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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar Sigh... Fri 1st May 2009 2:48pm

Category: Ramblings

I have nothing to report, really, but I'm writing this anyway since it seems people like to be kept updated...

The sponsorship stuff for Raider is taking a frustratingly long time, because the sponsor - ArmorGames.com - just so HAPPENED to go on holiday for two weeks right before the deal was about to be finalised, so I suppose I'll have to wait until the guy gets back... He said he'd contact me while he was away, but rarely, though it's been a week now and I've heard nothing back.
Oh well...

And you'll all surely be outraged to hear that I've done basically nothing on MARDEK 3 in the last week because of strong emotional reasons relating to things outside of my life of game-making. I've been in a really poor state of mind lately (could even say an 'emotional wreck'...), so I'm just hoping it gets better from now on rather than worse...

You may all also be annoyed to hear that I've started planning a new game, which I'm also considering working on straight away.
I know that the reaction to this would probably be something like "agh! I'm fed up with you! You just start new things and never finish them all the time! Now all the games you've been working on will never be finished, just like Deliverance!"
But, uh... I have my reasons for doing this, which I'll go over here...

Most of my projects are really, really LONG things as far as Flash games go, and many of them can't be released for sponsorship because of how they're being done.
MARDEK 3 can and will be sponsored when it's done, but there's just so much left to do that it's overwhelming, daunting, and though I am still working on it, work is slow since I've worked on it for so LONG, and the reality of getting money from it is a distant one.
FHO and Beast Signer will only be released on this site, because of their regularly-updating format and integration into the site, so I can't ever get sponsorship money from them... So I'm also not so motivated to work on those.
As for my other projects that you've seen little of, BE-a-St would take forever to finish too, and I'm not too motivated to work on Chimaera after finding out that a game basically identical to it in concept already exists...

After finishing the first level of Raider, I realised that I really need to do that more often because of the money that can indeed be made from sponsorships... I sort of need that money to survive, since this is my full-time job at the moment. I'll be able to get money from each of the five Raider levels, I hope, but when they're finished completely, then I'll not be able to get any more money easily...
I'm probably going to make a sequel to Raider if people liked the series enough, which would be more RPG-like, like Raider Zero, but that would also probably take ages...

So what I've planned is a game that would be simplistic compared to my other games (though still more complex than other Flash games), which I could work on at the same time as my big projects like MARDEK 3, FHO, Beast Signer, etc, but which I could finish a lot faster so then I can actually get money.
I won't go into it in detail, but I'll just say that it'll be a single-character RPG with a lot of procedurally-generated content (which would make it have replayability without too much effort on my part)... I'll describe it in more detail if I don't abandon the idea soon.

So, uh... All that was probably unnecessary for me to tell you at this point, but at least you know what I'm doing.

I really am trying to continue MARDEK 3 as best I can, since I want it finished as much as you do, if not MORE since I'll get more from its release than you will; it's just really hard to work on at times, as you might understand if you've ever made anything like a story or your own game, and worked on it for months and months and months... It's hard to summon up the motivation to continue even if you really LIKE what you've made so far and have the rest planned... You really have to push yourself.
Be glad I'm not giving up!

I'll write another update in a week or so, and hopefully I can say then that I've made considerable progress on MARDEK 3.

(Oh, in case I didn't say this before, my other projects like Beast Signer and FHO are temporarily postponed just because I REALLY need to focus on finishing MARDEK 3 first... I'll get back to them after MARDEK 3 is out.)
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creater0822`s Avatar
Rating Orb creater0822 14 Netherlands MelancholicPhlegmatic 37C 1F
7 years ago | (0)
Wow.
I have waiting a long time for mardek 3.
I have complete mardek 2 I think one year
monkeylemur`s Avatar
Rating Orb monkeylemur 18 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 132C 7F
8 years ago | (0)
well, i read the FAQs alrite, and psuedo doesn't want any assistants because those assistants might to meager work and take huge credit for it. i guess it's sort of psuedo's egotism in a way. but if that's what it takes to get a good game then so be it
Doombringerer`s Avatar
Rating Orb Doombringerer 16 United States SanguineCholeric 54C 47F
8 years ago | (0)
Larry Psuedo hates having to work with other people he perferes to work solo
Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar
Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf 23 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 2257C 559F
8 years ago | (0)
I wish some people would read the FAQ...
Phunisher`s Avatar
Rating Orb Phunisher 16 Netherlands SanguineMelancholic 20C 3F
8 years ago | (0)
"it's just really hard to work on at times, as you might understand if you've ever made anything like a story or your own game, and worked on it for months and months and months... It's hard to summon up the motivation to continue even if you really LIKE what you've made so far and have the rest planned... You really have to push yourself."
This is something I can agree with. I tried making games once but mostly I get to anoyed after a few hours. Your doing a greath job and for the poeple who keep saying that you have to do it faster, think about this: It will meen a buggy, hastely done game that you probebly wouldn't like at al.
Dragonheart`s Avatar
Rating Orb Dragonheart 13 PhlegmaticMelancholic 12C 1F
8 years ago | (2)
DAMN i want to play mardek 3
monkeylemur`s Avatar
Rating Orb monkeylemur 18 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 132C 7F
8 years ago | (0)
oh wow, that's quite an income. to think, if psuedo didn't slack off and finished the whole mardek series, that'd be worth a whole year's income. well, he's in a different situation now, so eh... well, can't do anything about that. if i have time, i'd totally be a part-time flash game maker.
koga999`s Avatar
Rating Orb koga999 14 Malaysia SanguineCholeric 12C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
better be fast to finish the maardek3.....i'm crazy for waiting this game!!!
glad to know you will focus on mardek3. Dont too focus on mardek.
aenh`s Avatar
Rating Orb aenh 16 United States PhlegmaticSanguine 33C 10F
8 years ago | (0)
I recall ArcadeBomb offering $4000... If he's going with ArmorGames, then it must be higher.
Punkasrocer1`s Avatar
Rating Orb Punkasrocer1 15 United States CholericSanguine 276C 10F
8 years ago | (0)
His sponsorship was around $4000 according to Death Knight.
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