• officialmanuela
    13.04.2021 - 15 hours ago

    janemere-cg :

    Edelgard

    #fe3h #edelgard von hresvelg
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  • officialmanuela
    13.04.2021 - 18 hours ago

    sky-ham :

    ndiecity :

    god does anyone remember when people found out that sprinting outside of combat in mass effect 1 does absolutely nothing and the devs just applied a motion blur and dolly zoom effect while keeping you the exact same speed

    This is probably my favorite “did you know” thing about Mass Effect.

    They did it because sprinting through areas like the Citadel would allow the player to enter an area before it fully loaded, causing the game to crash.They constantly struggled with memory issues during development.

    Having to wait for certain doors to open and the long elevator rides were some of the ways they blocked the player’s line of sight to allow areas to load and unload. It would’ve been a bad idea to populate wide open spaces like the Citadel Presidium with those though, so they used an optical illusion to change speed perception and make it seem like the player was running.

    It’s just one of many clever things video game devs managed to achieve in older games.

    (source: CLZ’s ME playthrough commentary. ME1 developer for 2 years)

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  • officialmanuela
    13.04.2021 - 19 hours ago

    happeecat :

    happy friday!

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  • officialmanuela
    12.04.2021 - 1 day ago

    wolvendom :

    FABLE + TITLE SCREENS

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  • officialmanuela
    12.04.2021 - 1 day ago

    theloversarcana :

    i just really like drawing them in cute outfits :>

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  • officialmanuela
    12.04.2021 - 1 day ago
    Call for Beta testers!

    anathemafiction :

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    I’m putting out a call for volunteers who would be willing to beta test The Golden Rose: Book One! 

    I’m looking for people who:

    • Can commit to the time frame (2 weeks, starting 14th April until 28th April).
    • Are willing to go through the game multiple times in a variety of ways to catch as many bugs/errors as possible in different variations.

    This book is large and there are a lot of variations depending not only on what you do and where you go but even in what order you choose to do so. Some early choices affect parts much later in the game, and I may ask you to play those different routes - it can get exhausting! So, please, only apply if you think it won’t stress or upset you. 

    • Have a good grasp of the English language. I’m not a native, and I know there will be grammar mistakes and awkward sentences. You don’t need to be an English-speaking native either, but having a good mastery of the language is preferred. 
    • Will be discreet. I… really cannot stress how important this is. This book is a labor of love and a lot of effort and please, please, do not share the link of the beta. Don’t spoil the game for other people, don’t make posts online/share screenshots of it until the game is published. This is the most important factor. Please respect all that I’ve put into the Rose. 

    What I’m looking for:

    • First and foremost, as I’ve said, I need people who have a keen eye for grammar and spelling errors

    This book is over a million words and I’m only one person - some typos and errors slipped through the cracks. So you need to be willing to provide screenshots of any errors you see. Any sentences bungled together, or long pages of text. Two characters speaking in the same paragraph, etc. 

    • Continuity errors - another big one.

    As I’ve said, this is a big game with a lot of variation. Does your character know something they shouldn’t? Or have they forgot something they previously knew? Did you randomly get to the middle of a scene? Is someone referenced as dead when they shouldn’t be? Were you romancing a character and they suddenly act as if you aren’t? Tell me!!! 

    • Choices -  is there a place where you wished your MC could have said something or reacted to something that wasn’t an option? Any suggestion as to how a scene might play out? A dialogue? Does this relationship seem rushed or too slow? 

    At this stage, I’m not going to change the plot. It is set in stone, so I’m mostly looking for technical, coding, or spelling errors, as well as continuity and flow of the story. But, of course, give me your opinion! Did you like it? What parts did you like best? Errors and suggestions and constructive criticism are essential, but please, positive encouragement is also very much appreciated! 

    So if you liked something, tell me too! I need all the motivation I can get. I am… extremely nervous about this next step. 😄

    If you’re interested in working with me on this, then please send an email to:

    anathemafiction(at) gmail (dot) com (without spaces and an actual ‘@’)

    with the subject of The Golden Rose Testing. In the mail, please let me know why you’re interested in beta testing, the gender of your MC, the romance you’re most interested in (or no romance at all), and the Weapon you use. 

    Then on Wednesday 14th April, if you’ve been selected, I’ll send you an email back with the details of the testing!

    This is my first time doing anything like this, so the testing group will not be very big. I can’t let myself be overwhelmed so I’ll keep it simple for now. If I get a large number of submissions, this means, unfortunately, that I won’t be able to accept everyone. This is just because of my own sanity, it doesn’t reflect at all on your application.

