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Shelter 3 from Might and Delight has a new trailer and a launch in March
6 February 2021 at 9:32 pm UTC

I really look forward to the third part, I enjoyed both parts, but especially the second one. I like the style, but for some reason, this version looks a little less good to me. I hope they have worked on the abysmal performance of the game. A game with technically simple graphics shouldn't need such a beefy computer.

Stardew Valley has a massive 1.5 update out with a new Beach farm, local co-op and more
24 December 2020 at 2:01 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: einherjarIs that game playable for 8 year old kids?

It definitely is.

Stardew Valley has a massive 1.5 update out with a new Beach farm, local co-op and more
22 December 2020 at 9:59 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: tuubiNo, it's still the previous version. I guess it might be GOG's famously slow QA process delaying the release.

Well, CDPR has to make sure that everything that gets released on their platform is free of bugs. That takes its time. Does anybody know when they will release Cyberpunk on GOG? ;)

Open Source Game Achievements with Gamerzilla
13 December 2020 at 2:22 pm UTC

I just realized that I really don't care about achievements in the way they were intended. If the achievements are *inside* the game or displayed via a third party frontend (Steam for example) doesn't interest me. For me, those are like quests so to speak. I don't care about them being visible for others online.

Imagine the Witcher 3 having an online display for the quest progress of ALL quests in the game, for every player. I don't give a shit, neither for random users, nor my friends. Nobody of us takes a look at those statistics other than their own.

Comedy point and click adventure Plot of the Druid to get a demo in October
20 September 2020 at 11:28 am UTC

What's going on with the font? A mix of small and capital letters, and the small letter are scaled to be a high as capitals.

Steam has a Summer of Pride 2020 sale and event going on
10 June 2020 at 5:17 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: ZlopezI'm just trying to say that pointing on the difference is not a good way to remove it from society. It's the opposite. I'm not saying it's bad to be proud who you are, but I don't think anybody needs special month to prove this.

I see it the same way. It's a bit demotivating that people will try to frame you as a person that ignores existing racism. It's not ignoring what is. I rather see it as a way to come faster to a place where non of that matters anymore. The place, or rather the time, we all agree we should eventually end up at.

Maybe it is a bit similar with what Morgan Freeman said about "Black History Month". There is no "black history". There is a history of the human being. That's it. has a huge bundle going to support 'Racial Justice and Equality'
7 June 2020 at 6:52 pm UTC

Quoting: tuubiSure you can. Just tick the "Give this game as a gift" checkbox when you buy it.

So the mail address doesn't have to be one from a Itch customer and it is literally a code that everyone can redeem on Itch? has a huge bundle going to support 'Racial Justice and Equality'
7 June 2020 at 3:26 pm UTC Likes: 2

Hm... can you buy games again if you already have them in your library? If I want to buy it as a gift again, can I send the code to myself and send the code to whoever wants it? I would buy this bundle for $5 and then try out a lot of the games, and if a game is good, I'd like to honor the quality with a little bit of additional money.

Godot Engine editor running in a web browser is now a thing
31 May 2020 at 10:23 pm UTC

The Godot editor is just one single file, and just a few Megabytes, runs on Linux, MacOs and Windows. The web editor is a fun feature, but really not needed to get working with it.

OBS Studio gains another big sponsor with Facebook
29 February 2020 at 3:04 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: 14So, about how many full-time developers can you pay a normal salary while also paying for some infrastructure costs? How long can you budget your payroll based on fluctuating donations?

That depends on a whole lot of things. Some FOSS people are fine with the basic living costs of their region, some want to earn roughly the same as they would with a regular job. Some are utilitarists, some are capitalists, and there are many somewhere in between or even more different. So, it really depends on a lot of things. I'm not from the US. What would roughly be the amount of money an US based FOSS developer needs to cover his living costs?

There is one full time dev, which is the project lead. The person linked on the article states that everything he does is voluntary, so he doesn't get paid anything for his work. I don't know how many people regularly work on OBS. If someone who knows that could step in, that would be awesome. Maybe there is even some page on the official website where finance distribution between contributors is described? Not that every dev wants to have something, as we can see with Mr. Torell.

Regarding fluctiating donations: One times donations are only 2% of the sum above. You are of course right that not every company will never stop paying their recurring plan. I just took the last year as the base for my calculations.