i will not delete my games

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i will keep this manifesto close

I love this. I want to add a lot more of my words for comment but first before anything else I want to let you know something though, you can definitely implement ruffle flash emulator into frankensteining sea quest back to life. You can then play it from that, ruffle.

Much of this resonated with me. Most of my early QBASIC games are lost, not because I actively deleted them, but because of simple neglect and indifference. When I made those games, I backed them up on 3.5" floppy disks because that was the best I could do at the time, but when I had access to CD/DVD-writing technology I didn't bother archiving such old works of art that no longer seemed important in my artistic journey. I only got back into making games thanks to the growth of indie dev communities online. But in the interum, all those floppy disks had degraded away, as floppy disks do. Like tears in rain. :V

I still have two games from that time - including the second game I ever made, from 1995 - only because I'd posted their code on a web forum before the death of whichever hard drive I had my old .BAS files on. I'm more careful about backing things up now - even the cringy stuff that seems irrelevant - and even my most recent hard drive failure earlier this year did NOT spell doom for my current collection of unfinished game projects!

that urge to wipe your own hard drive is a feeling I can very much relate to. Today I learned that the files of one game are forever gone and I cant get it back. Thanks for making this :)

This is great, I am a digital packrat, but I still very much relate. I have so many things I can't open anymore. 

My dad showed me a rubbermaid bin full of cursive written fanfiction I wrote as a preteen and I told him he had to keep it. I have no idea why. I'm convinced I'll use it some day?

This reminds me of a short story I created and destroyed years later because of embarrasment. I don't regret it, but I can't help but think of it as I read your book.

I also lost a lot and a lot of my work over the years. I kept as much as I can, but life happens. Cloud didn't exist. Haha~


nostalgic and touching,

i see your text as a visually cool way to say "be tolerant and kind with your past-self"

and that's a great decision