We received a large package addressed to "DEV GARGAJ" in the mail today. After the obvious security measures, we controlled our little EOD-robot towards the box, and as soon as the dust, debris and toxic fallout settled, we uncovered this:

I'm not exactly adept at expressing gratitude on a poetic level, but a gesture like this is not only appreciated for what it is, it also inspires on a more personal level to work harder/more on the upcoming patches. (Although that might be just the sugar rush.) Thank you very much on behalf of the remainder of the DEV team!

It also reminded me that we (somehow) forgot to mention our previous goodie-bag-by-mail, received last summer from Shea:

Again, thank you so much! <3

It's time to take a good old roflcopter for a ride and report you from a recent hilarious happening from our beloved Avatar Creations office of fun.

As you may expect from indie game developers, our daily nutrition-intake is largely homogeneous at best, and can be usually expressed with what our friends in Britain would characterize as "beans on toast". To this end, when the game launched, I decided to traverse to the local kitchen appliance store and surprise ourselves with a wonderful sandwich grill, to spice up our otherwise dull circulation of carbohydrates.

The grill has served us wonderfully for a few months, until it's untimely demise when encountering a larger piece of pastry, at which point the structural composition of the object underwent a major realignment:

It was a tragic casualty, but after much grieving, we carried on. Then today, tragedy struck again, as the trusty office toaster, which has served us for the entire duration of the Perpetuum development, has inexplicably caught fire and nearly proceeded to burn through the bottom of the cupboard, only to be carefully unplugged and shoved in the kitchen sink by yours truly in a haphazard but effective manner.

Forensics have later revealed that the culprit was quite possibly the ejection lever lodging in halfway, either due to hardware failure or the toast itself wedging between the rim and the metal framing, which has caused the heater mechanism to switch from "medium well" to "meteor shower", and eventually "thermal ammo AOE attack", cheerfully melting the plastic framing itself in the meantime and looking wistfully towards the wooden cupboard bottom.

So yeah, we're one toaster down, and I'm still hungry. However, on the plus side, rest assured this will not serve as a hindrance on our development schedule.