Hope everyone had a great Halloween. We’ve got a little to cover today, so I’ll get right to it. This might sound at first like more sad news but stick with me (but if you would like the cliffnotes end result, tl;dr at the end).
Firstly, as has been said before, we’re operating as best we can with a lead developer whose time and choice of what to spend it on are both extremely limited. Crimson is and has been only a degree or two from homelessness for a long time. However, the fact that my health situation has gotten as troublesome as it has might have a silver lining.
One department of the government already considers me disabled due to my chronic pain. Recently I have begun the process of seeking Universal Credit, what used to be called Disability Allowance, in order to keep my head above water since I can by no means work as much as I used to. My doctor’s more than confident I qualify for it. Now, once that happens, I’ll no longer be reliant on your support through Patreon to keep the lights on, so my plan is to begin handing that over each month to Crimson instead.
America being as it is in places, the current amount each month isn’t enough to actually be of any help, it would just disqualify Crimson from other benefits they need. In short, more than ever we need to get a playable version out to you. I believe once that happens, support will grow enough to support her. With the help of my team and a few other friends who have offered both to help me and the project as much as they can, I’m dedicating myself as much as I can to learning programming again. Learning programming basics isn’t that hard, but learning to understand the code Crimson has written, and build on that, is far from easy, but I’ve been making steady progress. There’s also another friend of mine with programming experience, mentioned previously, who’s learning as well.
So, tl;dr: I’m doing everything I can to get Carnal Souls out the door to you. The fact that soon I should be able to give all the Patreon proceeds to Crimson means there’s a much better chance of being able to help her, and that means having her writing code for us more regularly again. Personally I can’t wait to be able to pay her for her skills again.
Until next time!
P.s. Some of you might have noticed Crimson’s change in pronoun. No longer they, but she, and I couldn’t be more proud she’s taken that step. I don’t think I have to ask for that to be respected here.