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I'm Alan and I make thinky puzzle games.
A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build:
Cosmic Express:
I'm working on a new game and sometimes I'll post screenshots of the evolving world map here.

It does not in any way respect your time, but at the same time I can't help but respect it.

Regarding last boost: I have really fond memories of playing Enigma ~15 years ago. What a variety of levels!

found a legit incredible blog about obscure electronic games. beautifully observed write-ups of tons of games i've never encountered, such as this 1988 game by an afro-caribbean woman about subvertng and overthrowing a slave plantation:

Freedom: Rebels in the Darkness

or a 2500+ level puzzle game that is almost literally impossible to complete:


just great

Is "nuanced on alt" the equivalent sin to "horny on main"?

What's the best way to get a bash shell on Windows? I'm trying Windows Subsystem for Linux but it has some annoyances. Before I was using babun, but that was also not perfect.

Spent today playing Obra Dinn. Neat, but anticlimactic ending - I think you won't be missing much if you just stop at whatever point the deductions feel like too much work.

Advice needed: what are some things I might forget to back up/copy to my new computer before I wipe and recycle my old laptop?

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Blergh, my laptop has decided it doesn't have a wifi card πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ

Anecdote, make of this what you will:

I released an update that removed native Linux support so that people could use Steam Play instead: people replying within hours.

I released an update that crashed and showed an error message on Mac: no one told me for a week.

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I'm on the excellent podcast The Dialog Box, talking about nomad game dev life, puzzle games, Steam,, probably more I wasn't paying attention at the time

Announcement: Sokobond and A Good Snowman have been updated with new soundtracks. Thanks to the new musicians for doing a great job.
Sokobond now has a lovely ambient soundtrack from Allison Walker:
A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build now has a beautiful score from @ghoulnoise:

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