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#WriteTuesday – Playtesting!

I’m almost done Memories!

After doing my best to find voices for my characters (Wulfric and a few others are still giving me some trouble, but I *hope* I’ve done well enough with them), I started doing some final playtesting before I plan on releasing the game on itch.io. I thought the playtesting would just be a few playthroughs to mainly check all the dialogue as a complete whole (thanks to implementing different dialogue choices within the game, it does mean I’ll have to do at least 4 different playthroughs for dialogue alone).  But I ended up finding quite a few little bugs, as well as a few bigger ones, that need to be fixed.  So I’ve been making my way through all of that (with a break to finish reading Elizabeth Bear’s Jacob’s Ladder trilogy).  Playtesting will be continuing this week (along with some more editing work by the looks of things).

Oh, I’m also really excited to finally have a proper name for Memories!  I think I’m going to call it Of Pieces and Memories.  When I gave it to my friend to try, I’d tentatively called it Hearts and Memories, but that didn’t sound right to me, even though it is, at it’s very essence, what the game is about.  I considered several lines of dialogue as possible titles (like “Just trust your heart,” which resonates with me every time I read it during a playthrough), but nothing seemed right.  Then over the weekend, I realized that a lot of the dialogue revolves around pieces of hearts, which is how I decided on the title.  I ran it by my friend, too, and he approved as well. 🙂

How about you? How’s everything going? Stay safe! 🙂

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Title Story

While I was at work a few nights ago, I found myself with a few free minutes.  Instead of wasting them aimlessly surfing the web, I decided to try to come up with a title for my English 2903 blog. I started with a quick Google search of the term literature. The first hit was from wikipedia, bringing me to this site.According to wikipedia, literature literally means an “acquaintance with letters.” I thought this was extremely interesting, and that it also had some possibilities.  I thought calling the blog something like “A Novel Acquaintance” might work, but decided to keep looking in case something better came up.  I continued my search for a little while longer, finding another neat definition from a dictionary.  With the two possibilities in mind, I decided to take a few days to think it over, and to get some more opinions on my choices.  I emailed my brother the two possible titles, along with where they came from; he was the one who suggested An Acquaintance with Letters.

While I really liked my dictionary possible blog title (I’m not going to share it in case I use it in the future), the more I thought about it the more I liked An Acquaintance with Letters.  The title is just so fitting in many different ways.  If wikipedia is correct, then it means literature.  English 2903 is my first in depth acquaintance with literary theory.  And with just this first post, there are already many letters here!

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