jazzjackalope said: I adore Continue/Stop/Rise. Like HOME and unlike other things, the feels it gives me are GENUINE. I almost cried! Twice! I felt uncomfortable! Twice! It may look different from OFF on the surface, but you really captured the original's essence, the confusion and the difficult life questions.
Thank you. I am putting my best on this game, trying to portray what and how would the Batter feel about things, as well as relationships and quite honestly how things go like. As such, I attempt to make people feel about the characters and to note what happens and why.
That’s because I see OFF with several lens: the literal lens, the lens of the sent creature, the lens of the creator that may not even be there, the mental metaphor lens, the lens of a first-hand witness, etc. All of these put different perspectives and outcomes of a same situation that starts definite then turns into an ambiguous and a very complex situation where there are no correct ones. Everyone is wrong in a way or another. Or just plain mad after finding out what happened.
You see, most fangames I’ve seen often want to keep the world as it is, even though we see exactly why that is not a good idea or the problems that come within. C/S/R is in part, about moving on. Continuing after the whole mess, even if you didn’t want to survive. Even if you’d prefer to continue on an empty void.
But the sun calls forth, and as much as you’d like to keep eating on the painful memories, time goes by, flies and floats on, making them to be there, sometimes painful, sometimes bittersweet, sometimes good. And you go on a new sort of life, unsure how would you adjust, being the way you are, with your ways of thought that you need to abandon and the old you in a way.
I think a good metaphor for C/S/R is a caramel which had been covered with shiny chocolate. It’s still the same caramel that you ate before (OFF). But the chocolate gives a different taste that you may appreciate as much as, even more than, or not at all.
Now, I am doing the final chapter. This will require me to draw maps and all of that, as well as fix any problems, not to count over several issues like the pesky bugs.
Some may say that’s a waste of time, but then again, I could beg to differ.
All in all, I am glad you enjoy my game and hope you feel nice about it.