Games I’m Playing

Hihi! How’s it going guys? Yes, I do intend to start most of my blog posts that way… It’s how I start my youtube videos and even some of my twitch streams. Speaking of, if you don’t watch my twitch streams, you totally should. I’m having a ton of fun streaming a My Time at Portia play-through. But that’s only one of the games I’ve been playing a lot recently. So, since my mind has been on games a lot in recent days, I thought I’d tell you all about some of the games I’m playing.

As I already mentioned it, let’s start with My Time at Portia.

My Time at Portia is an amazing game. You play as a new builder in Portia, gathering, crafting, and helping out the community with your skills. The story takes place in a world that has already seen an apocalypse once, and is very wary of one happening again. There’s a lot of different opinions on technology from the olden times- some believe humans reached too far with it, others think it was unrelated and it would benefit our daily lives to have it again. That said, your opinion doesn’t really matter. You’re going to have to work with designs based on old technology as you help build Portia up as a city, to complete side quests, and even more.

This isn’t a review of the game, mind you. I’ll do one of those later, since it’ll take a lot more space if I do a review for every game here. If you’d like reviews on any of the games I mention or any you think I’d like, please let me know in the comments! (I promise you, even if it says the comment didn’t go through, it did!)

Another game I’ve been playing on my computer frequently is called Littlewood.

Littlewood is an interesting game with old style graphics. The story is that you are the hero that saved the world- but, now you have amnesia and are in charge of rebuilding the town you woke up in. There’s all sorts of quirky characters, and you can do all sorts of things: you can chop wood, quarry ores, catch bugs, fish, and even cook! There’s all sorts of interesting fruits and veggies to grow the further your levels get. You can even have livestock! The layout is completely up to you, including where cliffs are vs. rivers, and what houses are close to or far from each other. All in all, it’s a pretty fun game. It takes time to get used to, though.

I’ve restarted playing minecraft, but there’s not much to say about that, so let’s move on to some mobile games I’ve been enjoying, shall we? I’ll skip Pokemon Go for now, because while I have stuff to say about it, I don’t think there’s much to tell that people don’t already know.

So, let’s talk about Elnea Kingdom instead!

Elnea Kingdom is a game I’d consider a mix of simulation and RPG. You start off as a traveler who comes across the kingdom. Through quests, you become a citizen, and have a lot of things you can do! You can farm, fish, go into the dungeons scattered around the kingdom- you can even make friends and fall in love! I think the coolest part of the game, that I haven’t gotten to yet, is the ability to switch characters after you’ve had a child to play AS the child. Sometimes I find the controls a bit glitchy and difficult, but everything is pretty straight forward, and there’s all sorts of quests you can do and accomplishments you can complete. The characters are colorful- well, some of them are. But what I think is especially neat is your child can marry into the royal family potentially! You can literally try any profession, and you can do what you want at any time even when you get one. Sounds neat, right? I love it.

There are, of course, other games I play- but most of them I’m not playing as regularly as these ones. I play a lot of kairosoft games at random, and just recently got back into Fate: Grand Order on my mobile. I’ve been gaming way too much though lately. I’m not getting much writing done this way! So, I need to work on limiting myself more… But until I figure out how to do that, I’ll just play as I like and try to keep my writing moving in the downtime.

Oh! One other thing I want to discuss regarding playing… I’ve gotten back into roleplaying, at least to some extent! I found a pretty relaxed looking site to play on. I decided I’m not going to do plot specific sites for a while, but I wouldn’t mind finding another generalized site like the one I started using with a friend. I only have one story going on right now, but I’m really enjoying it and have high hopes I’ll find more people to play with as my time there moves further and further.

Well, that’s all I’ve really got to say today. Thank you for reading about my favorite games. Next, why don’t you tell me some of yours? What are you playing, or what games are there that you want to play? I’d love to hear all about them!

Update: A Bit of Chaos

Long time no see, everyone! Sorry for disappearing like I did. I’ve recently been in a major burn out mode for my blogging… I just couldn’t keep my mind fresh for each day’s post, you know? That’s why, for today, I’m just going to go with the flow… and give you some updates along the way.

First off, I won’t be posting on a schedule anymore. At least, not now, not for a while. I can’t handle schedules as well as I used to- I had a vlog schedule and screwed it up heavily last week. Schedules and I just aren’t mixing well right now. So, from now on, you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled until I can get the newsletter extension to work. I’ll be working hard to figure out how to do that, too, because I really wanna write one for you guys!

Another change is that I’m going to reincorporate writing into my posts sometimes. I’ve realized that while it wouldn’t be a professional blog, I never actually ended up starting one- and instead, I feel more comfortable sharing my writing attempts with you, my lovely readers, than try to keep myself totally business oriented on another blog. Plus, again, schedules would be needed and I can’t do those as easily as I used to. So that’s that.

Now for some life updates. My boyfriend and I broke up about two weeks ago now. Honestly, this was a very hard blow for me and my mental health. I was depressed for a long while, and I’m still not quite over it. That said, I’ve wandered back into the dating pool and have found some interesting people along the way. There’s one girl I’ve got my eye on right now, but I’m a bit uneasy about some things. Still, I really like her… So we’ll see how that goes.

In terms of my writing life, I have two things to share. One, I’m working on entering one writing contest per month, so if you know of any for poetry or short stories, please let me know! I’m also now working on writing a series. I’m in between writing and planning right now, but it’s how I’ve decided to meld two of my writing ideas into one. I’ll give you a synopsis and such at another time, though. Today’s focus is just to give you updates!

Let’s see, what else, what else… My medical problems are starting to worsen, at least as of late. Unfortunately, my headaches are getting really bad, I’m chronically dizzy, and my intermittent exotropia is acting up quite often, so I’m seeing double quite a bit of the time. (In case you don’t know what an exotropia is, it’s when one eye turns outward while the other eye stays focused!)

Another thing I forgot to mention is some new projects and things! Well, I guess the series news was technically project related. But oh well! The two projects I have going on?

Well, for starters, I’m a livestreamer on Twitch now! You can watch me at random intervals here. I’m mostly playing My Time at Portia right now due to the fact that Pathea, the people behind it, are going to donate all proceeds from the game this month to a charity that’s working to help deal with the Coronavirus epidemic.

The other thing I plan on working on more is mapping in RPGmaker. I’ll be making small maps regularly (I was doing this for a while last month, but I couldn’t keep up with it). It will no longer be every day, but I intend to do at least three a week. Please comment if you want me to post the images here- otherwise I’ll only be posting them on DeviantART, which you can find here.

I’m still youtubing, by the way. If you get bored, check out my channel here and maybe comment some ideas of videos you’d like to see! I’d love to hear from you guys!

Now that this post has reached over 666 words (it was 666 at the end of the previous paragraph!), I think it’s about time I let you go. Please let me know what projects you’d be interested in seeing more about, whether it’s my forum (which I forgot to mention still exists), my videos, or anything else. I’d love to know what you want to see- and I’m happy to share just about anything!

Take care, guys!