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Curious...

What do you think faceless are? Are they just super strong zombie-like undead creatures that were once human? Or their own breed? Are they created artificially like the monster of Frankenstein, patched together, or just enchaced with magic? They can clearly be controlled by people ( see; Iago ) , but are they created by those people as well? What happens if their “master” dies? Is there a canon explanation for them that would point out all of the above?

I’ve honestly been curious about Faceless since Fates came out, because their origin isn’t as clear-cut as most other monsters, and everyone seems to have their own view of what they are and how they came to be. I of course have my on theories and HCs (-coughs at Blue-) but I’m curious — what are yall’s thoughts on them?

OKAY SO IT’S CANON THAT NEIL CAN’T DRESS FOR SHIT AND NICKY IS PERSONALLY OFFENDED BY THIS AND WANTS TO GET HIM A WHOLE NEW WARDROBE, RIGHT?

NEIL WILL HAVE NONE OF IT SO NICKY TAKES OUT THE BIG GUNS “CERTAIN CLOTHES ARE GOING TO GET U MORE ACTION FROM ANDREW ;) ;) ;)”

AND HE’S LIKE “I KNOW THIS I ALREADY DO IT”

NICKY IS BEAMING “!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH GOSH DO U HAVE CLOTHES ONLY FOR ANDREWWW!!!!!”” BC HIS REGULAR WARDROBE SURE AS HELL DOESN’T GET HIM SHIT AND DOES NEIL HAVE LINGERIE???!!!!!!!!!! SEXY COSTUMES???!!! HE NEEDS AN ANSWER

POOR NEIL WHO DOESN’T KNOW FASHION IS LIKE “NO? IT’S MY JEAN SHORTS, I SWEAR EVERY TIME I WEAR THEM HE ONLY WANTS TO GET ME NAKED”

AND NICKY DOESN’T ENVY HIS COUSIN FOR LANDING SUCH A HOTTIE ANYMORE BC JORTS !!!???

ALSO HE NEVER GETS TO EXPLAIN NEIL HOW WRONG HE IS BC HE BURSTS OUT LAUGHING EVERY TIME HE THINKS OF IT (THOUGH HE MANAGES TO SEND A SOMEWHAT COMPREHENSIVE TEXT TO ALLISON ASKING HER TO HELP HIM WITH NEIL BC HE CAN’T DO THIS ALONE)

It’s time for the end-of-year summary blog post again, and for the first time in three years, there’s actually a finished game! Whoa.

We finished Backstage Pass this year! Wooooo! This year also boasted the most VN-related content (and attendance) at Dallas AnimeFest, the unofficial con for indie devs.

Sakevisual has grown a lot over the years, from a one-girl project to a team of talented creators with an amazing community of supportive VN enthusiasts. Games take longer to make, but they’re filled with more content. At the same time, my part time job has also grown. This year, my responsibilities expanded more than ever, and it cut deeply into my VN dev time. As it stands, neither job is enough to support me financially, but it’s my hope that sakevisual will eventually grow into that role and I won’t need to rely on the part-time job anymore.

Finishing Backstage Pass was the first step towards that goal, and I’m overwhelmed by how supportive everyone has been on our journey to complete it. Next year, we will put the Jisei series on Steam Greenlight, and hopefully that will also help. It will also be a great step towards making games with even more content and polish to them.

I also intend to complete Every Sunrise and Shinsei next year as well as hopefully Kickstart some super cute plushies (hehehe).

People speak of 2016 as being a largely tiring year, and I’m grateful to all of you for sticking with us through it. Onward to 2017.

Lili X Cole

I’ve been reading a lot of posts about #lilicole and #sprouseheart. Although I ship their characters on Riverdale, I don’t think they would make a good couple in real life. Before you read further, I want to be clear that I love both actors, and whatever is mentioned below is my opinion based on the way they interact on public platforms.

