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It has been a while. I've been enjoying the rest of my summer, watching anime and spending a lot of time with friends (traveling to Japan; you know... The usual stuff). However, I have also been working on a lot of projects on the side. And I've been sitting on one of them in particular for a while now.
It's finally time to annouce that I've uploaded a sequel to a very popular game I released last year, called "Playing With Letters".
I got request upon request to make a follow-up game, so I've complied with the wishes of the people who enjoyed the original, and created: "A Sweet Typing Thrill".
It took quite a while to make, but I'm really happy with the game, no matter how it performs. It's probably not the smartest idea to upload it right now, as the Ludum Dare votings are going on, but I've been holding on to this one for too long already :)
Now, there are a few notes I want to make about the game.
Not unlike the original, the game is fairly difficult. But people seemed to like that, so I hope it won't turn all too many people off. It also stayes true to the format. The game is just as much about the story as it is about the puzzles, so playing the first game is probably a good idea before moving on to the second one.
As I note in the desciption, the solution to the first 'puzzle' is "I understand". I decided to write it out, so people don't give up on the game once "Yes" and "I do" fail. There is also a hint in the medal, but I don't think everyone will check them out. The first stage is not really a puzzle, but more of a test of the mechanics, to make sure that everything works just as it should. It's also a reference to the previous game, which has a similar level. However, I should've made it clearer what one is supposed to type. Anywho, moving on from that little blunder!
EDIT: If you're here because you got stuck at the riddle, I won't give you any hint per se, but I think it's really worth mentioning that if you've figured out the solution, make sure you include a "the" before the solution. After all, it's a specific noun, so a response without the "the" isn't really proper grammar, I suppose. There are other reasons why I didn't grant the possibility of multiple phrasings in the answer too, but sorry for that anyway if it gave you an inconvenience.
I promised a hint about the secret ending, so let me explain. There isn't really much of a puzzle, as the secret ending isn't really even announced all too well. You can get it by replacing the answer of the very last puzzle with something else. I didn't want it to take away from the main story too much, so I kinda left it in as a semi-meta perk for those that are really interesting. As for the hint, let's just say that I thought for quite a while what the title of the game should be, hehhe...
As usually, I created the background music for the game myself. I actually have a youtube channel nowadays where I upload stuff from time to time, so I'd appreciate it if you checked it out. Here's the video of me playing the soundtrack of the game on the piano:
The thumbnail art was made by Yakovlev art :)
I'm sure there was something else I was supposed to write in this already long post too, but I can't seem to think of what it could've been right now...
So maybe we'll leave it like this, and if it comes back to me, I can edit the post :3
Well, I can't imagine anyone reading this entire post, but I hope you enjoy the game regardless ;)
I have a feeling I'll leave this post up for quite a while.
I hope you're all doing fine! And until next time...
//LucidShadowDreamer ^ ^