So apparently Humble Bundle decided that it would stop supporting macOS and Linux in two weeks, leaving two weeks for people to download their game for those platforms, not getting updates for them anymore, and also shutting down ability to download from the site, forcing you to go through their new Windows only launcher.

So I'll take this opportunity to make a casual reminder that there is nothing humble about humble bundle anymore.

@veronica PixelFed. And sure, there's PeerTube for example. Also Friendica, that's like a distributed FB for actual people. Or if you're nostalgic for older social media, SpaceHey is taking off lately (though unlike the others it's centralized).

@gamemakingtools Wow, thanks for the reply. Sorry I didn't reply sooner.

If anybody is still interested in that multi-part blog post series about different game making solutions, the intro with all the links is here:

I was a little optimistic at the start but by the end I found it really educational. I'm not saying it's the best written or most through series of posts, just that it's there.

Over on, people are discussing the future of interactive literature. Yes, again. I give my, uh, dozen cents over there:

you don't have to be a fuckin 9th level black belt at whatever it is. You can just fuck around. It's fine. You're allowed to do that. Don't let other people stop you.

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@Dusky Seen elsewhere online (CW: profanity)

@Dusky I was still doing pro web development in 2016 or 2017. Feeling just as alienated. Been re-learning how to do sites like in 1999, the way I started, and it's been so much better ever since.

The "this is an interesting novel technology" to "it was never supposed to be like this" pipeline

@misty *mutters something about improvised programming languages whose creators never thought things through*

New blog post! I’ve been working on ScummVM’s new Director engine lately, and ended up falling down a rabbit hole of weird parser stuff getting a 90s indie Mac game running.

@hoppet Like I was writing almost three years ago: "[...] modern players would rather play a tiefling, half-orc, dragonborn, anything but a human. The weirder, the better."

Our brains literally evolved to NOT pay attention to boring stuff

We are forced to do boring things because that keeps other folks wealthy

The reason why you want to do hobbies all day is that you were supposed to be an artisan

Artisans were once seen to be the clearest sign of civilisation, not a burden

We have enough food now that all humanity could master the lyre

But we have chosen coin

and coin does not sing

@Alonealastalovedalongthe What about super-intelligent lobsters with Russian accents?

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