It’s with a really heavy heart that I write this but…
The next scene, Chapter 12’s recap, will be The Pocalypse’s last scene.
I’ve thought about this a lot these last few weeks and I’ve come to the conclusion that even though I still love telling this story, doing weekly scenes and slowly nudging the story forward has become a chore and obligation, not the fun and fulfilling hobby it used to be.
I do want to continue the story, though. I started my art career in game development. I love making games. I started The Pocalypse knowing that I’d be making games with the art assets I’d be creating along the way. As of now though, there’s just no time. It can take between 4 hours to 2 days to make scene and on top of life and work, I can’t make games. I even had to take a working holiday just to re-vamp the site. I don’t know how I found the time to make The Monolith but I remember how enjoyable development was and how amazing the reception was for such a simple game. I’ve decided to continue the story in the form of a game. What that game is or when I’ll be done with it, I don’t know yet but I do know I need to shed scene-making from my schedule in order to make one. No Kickstarters, no Patreon, no hiring outside help – just me and the drive and motivation I get from building something that progresses every time I work on it. And something that isn’t bound by a weekly schedule or deadlines. For all the incredible backers of TPD2, I haven’t forgotten about you. Any and all perks will be carried over to this new project.
I’ll be ending the Patreon now but I’ll of course leave the site up for any new updates and for everyone to look back at the Archives. Who knows, a few months, weeks, or even days from now, I might change my mind and start Chapter 13 but, for now, I’m ready to go down another route.
It’s been an incredible 11 years. I’ve learned so much about myself and all of you. I can’t thank you all enough for all your support. The Pocalypse wouldn’t have made it this long without each and every one of you. Whether or not you want to follow me on this new path, please know that I love you all for making The Pocalypse such a big part of my heart, mind, and soul. Onwards we go :D
Enjoy Scene 77 – “New Favourite”! Special thanks goes out to Shalidar – find his sprite in the scene :D