29 Months

Posted by Notalot on March 1, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

One minute you're posting to 64digits in 2016 regretting that you left it a year and a half, next thing you know it's 2019, you've managed to leave it TWO AND A HALF years, the entire site is completely different, and you're legally recognised as a woman. Life is weird.

ANYWAY, I'm glad to see 64digits lives on. This place always gives me a burst of nostalgia every time I visit - it's about the only place that still exists from when I was starting up as a GameMaker user (in 2003) and I still am one - from GameMaker 5.0 to GameMaker Studio 2. From Web 2.0 to Web Ooh point No. From GameMakerGames.com working to GameMakerGames.com providing an error if you even look at it funny.

In the 29 months since I last posted here, Notalot has changed. (I will always cherish that joke.) I've made a few games, including:

- NAL Is Alive, which took 130-odd of my free games and bundled them up with some HD enhancements and threw them with a launcher on Steam

- Gossamer Girls, a free thing where you gad around hurting spiders with their own silk

- Soundproof Cell, another free thing that took a sincere look at being transgender about two years before I was ready to actually come out

- Britskrieg, where the Queen instructs me and three of my friends to take over the world in the name of Britain

Ooh, and Ne Touchez Pas 5 comes out tomorrow - a series that originally got some really pleasing reception here on 64Digits. It's been nine years since Ne Touchez Pas 4, and tomorrow will be the 10th anniversary of Ne Touchez Pas 3, so the fifth was long overdue. But it reminded me how much I love the series. Although NTP5 is paid, it will only be $1/60p, and will be free-to-keep over this weekend on itch.io https://ci.itch.io/ne-touchez-pas-5 and Game Jolt https://gamejolt.com/games/ne-touchez-pas-5/395793 since it was more a hobby project as a break from fonts, which still provide my primary income now.

Speaking of fonts, I had made about 360 when I last posted on 64Digits. That number has literally doubled, with me and Dan's company, Chequered Ink, having 879 fonts at time of writing under our belts.

And, uh, yeah! That's definitely everything that's happened in my life. Nothing else to mention.

To those of you that are still here, to those of you that are like me in occasionally checking the URL for a burst of old-school GameMaker nostalgia, and to those of you that have joined since I was last a regular - hello, you're awesome, and I probably remember you even if it's been a decade since we last spoke. I'm a frequent reliver of old memories.

See you again in the future. ūüėĄ


Quietus 1 year, 6 months ago

Welcome back, fellow nostalgia fiend. Allison is a pretty name. That post on your blog was a nice read. I'm happy for you. ^_^