Wow, I seriously only wrote 2 journals last year? Anyways, time for some life updates.
The VN that I was working on last year has been put on the backburner because I've started a brand new project that I feel a lot more interested in. The new game is called "Thalassophobia", and it's a horror game that takes place at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. As Dr. Helena Pearson, a scientist trapped aboard the Cascade habitat, you must survive for a week while fending off all sorts of terrors of the deep. I started development on it last year in September, with some help from a couple folks at Facepunch Studios Forums and from Steam. The game will be made in the Unreal 4 Engine and will hopefully finish development with a release on Steam towards the end of this year. We're currently in the stage of developing the prototype, so expect more on "Thalassophobia" soon.
In November, I was able to get a new job at a pizza place in my city. It's been pretty awesome, this is the first time I can legitimately say that I've had fun on a job. It pays a lot better then my previous jobs and it feels really nice being able to make folks happy with our food. Plus, having an income again means I can pay for my own stuff when I want/need it. I was even able to buy presents for my family for Christmas, and some games for myself.
I've been feeling pretty positive lately, I feel like my life is on an upward climb out of what it was before in the past few years. I feel like I'm a contributing member of society with my new job and I feel like I'm finally focusing on the things that I really want to pursue, like game development. I'm becoming more independent and I'm hoping pretty soon I'll be able to afford a place of my own in the next year or two after graduating college, finally.
So yeah, things are on the up and up. Hope everyone else's holidays were nice, and here's to an even better year then the last!