It's been a busy couple of weeks here at Fretshirt HQ since the last blog post.
Okay, three weeks - I just checked - if you want to be pedantic about it but it's just that time of year, when we don't get a minute of peace to ourselves. Instead we ensure you get all your lovely, fantastic, brilliant, , outstanding, fabulous (too much!) garments in time for the big day.
So busy in fact we didn't even get the chance to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Yes, it was an excuse to keep using our new mock up tool, but you have to admit, it looks rather nice and a great away to welcome all the new American Fretters that are joining us, since we changed the postal rates to the US of A.
Speaking of the mock up software - and yes I am aware that I do, quite often - The Short, The Fat & The Slow mock up (on the left) was a surprise hit on our Instagram page this week. Getting nearly ten times the likes of all the other designs we've posted so far. So thanks for everyone who did that, even if none of you actually bought one! At least not directly via the link provided.
This week was also the twenty-fifth anniversary of PlayStation, which just seems remarkable to those of us who were around at the start but then we are at an age when everything was so much longer ago than we think.
Naturally though, it was bandwagon... erm... I mean... a tribute we couldn't help but join in with, so what could be better than a new mock up for our Playstation Time design from the ever popular Do Not Disturb range?
Oddly as we were doing that, we noticed that we'd somehow managed to miss Instagram from the series, so we've now added that, as number twenty-five in the series.
Of course we also made a nice new mock up as well, featuring a model giving an impression I'm sure everyone has been on the receiving end of some point or other in their relationship.
I'm right, aren't I?
Go on. You can admit it. We won't tell.
Things we will tell, however - wow what a link - is the success currently being felt by our Polish Friends over at Exor Studios.
Not only celebrating ten years since their first game Zombie Driver came out this last week, by giving it away FREE on Steam nearly a million times, their newest title the forthcoming The Riftbreaker goes from strength to strength and it's not even out until "Sometime in 2020!"
In the meantime though, if you want to see what the game - built on their own engine - looks like, they run twice weekly developmental live streams from a corner of their office, on either Mixer (Tuesdays 2PM GMT) or Twitch (Thursdays 2PM GMT) sometimes mirroring them on Steam. Just follow their social media - or ours - to find out when they are live.
Both platforms having interactive elements that lets those watching - often including Fretshirt HQ's own Geemann - influence game play for better or (usually) worse, as one of the devs - Voidreaver - attempts to get use to all the improvements his other devs had put into the game and not told him!
Now, an Pre-alpha version of the Survival aspect of the game has been released to other streams to try out, and is gaining a great reputation, so check those out if you can.
Of course, just as we have done with both Exor's previous games, we have a limited range of Riftbreaker merchandise, on offer, if you want to get with Mr. Riggs or Ashley before everyone else.
Until we Fret Again.