Note: The Hard Goodbye

Earlier this week, I decided that after 3 long years, it’s time to close the doors on Pixel Digest for good, and as such, I’m also in the process of taking down my Patreon donation service. The blog will remain as-is, but will no longer be updated outside of some remaining house cleaning throughout the upcoming week.

There’s a couple of reasons why I’ve decided to close up shop, but the biggest factor would be cynicism. Over the years, the enthusiasm I’ve had in working on Pixel Digest has given way to the idea that it’s a thankless job and not something I want to sink my every waking moment into. When a follower recommended starting up a donation jar, I thought that would be a good idea to see whether or not a blog like this was something that people valued, and evidentally, it’s not.

To the 5 people who did contribute though, Graham, Oldtaku, Finbeard, Hargrimm, and the last person who is going to remain anonymous, thank you so much for donating! Even though things didn’t pan out, I’ll be in contact with you folks to see if I can show my thanks somehow!

It’s been a fun ride, though! When I started Pixel Digest so long ago, I could only reliably grab assets from Game Boy Advance titles, but now I can do anything from Nintendo to PlayStation 2. Having the tools and skills on hand to study all kinds of games is something I’m thankful for, even if it’s not a particularly useful skill.

I’ll be leaving you with these animations from various posts that won’t come to fruition. Thanks everyone for over 3 years of continued readership! Perhaps we’ll meet again in another time and in another place!