This is a wonderful creation that I could totally read again (and will). Thank you for sharing this window into a world just a couple years before I began teaching myself how to use Game Maker (~2006/7). I mostly hung around Yoyogames, Game Jolt, and some other non-genre-specific sites, but part of me wishes I'd spent some of that time around the RPG Maker scene. What you've written really seems to capture a kind of magic atmosphere that I feel like I was part of without actually being there at the time, and I really appreciate that. There were several times while reading that I thought "you know, that's actually something profound". Anyone reading this can tell you've spent enough time to understand how the community works at a practical level. I definitely know the charm of the unrefined, almost "innocent", age where people weren't afraid to throw clashing one-off ideas together and just be creative (Bat Castle eavesdropping). Anyway, I remember finding Space Funeral a long time ago (maybe at Game Jolt?) and how it led me to Ruth White's electronic smorgasbords and Charles Baudelaire's poems. I just wanted you to know that all these years later, I'm still checking out your work and learning from what you share. By the way, I just bought Magic Wand, and boy is it phat. It's worth the price just to rotate the worlds and listen to the music, but I love basically everything about it. Still collecting those sweet figurines (:
Dictionary to the Known World
lost histories jam submission
handmade dictionary of remembered knowledge for use in rpg maker communities, circa 2005.
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This awakened so many memories of happier times that I thought were buried forever under the dust of time. Thank you so much for this wonderful trip <3
Late to the party but this was such a lovely nostalgia/remembrance piece without the rose-tinted glasses. Also very funny at times.
Having grown up around the RM scene back then... this is such a wonderful read.
<3 awesome to see a picture of my old game (Final Fantasy XAT) on here, thanks!!! super fun to read this!!
would it be possible to put that game up for download again? all the download links i've found are dead
I really enjoyed reading this!
This is great. Thanks for this. ♥
This was beautifully written in a way that elicited the nostalgia it meant to convey.
the mummy game seems right up my alley
would love to find it some day
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