Dreaming of Ambienome

Lately, I’ve been having visions of a game I’ve been wanting to make for years, which I call Ambienome, a pseudo-portmanteau of Ambient (as in ambient music) and Anemone (the tendrilled sea creature). Both the concept and the name are inspired by Toshio Iwai’s Electroplankton. Like Electroplankton, Ambienome would be more of a musical toy than a game; the purpose of it is to have fun and express your creativity, not to “win”.

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Migrated from Mephisto to WordPress

I’ve finally migrated this blog from Mephisto to WordPress. I’ve set up redirects, so ideally all the old URLs should still work fine. Apologies for the RSS feed spam, if you got hit with any. Once the dust has settled here, I’ll be migrating the Rubygame blog too.

Why the switch? Simply put, Mephisto wasn’t cutting it anymore. It’s not as usable or polished as WordPress, and it doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere. Worse, the Rails-based setup was making it difficult to keep up and running, and it was prone to mysterious breakages that would come and go with no apparent cause. In the end, it just wasn’t worth it to me.

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