    I’m really sorry, but selected or not, THANK YOU so much for applying in helping me make this game as good as I possibly can. ♡♡

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  • officialmanuela
    12.04.2021 - 2 days ago
    Top 10 Worst SDV NPCs

    valnorok :

    10. None

    9. They

    8. Are

    7. All

    6. Good

    5. In

    4. Their

    4. Own

    2. Way

    1. Pierre

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  • officialmanuela
    12.04.2021 - 2 days ago

    ravntaaawn :

    watch me bring amethyst for both of them after almost dying in the mines for the millionth time

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  • officialmanuela
    12.04.2021 - 2 days ago

    janaecosmos :

    “Sorry, I was thinking about some gadgets I’m making” 🤖

    I may have been playing a lot of Stardew Valley lately

    Instagram | Twitter

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  • officialmanuela
    11.04.2021 - 2 days ago

    cat-terpillar :

    Moonlight Jelly viewing with the goddaughhter

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  • officialmanuela
    11.04.2021 - 2 days ago

    duckydrawsart :

    some Stardew sap ft. that other unshaven, chubby sad man who I adore

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  • officialmanuela
    11.04.2021 - 2 days ago
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  • officialmanuela
    11.04.2021 - 2 days ago

    hood-ex:

    Okay, but what if everyone in the League has a habit of ruffling Dick’s hair (or gently combing it away from his face in Diana’s case) because they used to do it to him when he was a kid, and now they can’t help but do it to Dick as an adult too. Or they’re all used to calling him “kid” or “kiddo” so whenever they see him, they’re like, “Hey, kid!” And Bruce gets all huffy and jealous about it because Dick gets defensive if he tries to do the same thing.

    #OH MY GOSH YES!!!!#Ohh what if Dick gets all embarrassed when they do that and Bruce notices#because he can’t help but pay attention to Dick because he is constantly misstopping and he just wants to do one thing right so Dick will#come home and not be mad at him anymore#So Bruce works extra hard not to treat Dick like a kid around other League memebers#he makes sure he listens to him and calls him Nightwing and#even though he is jealous and wants nothing more then to reach out and fix his hair so it’s not in his eyes and to talk to him like he used#he just doesn’t because he knows Dick would flip out on him in a way he can’t with league members. - @ckbookish">hood-ex:

    hood-ex:

    Okay, but what if everyone in the League has a habit of ruffling Dick’s hair (or gently combing it away from his face in Diana’s case) because they used to do it to him when he was a kid, and now they can’t help but do it to Dick as an adult too. Or they’re all used to calling him “kid” or “kiddo” so whenever they see him, they’re like, “Hey, kid!” And Bruce gets all huffy and jealous about it because Dick gets defensive if he tries to do the same thing.

    #OH MY GOSH YES!!!!#Ohh what if Dick gets all embarrassed when they do that and Bruce notices#because he can’t help but pay attention to Dick because he is constantly misstopping and he just wants to do one thing right so Dick will#come home and not be mad at him anymore#So Bruce works extra hard not to treat Dick like a kid around other League memebers#he makes sure he listens to him and calls him Nightwing and#even though he is jealous and wants nothing more then to reach out and fix his hair so it’s not in his eyes and to talk to him like he used#he just doesn’t because he knows Dick would flip out on him in a way he can’t with league members. - @ckbookish

    CK STAHP (NEVER STOP) I’M SO SOFT FOR THIS 😭.

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  • officialmanuela
    11.04.2021 - 2 days ago

    ray-beams :

    A Tali themed Holiday Harbinger gift for @alwaysyourqueen ! 

    #commander shepard #tali'zorah vas normandy #mass effect
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  • officialmanuela
    11.04.2021 - 2 days ago

    I finally made VV fanart(almost a year after playing the game)!! Shout out to @vampyvdoesart">ineed-to-sleep:

    I finally made VV fanart(almost a year after playing the game)!! Shout out to @vampyvdoesart for painting her in Gary’s outfit and showing what a gorgeous combination VV + suits is. I have a crush on her all over again

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  • officialmanuela
    11.04.2021 - 2 days ago

    pauvre-lola :

    desire & decay

    #baldur's gate 3
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  • officialmanuela
    10.04.2021 - 3 days ago
    Petition Restoring Same-Sex Romances in the Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    mshenko2187 :

    mshenko2187 :

    If you’re a fan of the Mass Effect series, please consider signing this petition and sharing this post on your pages!

    We the authors - myself, @estalfaed-archived, and others - believe that BioWare, EA, and Mac Walters have squandered an opportunity with the Legendary Edition to fix the lack of same-sex romance options in ME1 and ME2. Fans have been calling for the studio to restore the existing material for Kaidan Alenko’s same-sex romance in the first two games for years. Then news broke in January that Jack and Jacob’s same-sex options were cut during development.

