il_570xN.130647138Well, today marks the first year anniversary of Elysium’s first release into its public pre-alpha testing phase and two years since I first started fiddling with the idea of making a game for myself. I’ve both fallen far short of my goals, and exponentially exceeded my expectations.

I want to thank everyone for all the sentiment they’ve been sending out lately and I really wish I had an update, lore post or something to commemorate Elysium’s birthday but alas, this has not been a good month for Elysium. After the events at the shop, I took this week to basically just unplug, shutdown and recharge. I tinkered on Elysium at a relaxed pace and fixed a small number of bugs, but otherwise did very little on that front. I spent time with the family, cleaned up my apartment with Lilly, cooked with her, watched movies, played some games and generally just relaxed. I feel refreshed, but at the same time, a tad melancholy.

 

I wish Elysium could be more than it is right now, but I’m also quite proud of what it is. It’s my creation, my game and it’s been an exciting personal and public journey for me. I’ve learned a lot and It’s come a long way from the little “let’s see if I can make a health bar” test it started off as, but after over a year of lofty goals, over-expectant ideas and a slow, semi-steady rate of progress, it’s still got a long way to go to be the game I want it to be. I want to thank everyone for all of their feedback and continued interest in this meandering little experiment of mine. Hopefully one of these days the gems in this chunk of rock will surface. Anyways, I’ll be getting back to whittling away at it and hopefully things can get back on track soon. Summer is here, I’m off of school for a while and don’t have too many plans (outside of work), so provided my usual “bad luck and lack of time management” decides to let up, things should be able to swing back into the productive soon.

I’ll see about working out a new lore post soon as well, seeing as it’s been quite a while and you all still haven’t gotten the info post on Elysium’s denizens and races. No promises as usual, but I’ll see what happens.

Cheers everyone

 

 

 

 

12 Comments

  1. Lilliume

    <3

    • Implying

      Oh. I see. The other half. Interesting.

  2. Anonymous

    Good job man! You’ve done more than I’d be willing to do.

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      Hahah! Well, I’ve done more than I ever thought I could. Most of my projects that I’ve ever tried to do (stories, animations, etc.) have all either died before they were begun or I’d give up on it after a month or two. This has been my most productive hobby yet. I just have a strong connection with this one and I know I’ll be able to do even more with it in the future. It’s the one project that’s never given me a “eh, I’m not feeling it anymore” kind of vibe. Hopefully things stay that way. ha!

      Cheers.

  3. Warhead

    Funny how Elysium has turned 1 year old, just 2 days before I turn 26 years old. Bah, either way, I’ll be revelling in drunken happiness. Glad to hear you’re holding up well despite the robbery, I’ve never been in such a situation myself, but if I were in your shoes I would’ve smashed the guy’s nuts into his throat, then proceed to beat the piss out of him. Either way, glad you’re alright, and as always, you have my support chief.

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      Happy birthday mate. And yeah, there were some aggressive thoughts in my mind at the time, but as the assistant manager with a couple of highschoolers under my supervision, I just wanted to make sure no one got hurt.

      Thanks though, I’m glad to have your support, lol. I have a nice community here.

  4. Atlya

    Dissapointed and happy, I guess it’s the lot of every game creator. :D

    Actually, no. Because a lot don’t finish and release a game. So good luck to you on that! :)

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      Yeah, haha, I suppose so.
      Hopefully this will be a finished product one day, or at-least left in a “reasonably complete state” before anything goes awry. lol

  5. Mustang Flex

    Keep up the good work mate!

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      Thanks. I shall en-devour to do so. lol.

  6. reaper

    Damn its been a long time since I first found this. Well here’s to a more sexy and exotic fun that is sure to come

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      Fun how fast time passes. But, thanks, to the future I guess. lol

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