Here’s why:

1. Even though I love Lili, she isn’t the most articulate one in the group.Cole on the other hand  is really well spoken and well informed. That college education really did him good.

Having said that, they both have artistic inclinations, and are great at what they do.

2. Cole and his brother are video game enthusiasts(rather addicted to them). This can be exhausting to a person who isn’t into video games.

Can opposites attract? I hope so. It definitely worked out for me. 

I really hope they’re more than just friends. But if not, I have a ton of tumblr posts I can read to fantasize about them. Keep writing you guys. Love you all.

Bughead forever!

let me talk about the exorcists

this isnt exactly spoiler-free but i tried to not touch on spoilery stuff 

hi i finished tales of berseria almost a month ago and im still ridiculously hung up on artorius and the exorcists let me tell you some things about why:

(also like. i know theres a prequel book but i havent read it so if theres Juicy Info i wish i had it)

- the exorcists are in such a unique position in the tales series: the typical setup of the games is of this enthusiastic teenage boy going out and fighting a great evil and then he learns about himself and the party has some feelios they beat the boss and the game is over but berseria is so different with velvet being the villain but also with the exorcists being the heroes!

the exorcists went down in history not as this terrible evil that artorius and melchior tried to bring to the world but as the people and the organization that shaped how the world in the thousand years to come (its not. actually what happened if you play berseria but who doesnt love historical revisionism) - but in the end its the exorcists and the shepherds that kind of started the system in zestiria and the heroes of history so its a really unique interesting kinda villain ya know?

- artorius more specifically is definitely not the typical kinda leader. he was happy once as a bumpkin from nowheresville, eastgand so for him to have gone from “exorcist guy living in butts nowhere” to the hero of humanity who inspires the masses to believe in him and his mission like to have that kind of approval rating is really something so that being said 

he talks like he knows exactly what hes doing but like. does he really i keep thinking about it like nothing could have truly prepared him to be like. this office thats higher than king like hes gotta be getting a lot of this from advisers (read: mechior), ya know? like theres no question of commitment but like. what if hes a doofus what if he does silly things sometimes think about it. think about it you cant tell me this guy knows everything exactly what hes doing all the time

- oscar and teresa are like. such a top tier duo man oscar is the second son of a prestigious family who was given to the abbey by his family but like. hes had servants doing things for him all his life besides like. training to be strong and good at duty but like. how much stuff does he truly know how to do for himself is my question - meanwhile teresa grew up as a maid and was probably told never to act like shes above the station of a maid but oscar always reached out to her and treated her like a member of his family imagine the second son of this extremely prestigious family being absolutely inseparable with a maid who just works in the household? what a precious and important duo

-melchior is generally kind of a mystery and hes not a cool guy or anything but i gotta wonder what everyone else thought of him i guess also its kind of a spoiler so im gonna try to be vague but the goals he wanted to accomplish and what he was talking about how civilization cycles is such an interesting setup for the role people like magilou play to observe how things go 

-shigure and morgrim are a precious duo and as much as shigure seems like Cool Sword Guy Who Is Better Than Rokurou hes just. hes so much more hes best friends with a cat malak and he hated being alone and hes optimistic and determined and hes so ready to just roll with whatever comes at him and he lives his life the way he wants to live it which is such a difference from how the rest of the abbey acts??? hes so interesting

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Meet Izak! The latest (long time coming) character from Jellybots!

Fully immersed in his second-stage Jelly, the Argo II- Izak is a genius programmer, tinkerer, game modder and frog enthusiast.

He’s also the young student responsible for first prototyping proxy-bots that help him work with Argo and push the frontiers of Jelly technology forward in a big way. Not bad for 14.
The trick? Like the kids, the bots have minds of their own.
What could possibly go wrong?

>_>

Bonus? He’s fresh off the iPad. I’ve been wondering for a while now if I could hit the Jellybots style on the go and out of procreate. The answer is a resounding: LETS DO MORE. Am excite :D

We’re very excited about the new season of Game of Thrones. But you know nothing, Kylo Ren. –General Hux

Know You More.

