Monday, December 17, 2018

Open Sorcery: Jingle BEL/S

A game about technology, magic, and presents.

It's been one year since the events of Open Sorcery and BEL/S is experiencing her first holiday season as a sapient AI.

Barter with disgruntled elves.

Incinerate deadly holiday cards.

Protect your network.

Dream.

And get presents for all your friends.

Jingle BEL/S is available as DLC for the original game on Steam.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Jingle BEL/S Release Date: December 15th

I'm releasing Jingle BEL/S on the 15th, this Saturday.

I just put out a minor update to Open Sorcery in anticipation of releasing Jingle BEL/S.

More save slots.

Also, updated the backend, so maybe that will help with the Windows 7 problems?

Finger crossed.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Release Dates Are Hard

HOLY MOSES but my life has been a bit of nonsense lately.

Okay. I'm married. I moved to another state. I have steady freelance work to support myself. And I finished Jingle BEL/S.

I'm so close to having a stable life again, I can taste it.

I am trying to figure out when to release Jingle BEL/S.

Thematically it should be December, but that's so soon and all the big boys are doing their things and I'd get buried in the Steam store. And I made it as an apology for not making the April release of Sea++, so maybe April? But I don't know if I can bear to sit on it that long.

I'm bad at marketing guys. I'm supposed to have been promoting it for a year at this point. Oh well. I'll decide soon.

Here's a list of all the achievements currently in game to give you a sense of it:

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Jingle BEL/S Achievements

Smashing Christmas Cheer
Learn about Marley and Grinchy.

Baruch Atah Adonai
Light the menorah every night.

I Am Here To Revive
Save all the spirits from the Hollow.

We Are Here To Protect
Fully protect your network from the Hollow.



Mini Me
Revive the Angel of Death with a gift that it decides to keep.

Cuddle Puddle
Give everyone a hug for Christmas.

Good Presents
Give everyone good or better presents.

Perfect Presents
Give everyone their best present.

Gilding the Lily
Make someone's perfect present EVEN BETTER.
Hint: Show the pocket watch to Macabe.

Foreshadowing Unlocked
Give everyone their best present and reach Dreaming 100.


Dreamed of Decker
Complete Decker's dream.

Dreamed of Janet
Complete Janet's dream.

Dreamed of Sarah
Complete Sarah's dream.

Dreamed of Pyreworm
Complete Pyreworm's dream.

The Best Dream
Complete Mrs. Best's dream.

Hotmail
Mail yourself something from a dream.

Binary Evocator Leery of Stairs
Make it to the Cafeteria in Sarah's dream.

Irritate Smokey
Encounter and upset Smokey the Bear in Pyreworm's dream.

i have no mouth and i'm actually pretty chill about it
Build yourself without a mouth in Decker's dream.

Open The Closet
Find Janet's father in her dream.

Sweet Dreams
Get help with your nightmares.

Expert Dreamer
Reached 100 Dreaming.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Almost Done!

I am almost done with the first draft of Jingle Bells.

I finished all the nights. Now I'm polishing and adding achievements.

Things I did today:

Let you visit embittered elves to trade Sapphic Poetry for Sapphic Porn
Added Janet visiting Mrs. Best.
Implemented a piece of dawn.
Put a frame around a photo.

In life news: wedding is done. Getting ready to move!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

EMERGENT New Player Drive

I'm doing a new player drive in my weird, experimental online tactical LARP called EMERGENT.

The intro will be a new-player focused event on August 22nd, starting at 8PM EST/5PM PST.

Happens here

You don't need to have signed up for the game--you can just drop into Discord and play. :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Four Walls

Work continues apace on Jingle BEL/S.

(Despite the interference of buying a house, planning a wedding, and working a pretty intense freelance position.)

Night three and three dreams are done.

The dreams are a WAY bigger deal in this game.

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Fun thing I'm doing!

It's called FOUR WALLS.

It's a LARP set in an Escape the Room.

I'm not making it--my friends Josh and Shoshana are making it.

But I AM running their remote-play option.

So if you'd like to wrestle with a kaleidoscope of eldritch horror over Discord for a couple of hours, consider signing up for Remote Play!

(Alternatively, if you're in the NYC area, you can come in person! My understanding is it's gonna be like Sleep No More but with more plot and interaction.)

Four Walls Website

Monday, June 25, 2018

Super Gay Techno Fire Lesbians

So in Jingle BEL/S, I briefly considered opening the option for romance between BEL/S and Pyreworm.

I changed my mind, since they're technically about one year old and neither of them really expressed interest in it.

But this exchange came out of it, and it made me happy:

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BEL/S: Most of the literature I have reviewed implies one of us should be male.

Decker: No.

Janet: Don't worry about that.

Decker: You're fine.

Janet: If you feel like girls, you should both stay girls.

Decker: Yeah.

Janet: Be super gay techno fire lesbians.

Decker: Yes.