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When life gives you lemons...(Part 2)
I felt bad that I haven't posted the second part of the blog, so here we go ahaha... I think I was talking about what are the list of changes that came into this project from its early iteration and how it rose up again from the ashes. Something like that. During the...dark days, I guess, I thought about what I could salvage from all the stuff that I lost. It turns out that I didn't lose everything and thank goodness that majority of my 'source files' were still intact. So the lost wasn't as devastating as Advent Cirno and Sacrificial Alice.
Heed my Will: Play this Game!
Let me ask you a question: Does life have some sort of purpose? Do you have the answer to life? If you do, then please tell me, because I have no idea. I mean, it's pretty easy to hazard some guesses based on evidence that we've seen, but there is so much that we don't know yet! Besides, I'm not looking for guesses. I want the truth. Can you tell me the truth?

Your Kiddos Have (New) Stats ~ Revision
  • Craze
  • 01/08/2015 06:52 AM
The first ~3-4 hours of the game have been looked at by a few people who have gently (or not-so-gently) poked at the game. While it runs, it has become clear that the disparity of survivability between tanks and mages is too great. While the game is kill-or-be-killed, it's meant to be fair... it's not currently fair. I sort of knew this before sending out version 01, but now that fear has become realized.

The Penguins of MadaSTATScar
The monthly stats are now (finally) up. A bunch of useless information is now available for you to ignore. Like RMN having over 3000 gameprofiles. Or nhubi reaching 100 reviews.
2014 Misaos - The VOTENING
Votes are now live for the 2014 Misaos! Cast your vote now! Discuss your vote later!
Artist Blog 04 - Drawing Drawing Drawing
Hey chaps!

First of all, I'd like to wish you all a happy holidays! Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Dongzhi Festival, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus and (for people like me), Happy Winter Solstice! I'll keep this blog post short and sweet. I have three weeks of vacation time off work (technically, it's more like two...) and I'm spending it drawing like a madman. Here are some miscellaneous tidbits for all of you:
Settle It In Smash
  • Addit
  • 12/18/2014 09:24 PM
What a smashing coincidence! (Yeah, I know, bad pun… Shut up!) With the impending arrival of the next highly anticipated installment in the “Super Smash Bros.” series (you know…that Nintendo fighting crossover game thingy…good for throwing at parties and when you’re drunk) now arriving in North America as of…*checks calendar* right now...
Teamwork and You pt. 2: Working
When working online with a team, you DON'T want to be a boss. You want to be a leader. Which means that you need to get down in the ditches with the rest of your team. If anything, you will have MORE work than the entire team has. It's your job not just to lead, but to have the vision needed to see this project through to the end. If you followed the advice of the previous article, you will know exactly what you can do to put together a team that already has some decent chemistry. So what happens now that you have a team and are ready to work on the project?
Exodus: Stats and Kings
Let my statistics go! Pom tops 150k downloads; over 50k subs total; over 50k user accounts (how many are bots tho?); 9713 unique posters on RMN all time!
What, pray-tell, is this 'Secret Santa' thing?
It's a simple thing, really. You throw your name in the proverbial hat and get one in return. You are that person's Secret Santa and, as the name suggests, you must keep the name secret from anyone! Then, before the due date below, you get them a present. On Christmas Eve, you will receive a gift from your own Secret Santa and happy fun times are had by all~
RMN PLAYS
The concept is simple: Play games on RMN. Leave a thoughtful comment on the gameprofile. Receive a random Letter achievement. Collect letters to claim prizes.
The Quarry
The Quarry is a three-part article about the roots of many game makers – early, unfinished projects – and rediscovering their scattered pieces of unused potential. It was originally published on the Solest website.
RMNverse Battledome 5!
Signups have begun on the next round of Battledome. Choose a team name, pick a battlechip, design a robot fighter, and equip him! Signups close January 2, 2015. There will be achievements!
I get knocked down!
But I get up again!

RMN's server went down due to a miscommunication between us and our hosting provider. A server move is imminent (regardless if we stay with this host (not likely) or not). Thank you for your patience during the downtime. Events scheduled for today have been postponed 1 day.
Teamwork and You
What I learned while working on a team

After Remnants of Isolation won the Grand Prize for the 2014 Indie Game Maker Contest, I was asked to give a presentation at a game design university about my time during development and to share anything I learned that might be useful for anyone wanting to make a game with a team. I decided to submit that presentation here, edited to be more relevant to working online.
2014 Misao Predictions
It's that time of the year again, and we're getting nearer to the Misao Awards. Whether you have played many or few games this year, feel free to discuss which games deserve to nab each award category, or explore the variety of games discussed. Don't forget to point out underrated gems, and explain their strengths/weaknesses. Provide exposure for games that would otherwise go under the radar.
A star is born.
I'd been meaning to play and review this game for some time, but it wasn't until Karsuman recommended that I play it that I finally got around to checking this game out. And it's definitely an experience.

The game takes place in the magical kingdom of Sabine, a wondrous land populated with idyllic citizens, terrifying phantoms, and snowmen. The kingdom is ruled by the young Prince Snowe (why he's still a prince is never explained, shouldn't he be the king? He's clearly the one in charge.)
Big Stat Hero 6
November's stats are up, and the longtime Review Champ has been dethroned! Find out by whom by reading the entry! (it was nhubi)
Looking Back: The Song of Elegin
  • Tau
  • 11/05/2014 04:27 PM
What is Looking Back? A series of articles talking about those classic Rpg Maker games from the past.

The power of evil wanes across the world. The demonic forces that once kept humanity under the claws of tyranny have been violently banished from the realm and it seems as if, finally, their influence is vanishing from the scarred planet. Prosperity and happiness reestablish themselves as intregal pieces of the human experience.
Revive the Dead Game Discussion
Let's talk about each others' games here guys. You don't have to write reviews but if you do play games from this event, then post here so it's easy for everyone to see.

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