Last week I had to bring my laptop into the shop because its creaky old case had finally blown a hinge. This week I had to bring it back to the shop because the ROM BIOS suddenly stopped working. These are the first problems this machine has given me in the five years that I’ve had it, but when it rains it snows I guess. Thankfully, Samsung after-service is fantastic (at least in Korea) and both problems were solved quickly and cheaply.
GearHead Caramel now pre-loads the music and graphics when a new scene is entered. Unfortunately, this causes a noticeable delay. I’m going to add loading screens, and I thought it’d be a great idea to make them look like eyecatch cards from classic mecha cartoons. If you’re an artist and would be interested in making a GearHead eyecatch, please contact me with your commission rates. If you’re not an artist but would like to see me hire some good ones, you can support GearHead on itch.io. I’m hoping to make a new release of GearHead Caramel next week, with new content, new weapons, and a whole bunch of improvements.