Please Read: Alpha demo
I want to address something about the ALPHA demo. As I’ve mentioned, for me, the alpha demo did not drag on because I was forced to multitask, however, it may drag on a bit for some and, considering that the demo so far only has the basic mechanics of the game, it can get repetitive as well, but please do remember its an alpha demo, so I hope you won’t rush to conclusion that that is everything the game has to offer because that would be false, as you can clearly see not just from the features section of this review, but from the game’s recent indiedb update as well (pic below).
Taken from the game’s indiedb page. Shows the recently implemented hiring mechanic
Interview with The Developer
What inspired you to make this game?
-My inspirations are history and art. I am an art history student (masters degree) and I enjoy this subject a lot.
Was it hard to replicate the famous works of art in your game as pixelated versions of themselves?
– No. I have years of experience in replicating famous paintings digitally, I like studying the old masters. It is easier for me to copy something than to make something original. I usually make digital paintings, though, not pixel art. But pixel art makes it even easier that is why it is the game’s art style, it is easy and fast to make. As a solo developer, efficiency is important. If I spend too much time on art I won’t have time to code.
Is this a one man team, if so, what are the hardest parts about developing the game so far?
– I am pretty much alone, my friend Morvan is making the music and I am making everything else. The hardest part right now is finding motivation. When I was aiming towards getting greenlit I had plenty, but now it seems to have faded away. I still force myself to work on the game daily, but I have not been making the absurd amount of progress that I was making before.
While any mathematician will tell you that your chances of online winning at gambling are pretty much fixed, a popular view has existed as long as gambling has been around that luck, the Gods, pure chance whatever you want to call it plays a big part in your chances of winning or losing.
Lucky charms, personal rituals, invocations to various deities all are believed to help increase the chance of winning. I would have thought that this was the sort of challenge Mythbusters would have taken on, but I don’t recall that episode.
What superstitions or rituals will attract good luck and increase your chances of winning? Here are a few, and a few you should avoid. The Orientals being besotted with gambling provide more than their fair share.
1. Feng Shui.
The ancient art of Feng Shui is most often though to refer to the household arts, for example keeping your toilet seat lid closed. If left open, your wealth is literally flushed away. But although gambling is discouraged by Feng Shui, there are some caveats.
A typical Feng Shuicaution applied to gambling is not to gamble anywhere near anyone reading a book, don’t sit next to a window or with your back to a door, and ideally sit on the room’s west side. It is believed that having a few grams of sea salt inside your wallet attracts good luck. Ideally you should place the salt inside a plastic bag, then put it in a secret compartment inside your wallet. Remember to change the salt every month
A man should wear a jade ring on his left pinkie and women on the right pinkie.
3. Chinese Superstitions
a. Do not gamble against a pregnant woman. Gamble with her.
The Chinese believe that pregnant women are “carrying their good fortune inside their belly”. They also believe that they have an extra pair of “eyes”. So pregnant women are said to bring good luck to gamblers. Just have one standing behind, but not touching you.
b. Do not go to the toilet when on a winning streak. To the Chinese water is money and to lose personal water is literally flushing away money.
4. Some Western Superstitions
a. Wear your best clothes to a casino
b. Blow on the dice before rolling
c. Carry a horseshoe, rabbits foot or four leafed clover.
d. Keep a genuine badger’s tooth in your left hand trouser pocket.
e. Wearing something red.
f. Crossing your legs while gambling
g. The Norse believed that acorns brought good luck. Real acorns or those made of gold, silver or wood are all good.
5. Indian gamblers believe that Lakshmi’s mystic knot brings good luck.
6. And then we have Wicca. Ancient Druidic spells can bring forth gambling success, but I doubt many casinos would look too kindly on the ceremonies needed to invoke the spells.
7. Personal rituals.
Many people believe that there is a magic ritual which if performed before going to the casino will guarantee increased good luck. Perhaps it is the same meal eaten before the last big win, perhaps a lucky totem to be carried, perhaps a special garment to be worn. Anyway, bad luck will follow if the ritual is not followed to the letter.
While there is no conclusive evidence that any of the rituals or superstitions actually increase your luck, it is, I guess human nature to try to swing the game your way a wee bit. Just look at the dice table in any casino. The players usually all come together to support whoever is winning, seeing the casino as the great enemy to be bested.
The bottom line is that you make your own luck.
Taking a career assessment test could be invaluable when trying to determine which home business would be right for you.
Many people are looking to change careers during this turbulent time and are looking into starting their own business from home, but just aren’t quite sure what home business would suit them best.
A career assessment test helps you pinpoint your interests so that you’ll be sure to select a business that you would actually enjoy.
When you go to a site which has such a test, you will most likely have to register with that site in order to actually receive the final write-up which lists your strengths and weaknesses in the job arena. There are numerous assessment sites, most of which are free. They may incorporate a job search engine.
You will be given a series of options (usually between 50 and 100) which you are asked to rank as “most interested” or “least interested.” The terminology does vary somewhat from site to site. The options are presented in sets of three and are designed to assess whether you’d be happier and better suited for artistic jobs such as acting, writing, editing, and even legal or more scientific jobs such as researcher, engineer, accountant, and medical.
Once you’ve finished answering the questions during your online job search, you’ll either be shown your report immediately or you will receive the report via e-mail within a few minutes of taking the career assessment test.
These reports are generally broken down into categories based on your responses. The categories include things aptitude, management, ability, and many more.
Most of the categories will come with a narrative which explains your level of interest or skill in that particular category. After this you’ll be presented with the opportunity to pay a fee to actually join that site and utilize their job search engine.
Most of the time these sites, once you’ve paid the fee to join that particular site, will also provide you with a list of jobs and home businesses which are best suited to you based on your responses to the questionnaire.
The nice thing about these reports is it can save you time and money by directing your attention to areas which you may not have considered previously. There are usually links available which allow you to continue to conduct an online job search directly from that site.
So, if you’re ready to change jobs and are interested in starting your own business from home it can be worth your time to take an assessment test to see exactly where your strengths are and then utilize those to start down a new career path.