Hey all, one more patch on this version. Almost entirely more polishing, plus some musical fixes for things that were above my pay grade (thanks, Lamsey!). So no need to replay if you've already finished, but if you're starting fresh, definitely use the new links in the previous post (discussion of this update can stay there too).
Now, with that released, it's time for some news. As I've hinted over the past while, I am running low on energy. I have a plan for dealing with it, and now is the time to announce it publicly.
What I want is not a total break, but a change of pace. I've been working on the same set of projects for months now, after all, and I think my brain needs some variety.
So I plan to take the next month to work on a mix of different projects. A short story set in the world of TLS is very likely, for example, and I might try to make a short, self-contained game. At the end of that time, I will give backers everything I create.
Then after that I will dive right back into TLS with renewed energy. I wanted to get this update out and fully polished first, both to finish the chapter and as a show of my commitment to the project.
Here's one bit of good news for anyone disappointed: the month doesn't start with this post. I may be getting 0.17.4 out now, but I haven't been working on it full time for the past several days. So I'm counting starting April 3rd, meaning I'll resume TLS work on May 3rd at the latest. NN development will be unaffected (it's just coincidence that the double update there is at the same time).
Also, since I don't want to have a month of radio silence, you'll get a full update from me here before the end of the month. I will report on new projects I've started/finished so you have a clear idea what's been done and what's to come. Backers will get weekly updates on Patreon as usual, of course.
I think this could be good for everyone. I get to change my routine up and you guys get some completed pieces of content. Though I can't say how much I'll accomplish during my break, I hope to have at least a few fun things to show everyone at the end of it. ^-^