Me and my team have been hard at work on Daytime Drama 2. I’m gonna be preparing a semi-public beta test by the years end and a massive info dump is looming, so stay tuned.
Here’s some news in the meantime.
First and foremost, I am hosting RodScorpion’s AmateurZ webcomic now. This is in line with my goal of Waffle Iron Studios being very much being the video game and webcomic answer to Troma – truly independent game mods, projects and webcomics. It’s got a neat premise, and I’m privvy to some of the details of the story, and it’s a perfect addition to the site. RodScorpion, as some of you may know, is my friend and musician for the Daytime Drama series of games. You can find it here.
Second, I updated Daytime Drama to version 1.12 which fixes some issues with the project I overlooked as well as updating the engine to a 4.5pre devbuild which fixes some stability issues. You can find it here.
We got a future roadmap, and when DD2 is officially revealed we’re going to talk more about our plans for what we want to achieve here at Waffle Iron Studios. Alot of people have been volunteering to help me, and I want to go commercial someday – but stay as independent as possible so we can make provocative, truly funny and intelligent works without being hindered by either corporate nonsense or draconian censorship – be it right wing or left wing. We want to be truly independent.
NOTE: Originally posted on Sunday September 22nd, 2019 before the WordPress migration
I decided to migrate to WordPress, so pardon the mess as we work on this.
The site is a bit simple for now. I’m using Pelican to generate my site as it seems to be the easiest in terms of accessibility.
So, what’s the purpose for this?
Well, I got tired of Tumblr’s bureaucracy, Twitter’s rapid fire and very anti-social ways. Not to mention both sites are very unfriendly for art – both in a technical sense and in people’s response.
The ZDoom forums are fine and all… but it can be very overwhelming at times… so I have decided to just take a financial hit and roll my own site.
While I will still use Twitter in a very limited capacity, and I will still use ZDoom Forums as much as I can, I feel a need for my own personal corner on the internet, with fewer limitations.
What will this site focus on?
- My creative endeavours – this should be obvious. I will be serving development logs on my games using GZDoom engine, but also occasionally my art.
- Occasional personal stuff – occasionally I will be using this site to talk about stuff important to me. I feel none of the sites I mentioned are a good fit for me, both from a technical and a social-political standpoint. However I will try to keep it brief, I know people are not here for that content.
I will try to tag those things accordingly. If I can figure out how to create two different sites from pelican I will do so. I’m a bit rusty, admittedly.
Also I am considering launching a forum at some point, but only if there’s enough demand. I’m not much of a community manager outside my personal Discord.
Anyhow, I will be posting posts/pages about Daytime Drama and it’s sequel soon. So stay tuned!