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Revelations at the COG Subreddit on 4/14/2021 7:11:53 PM
A word about HG success and its consequences for IF games: Women who consume romance are huge demographic, and I don't think Jason ever realized this was on of the easiest markets to tap into, because they already eat thousands of books of more or less the same good feeling warm fuzzy romance stuff. A hefty amount of them will also follow each other and form readership circles so they can find another romance crack faster, whatever through tumblr, twitter, pinterest etc. This is what led to spawn of hundreds of somewhat romance-focused WiPs, after the success of Wayhaven and Fallen Hero. And that's why there's "Choice of Heart" now but, it's a little harder to access those books because Jason seems super intent on fragmenting his company and I'm not even entirely sure what he's going for with the main one - with COG. What's the objective here, is it "quality stories", is he looking for IF LoTR? Why keep adding versions of the same company, what's going on? Inevitably the wokeness shrunk the COG readership, especially male readership and men aren't huge consumers of fiction to begin with so maybe it's more accurate to say it failed to attract readership it could've had. And so HG got all the fanbases with none of the benefits, and the authors who will get a sizeable fanbase à la Wayhaven will eventually leave COG behind.

Revelations at the COG Subreddit on 4/14/2021 5:12:08 PM
Call me crazy but I'm getting an impression that this little fact pisses Jason off because this is not what he intended - COG was supposed to be the beloved child compromised of "good" authors (with some more company control and oversight) and HG for anyone else.

private messages on 4/14/2021 10:29:42 AM
Good call, you wouldn't want to be groomed into having an anime avatar or god forbid a furry one.

Revelations at the COG Subreddit on 4/14/2021 10:27:56 AM
There's actually a separate creator run IF sub made by Tumblr exodus people: https://www.reddit.com/r/interactivefictions/ So if that ever starts bothering Jason he might start banning, some of them still want to publish to HG

If you want to feel ill on 4/14/2021 10:13:11 AM
'Kiel's Kitten' I see he's proficient in discord mod lingo.

RPG stories, by Green on 4/8/2021 4:17:04 AM
Jesus Christ how horrifying.

Fight The Fascist IFaggotry! on 4/6/2021 2:43:41 PM
I'm not sure why more people aren't doing Ren'Py, Python is piss easy. Then again Twine probably allows even more shortcuts and they're still bitching it's hard, God help them if someday they'll try to make a more complicated game.

Fight The Fascist IFaggotry! on 4/5/2021 4:23:16 PM
Nice plan but I don't think it will be successful with that shitty layout CoG insists on and a particular resistance to save systems or any heavier customization.

Fight The Fascist IFaggotry! on 4/5/2021 4:20:45 PM
I still had it in history but the author took it down and it's locked and unlisted: https://forum.choiceofgames.com/t/wip-the-aeons-dawning-not-an-april-fools-joke/97543/42 https://theaeonsdawning.tumblr.com/post/647626268767027200/a-not-so-quick-announcement Also in response to drama CoG announced a new section for hobbyists: https://forum.choiceofgames.com/t/about-the-hobby-projects-category/97781

Hey Bilingual Folks! on 4/5/2021 8:29:23 AM
French, Spanish, spoiler language nobody would care about anyway and English French is in pieces, I can understand what I'm reading most of the time and watch videos with subtitles but it needs some serious work. Spanish just needs practice so it would be perfect for this (I would have to change my name though, wouldn't be right to publish it under tinstar and the meme would be over)