Stern is currently working on chapter three of the series, now for the first time with a little outside help. Lauren Linden is a graphic artist for some portions of the game. “He’s very clear about what he wants, and it just shows that he’s a very dedicated and hard-working person,” said Linden. Chapter 3 is the first of the series to be offered as a standalone .exe, instead of an online flash game, as Stern switches from an online ad revenue model to a standard sellable download one. His fanbase had some trouble accepting the change. “There were a few [online forum users] who said ‘I’m never going to buy this game, and you have made it so I can’t play your games anymore…’ What’s funny is, of the people who said that, none of them have actually left the community.” Stern explained that he didn’t ban them or delete their comments, but instead argued that it was important to support indie game developers.
Stern said that he’ll have to move on from the tiny studio one day, however. “I’m probably not going to pay all [my debt] back just selling indie games, so I’m probably going to get a job as an attorney, continue developing games in my spare time, and once I’m in a good financial position quit, and just develop games full time.” But for just a few short months in this interim period between school and a full-time job, Stern can officially list his occupation as “freelance game developer.”