Two things in this post: an update, and a personal story. Everyone likes stories, right? Update first, story below the fold.
I am getting there! I edited the last sever images for Katri, wrote the fourth and final loan payment event, wrote one event for Tom Makhura, and added a harem scene involving all six women for a male PC.
Still to go are a couple more scenes, hiring Katri, and rebalancing Whore. Not that much left! I've also been working on the next game - new things are always shiny. I have some beautiful artwork from two artists, but I'm not sharing any of that here yet. :P
Story time! Not really related to anything, but it's been on my mind, so I thought I'd share.
Ok, not really a story, but more some random musings.
I'm four years out of college. I've been in paid labor for about one and a half of those (with a year-long break between the one and the half). My first serious work (other than random tiny little contract gigs) was for a startup, paying $50/hour. I took them from "concept" to "beta launch." Then, having raised $19 million in investment, they decided to bring me on full time.
The offer was under industry standard, with poor benefits. I said no, of course - I was expecting a percentage of the company, not a pitance. So they kicked me out, replaced me with a team of four developers, a project manager and an entire team from Belarus.
Skip ahead 18 months, and several million dollars in development. They're still using the server I built in 2012, because this other team can't get anything else working. It's a piece of crap - but I put it together in six months, while their whole team of experienced developers can't build something to match after a year and a half.
I'd rather have had 3% of $19 million, but I can at least take comfort in poetic justice. That and $.25 will get me a package of Ramen.