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I have released A.C. which has the final name "CalAdvent" and is now available for download from Apple's iOS App Store for free. In a nutshell, the application is an Advent Calendar, but it can be used to countdown any event and not just Christmas. I am also getting close to finishing a minor update to Anime Face.

I am currently working on A.C. as I am trying to get it ready for a release later this year. To ensure that I can get the application in the state I want for the release, I am neglecting some of my other projects for the time being. Hopefully I will be able to resume working on G.K. in a few months.

I had a productive week finishing off major versions for G.B.D. and G.K. while finishing a minor version of A.C., besides finishing those versions I also finished a feature in my platformer prototype. I think there are just two major hurdles (and a handful of minor ones) left in my A.C. application so it still looks like I will be able to release it this year.

Looking at E3 and my normal Nintendo predictions: I expect there will be a Pokemon mini-direct type of presentation before Nintendo's E3 week starts. I expect a new (to the series) Smash Bros. fighter (my guess is Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2) will be introduced during the Switch Spotlight video. Lastly I predict that at least one new Labo set (slated for release during the holiday season) will be reviled.

I have finished and released the update for Anime Face, but in the process I wasn't digging the changes to iOS development (specifically supporting the iPhone X) and I don't feel like making more updates. At this point I am not planning on any updates to my existing applications. I am planning to release A.C. on iOS sometime this year and I am still working on other apps for the iOS platform as well. Although if I start any new game it will most likely not be for an iOS platform.

I have run into some issues with adding support for iOS 11 and iPhone X to Anime Face. I think I have gotten past most of the issues resolved now but I still have one known issue on the iPad which I need to address. Hopefully, I will have the update ready in January.

I have started working on an update for Anime Face, but I also started working on a brand new game. Actually the new game is just a new take of a game I previously worked on. I am taking a different approach for working on this game as I am writing it in Java and working with a short sprint/prototype development process. As an example of the shorter process I am currently working on the fourth prototype even though I started the game in the middle of July.

My development on G.B.D. has been going really well and I want to continue working on it. I am also excited to get more done on G.K. but I feel like I need to switch over to work on a new Anime Face update soon.
I don't really know what to expect from Nintendo's E3 this year, but I do expect there will be some surprises. I expect that Nintendo will release details about the Switch's Virtual Console sometime during the week of E3. I think we could hear about a Pokemon game for Holiday 2017, but if this happens I expect it to be a spin off game where Pokken Tournament on the Switch makes the most sense to me. A big surprise would be the announcement of a Zelda mobile game reveal at WWDC, but this type of reveal is more likely at Apple's September event.

I enjoyed my time off at the end of the year even though I was sick for part of it. I didn't end up starting working on a new version of Anime Face since I just wasn't feeling it, but I did make some good progress on the applications I did work on.
I am looking forward to the Switch info reveal coming up this week, but I am afraid that I will not be able to buy it on launch day through pre-order or other means. I am just fearful that the demand will out way the quantity which I expect will be lower than it should be.

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