As of now, Awaken has hit 200,623 views. This project has been the most successful project I have ever launched to date. Dragon Tide Chronicles, an online novel I launched a year or more ago, only reached 36,842 reads.
About a year ago, last spring semester, I was on the road to graduating from highschool, and the days just were going so fast back then. I had recently started working on Far East, and I was looking for something to do to pass my time while the other devs worked out things. To that end, I went back to my previous roots in RPG Maker and worked on XP edition. Taking a trip outside, I began pondering various little concepts, and the seeds of the world of AwaKen were born. I began slowly building the concept of AwaKen for a number of months, Awaken himself was literally one of the first things invented in my first phases of development.
I eventually started up a post on the RPG Maker community, promoting the game's existence. The game took further changes and developments, and eventually I turned to Google + out of curiosity. People on YouTube and the internet in general seemed to hate it for some reason, I decided to find out why. I've come to love G+ as one of my more active social media sites, and I wouldn't trade it. It was amazing.
The game went through many months of countless changes, until I finally released the first demo of the game, which unfortunately ended in a less than optimal outcome. I decided to completely revamp the project, and now several months into it, I have finally begun making major strides towards a more stronger and enjoyable game, at least in my books. Seeing the feedback and comments about the game have more than sufficed to keep this engine burning strong. With the additional boost of SR:MT's development going well, I haven't felt this good about game development since my first game and Far East, both were incredible experiences.
I've put a lot of heart and passion into many projects, and AwaKen isn't nearly close to my first. However, I cannot thank everyone nearly enough so far who has aided me in my quest to create this fantasy game project and make it a reality.
I'm so happy right now. To think that something I once considered a mere side project that would never amount to anything has reached a following of 55 on G+, with so many views, countless comments and suggestions, makes me want to cry. Moments and milestones like this make everything worth the frustration and anger at the failures.
AwaKen: DiS has come so far and changed so much in the course of pretty much a year. Thanks to everyone who supported me so far and continues to support me. I hope to have a demo out by the end of the year for sure, and I hope the game will realize the ambitions I have set for it.
More content for AwaKen should be coming in the next few days, expect more development livestreams on my YouTube and Livestream.com accounts!
Until then, my name is AoDLegacy, and I'll see ya next time. ...Now I really should sleep -_-
I play video games, write, make art, create music, design video games, and have a deep love of fantasy.
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