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I don't know if you still see these questions, but ... how is the progress of the visual novels you are working on? Is there any way to follow? By the way, katawa shoujo is an incredible game and it motivated me to create my own VN, so thank you ^^

First Snow is releasing Soon(tm), Twofold is still a while off but in progress, and Lucrezia is in the same boat. Please wait warmly. Good luck with your VN.

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Just wanted to thank you for writing and producing this amazing game, it's brought me lifelong friends, even traveled to other countries to meed people I met from this. You have single hand-idly changed my life, for the better. Are you working on anything else?

Thanks. It's had the same effect for me - I've also travelled around the world, meeting devs and fans. Kinda funny, as I was practically a shut-in at the beginning of the project.
I'm currently working on two VNs, one a period piece and the other a more traditional game. Both yuri.

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Whoa thanks for the detailed response! Follow up questions: I've read that it's quite hard to move up from the entry helpdesk/desktop support level job is it true? Also, do you need to be proficient in programming languages to succeed in this field?

Yes and no, it depends on where you are and the company you're in. To get above helpdesk, you're really going to need certifications (like the aforementioned CCNA), and those cost money. Businesses these days tend to unfortunately not care much for internally training up staff, preferring to directly hired relevant staff, so you might need to look at studying and taking any exams on your own dime.
That said, there are usually options. In Australia, TAFE/Polytechnic offers courses in Cert 3, Cert 4, and Diploma in Information Technology, which are very good to have on your resume, and there are some good government study benefits to help pay for it. I'd imagine in most countries there are some organisations to help in certifications.
You don't need to be proficient in programming at all. I'd barely dabbled in programming myself, though I did teach myself a fair bit of scripting and web development to help with my work. Basically, it's not required, but the more "value-add" skills you have available on the side (documentation writing, scripting, etc), the better you look compared to others competing for any given position.

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Do you still work as an IT and if so, what's it like and do you like it? Curious cause I'm wondering if it's the right career for me.

Yeah, I still work in IT. I think IT requires a fairly specific sort of person to get the most out of a career in it, but it can be very rewarding if you play your cards right.
The most important thing is that you don't just like computers, have have an innate curiosity about how they work, how to solve problems, and technology as a whole. There are an awful lot of people in IT who end up as mediocre helpdesk jockeys their entire career because they don't have that drive.
The average career trajectory in IT is to start at a helpdesk or desktop support level, stay there a few years to get your experience up, then start working towards a specialisation that interests you. Database analyst, network operator, web developer, system administrator, network engineer, all will generally pay very well, but you'll need to do training and certification to get there. For example, a CCNA cert (Cisco Certified Network Associate) will get your foot in the door as a junior network engineer, from which you'll be earning a nice wage already, and have a fairly clear career progression.
That said, it isn't all positive. You'll be expected in any IT role to be available outside business hours (for urgent issues, out-of-hours upgrades/updates, etc), many businesses see IT as a drain on resources rather than a revenue stream and treat the department as such, and frankly it's still a big sausagefest.
I do recommend going into IT if you have a sense of curiosity and the ambition to push past the helpdesk ceiling. There are some nice perks (I ended up travelling around the country to provide support in some amazing locations), the people working in IT tend to be pretty cool as a whole, and the sector offers a huge variety of opportunities to learn and shift around compared to the very static world of many other professions. You'll have to spend your professional life learning new things, but to me, that's one of the best parts.

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