If you’re one of the people who has reported 5 minute loading times with Pixel City, would you be so good as to try this download and report the results?
I’m not sure what’s causing these slowdowns, but the program should be running orders of magnitude faster than what you’re seeing and I’m sort of groping around looking for possible causes.
Also, the YouTube demo of the program seems to have taken off. It’s now the #6 top favorited movie this week under “Gaming” on YouTube. It’s also the #6 most watched gaming video in New Zealand. (Far outpacing interest in other countries.) I had no idea I had so many fans down there. Hello, New Zealanders. I love your accents. Your country is beautiful.
Anyway, thanks to everyone for spreading the thing around. I do think that lots of public interest is a great motivator for taking care of a project after the fun parts are over with. We’ve very much entered the dull grounds keeping and janitorial phase of software engineering here, and knowing people are still using the software and following the project gives me a reason to make sure everything is as polished as possible given my miserly time budget and general indolence towards projects that have left the experimentation stage.
Finally, thanks to those who have worked on the project over at GitHub. I’ve brought some of your changes back into my own codebase. If we had a forum over there we’d be golden.
The Terrible New Thing
Fidget spinners are ruining education! We need to... oh, never mind the fad is over. This is not the first time we've had a dumb moral panic.
Could Have Been Great
Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.
Two minutes of fun at the expense of a badly-run theme park.
Starcraft 2: Rush Analysis
I write a program to simulate different strategies in Starcraft 2, to see how they compare.
Silent Hill Turbo HD II
I was trying to make fun of how Silent Hill had lost its way but I ended up making fun of fighting games. Whatever.