The mood in the room was light and full of laughter as we all sat around the various couches, chairs and floors engaged in conversation. It seemed everyone was coupled up and I was as well as I sat between Erik’s legs; him on the couch and me on the floor underneath him. Marco and his girlfriend sat to my right while Mats and Cathy sat across from us. It seemed the only oddball in the room was Ashley who was Erik’s best friend and had been invited along as well.

I could tell she was feeling a bit out of place being the only one not accompanied by a companion so I tried my best to integrate her into the conversation when it seemed she was drifting away into her shell.

“Let’s play a game,” Cathy enthusiastically suggested. Immediately Jessie, Marco’s new girlfriend who had now become a part of the circle, had her eyes light up with excitement. “Let’s see who knows their partner the best!”

“How exactly are we supposed to do that?” Erik questioned, looking between me and Jessie. I shrugged as I was unsure of what type of game she was suggesting but Jess quickly filled us all in.

“Someone will ask a question and everyone has to answer it about their partner. Like ‘What is his favorite color?’ and all of us girls will have to guess. Whoever gets the question right gets a point. Simple enough, right?”

“Well what about Ash?” I questioned.

“It’s fine. I’ll stay quiet and just watch. I’ll keep score.” She gave off a weak smile that had me somewhat feel a bit guilty but Cathy chimed in before I could with a solution. “How about she just answers about Erik? They know each other pretty well.”

It seemed to be a sound suggestion as everyone nodded in agreement, just eager to get the game started. “Okay. I’ll ask the first question,” Mats mischievously smiled. “For the girls. What’s his favorite song currently?”

“Easy! He hasn’t stopped playing Wanderlust by The Weeknd these past two weeks,” Jessie grinned. She turned to Marco as she awaited his answer of whether or not she was correct and a grin spread his face before he high fived her in celebration. “She knows me well.”

“Why would you ask this question? You know I hate listening to your music,” Cathy groaned as she struggled to come up with an answer. All Mats offered was a chuckle and he turned to me. “Y/N, you go. What’s Erik’s favorite song?”

“Is it that George Ezra song?” I questioned as I looked over my shoulder to my boyfriend sitting behind me. He quickly shook his head no with a somewhat satisfied smirk. “Nope.”

“Ash. You guess,” Cathy suggested.

“Uh…Moments in Love by Art of Noise?”

Erik immediately raised his hand to her in satisfaction and she playfully high fived him, giggling with glee.

“Someone hasn’t been paying attention to their boyfriend,” Erik joked as he threw a glance my way which caused me to playfully roll my eyes in his direction.

“Next question.”

And so we continued on with the game, everyone going around asking a question that one side would have to answer. Thankfully I was able to briefly regain my dignity and appear that I at least knew something of my boyfriend aside from the basics of his favorite color and his favorite hobbies but then there was one question that turned everything upside down for me in terms of my mood.

“Alright. I got a question. Let’s see if the girls can get this one,” Marco smirked. “How many children does your partner want?”

“Three!” Cathy jumped up and screamed with excitement. Probably because she was down from first place two points and knowing the answer to this may finally inch her closer to a lead to close the gap. “Two girls, one boy,” she further explained.

In response, Mats chuckled and placed a kiss to her cheek. “At least it seems she pays attention to my late night conversations.”

“I think Marco said one at some point but that would be wayyy later down the line,” Jess responded and to which she was right as Marco smiled at her response.

And now…it was regretfully my turn and if you dared to ask me how many kids Erik wanted I couldn’t tell you. I couldn’t tell you how many daughters he wanted, how many sons he dreamed of having. Hell, I couldn’t even tell you how many kids he wanted total regardless of gender and I froze under the spotlight as I felt maybe I was expected to know the answer to this sort of question.

