One year ago, Electron Dance flickered into life with a post about VVVVVV. It had zero hits. If you build it, they will most certainly not come without a shiny carrot trinket to entice them. And maybe a ginormous stick with zombie-bat fangs.
Three hundred and sixty five days on, Electron Dance is now regularly visited by AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE. Jokes aside, Electron Dance now pulls in over a hundred views a day and gets the odd link from Rock Paper Shotgun amongst others. This is all good and I am happy with this, although the World Domination achievement is only 0.00376% complete according to my HUD. It’s the upward climb of visitors that keeps me going through the dark times when I’m trying to edit an article through the Tuesday midnight delirium.
The good work I did bitching about Neptune’s Pride for nine weeks has had profound effects on the internet. It drove Armand of BnB Gaming to run a game of Iron Helmet’s follow-up Blight of the Immortals. Oh Lord, what have I done?
As a reward, Armand asked me to participate in their latest Top 5: the top 5 female game characters. Just five?
So, on this special day, I might as well throw out some top secret advance preview news. After The Aspiration, the next large project I’m working on is something I’m provisionally calling Where We Came From, a feast of articles about early gaming years. I’m avoiding the word retro as that means so many different things to different people. I’m not willing to proffer more details as the content is still in flux, but hopefully this will be kick off sometime in May.
Thanks for finding the love in your blood-engorged hearts to stick around these parts. I hope to give you more reasons to keep on coming back.