I sit next to this weird (I use this term lovingly) kid in the back of one of my university classes. Yesterday he brought his laptop and a video game controller to class and started playing video games discreetly under the table.
I noticed what was up and told him to check out Super Chibi Knight on Steam.
He started watching the preview video (which shows Abobo's Big Adventure and Castle Crashing the Beard) and got a really weird and surprised look on his face. Then he went total fangirl and kept asking incredulously if I had REALLY made those games.
Turns out, he follows me here on NG and has been playing my games forever. He also idolizes @TomFulp and Dan Paladin and was awestruck that I'd met them in person (he also loves Fancy Pants and was equally as impressed that I'd met Brad too). He's earned all 100 achievements in Abobo's Big Adventure. His parents wouldn't let him play "T" rated games when Castle Crashers came out, so he lived on Castle Crashing the Beard for quite a while... ha ha!
He's been playing my stuff for the past 10 years and said that Newgrounds' games inspired him to major in Computer Science in college. He couldn't stop talking to me during class which was distracting everyone else and frustrating the teacher. He told me all about some ideas for games that he wants to make and actually followed me out of class and walked me to my car gushing about my games the whole time. He thought my location tag on Newgrounds "Somewhere in Nevada" was just a reference to Madness and not actually true. :-)
Anyway, it was a nice reminder that REAL people play my games and my current projects will potentially provide entertainment for a lot more REAL people. He refused to tell me his NG username cuz he was embarrassed, but he gave me his email and I sent him a Steam Key for Super Chibi Knight.
Every once in a while it's neat to feel like a rock star. :-D
Super Chibi Knight Update:
I made a "FINAL PUNCHLIST" of to-dos to finish the game. It has 42 items and each is probably a day's worth of work. It's probably not comprehensive, but I tried to make it as close to comprehensive as possible. That's kind of exciting to see that glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.
Here are some other pics and videos to show off the latest progress in the game:
ALSO: Coming soon to Super Chibi Knight, TROLL NIPPLES!