    Responses and reasons from the studio for these exclusions have been lacking and contradictory at best.

    In short, we are asking for:

    1. A full, detailed explanation of the reasons why these characters’ same-sex dialogues and romances were originally planned on some level and had dialogue written and/or recorded, but were ultimately excluded from the games;

    2. A formal apology from the studios for the deliberately exclusionary decisions made regarding all three characters, both in the original version and Legendary Edition;

    3. A Legendary Edition post-release patch for an MShep-Kaidan romance using and filling in existing material so we can have one trilogy-spanning male same-sex romance;***

    4. A frank and open assessment of the possibility of finishing the same-sex romances for Jack and Jacob and the potential for Legendary Edition patches;***

    5. A detailed, public plan of concrete steps the studios and creative directors will take to ensure diverse, accurate, and comparable LGBTQIA+ representation in future ME projects.

    ***Yes, we’re specifically asking for post-release patches because this studio has a well-documented history of grinding down its employees and developers to meet their deadlines. We want to be both realistic with what can conceivably be accomplished and respectful of the pressure these developers are facing with a looming deadline during the pandemic.

    Y'all, HUGE news!!! We put in a request to PinkNews and they responded beautifully!!!

    The article has also been shared by Yahoo News, too!

    Do @estalfaed-archived and I a favor. Head over to Twitter to thank Ed Nightingale for writing the article and to show your support. That’s our best way of showing BioWare and Mac Walters that this thing we’re doing has fan support behind it. If we make enough noise, they’ll have to pay attention.

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  • officialmanuela
    10.04.2021 - 3 days ago
    Question:

    Is there a reason the game is asking for a password when you try playing it on the computer?


    Answer:

    The game is in restricted access. The password is embedded into the URL in the links on my blog (I did double check the links and they should all be fine), which is how people can access it. 

    If you’re accessing via a collection on itch.io or another way that isn’t through my blog, you will be prompted for the password. 

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  • officialmanuela
    10.04.2021 - 3 days ago

    ester-gal :

    my piece for the Heart and Soul Fanzine 💌
    Hubert reading the many letters Ferdinand sends him during his travels

    #ferdibert #ferdinand von aegir #hubert von vestra #fe3h
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  • officialmanuela
    09.04.2021 - 5 days ago
    Translating video game pitches:

    prokopetz :

    prokopetz :

    raeonthearoace :

    prokopetz :

    “platformer“

    • the player character can jump
    • not OSHA compliant

    “exploration“

    • tells you that you can go anywhere
    • is 100% lying

    “soulslike”

    • the player character’s attack animations have a lot of end lag
    • dodge roll button

    “metroidvania”

    • at some point you use a thing to open a door
    • backtracking

    “with roguelike elements”

    • there’s a penalty for dying
    • something, somewhere is randomly generated

    “tactical”

    • something happens on a grid
    • that’s literally it

    “story rich”

    • has great music
    • “skip cutscene” button is useless because 100 dialogue boxes in a row technically isn’t a cutscene

    “hardcore”

    • poorly documented
    • found one good gimmick and beat it to death with a stick

    “casual”

    • the publisher thinks girls would like it
    • uses either exactly one colour or all of them at once

    “RPG”

    • numbers

    Do “tactical shooters” involve grids?

    Adding “shooter” to the end of any other genre makes it a completely different genre. “Shooter” exists in its own little island ecosystem, and the “shooter” versions of various genres resemble their non-”shooter” counterparts only by dint of convergent evolution.

    (Oddly, “story rich” barely changes if you staple “shooter” to it, though it’s typically less “100 dialogue boxes in a row, which is technically not a cutscene” and more “a locked door that inexplicably refuses to open until a voice on the radio finishes talking, which is also technically not a cutscene”.)

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  • officialmanuela
    09.04.2021 - 5 days ago

    dumbfilmschoolkid :

    playing the first dishonored in 2021 like… your home is now a police state, the plague is only affecting the lower classes, the cure is available only to higher classes, the church is more powerful than ever, the rich are trying to get back to normal by opening establishments only for their pleasure and throwing parties, the authorities completely fucking up how to handle the pandemic, there’s a night curfew punishable by law, everyone’s businesses are closed and im just sitting through it like

    #dishonored #yeah now is probs nkt the time to start this series friends #its great tho
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  • officialmanuela
    08.04.2021 - 5 days ago

    kibibarel :

    some of you have never had an unpopular female character as a hyperfixation and been forced to scroll through pages upon pages of bad hot takes about how terrible her character is while trying to peruse her tag for actual fanworks and it shows

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  • officialmanuela
    08.04.2021 - 5 days ago
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