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So for one, I've been extremely busy with summer school as I'm taking an online speech class, and it's a 8 month course shortened to 1 month, so there is a lot of work.
I've also had IRL work, as some of you may know I work as a cashier at a grocery store.
And then my girlfriend broke up with me, so I've been feeling down because of that.
However, I haven't been ignoring your suggestions for data recovery. I was able to get some files back, but not all, or close to all, and most of what I have back is code; however, most of this code I see as shitty now, so I rewrote some of it, and made a much better framework for future games. Less buggy, and more stable and optimized. Lost World Zero never really used a proper framework, as most developers do, such as classes that revolve around certain features (network helpers and the like), mine was just a bundle of code mashed together.
I deeply apologize for the drama of this game. I regret every minute of it.
My friend told me somebody asked on Steam why it's on sale if the game is never going to be finished:
Steam let's developers know what day the Steam sales start and end, in about 2-3 months in advanced, this information cannot be shared with anyone, so I never told anyone about it and I never planned to lose all the data, as I wanted to keep working on it to make you guys happy. I requested a sale on it as soon as sale requests went live, as the data wasn't gone yet.
I am not angry or saddened at you guys for being angry or feeling betrayed at me, as I completely understand it.
I'm working to become a better developer. I'm completely rewriting a lot of the old code I got back, and writing newer, much better code. I'm going to spend much more time on it, and my current project is relatively secret.
However, one thing is for sure. If I ever get another game on Steam, I'm going at a different perspective and approach. I'm not going into Early Access, and I'm going to work my ass off on the next game, to make it worthy of being fully released Day 1 and to make it not feel "EA"-like.
And anyone who purchased Lost World Zero will get all of my other games for free if they are to ever make it to Steam. Whether you want it or not, if you don't want it, you can remove it from your library. I understand I lost all of your guys trust.
I know I was a dick to some people and that's one of the things I regret most, and I've completely broken any trust between any customers.
Turns out my anger and mood swings and depression and such, were all caused by ADD. How fun! So, I'm on medication now. Which should allow me to focus more and get stuff done and be more calm. Vyvanse is working wonders right now.
I am so sorry.
Several people are claiming that me losing my files is a "lie" and that it is "quite obvious from both posts".
A small update: I did however recover one of my old, old, old games from an old laptop, but that's about it really. Nothing else besides that.
The proof will be attached.
The "Games" folder on one of my drives is games I have downloaded from Steam, such as SUPERHOT, Black Ice, Disco Dodgeball. I put those on a flashdrive for portability.
I am currently on Windows 7, despite me hating it, mainly because I hate the look of the UI, and much prefer the minimal UI look of Windows 8, and 10. Why would I install a least-preferred OS and not bother to back up files? For one, it was the only disk lying around because I don't know what happened to Windows 8, messy room.
Many of the programs I love are still not installed as I haven't gotten around to installing them, and you can clearly see it's a fresh Windows install. Now, I have upgraded and installed Windows versions before and I know very well that it doesn't touch the other drives if you don't tell it too. However, this happened when Windows automatically started installing Windows 10 while I wasn't even home, because I got back from running errands with my girlfriend. I got home and noticed it was updating, because I've been meaning to update when I could do it myself. It got to around 28% percent? I think, can't remember because I was chilling with my girlfriend as there was nothing to do while it updated because I was in the middle of coding an update for Lost World Zero. After a while my girlfriend noticed the screen was black, and I figured oh it's probably doing a restart during the install, might be almost done. After about 30 ish minutes, nothing happened. I said fuck it, and turned it off. I booted back up and noticed that it didn't boot up. It didn't do anything. I switched a drive, and installed Windows 7 on that drive. Hoping my Windows 10 install would be on the original drive as I have done this before for testing stuff and doing maintenance to my machine. I realized just as it was finishing, that Windows was checking my drives. A disk check. I have seen this before and though, eh, whatever.
Windows is installed and I check my drives. All of the data is gone. Everything, on every drive. It's gone. I was in the middle of an update for Lost World Zero to finally add more content, and this happens.
Now, reviews keep telling me to ADD MORE CONTENT, so I did.
Why would I delete everything, all of my projects from 2011 to 2016, stuff not even related to this? Why would it be a lie? The logic behind calling it a lie is pretty... flawed. Anyway, that was a detailed timeline of what happened that day. I probably got a few things mixed up because it was all a blur and I have shit memory, I was devastated and I cried that night because half a decade of work was gone and there was no way to get it back.
S82 Games 2016
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