So much for brighter days and warmer weather: April was pretty gloomy and wet, but what a good excuse to stay indoors and play video games. A big thank you to all of our 286 followers for joining us on our blogging journey so far – you guys rock and we’ve listed you over on our dedicated page to show highlight awesome you are.
Great posts from the WordPress community just keep on coming and there’s something new and interesting to check out every day. Here are some of the reads that caught our eye last month:
Last month, Kim was…
At the time this post is published, I’ll be almost at the end of a 72-hour marathon stream as part of team Gamely Giving. We’re raising as much awareness and funds as possible for SpecialEffect this weekend, an amazing charity that helps people with physical disabilities to play video games using modified controllers and eye-control technology. I’ll be live on our Twitch channel with Ether One right now if all is going according to plan – it would be great if you could click on the link and head over there to make sure I’m still awake.
The other event I took part in last month was Rezzed 2017, spending a day-and-a-half volunteering on the stand for SpecialEffect and the rest of my time there checking out the indie games being exhibited. My highlights were The Occupation by White Paper Games (read more about it in this post on Inside Indie Gaming) and Four Last Things by Joe Richardson; and I bought Herald by Wispfire whilst at the show, a lovely period drama with a nice little twist at the end of the latest episode. We took my stepson with us for the first time and he made quite an impression on the Other Ocean team after queuing up to play Giant Cop three times.
Big hugs to Recreational Hobbist, The Dragon’s Tea Party and Falcon Game Reviews for our award nominations during April. I’ll be writing posts dedicated to these lovely people over the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled. I’d also like to shower everyone who follows Later Levels in kisses after hitting the 500-likes milestone recently; I can’t thank you guys enough for all of your support and it really does mean more than you know.
I wouldn’t usually share something so personal but here goes: my dad has had some serious health issues recently and needs to undergo further tests to determine a course of action. It’s obviously had an impact on my blogging and I’d like to offer an apology – not because I feel I have to but because I want to. Once this situation has been resolved I’ll get back to being more active on both WordPress and Twitter but in the meantime, just keep publishing those splendid posts of yours so I have plenty to catch up on.
Coming up this month…
I’ll be revealing what it was like when I went to the set of The Bunker in real-life, an adventure-horror title captured in full-motion video (FMV) by Splendy Games and Wales Interactive. It takes place in a nuclear bunker which is located in the county in which I live, and it was a pretty unnerving experience!
I’ll also be publishing the award nomination posts as mentioned above, along with a response to the Charming and Open event question set for me by Ian at Adventure Rules: what is The Secret of Monkey Island and what are my memories of it? Other than these, I shall see where the blogging currents take me; sometimes it’s good to not have too much of a schedule in place and let inspiration flow. I might even finally get a chance to play Kona and Virginia… if Horizon Zero Dawn isn’t still stealing all of my gaming time of course.
Video game lover, Later Levels blogger and SpecialEffect volunteer. Big fan of wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets.