Yes because the demo is smaller.
Yeah, that’s where the newest demo ends
It’s been a month since I announced I’m doing a deep edit of the entire game before submitting it to Hosted Games, so I thought I’d give a quick update on my progress.
I’ve gone through 14 out of the 23 files that make up the game! And I’m about halfway to finish editing the 15th. The whole process is time-consuming and tiring, but at the same time it’s so incredibly worth it! And my God, is it necessary.
I’ve been finding so many little errors, it’s incredible. From little things like double spaces, paragraphs sticking together, and forgotten quotation marks to errors that would hide lines of text and even two continuity errors. There was a small set of choices completely hidden and one GIANT mistake where I set a condition as true in the wrong place - which would make some players’ choices not count.
And, of course, just the writing in general. Since I posted the new demo I’ve shaved off about 4 thousand unnecessary words from the game. Dialogues and descriptions are, in my humble opinion, so much smoother now. Sometimes, when you’re writing different versions of the same scene, you forget that you’ve used an expression, or a particular body language, or even a scenery description in one of the versions, and so when you move along, you can unintentionally get repetitive. But when you’re reading everything in one go, it’s easy to catch these problems.
Not to mention the typos! There was a set of choices where I wrote heart instead of hearth the whole time! “The heart burns in the corner, its glow bathing her in a soft orange hue.”
I won’t give a date for when I’ll be done with the edits, but I do have a specific goal in mind. And it’s close, and I’m getting so nervous about the submission but excited too!!! I also dealt with a coding issue I was having regarding Quicktest, so now the game truly fits the three requirements for publication.
I only need to finish this! Some evil part of me whispers that I should just go ahead and submit it. A dark little traitorous voice that seems to live at the back of my head, but I won’t heed it! I’m so close now.
I hope you have a great week!
May the force be with you young jedi author
@Anathema congrats on the progress I look forward to when it comes out. Keep up the good work.
It’s more romantic like that.
Oi @Anathema what would be the approximate wordcount of the complete book?
Right now, the game stands at 1216072 words without code, but I’ll probably shed at least another 2k before I’m done editing.
1.2 million words… Damn
My goodness, I can’t imagine the stress there.
Woa thats massive
More than 1.2 million?
Impressive. Now you’re in a very esteemed company with Gower, AllenGies and Cataphrak.
I’m in desperate need for this kind of energy to write my damn thesis omfg.
Anyway, good luck! I hope the process of editing goes smoothly!!