It's now been a full year since I released Pound the Puss to the Newgrounds Game Portal, and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you guys for a great experience.
I made Pound to amuse myself over a summer; I figured maybe a couple thousand people would play it at best. Almost 150,000 plays and an onslaught of overwhelmingly heartwarming reviews later, I find myself struck by how such a crude game garnered such a warm response from people.
It's been a year, but the game still feels fresh to me. Thanks to Newgrounds' support for the game, it saw its way into the "Best Games This Year" section, resting at #2 for a good while. Because of this, I saw new reviews almost every day, and was constantly reminded how my unfortunate little puss protagonist brightened someone's day. It really helped me through harder times while working on my other projects. Now a year's passed, and it's cleared a spot for another fortunate game... So, as traction on my puss dies down a bit, I thought I'd leave this post here to say thanks.
Although I'll be hard at work on Abomi Nation for a good while, I'll never forget my dirty little roots at Newgrounds. This has been an incredible year for me, and I can't stress enough how the reception to Pound the Puss has really lifted my spirits. Thank you to all the voters, reviewers, and let's players that helped me have more faith in my original work.
Who knows? Maybe Pound will show his face again someday.
In the mean time, keep poundin' that puss, Newgrounds.