'm certainly not very good at it. I think I'm obsessed though. There's a lot to discover and know about how to play, and I'm getting it slowly. The classes are all very different, and I think pretty balanced. There's some weird ones for sure. I just played it for about an hour or so and I accomplished very little... but I did accomplish something!
I shoulda been writing today... but instead I wasted the day playing Darkest Dungeon. I bought it on a lark at the Steam Sale cause I always wanted to check it out, but now that I've played it I really like it. From what I understand it's the endgame that has the biggest problems, but otherwise, I find it well balanced and a lot of fun. The classes are neat, it's very visceral for 2D art, and it's just got a nice, gloomy but cartoonish atmosphere. I left it up on my side monitor all day and when I wasn't working on various things, I was sucked into playing it.