I am rushing these notes before C wakes from his afternoon nap and we go to visit E’s sister for her birthday.
For the past five days, I’ve been recording myself playing Chris Patuzzo’s unfinished indie puzzle/platforming game, “Worship the Sun”.
I’ve never done anything like this before but it seems a good way to show Chris how I play the game, explaining my thinking when I get stuck or mutter under my breath when I fail to make a particularly tricky jump.
Meanwhile, Tom has been doing the same and comparing our experiences has been amusing. In parts, Tom has mused over his current understanding of the game’s internal logic while I desperately try to glitch my way onto a floating platform, audibly mashing the space bar as I do so.
I’ve been using OBS Studio to record myself playing the game. While it was initially fiddly to grant it sufficient permission to record my screen and get the resolution right, it has been a breeze to use since. I am jealous of Tom’s green screen for that full “like and subscribe” YouTube influencer experience.
After finally conceding that he was dangerously close to sporting a mullet, E gave C his very first haircut. It was an emotional experience but he is thankfully much less “business in the front, party in the back.”
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