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In all the excitement of joining Mastodon yesterday, I forgot to share my main project!

is a game for 2-5 players where players will compete to determine who is the most popular roommate by making meals for their friends and completing chores in their shared apartment kitchen.

Roux Mates won the 2022 In-person Track and is currently looking for a publisher. I'm really proud of this weird little game and I'd love to find a home for it!

Thanks for checking it out!

If you have ever played Wingspan, would you mind filling out a short survey about Wingspan & birding for me? I'm interested in responses from both birders and non-birders. Feel free to share. Thanks! forms.gle/PTWu7bboJh8ok98n8

Twitter Links Fiasco 

It looks like even though Twitter has backtracked it's stance on posting links to other social sites, they're still marking those links as "unsafe."

They never got around to removing my pinned Mastodon link, but when you click it today, you're greeted with a warning screen.

USDA Certified Mess 🏅​

I know this isn't a particularly spicy take but... 

I'm absolutely amped about the Barbie movie.

Are there any neutrally themed instances that aren't blocked by Tabletop.Social? I'm feeling like I need a more diversified feed than what I'm getting, but I don't want to get disconnected from folks here.

The last two days on the bird site has me hitting my limit, so expect to see me around here more!

CW: Cosplay / Sexual Assault / Racism 

So I'm having a great time at PAXU, but I felt some real "yuck" yesterday seeing a guy walking around in a Homelander costume.

I recognize that the person wearing the costume is not the same as the character, but dressing up as a White supremacist rapist is a real capital "C" Choice. Maybe I'm just super out of the loop on cosplay culture, but that feels like a massive yikes for me.

Oh wow! My phone just got the new @tusky icon and I love it!

My work with Our Family Plays Games on YouTube is one of the best things I do every month, I am so proud to be a part of this channel. This episode I ask: Is Diversity Good Business? youtu.be/7tYth_cG5_8

For everyone going to PaxU, share what prototypes you will be bringing so we can get a preview of all the games(especially if you will be at Unpub) !

Hive Social 

I dowloaded Hive Social last night. If you're considering joining it's worth knowing a few things going in.

It's developed by an extremely small team. From what I can tell, maybe only two people? I don't want to dunk on a small dev team trying something new under lots of pressure, but the Android app simply isn't ready. Key features like profile music aren't available and the app seems unable to connect to photo libraries so you're only able to post text.

So find me here for now!

PAXU 

Alright y'all. I'm going to PAX U!

This will be my first con ever, and if I'm being totally honest, I'm pretty nervous about it.

I'm excited to finally meet a bunch of you, but I'm also trying to keep it cool!

Tusky Realization 

Woah! Tusky can hide replies in your Home feed so it behaves a little more like the Local feed!

I was finding the Home feed to be tricky to use because it was mostly disjointed replies from multiple ongoing conversations. This makes it easier to opt out of discussions you don't want to see or aren't a part of. It's really nice!

Me: This game feels basically done. Just needs some fine tuning on the numbers.

Also me: I'm going to overhaul the entire scoring system.

Mastodon Realization - Hashtags 

Ah. So hashtags don't work in the header for CWs. Got it. That actually makes a lot of sense.

Hopefully this is helpful info for the other new folks here!

#Music - Fever Ray 

It's been a week, y'all.

But there's a new album out in March and a new single today! It bangs:

youtube.com/watch?v=CacWHzB-Dt

Learning Mastodon Question 

Am I supposed to still see unlisted replies on my Home feed? I thought the whole point of posting unlisted is it doesn't clutter the feed with replies. Are unlisted Toots only suppressed on the Local and Federated feeds?

Day one on Mastodon in the bag and I'm not filled with the same sense of dread, sadness, and fear I feel all the time on the other sites.

The doomscroling is gone? And it's moderated? And there's no ads? So we could have just had a nontoxic social media experience this whole time?!

Thank you to everyone who's been here a while for putting up with the newbies! I appreciate all the guidance so far!

In all the excitement of joining Mastodon yesterday, I forgot to share my main project!

is a game for 2-5 players where players will compete to determine who is the most popular roommate by making meals for their friends and completing chores in their shared apartment kitchen.

Roux Mates won the 2022 In-person Track and is currently looking for a publisher. I'm really proud of this weird little game and I'd love to find a home for it!

Thanks for checking it out!

So it seems (at least on Android) that Tusky is the way to go over the official Mastodon app.

I personally don't find it as aesthetically appealing, but the official app leaves out a lot of fairly critical features. Have any other Android users found an app they prefer to Tusky?

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