Have you noticed what month this is? Me too.
Do you know which events took place in the month of August five years ago? The events depicted in my game Leadlight.
Having noticed this anniversary, I'm announcing
THE VERY AUGUST LEADLIGHT GAMMA SALE
Until August ends (about a week from today) you can buy Leadlight Gamma on itch.io for $1
You can still throw larger amounts of money at me during this time, but that's hardly the point of a sale.
After the sale window closes, the minimum price will revert to a more diabolical value. Maybe $6.66.
In technological developments: The game is now direct link-downloadable to the Frotz iOS app from itch.io. Consider this a news item if you already own it, since any new files or features that are added to the itch.io page are available to anyone who has ever bought the game.
In other news: I briefly considered running a competition, too, with a prize for the first player* to send me a screenshot of the final easter egg from Leadlight Gamma's tour mode. However I've already donated a prize to IFComp, and I'm feeling too unemployed, ill and covetous to part with any of the horror-related items I was considering putting up for a Leadlight comp. So I shan't run one!
I will say that I think most people would find the final archive item shown in tour mode to be relatively surprising.
I view Leadlight as kind of a hardcore game, but by the standard of hardcore games, an easy one. It's considerably easier to finish the game per se than to finish it with all 80 points. So I saved Leadlight Gamma's tour mode as a reward for players who do get 80 points and who have thus demonstrated their commitment to the experience.
* Anyone mentioned in the game credits would not have been eligible to participate in the comp. But these people don't need to fret anymore, since I am not actually running the comp, only the sale.