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Freshly Squeezed Progress Report – Some Final Post-Release Tasks

Over a month ago, I announced that Toy Factory Fixer was finally published.

A few weeks ago, I even published a post-mortem.

But I still have a few tasks I wanted to finish before moving on to another project.

Sprint 54: Post-release

Planned and Incomplete:

  • Create a strategy guide
  • Update Toy Factory Fixer web page

Between the holidays, taking time to play games, planning for 2022, and taking a week long vacation with my family, I’ve been slow to get back into the swing of things this past month.

I finished January with my first week of development, and it was primarily focused on writing.

Right now, if you sign up for the GBGames Curiosities Newsletter, you’ll get a free Toytles: Leaf Raking Player’s Guide.

I want to provide a similar incentive by creating a Player’s Guide for Toy Factory Fixer.

Unfortunately, I only had a few hours dedicated to the task, so I am maybe halfway through. I expect to finish the work this coming week, but I might find myself editing it for longer than I expect.

And I think I definitely need to think about how much time a future game’s Player’s Guide will take to write.

One simple task I haven’t gotten around to yet is to update the animated GIF on Toy Factory Fixer’s webpage. It’s outdated and doesn’t show the latest game play.

My current workflow for creating animated GIFs requires recording a video, then using ffmpeg to create the GIF. It’s not difficult to do, but it is a little time-consuming in terms of trying to capture the right moments to reflect in the game.

So, in summary, I took some time away from development, and I am slowly getting back to it.

After that, I get to decide what my next project is, and I have some ideas I’d like to explore in terms of how to display the world in a unique way.

Thanks for reading!

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