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It is the place to be.

Dem Rootz Run Deep

I have an old house, with old plumbing. I believe it was made in the 1920s? The main drain/sewage line backs up once or twice a year, since we moved here a few years ago.

For three days the sewage has been backing up, so we couldn’t use any water in the house. There’s tree roots invading my pipes at home, so some dudes came over and did some stuff and foamed it up real good, then I paid them.

I had to poop at work in the after hours in the meantime.

Music and stuff

I like music! I like to make, listen to, and discover music all the time. I’ve made music under the alias ‘Castleton’ since 2005. It’s all hot garbage, but I’ll be documenting my Castleton endeavors on here now under the category of the same name.

I’ve added a link to my Castleton works in the top navigation menu, if you feel the urge to indulge in bad sound.

Over the past few years I’ve been (super) slowly creating a new Castleton album, ‘Coda’. It will be available in the first half of this year. If you wanna take a gander at what’s to come with it, you can do so in the teaser below!

It’s 2019

Well hey how’s it going!

It’s certainly been a hot minute (like two and a half years) since I last posted something on this here blog! It’s now 2019, and the goal is to change that.

I could rant for a while and make excuses about why I haven’t given any updates on games for a while, but let’s be honest! I lost motivation and have spent a lot of my time at work and playing dumb games like World of Warcraft and Destiny.

But! I’ve also been learning GML (Game Maker Language). You see, up to recent times I have been building all of my projects in Construct. Now Construct, while great in it’s own right, has it’s limitations in terms of what it can do and what platforms it can support.

With swapping to GM, I’m going to have to rebuild my projects from square one, and I’m super excited about that opportunity. It’s not like I haven’t gone through a million iterations of Captain Quack anyway! I have been spending a lot of time fleshing out these games over and over on paper and prototyping things, and I am feeling good about where they are now and am getting ready to start bringing them to life.

I’m not going to be making any lifeless goals this year with these projects, aside from the goal that I will at the very least post SOMETHING related to these games, my game making process, my thoughts on gaming in general, or just a quick look into my dumb life. In short, I want to share more, a lot more, throughout this entire year.

I’m just one man, and I’m doing everything (art, sound, design, programming, marketing/networking) all by my lonesome, I’m also a husband and a full time employee in a time consuming career, so things may come slowly, but they will come in time.

SO WHAT AM I GOING TO MAKE? Well, I’m gonna keep making ‘A Deep, Dark Place’ (previously Project Orb), and ‘Captain Quack: Stool-Fueled Fury’. With GM, I can bring these projects to the platforms I want! My target platforms right now are simply PC and Nintendo Switch. Quack might also see itself in some form on the mobile scene at some point, we’ll see.

That’s it for now! I hope to be much more engaged going forward. Even though nobody reads this, maybe somebody will one day. If anything it will be nice to look back on my stupidity and progress (or lack thereof) throughout this year.

Tom Hanks