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No Audio Whatsoever
So, I tried starting Aerannis today, but I've run into the problem that the game doesn't play any audio - there's just an occasional "click" coming from my headphones with a faint background hiss. All other audio outside the game plays just fine. Any ideas on fixing this?
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fffbbb  [developer] Oct 18, 2015 @ 12:35pm 
What OS are you running the game on?
Windows 10. But after posting this, I refunded the game, since I heard rumors that the game has ties to GamerGate, and I don't want to support those GG cretins. Sorry, but I can't take the chance that I even accidentally support a movement that wants my friends dead.
fffbbb  [developer] Oct 18, 2015 @ 12:57pm 
The game has literally zero affiliation with gamergate. A kickstarter backer paid for a billboard and an NPC with zero relevance to the plot.
Last edited by fffbbb; Oct 18, 2015 @ 12:58pm
YinYin Oct 19, 2015 @ 4:32am 
Interactions with that NPC are poking pretty good subtle fun at them though.
Did the backer write/request that?

But yeah, the game should be pretty enjoyable for anyone that doesn't outright hate/fear trans people and the prospect of absolute matriarchy and no more men.
I'm trans myself, so I was really excited about this game. Even if the dev didn't intend it, this game has way too many connections to GG, and I'm really uncomfortable playing it. I really wanted trans representation in games, and I love metroidvanias, but I have been emotionally scarred by GG, and anything that has their disproportionate support makes me really nervous. Sorry, fffbbb, even if you really didn't intend it, by allowing them a space in your game, it makes it feel like it ISN'T a safe space for myself and all of my trans friends who were excited about this game. Maybe someday trans people will have positive, safe representation in games, but seeing a hate mob work its way in makes me worry about how long that may take.
Froey_ Oct 19, 2015 @ 2:04pm 
Well, that escalated quickly.
fffbbb  [developer] Oct 19, 2015 @ 3:52pm 
All backers who had paid to get a billboard in the game were given equal treatment. Whether or not I agree with their message is another subject ( I personally can't possibly care about e-politics), but I won't censor a harmless billboard or NPC.
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YinYin Oct 20, 2015 @ 4:47am 
Originally posted by Princess of Squid Kids:
really uncomfortable playing it.
It really sucks that a few people managed to create these kind of connections with a character for you :c

May I ask what else besides the NPC creates that feeling (a billboard?).
Originally posted by YinYin:
Originally posted by Princess of Squid Kids:
really uncomfortable playing it.
It really sucks that a few people managed to create these kind of connections with a character for you :c

May I ask what else besides the NPC creates that feeling (a billboard?).
Well, I have seen a few GGs saying that it is a game that supports their ideologies, specifically believing it to be a game where you kill feminists. Even I know there is more nuance to Aerannis than that description (It seems to specifically refer to TERFs, which puts things in a different light), but I'm worried, regardless. Whether or not this was intended by the dev, it still makes me uncomfortable.

Also, when I talked about it on Twitter, I got dogpiled by a suspicious number of GGs who seemed disproportionately eager to attack me and defend the game. It's fine if they defend the game, but namesearching me and sending unsolicited hate was uncalled for.

I know I may have overreacted, but all this makes it hard to believe that GamerGate had no hand in this game's propagation, and their descriptions of it make the situation really ugly.
YinYin Oct 26, 2015 @ 6:52am 
Sounds more like the topic in general makes you uncomfy simply because of what it always seems to drag along. The game itself seems to handle it all very well from my perspective.
And all kinds of "camps" enjoying it is a testament to that imo.
awolfcalledbed Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:35pm 
so what the ♥♥♥♥, what about the MISSING SOUND???? what do? Never minge, I had an id10t error.
Last edited by awolfcalledbed; Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:36pm
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