Dev Update #13: v0.85.76

Oh, week 13 where do we start? Well, it was recently National Beer Day and a pint or two should be a requirement.  This means that all individuals of the drinking age should be required to drink at least one pint of craft beer.  Today I’m asking you to call your representatives as we work to pass this through the legislature. This would all be government funded of course.  Dream big or go home!

Yeah, that’s pretty much what this is all about. I mean what are we all here for?  I have a few game ideas that may or may not take off.  Won’t know unless we try right?  Well, this week was spent brainstorming a few ways to market the game upon release. I also spent a good amount of time on other projects so this bit will be a little short. Within the game, players can now exchange BEER CHEER for Beer Tokens.  This will reward better players with options to purchase items without real currency.  I want the game to be free-to-play for those who spend time consistently making it through levels.  Hopefully, they will also be able to use that BEER CHEER for actual beer!

Well, other than that I don’t have much for updates. At this point in the cycle, I may switch up to bi-weekly updates.  Unfortunately, for the game, I may be taking up some part-time work. This would of course slow up progress some, but hey we all got bills yo!

Anyway, on a serious note. On National Beer Day (NBD) I fell in love with Wild Ride Brewing in Redmond, Oregon.  It wasn’t love at first sight, but at first sip!  In celebration of NBD, Wild Ride hosted their Porter Mania which consisted of 12 experimental porter taps.  Although, some were already in production such as the Peanut Butter Nut Crusher which was my first awesome taste on this Wild Ride!  Nothing prepared my wife and me for this amazing Porter experience.  We traditionally stay away from porters in favor of stouts.  My first glance at the tap list was quickly repeated in mouth-watering awe. The variety was really good, and what was this habanero & jalapeno porter all bout? As we made our way through the brewery from table to table tasting everything from Raspberry & Peanut Butter to Milk Chocolate & Mint.  Surprisingly, the Bacon & Black Pepper porter was tolerable.  A particular roguish pink bottle has kept me far away from any beer that claims to tame the bacons.  I would like to see them refine a lot of these as it provides tremendous variety to their game.  Unfortunately, some of them like the Coconut porter did not sit right as the coconut flavoring seemed a little too syrupy.  I am now realizing they have already bottled this one.  Hey, if it has some fans then more power.

Overall, the event was pretty amazing and the food carts were on point. I truly had one of the best burgers I’ve picked up in a while. It was huuuuuuuuuge, and super tasty. I’m hoping as the crowds persist they offer some more bathrooms as the line was pretty annoying to deal with.  The following day I saw they have already ripped up the entire parking lot where we just sat by the fire pit.  More bathrooms?  Regardless, I’m a fan of a few Wild Ride beers and attending this event put a little more behind that.  My wife thought the spot might be a little too country for our taste, which is actually pretty expected in the area.  For my first trip they made an impression that we would be welcomed back… so,  if you’re in Redmond, Oregon make sure to swing by.  My favorite WRB brew at this time is the Peanut Butter Porter, but the sours have my wife and I both coming back.



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