That stuck feeling is terrible

I'm stuck right now. I'd like to save up for a new phone. I'd like to save up for a car. I'd like to save up for a new home. I'd like to save up for a new computer. I'd like to save up for a business. I can't spend. I need more savings. Welcome to the real world. But I think it's just February talking. I usually spend around this time of the year. Otherwise, it's going to be stale as work. But I'm feeling super bored already. If I'm to save up, then I shouldn't be spending until June. Homeownership is my primary focus and I'm getting impatient at work and on my game development. I'm getting antsy in life. My game development always hits a snag: fix one problem, notice another. The latest development in my game involves town management but now I have to examine the story and (possibly) redo it. While I was drafting the dialogue between the player and an NPC on the town management, I realized that the whole premise is weak. Worse, i

Majesty 2 - because there is still no Majesty 3

Majesty 2 is a fantasy city-builder where you build and manage a township kingdom without directly controlling your units. You can build structures, cast spells, and place flag markers. Once you hire units (ie. heroes), they can only be influenced - not ordered - if you have a quest flag marked on the map with a gold payout. Simple Mechanic Sim Heroes Controlling the Map No Sandbox Mode Conclusion Simple Mechanic Building is gridless. Villagers / Peasants will spawn to build their homes and any queued structure. Tax collectors will spawn automatically from your castle, and they will walk around your town to collect taxes. Significant revenues can be collected from the marketplace and blacksmith. Different guild structures will let you hire your heroes. Upgrading each guild structure will unlock abilities for your heroes including the Majesty spells (or the player spells). There's a marketplace for heroes to buy their equipment and potions. A guard tower spawns a royal guard

Thanks for the company, Francene.

Thanks for being here, Francene. First, I wanted to post this image since I'm exploring presets for my ACNH screenshots. Second, I didn't know this screenshot would resonate a lot to me. I know it's weird to feel attached to a villager (or an NPC); but the same can be said to any character in a movie or a novel. Still when I look at this picture, I recall those real memories when I played the game.  (Read more...)

Look for Len in Len's Island - Review

Len's island is a survival game set on a mysterious island where you must find food, gather resources, and build a shelter to survive. You'll be chopping up wood, foraging for berries, and exploring the island to establish your footing. Soon you discover that you are not alone and must develop a thriving homestead on the island later on. Len's island is still on Early Access. The early build is playable and I haven't run into any bugs but it is lacking dialogue and quests. Players can use the point and click or WASD control mechanic.  Life-Sim and Survival Town of Bridgewater Dungeon Crawling Colorful Graphics Conclusion Life-Sim and Survival (top) The house building in Len's Island is simple to grasp as exterior structures snap by the grid while indoor furniture can be placed by the pixel. Crafting involves the usual gathering the necessary resources such as wood, stones, and fiber. You'll then be able to craft tools and furniture. More furnitur

New World: 5 Reasons to Buy a House in Aeternum

New World has lost a huge number of its playerbase since launch due to bugs, lack of end game content and gameplay annoyances. But AGS had introduced a stream QoL (Quality of Life) improvements, new game content, and gameplay refinement to entice its players back. In fact, our server is seeing more curious returnees who constantly ask what changed that it became a meme. While we cannot name all the new implementations in this article, I would remark that the new updates on Housing would be a welcoming development for new players, returnees, and daily players altogether.  Introduction Five Benefits One Glaring Problem Conclusion I've read questions on the global chat asking would it be a good idea to own a house? I'd say buy the most expensive one on your first purchase. Now is the best time to buy a house in Aeternum since the Proprety Tax is set at an insignificant 1%, plus you're able to sell off your house now if you change your mind. Here are

Nivalis (PC) - I'm keeping my eye on this.

As a big fan of life-sim games, Nivalis caught my attention because it portrays life in the opposite spectrum of the usual charming farm or island setting -- that is, life in a cyberpunk themed city. Nivalis seems interesting enough based on the premise of finding a place to live, a place to work, and a place to love. I remember that Cyberpunk 2077 planned to include this too as a sort of gameplay, where the player can have a routine of work to take a break from the main story (or even a break from the side-quests); I don't know what happened to that plan. Anyway, the thought of Nivalis is captivating. Nivalis is being developed by ION Lands, and their other game, Cloudpunk, is (also) a cybperpunk themed game where you deliver parcels. In Nivalis, you're supposed to create a cyber comfy home, manage a business, and meet new friends. But perhaps there is something more -- a secret hidden beneath the city. There is no release date for Nivalis yet, but it is wishlisted now on my S

I managed to snag a Rune Factory 5 Earthmate Edition away from scalpers!

It finally arrived and I can't wait to play Rune Factory 5. I was fortunate enough to get the Rune Factor 5 Earthmate Edition at MSRP despite the sea of scalpers online. I'm looking forward to playing and reviewing Rune Factory 5 on this upcoming weekend.