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Fleuret Blanc.
Mystery RPG about fencing, possessions, and information collection.

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Oneshot Review

Slick review. I agree that the original still has its own weight.

A Fond Farewell to Yanfly

Yanfly, you're a boss. Thanks for all the hard work, and take care of yourself. :)

[C2] Online Testing for Upcoming Steam Game

Hey, folks!

I'm trying to get a version of ECON working on Steam, but for some reason when they test the thing they can't get the online multiplayer to work. So I'm looking for a couple people who have some free time who might be willing to spend ten minutes or more trying it out so I can get more data. It's on Steam already so you'll get a free Steam key.

Also, if you're familiar with Construct 2 and know how to fix the online issue, I'm willing to pay. :)

Here's the Discord server!

Thanks!

ECON

Yep! I've been trying to work with people to optimize a mobile version. Then we'll release PC multiplayer versions simultaneously. So far so good, but it's still not ready for release. :)

The updated version will hopefully have less lag, if any at all.

What age range are the characters in your games?

If it's a bigger cast, I prefer to write the average age to be 26-32, usually with only one person teenage or less. Smaller cast really depends on the story.

Social Caterpillar

Wow, really? That's... insane! I've installed this game on multiple computers and haven't had this come up yet.

Hm. It looks like Windows 10 has had a problem with removing fonts for a long time. Which is really strange. I'm using Windows 10 and I've deleted and re-installed that exact font five times now.

Did you use the Installer version?

Thanks for the warning! I'll add a note in the game information on Itch, too. :)

Official Release Date!

I can't wait to pulsate some masses!

Commercial Games That "Take A While To Get Good"

I'd argue that Undertale is an okay-ish game until you beat it once. Then it becomes an actual good game when you play it again.

I stopped playing in the lava area on my first run and put it down for a long time until people told me I had to beat it for it to pick up. Not the best strategy, in my opinion, but it became a hit despite that gamble.

ECON Review

Thanks for the review! And thanks for beating the hardest AI! :D

Glad you liked it! And cool that you picked up on the little strategies that exist. The lack of depth is what helps me get new Real World Players to try it out, but there're definitely some little tricks you can learn along the way to be a much better player.

I never mention this anywhere in the browser version, but there are only 70 unique combinations of tiles. After an 8x8 game you'll have four left that get unused.

This adds another small strategy that is especially useful against human players: If you see a 3-sided or 4-sided space on the board, you can look at all the other existing tiles and sort of Mind Math the likelihood of a piece appearing that will fit. So if three sides of a space are all blue, you know that four possible pieces can fit there (BBBB, BBBR, BBBY, and BBBG). If you see two of them on the board already, and one in your hand, that little extra bit of info can help you measure your risks and rewards.

I'm working on the multiplayer version right now, which has some extra boards and a decent selection of single player puzzle types. When it gets going, I'd love to challenge you to a match. :)

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Thanks!

Yeah, I realized upon making the multiplayer that the basic board, which is time-tested to be balanced and fun with multiple Real People, can get stale if you're only fighting the computer. So I've added a couple others and also added a bit of a "challenges" mode where you get to try minor differences in playstyle and shape. :)