I’ve received several responses to my solicitation for help with my pie-in-the-sky dream of making a video game, and I do so appreciate it. Who knows if I will ever actually make any headway on this ludicrous ambition! Probably not! But I really need to take a moment to write everyone back. I’m glad there are people out there willing to throw in with a venture even if they know it will likely never fly.
Literally! The idea behind The Venture involves exploring the wreckage of a crashed starship. I like to think of it as a symbol for all my futile ambitions. I was going to describe a general outline of the game plan here, but now that I try to verbalize it I realize that it closely resembles a mass of insipid clichés, and I’m actually embarrassed to talk about it now.
Yeah, this is gonna go well.
Oh well. At least we can always talk about good video games — I’ve added an Etrian Odyssey discussion to the Fun Club. “Say, Parish, isn’t that three game discussions going on at once?” you ask, and rightly so. But RPGs will be on a monthly rotation, so it’s not too crowded. We can chat about the weekly topics and use the RPGs as a bit of a breather. It’s a genius idea, really. Wish I had though of it myself.