Hello! I just wanted to write an update because I haven't in a while. Sadly, development has been somewhat in stasis recently, due to deep depression and my brain tumour; I've been writing more about all that on my ∞ personal blog ∞
. I have been making progress, it's just slow!
I've been working on the project mentioned in the previous post: an app where you feed creatures that represent aspects of yourself in order to visually monitor your own personal growth. I've been wondering whether to call it 'Mentalgerie', as in mental + menagerie, but maybe that's a clumsy name?
Thanks to those who contributed your thoughts and ideas related to it! They got me thinking, and it was very valuable to see such a thing from others' perspectives, as I wasn't sure how - or if - other people would use it, or whether they'd get anything out of it. Knowing that some people would is quite motivating!
Sorry about not replying to individual comments though. Isolation and news about my brain tumour have been getting to me a whole lot lately. I feel I'm on the way to recovery now, though, and I'll be returning to university on the weekend, so that'll shake things up again.
I really hoped to use this Summer break to do loads of development work, but I suppose medical reasons prevented that from happening. Which is irritating.
I've built the 'Mentalgerie' app to the point where it works, sort of - it only took a couple of hours - but I basically just need to design the creatures and fancify it now. I can't really show off any screenshots or concept art here because there's so little to see!
Anyway. Thanks for your continued patience with all of this, and for those of you who've supported me through these difficult times.