Publishing? Hell yeah
Major Changes Coming
So the last time I updated the game I was confident that Neon Black was in it's final stages and would be receiving no more major updates going forward. I recently sent the Neon Black manuscript to my first choice of publisher and received some really great detailed feedback. The feedback centered on two points:
- This game does not build on or significantly change anything in the core blades experience.
- The principles of the game "Capitalism sucks, community rules, etc." are, by and large, not reinforced mechanically in the game's rules.
I agree with this feedback. Right now Neon Black, as I see it, wants to address the evils of the rich, corporations, and capitalism, but paints the characters as grimdark scoundrels seeking their own ways to gain wealth. I would much rather this game be about stealing from the rich to help disenfranchised and marginalized people in the player characters' community. This will require a lot of work on my part, and the next version of the game will look substantially different than the current version. I'm continuing to test the game as I make changes, but I want to be confident in a new framework before releasing anything here, so it may be a while before you see a new version of Neon Black.
As always, thanks to everyone who has supported me and the game. Couldn't have gotten here without you.