tfw you have a thousand conversations in one chapter and it's all worth it

Zero no Kiseki ch 3 spoilers 

For real, though, I think this is the most text I’ve ever seen in a game. I’ve had nearly a thousand conversations just in this one chapter, because someone wrote dialog for pretty much every nobody in the whole game that updates on every plot beat and I have to read it all for some reason

One fun thing about Zero no Kiseki having so many NPCs is that their identifying quirks get increasingly weird. Favorite so far is “medical intern who always grosses her colleagues out by studying anatomy while eating”

(Good year for Falcom localizations too: Tokyo Xanadu, Trails in the Sky the 3rd, and Ys VIII!)

2017 was a wild year for video games. I haven't played all of these, but I've at least heard someone describe every one as "one of my favorite games ever" (or even "my favorite," straight-up):

Assassin's Creed Origins, Breath of the Wild, Doki Doki Literature Club, Hollow Knight, Horizon Zero Dawn, Nier: Automata, Night in the Woods, Persona 5, Resident Evil 7, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, What Remains of Edith Finch, Yakuza 0

i wonder what sort of rumor i've started

stranger on elevator: oh shit, do you think i can get to south station in seven minutes??

me: better start running!

other stranger on elevator who only heard my response and saw him take off: 😬

pro tip: nobody enforces who gets to make a “game of the year edition”

for a week where i was out sick one day, and i had a four-hour training seminar another day, and have otherwise been in meetings and occupied with other random shit instead of at my desk a lot of the time…this sure has been a long week, somehow or another

I like not being on Facebook, but it’s weird when I’m the last to find out about someone’s major life change because that’s the only place they announced it

a text I sent during chapter 14 of Fire Emblem Three Houses, Blue Lions route 

I still haven't _done_ any 3D art though (aside from like a single weekend years ago, also with Blender if I remember right). Maybe now is the time!

There is one specific conversation from years ago that I still remember where an artist coworker explained what she was doing, and I thought "I don't know what any of the proper nouns in that sentence even meant." That night I was reading about UV mapping on Wikipedia

Part of it is that I feel like I know at least a _little_ bit about most parts of game development except "art," which is a pretty big gap to have! I think I'd feel better even if I could just, like, model and texture some teapots or whatever

I have now seen enough people be excited about Blender 2.8 that I want to become good at Blender

starbucks barista: oh you’re wearing the pac-man shirt today huh? damn

me, wearing the pac-man shirt, as though i understand what it portends: haha yeah

I am not sure which emoji should be attached to this message…maybe like

💽

Today marks eleven years since I started making video games professionally

Show more
XOXO Zone

A place for the XOXO Festival community. Share your dreams, your struggles, your cat photos, or whatever else strikes your fancy, and see what everyone else is sharing.

This space is just for XOXO members. Never heard of Mastodon? Head over to joinmastodon.org to learn more and start posting.