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This is such a kind comment, thank you so much :') For reference our budget was about £100, free time from unemployment and a lot of hoping we would make a profit!

drak kool yas  is supposed to just be a goofy bad cartoon. I based the name on biker mice from Mars :)

There aren't any intentional jump scares no : ) I can't think of any unintentional ones either, so you should be safe!

Thank you so much for your kind comment <3 I wish trans people were visible in more media as more than the butt of jokes!

Thank you so much! Comments like this mean so much to me! I wrote my games because I wanted trans women to have something they could point at and say "thats us!" because im so tired of never seeing myself in media!

I'm so happy my games could hit you (in a good way) Good luck with coming out <3

Making Lovecrafts corpse cry is my only goal in life! Thank you for your nice comment!

Oh no! I've been found out! I wrote this game when I was still really bad at spelling and didn't know how apostrophes work (I'm extremely dyslexic lmao)! Not that I'm much better now! I'm super glad you enjoyed the game though, thank you so much for your kind words! : )

insight is affected by a lot of trixies actions yes! You had it spot on. Other characters and books also change it!

Tabby and Trixie knew each-other were trans : ) It is probably why they get on so well. Tabitha has also been transitioning for much longer, and has better self confidence, so she does not face many of Trixies problems! I disagree that it needs to be 'foreshadowed' that someone is trans, it isn't a plot twist. Some people are just trans, and in my stories especially I like to tell their stories, because unfortunately we don't get much representation in media. I think you'd also be surprised by how many people in a small town can be trans, especially a small town with a university : )

I'm glad you enjoyed the series though, thank you for your kind words on the story!

I think Trixie is very uncertain of her sexuality. I think bi romantic is a good way to describe her.

I'm glad : ) I wanted Trixie to be someone for people who don't often get to see themselves in stories!

This game  actually came out after The Testimony of Trixie Glimmer Smith, so the events of the previous summer can be seen there!

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Theres also a variation on each ending that depends on how high your insight score is

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If memory serves, you need two of three 'special items' to get the good ending. Those are the yellow sign, the mask of the pale servant and the psyker crystal. The yellow sign and the mask of the pale servant will also only unlock (I think) if you have a somewhat high insight score. So make sure Trixie spends a lot of time with Parsnip! (the best way to gain insight in the game)

I think it's just a silly rich people thing. 'lets waste estrogen by vaping it till we are high!'

Thank you so much!!!

there are three main paths, depending on if you hang out with bell, Heidi or gregg. The ending can also change too, but that depends a lot on what you do in the story :) I'd say the three routes should get most of the games content out of the way!

I'm glad Trixie could help you remember to take your meds!

I'd love to write a game like that one day, when I have a chance : )

I'm glad you enjoyed it! DEastes put the soundtrack on his soundcloud if you want to give it a listen anywhen outside of the game! https://soundcloud.com/d-eastes/sets/testimony-ost

thank you so much! I belive in you!

I'm really glad you enjoyed it!!

I'd love to submit all of these projects:

https://digital-poppy.itch.io/trixie

https://digital-poppy.itch.io/lesbians

https://bunbirb.itch.io/parsnip (not hosted on my main account, but it is my game)

Thank you so much for your kind words : ) Bell is very applejack!

I'm really glad you had fun!

A reference to the book : ) its my favourite weird fiction book, far more than any of Lovecrafts work.

https://mezmeromania.itch.io/ hand animated and drew all of the art : )

I'm glad you enjoyed them!

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Not that I am aware of, sorry : ( Feel free to DM me on twitter if you are able to and I can send you a copy for free : )

I'm glad you enjoyed the game! Thank you for your kind words ^^

Thank you for the feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed Trixe! 
Strangely I feel Bells route is the weakest : ) But that might just be because it was the last one I wrote!
Bell and LeRose were actually hinted at in one or two lines of dialogue in Parsnip, but I think they were fairly hard to find : )

Tabby isn't great at dressing appropriately. Thank you for the kind words!

pauwi sa amin was very sweet, I often worry about missing out when I'm no longer with people, so it felt very personal ^^

Thank you! ^^ My avatar is actually by PossPal! https://twitter.com/Nicopossum I'm afraid my drawing skills aren't quite that good :P

I can't take the credit for the art! ^^ That goes to https://mezmeromania.itch.io/

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I'm poor and can't afford to go to GDC! And even if I could they don't let rats on planes! Unfair! I thought it might be nice to talk about my story in game development though! The last year has been a big adventure for me, from my first publicly released game to my first job in professional game development.

About two years ago me and my friend (https://mezmeromania.itch.io/) decided to work together on a game project where I could focus on writing and learning some programming skills, and she could focus on animation. It was a long process, and we both learnt a lot from it, but just under a year ago we released Parsnip (https://bunbirb.itch.io/parsnip) We never expected anyone to play it, so when 100s of people played it soon after release, and we got feedback from reviews, lets plays and social media we were super blown away. It was amazingly motivating to make something people enjoyed!

A few months before Parsnip was released I came out as trans, and this was a big influence into our next game, The Testimony of Trixie Glimmer Smith (https://digital-poppy.itch.io/trixie). LGBTQ representation is something I wish there was more of in games, certainly in AAA games, so having a chance to write a cast of fun LGBTQ characters in a spooky story was incredibly nice! Trixie in some ways become a way for me to discuss my own feelings during my early transition, and I feel the game and its characters have a lot of meaning to me for that reason. The game was also very funny. I am allowed to say this, even if it is vain.

It was a big dream for me to work in indie game development, but unfortunately it wasn't something that came close to being affordable, especially not with my medical costs, so it was a good job I finally got a job in a large games studio! This was super big, and something I never really thought would happen, given my impostor syndrome! While it is sad that I don't have much free time for my own projects, working on a new project much bigger than anything I have done previously has been really exciting!

More than anything, the last year has rekindled my old love of writing. As a little one, I was always telling stories, but I lost that passion during my teens, when I was hideously depressed. Spending time writing about my characters for over a year though has really encouraged me, and I look forward to writing more in future, maybe even professionally! Who knows though, not me!

If any of my work sounds interesting feel free to check it out! It's all free, besides Trixie, and you might even enjoy it!

I released a short visual novel about a bored rat writing some self insert fanfication! It has romance! Action! Morals! It's about 20 mins long and has some "great jokes" - me

Check it out here! https://digital-poppy.itch.io/ratandbat

Would that still work if my payouts are collected by itch and paid later?