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It's aliiive Posted 2 years ago
Hi blog-watchers!

The update--it's here!

Freaking ton of new stuff in it--I've tested the heck out of it and I'm still scared to deatch. The newest update has 2 new dealers, Voice-acting for one of them, a rewards system, and downloadable content in the form of high-resolution wallpapers featuring dealer artwork. More details in the forum!
Ultimate Blackjack: 107% Success! Posted 2 years ago
Happy Mondayyy, blog-followers; good news for you! During the past week, a few more donations arrived towards paying off Malyna's artwork and Omaewamoshindeiru's voice acting. FUNDING GOAL MET!

What does this mean????

Well, means I've got some work to do. Traditionally, when a funding goal is met, I've had the updated game in your hands within 8 weeks. Definitely not a problem this time around. I've actually gotten quite a bunch done already, and I'm just working on a few little extras now. But it's not ready yet! A week? Maybe 2?

But also! Now there are two of them.
Yea, the character of Zaniah Cat, OC of Zalzas, has joined the casino in addition to Erika. This one was a generous addition, too--no extra charge for the artwork! (Or...
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Ultimate Blackjack: 89% Posted 2 years ago
Hi bloggites!

As we sail past 89% funding and cruise rapidly towards 89.001%, I wanted to take a moment to supply an update!
No, no--not an updated game; a textual update about the game. Wooo Update, GO!

The game's next dealer is slated to be the adorable, ferocious little Erika, drawn by the talented Malyna here on the Portals of the Ekas. And also on Erika is a zany kinda character that we cooked up (figuratively) from Mal's tendency to draw ridiculously adorabibble characters who miiight be a bit too young to be let into casinos and my own fiendish interests in bold character designs, time paradoxes, and characters who surprise you with their day-jobs. The result: A Professor of Temporal Physics from a college near you--yes, specifically...
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Working on Erika, the next dealer!~ Posted 3 years ago
Heya faithful blog-followers!
Next dealer, Erika--drawn by Malyna--is 58% funded!!! What does that mean? I dunno. 58%?
But also, Maly has done artwork, and I'm doing some animatey effects and we're comparing notes, and I'm writing dialog, and we're exploring some new stuff that hasn't been done in the game before (more coding for meee!)

Just wanted to give y'all a heads-up that things are still progressing, though! Been working on an engine for another thingie, too, but that's on hold for a bit as I crunch some feature ideas for Blackjack :D
Is it over? Posted 4 years ago
Hi followers! If you're following me, then you're either very lost (restrooms are to the left) or you have an interest in the future of Ultimate Blackjack, the card game that eats you. If you were just lost, hopefully now you're interested, too. It's been a bit since I posted any dev stuff here or in the topic thread, and I haven't even punched any Trello cards in like a month, so you may be wondering, like someone just was over in the topic thread, whether development on the game is over and done with.

Best answer: It's complicated.

Let's explore, shall we? First, how we got where we are.
As you guys know, I ultimately shelled out about a thousand bucks to get this game rolling. Artwork costs money! My commitment has always been that I would continue to...
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Blackjack updated, Lexie is here! Posted 4 years ago
Hi folks,

Many of you may have already seen, but I wanted to take a second here to announce that a new dealer, Lexie, is available in Ultimate Blackjack. For those who haven't seen the update yet, head on over here:

In addition to the new dealer, there's been 2 new, subtle things added to the game:
1) No more disappearing money. Prior to this update, whenever you bet money, started a game, and then quit, the money you bet would be unaccounted for. You'd lose it, and it'd go into the aether. Now, it goes into the funds of whoever you were playing against ...
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Art delivery! Posted 4 years ago
Woo, time to enter the last phase of adding a new Blackjack dealer!
Final set of artwork for Lexie has been dropped off, now I've just got to animate the cutscene and do the blinking eyelids. Fun times ahead!
Almost there! And some random deets about Blackjack Posted 4 years ago
We're 85% of the way towards the next dealer being funded!!!! And the artist has already begun working on the artwork, so with any luck it we could have a new dealer within a few weeks of being funded! Eh, if we get funded :D I'm still really amazed and humbled by the fact that the community has rallied around its artists to get so many of these dealers made. Back when this began, it seemed unlikely that there'd ever be more than one, and look where we are now!

In case anyone's curious, I've also just answered some questions about how the game is done over in the topic:
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The Androids are here! Posted 4 years ago
Hi watcherpeople~

I've posted a link to the Android version of Ultimate Blackjack over in the forum topic.

For playing on mobile devices! Though, apparently not for playing in public? Meh~
Where's the update??! Posted 4 years ago
Hey'all! As you guys may know, the Ultimate Blackjack update featuring Kosmo landed on your electronic doorsteps about a week and a half ago and her arrival was met with a rather discouraging series of complaints, and a grand total of $13 in donations towards our next potential dealer, Lexie. In light of numerous complaints that Kosmo's losing scene was too short, the artist decided to create additional images to bridge the gap in the scene where Kosmo goes from about-to-enter-mouth to being gone.

So, where's the new, extended cutscene?!?!?!
Well, not available yet. I was hoping to have it ready for last night, but a very, very last minute website-creation request came up, and last-minute means $$$. Given the level of funding enthusiasm shown after Kosmo's debut,...
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