Of Pieces and Memories (the official name of the game I’ve been referring to as Memories) is now available on itch.io!
I’ve been playtesting it all week. By about Thursday I noticed that I was getting really fiddly with the game (I’d make a change, play through one more time, then change it back). That was the point that I knew I was pretty much done, that this game is the best I can make it right now. Since most of the playtesting this week was devoted solely to checking all the dialogue options, I had a little more playtesting to do after I reached that point, but by Friday I was done.
From there, I had the unexpected problem of developing a page for the game on itch.io. I’ve never released a game on the platform before, and so hadn’t really thought about this part of the release. The biggest problem was that the page needed a cover picture and I had no idea what to use. I considered using the title page of the game, but that has art I got from the RPG Maker store (which I wasn’t sure if I could use as a cover picture). In the end, I decided to use one of my photos, which I altered using BeFunky to make it a bit more cartoonish-looking (and to add the game’s title). A bunch of purple flowers play a role in the game, so I thought this photo was fitting. 🙂
Now that it’s done, I’m going to take the weekend off to celebrate (I’m opening a special wine I’ve been saving). I also won’t be posting a #WriteTuesday post this week; instead I’m going to write a postmortem for Of Pieces of Memories, which will look at what went right and what went wrong as I developed the game. 🙂