Archive for February, 2010

Lijaka / Lijakaca: This blog/website

February 27th, 2010

Is it common to do a post explaining the site? I dunno, but I’m going to do it.

Lijaka / Lijakaca: Basically these are both my web aliases, I used to use Lijaka, but sometime either forgot the passwords (aha, oops) or someone else registered on the sites I wanted with that name, so I added a ‘CA’ to the end (’cause I’m from Canada, eh?)

In this site, I’m using Lijakaca as the blog / personal gaming title. This is where I have been blabbing about otome gaming news and reviews for a few years now.

and is the title of the blog’s sister site where I…am working on an otome game! Yes, the first project of Lijaka Games is an original otome game in English, that should be out this summer. It took a long time to formulate, originally I was trying to translate a fan-made game from Japanese, but I had trouble getting responses (maybe they thought I would try to sell it or something, I don’t blame them for being careful). And I thought about trying to license a commercial game from Japan, but, uh…I’m not that rich. So I started thinking of making my own game, and got pretty excited about ideas and stuff, but in addition to not being rich, I’m not a programmer! My real job is actually of no help whatsoever in making otome games. But I heard about games being made in Flash, and I thought that I could start off with a simple one just ‘for practice’. So I bought the whole Adobe Creative Suite, and am currently learning Flash (I was pretty optimistic about how simple it is, haha). I also started looking for artists, because out of all the requirements for making a videogame, art is the one thing I know I will never be able to do myself. Well, art and voices ^_^. And somehow, my stumbling along has developed into a real game! Other surprises have come along to delay things (thank you faulty plumbing and car accident!), but I am trying to get back on track.

So right now the outline is done, the art is coming along (I will try and get a mini-site up soon), now I’m working on the programming and script! Wish me luck!

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Well, that was interesting :D News!

February 19th, 2010

So yeah…I’m so sorry about the blog being AWOL for a long time (3 weeks almost??), I will say that I do NOT recommend GoDaddy and Hostpapa for web hosting…though I eventually got things sorted out and I like my new host Site5, it was very painful and annoying.

But enough of that! I am going to put off my big announcement post till next Friday, because man, there’s been a lot of otome news and I need to catch up!

Excuse me, I have to go hyperventilate over a PS3 otome game!!

…ok, I’m back. Ahem. The game is set for June, and now I will pretend that I meant to not get all those Hakuouki games all along and wasn’t a huge mistake, and it was all because I knew that this would happen!

In blog news, I’m going to be updating the events calendar over the next couple days, does anyone use Google calendars? I’ve heard it’s good for public calendars, might check it out. Also have to try and find my posts, thankfully I had backed them up to December (though I spent 5 hours last night cleaning up the file to re-upload them, lots of fun!), but I only have some of the Dec and Jan ones. also try to figure out the sidebars, dumb new WordPress version is not playing nice.

So, what’s new with everyone? :D Do you like the new theme?

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Testing, 1,2,3

February 17th, 2010

Does this work? Man, I hope so!

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