New folks so...
Hi all! I'm a game developer, a musician, a dad, and a slightly out of touch nerd.
In the day I work at Schell Games. If you have kids, they've probably seen some of my work & they don't know it. You might have too.
At night I make my own games & weird electronic music.
I love everyone I meet but I'm usually too nervous to talk to them. I'll hide if I see you in person, but I'll be hoping you talk to me. :)
We are living in abnormal times, its only logical that the continuing stress of such has taken its toll on a lot of us, with tensions running higher and people feeling less capable of niceties or assuming best intentions.
I dont have any giant wisdom but we're all here together and the timeline has a weird way of feeding back on itself for better or worse.
Just look out for each other if you can. We didn't come here to fight each other.
RPG Kickstarter, Nobilis/Chuubo's
Hi, RPG Mastodon. Jenna has a new kickstarter for "Glitch", a new storytelling game set in the same universe as Nobilis. If you've played Chuubo's, that's the same Universe too. I've been fortunate to be in the periphery for playtesting and it's been so much fun!
Jenna is a disabled, trans RPG creator. She could really use the help as her previous publishing efforts....kinda screwed her over? Even $8 gets you the PDF.
Once more for the people in the back:
Put content warnings on your politics posts. I come to Mastodon specifically to avoid the horrible things in the news.
I don't care how urgently you want me to see it. In fact, adding a content warning will make me *more* likely to care, because it will give me time to brace myself.
Your message will get further with a CW. By not CWing your politics etc., you're preventing people from boosting them, because people can't always deal with difficult subjects Right Now. Saying 'I don't CW this/that' gives the impression that you don't care about spreading your message in a meaningful way, you just want to force the closest people to look at it, whether that helps or hurts.
It takes a lot of us awhile to absorb this, but please, try to accept it.
I did something about it.
From now the funds from any of my music purchased though my bandcamp will go to directly to my friend's favorite charity: https://www.specialeffect.org.uk/
Tom really got a kick out of my weird Xmas music. He always backed my Kickstarters and purchased albums and what not. I think he'd like this.
So go buy some music:
From now on the funds from any music purchased though my bandcamp will go to directly to https://www.specialeffect.org.uk/
So go buy some music:
My game's Kickstarter is in it's final hours. I'm happy with the results and so so glad it's over. Thank you all for your boosts and support over the last 30 days.
If you want in or just want to watch it end with me, here's the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/miketiv/rad-chess
I just found out that a friend of mine... a friend I met on and knew through the internet, but a person I really connected with... died of brain cancer a few months ago.
I don't want anyone to feel bad for me. he had a wife and close friends and family that are surely hurting badly... I'm fine.
I just feel like I have to do something about it...
I'm sharing this to remind me to do something about it...
Three days left to get Radical Chess by backing my rad kickstarter. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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Marketing! I'm doing it! 👍😅
I'm making a chess game that's nothing like chess and I'm excited to show it to you. Check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/miketiv/rad-chess
Already funded, but only ever available through this Kickstarter. So if you like it, grab it.
I make video games and weird music.
I believe in you.
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