But kids wasn’t something we had even discussed though we had been dating for 8 months. Maybe it had slipped my mind or maybe I just didn’t find it important enough to turn into a full conversation but I was beginning to get flustered with feeling as if maybe I didn’t know my boyfriend as much as I thought I did.

And that was when Ashley decided it was her turn to step in and make me look even worse. “He wants two. A boy and a girl. The girl he wants to play tennis and be the next Sharapova or Serena Williams and the boy of course will play football. They’ll get all famous and Erik will be in the stands cheering like a mad man,” she explained with a playful giggle.

Erik pointed towards her. “She got it.” The pair bumped fists and I was left feeling my cheeks burning with what I recognized as a slight tingle of anger. Mainly because of the fact that another woman seemed to know my significant other far more than I did because I hadn’t gotten the same story or explanation before.

“Excuse me. I have to use the bathroom.” I offered a weak smile before standing to my feet and beginning to step over those on the floor to walk to the bathroom.

“You’re in the lead! Hurry back,” Marco yelled after me but I didn’t bother to turn around. I needed a moment to gather myself. Did I really have a right to be upset? I wasn’t sure. A part of me wanted to be upset that Erik hadn’t told me this same information. All the conversations we had and he never once told me of him imagining himself as a father.

I stepped into the bathroom and closed the door, huffing a deep sigh as I ran my hand through my hair.

“Y/N?” I heard Erik’s soft voice on the other side of the door before he pushed it open without permission and stepped inside. “You okay?”

“Fine. Just fine,” I lied. And I was sure he could tell because his eyes narrowed in my direction. “You’re not,” he challenged. “What’s wrong?”

I sighed once more before turning to face him, looking him in the eyes. “I just feel like I don’t know you as much as I thought I did.”

“Because of a stupid game?” He chuckled in disbelief.

“It’s not just a stupid game. There were questions about my boyfriend who I didn’t even know wanted children that I couldn’t answer but his best friend could.”

“So that’s what this is about? Ash? It was just a stupid conversation we’ve had before. She’s my best friend. We talk all the time about random things. Of course she’d know that.”

“But we don’t? We should talk like that too. Don’t you think?”

“We do! We just haven’t talked about that. I don’t know. I just don’t want you to be mad.”

“I’m not mad.”

“You sure?” He pulled me closer by the waist and continued to hold onto me, looking me directly in the eyes.

“Positive.”

That seemed to be a good enough answer as he smiled and then lowered his lips to mine, pulling me in for a satisfying kiss to make me forget I was even bothered.

sketchfab

Here are some facts about Ombrage:

Genre : Exploration game

Platform : PC

Controller : Xbox Controller

Number of players : 1 player

Game engine : Unity 5

Target audience : exploration games enthusiasts

Pitch : “Explore a mysterious planet but don’t forget to stay out of the shade!”

High concept :

Ombrage gives the player the opportunity to control a rover on an unknown planet. Exploration is key to discovery. Use different exploration modules to unravel the mysteries of this planet. Be careful where you go, don’t forget that light is life!

Key Selling Points :

- A strong tension with the energy mechanic

- A mysterious planet with many secrets

- An intense pleasure in controlling the avatar

WarioWare Inc is a fictional indie game company and even they are far more diverse than any indie dev team I have seen.

Think about it.

There’s

Wario

several women, including one who has had several jobs and owns her own business, one who is a scientist, and two who are members of a ninja clan

furries who work a cab company on the side

a flamboyant scientist

fucking aliens

a sassy disco dancer and his entire family

two game enthusiasts, one of which who more than likely isn’t caucasian

an asian kung fu master

and a robot.

And the best part? For being a greedy fat fuck, Wario is surprisingly honest and transparent about his game-making. There isn’t any ulterior motives in his games, there isn’t any forced messages, and he sure as hell hasn’t tried to slander anyone.

His only message is
“Give me money, and I’ll give you really fun games to play.”