Cortana Is Lots of Fun

Cortana Yo

I tried Windows 10 a while back, didn’t like it, and uninstalled it. But last week I learned that an Australian version of Cortana¬†(Microsoft’s personal assistant) had recently become available, so I couldn’t resist giving Windows 10 another go. I’m glad I did, because Cortana is lots of fun!

Me: What’s 1+1?
Cortana: The answer is 2.
Me: You’re smart.
Cortana: Well, I’m good with facts. Like I can tell you who the coolest person in the world is.
Me: Who is the coolest person in the world?
Cortana: You.

Yeah, I know she’s just saying that, but it’s still nice to hear. [^_^]

My TyranoBuilder Summer Game Jam Entry

The inaugural TyranoBuilder Summer Game Jam ended just over 24 hours ago; for those who do not know, TyranoBuilder is the name of a new visual novel creation software. I actually thought I may not be able to submit an entry at one point, but just when I was ready to throw in the towel, I got a dose of inspiration from watching a few episodes of one of my favourite TV shows from yesteryear. So thanks to that, as well as a great deal of effort and determination, I managed to more or less finish my entry with about three hours to spare, which I was quite happy about.

The title of my entry is A World Called Verendia. It’s basically a shortish tale of a girl named Alysia who suddenly finds herself in the fantasy world of Verendia and her subsequent quest to get back to Earth. You can see the title screen of my entry below. I originally wanted to make a proper game for the jam, but due to the little time that was available, I settled for a straight visual novel, which means it has no game elements whatsoever. But after all, one of the purposes of TyranoBuilder is to create straight visual novels. And this is in fact the main reason why I purchased it.

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