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April 03rd 2014

Somos (found by Traicere - source unknown)

Thanks Traicere and Kvindor for these images!

And here's a Halfquake video by Dmitriy The Fox.

You can now purchase a physical copy of Rotten Melody right at the Store. It comes in two variants - the classic edition and then there's also a Pure Pawesome Edition, for those of you who value that special something (cats, cats and cats). What do my cats have to do with Rotten Melody? Well for one, they like to sing a lot. And two, they watched me work on Rotten Melody more than anyone else.

In other news, I've gotten around to update the code of the Farm website - it should be a lot faster now (Creations will be split up internally as well in a few days, so that should be sped up too). The mobile version is also much more functional than before. And even though it's kind of nostalgic, the "farm" subdomain isn't actually required anymore.

I've opened up a permanent Farm newsletter - because I love to spam people as much as possible. Check the little mail icon thing at the top of the page, right next to the Facebook/Twitter/Steam links.

Since Rotten Melody is done now, I'm trying to get back into writing to finally finish Walter's Deal. I'm gathering information left and right, and I'll probably make myself a nice little tool with which it'll be easier to handle all the notes per chapter. This is one of my priorities now.

Priority number two is dusting off the Halfquake Trilogy; Flo is helping me with that and so far we've started with a super easy installer (should be done soon). Next step will be trying to clear up and redo some textures for the first Halfquake in particular. I'm not sure yet how far I will go with this as I usually avoid working on past projects, but I'll continue as long as I'm having fun and it's not too taxing on priority number one. Besides, Flo is helping out tremendously, so we'll see how far we'll go with this.

And then there's my next game, or next games to be exact. When Walter's Deal is done - or even before that - I want to get back into the groove of game making again by making a few little experiments on new engines. I'll post them here, of course. I'm strongly considering Unity and Game Maker Studio for now. I'll also try to finally learn how to use Maya, that might come in handy.

Since we're talking vague ideas - there's a comic brewing in my head that wants to become reality too. A fun and simple adventure story. Not sure how far I'll get with that, but that's an itch I've had for years now and my brain keeps pumping out little notes for it here and there, which have grown into a reasonable unmissable pile of ideas now.

But first things first! Walter calls.

March 01st 2014

After roughly three and a half years - here it finally is: Rotten Melody, the final Taskless Sheep album!

Thanks to no.trespassing for the amazing photos, Astrid for the wonderful drawings, Tris for the awesome contrabass on "Dropped Down", and Reckoner27 for the beautiful cello on "Always Believe". And thank you John for the detailed early review!

Special thanks to Auri, who even during all this time has not given up on me and always told me the truth about the state of the project.

Finally, thanks to all of you - for listening and always being around. I sincerely hope you'll like it.

And now, please enjoy!

February 25th 2014

January 01st 2014

Happy new year!

These very words are brought to you by the new server - if you see any errors, let me know! (Unfortunately, the server can't be blamed for grammatical errors.)

Here's a quick list of things that happened in 2013:

And of course, there was amazing content created by you guys, for which I can't thank you enough.


Here's to a fantastic year 2014!

December 14th 2013

First off, we have the video Past by TheMrVictim, in which he used my song Why Can't I Stay from the Cry of Fear Soundtrack. Nice work as usual, Herr Opfer!

Furthermore, Manorheart released a new album called Candy Mayhem, which was inspired by the Halfquake Amen Soundtrack. You can download it at his profile or directly from my server.

It's an exciting time for me right now. I'm connecting with more musicians and artists for the new Taskless Sheep album to record additional instruments (i.e. double bass, violin) and create art for the website/cover/things. Yes, the release is being pushed back, but I've got some time anyway since I'm currently having a bit of a cold that I just can't seem to shake and there's still one song left for me to sing. I'm planning to finish it all in January, so we're looking at a possible release in February. As usual, be sure to subscribe to the newsletter (you might get the album a few days ahead of everyone else).

Two artists who have already contributed their skills for the new album are: no.trespassing and Tris from Phi Chi. I can't wait to show you guys what they've done.

As I said - exciting times! I'll be back with more news in January.




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