Effective immediately, all previously locked content and future content will be available to everyone. Furthermore, anyone can now join for free and leave comments on any post.
To put it bluntly, I won’t be able to keep up with the schedule any longer. I can’t guarantee an update every week or a video every month. What changed? I’ve decided to return to my previous profession. The reason? There are many but it mainly boils down to money.
What does this mean?
There will be fewer post and infrequent updates. My time to work on the game will be reduced by quite a lot of time.
There are two main reasons. One, there are many things I want to do in life and they all require a consistent flow of cash. As of right now, going back to my old job is the best method for getting a livable flow of cash. Two, making games won’t help me reach my goals in life. To be blunt again, making games is statistically a bad financial decision. The upfront cost is immense. That’s whither you’re spending money or time to complete the game. There is also no guarantee anyone will play or enjoy what you make. You are spending X amount of years just to make a single product that no one needs or has any demand for and hope people will take the time to trade you money. It’s a gamble and a bad gamble at that.
What does this mean for Guardian’s Guide/Allugic?
Despite my pessimistic out look on game making I still plan to complete Guardian’s Guide. Game making is fun and more than anything it’s a great hobby for learning many skills. I just can’t depend on it as my main source of income as I had originally planned. Working my old profession will guarantee a steady form of income to fund my life goals and hobbies for years to come.
If you choose to support the development you will still receive the final game on release along with the other perks listed.
What happens now?
I will work on the game and update the site when I have free time. There are actually many things I haven’t revealed yet and art assets are still being created as I type this. Completion is still the goal! Join the site and follow the social medias to get notifications of all future updates. I apology for the sudden news but this decision will help me personally and in the long run, help the game.
Thank you for your understanding and continuing support.