I'm actually suprised that I managed to do pretty much everything I wated to. Now that I think about it I should have do something more complicated to hide the additional topic (yup, talking about dreams is the mysterious route I was reffering to). The whole process would go a lot more smooth if my dear cat didn't decide to bring me some wildlife into the house.
I'm really glad I decided to take part in the jam. At the beginning of July when I learned about MFGJ I was unsure about joining because I had some friends coming over for the weekend (that's why I began my work on the game a little bit later) and I already planned for a whole year to focus my work on Astral Nights, since it's my last summer vacation. But making The Mess was fun. It was refreshing to just let everything that bothered me just go*.
*A little disclaimer, because I think some of you may got the wrong idea: this game is not based entirely on my life or something. It's just a bunch of stories that I heard of from friends, family, distant relatives, news or social media. Everything that frustrated me in those stories I put into the game. I think that the only thing that I wrote based on my own life are the dream about kittens and some memories from prime school. That's all.
Now I'm taking a break to finish some documentation (like this post you're reading rn) and play games that the rest of jammers made :D. I also want to focus more on the cross-stitch project I'm making in my free time and I think by the end of the week I will finally work on Astral Nights.
The Mess, as stated before, was made especially for this jam and because I needed to let go of some negative things. I may upload patch to fix some typos and such, but that's all. It was fun while it lasted, now it's time to say goodbye :).