Hello there! I'm Lin. I just got a reply to an email that I sent to Jinxtengu a couple of days ago, asking about how far Sunfish 2 is to completion. If you ever went on his website when it was still up, there was a page on there which showed you wip screenshots of the game. He planned to shock and amuse us all even more than the first one. It was going to be much more longer than the first one, with even more branching paths and scary stuff popping out at you. And then...suddenly....Poof. The website was gone and Jinxtengu never posted any message anywhere about it.
Luckily, I still had his email address because of me sending a couple of messages to him beforehand. I don't know where the messages have gone but I remember him saying that he forgot to pay the bill for it or something. Hmm. Either way, we had spoke a few times via email (because he doesn't use any Instant Messenger) and talked about things that will happen in the second Sunfish game. Again, the email with stuff about Sunfish 2 was lost somewhere (Thinking about it, it was probably the automatic inbox cleaner...).
But anyway, I emailed him a couple of days ago about his general health (He sent me an email once saying that he was having panic attacks of sorts or something whenever around the public.) and also on the progress of Sunfish 2 (Also, a possibility of making S2 a paid-for game. Y'know, seeing how it's been in development for about 4/5 years haha).
This is the reply:
i'm doing fine thanks.
Im still working on revenge of the sunfish two.
it should be finished maybe in 4 or five months, thats my best estimate. it's going really well, it's just alot of work.
im going to release it for free, but i might sell some t shirts with images of some of the characters.
I really appreciate your interest and support
Well then. TIGsource public, what are your thoughts to that?
(oh god sunfish 2 t-shirts im gonna buy the hell out of those)
Also, yes, I did just sign up purely to post this.
EDIT: Just gonna pop this very interesting tidbit of information about Sunfish 1 here.
Sunfish isn't really about the graphics, it's about being interesting and also about the structure of the levels. some people said the original had a broken level structure, but it's supposed to be like that, it's more dynamic that way.
it's also about stuff in my mind, my imagination and such.
the graphics in sunfish 2 are still
MS paint drawn, although some
levels have a fair amount of detail
with regard animations, which was scarce in the original, or indeed nonexistent.
. I can't remember off the top of my head, what some of the things in the original are meant to be, although it does have meaning. The whole game has hidden suicide messages in it to be honest.
I was very stressed out and frustrated at the time of the game,
it was a sort of a fun thing for me to do at the time. it has underlying themes of nihilism, and i guess a very narrow, perhaps scornful view on life and people in general. it pretends to be all smiles and a joke when in fact it's a serious game. thats the joke.
well that's how i see it anyway.
theirs a level in it by the way
which only occurs a random 1/100 times
on a certain level.