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Tobias
6719 37 93

The Spiral

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
Firstly, ∞ here's the Android version of Taming Dreams ∞! I want to talk about TD a bit here, but also my games development as a whole. For years, I've been going around in circles, repeating patterns and getting nowhere. I start projects that are supposed to be short and fast and profitable, but they grow out of control and become too big to manage, so my attention is taken to new ideas instead. However, I feel that with each revolution, I get closer and closer to the point I've been circling. I'm able to take the best parts of my previous ideas and combine them into new ideas that are (I feel) better than those that came before. Creation is largely a process of trial and error anyway; nobody creates a masterpiece without leaving a trail of failures in their wake. My uncertainty about Taming Dreams that I spoke of in my ∞ last post ∞ has led to me looking back on all the games I've started and never finished, wondering whether cannibalising them might lead to the elusive holy grail I've been searching for (that is, a quick-to-make but profitable game). I've come up with four ideas I could potentially explore.
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3380 24 54

The Future of Taming Dreams

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
As always, here's a link to the ∞ Android version of Taming Dreams ∞, since attention to it went down a lot when I didn't include one! Speaking of which, the game's not been a huge success so far. I know that's because I've yet to actively promote it, but - while most of the feedback has been positive, some very positive - some statistics and negative feedback makes me wonder about where I should actually go from here...
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1141 4 53

Delays!

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
I released the ∞ Android version of Taming Dreams ∞ recently, and I'm currently trying to get the iOS version up and running, though it's been taking time because I'm in the midst of exams. Sorry about that! They're almost over now, though, so development should speed up again shortly.
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3116 17 81

About the number of episodes...

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
The latest (2 star) review of Taming Dreams addresses a frustrating thing that others have also brought up, and which I'd like to respond to here because I don't have enough space to reply directly to the review. Basically, it's the idea that the series isn't 'worth it' because the episodes will be too expensive in total and there'll be too much of a delay between their releases.
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1604 18 69

New Year's Resolutions

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
∞ I released Taming Dreams for Android recently ∞. In case you missed that. But now, with a new year comes a fresh chance for change, and I have several big things I hope I'll be able to achieve. All seem feasible to me now, but let's see how well I do!
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1390 12 62

A Look Back at 2015...

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
∞ I released Taming Dreams for Android the other day ∞, in case you missed that! Last year, I wrote ∞ a post looking back at 2014 ∞, as my isolation meant I didn't have anything better to do to mark the passing from one year to the next. I'm no longer as isolated as I was back then, but I'm still alone for the moment, so as this year's rear nears, yet again I'm reflecting on the accomplishments and discoveries it contained.
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2166 29 66

Was that a mistake?

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
I wrote the previous post in response to ∞ this 1-star review ∞ on the ∞ Android release of Taming Dreams ∞, which was - at the time of writing, at least - the first and only negative review. I naively hoped that by addressing it directly, I might influence how other people thought so as to avoid more reviews in the same vein that would drag the game down. Instead, what I see is that there are additional negative reviews, and I can't help but wonder whether it was my post that caused them, which isn't a nice feeling at all.
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2509 26 65

Rejecting it for what it's not

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
Though the ∞ Android release of Taming Dreams ∞ hasn't got much exposure just yet (because I haven't actively promoted it), I was really happy to see that what few ratings and reviews it had were highly positive! Almost everyone gave it five stars, leaving it with an extremely high average that I hoped might allow it to be successful one day. It wasn't long, though, before the 1-star ∞ "it's different so it sucks!" ∞ reviews began. These bother me, since I really wish there was something that I could do or say to encourage such people to enjoy the game for what it is rather than shooting it down for what it's not.
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1139 6 66

Happy Jolly Lovely Chrimbo

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
When prisoners - who are already in prison - misbehave and need to be punished, they're placed in solitary confinement, deprived of any human contact. It's basically a form of torture. I'm spending Christmas alone. I've been alone all week, and I will be all next week too. On that cheery note, merry Christmas to you all!!! My gift to you is the Android version of Taming Dreams, which I released yesterday, as you can see from the ∞ previous post ∞!
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