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But who’s walking the “Retrograde Road”?

Name: Popfan
Aliases: Sentient cheesecake
Oatfan
etc.
Birthday: 21 October 1995 (age 26, Libra)
Bloodtype: B
Skillset: Being a jack of all trades and master of none
Affinity with foreign languages
Self-teaching
Good at retro games (maybe)
Languages: German (native)
English (fluent)
Japanese (probably N3)
Swedish (somewhat)
Russian (already forgetting)
Finnish (beginner)
Interests: Languages
Lava lamps
Gaming
All things retro
Other: I’m constantly forgetting words in German.
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Retired Members

Spaztique One of the three founding members, responsible for the story and music for Endless Blue.
His involvement with the circle died when that game stopped being worked on, but he was nevertheless a beacon of inspiration for everyone around him and the reason Popfan began honing his skills.

FullHitPoints One of the three founding members, responsible for coding Endless Blue and later MajiKana.
After both projects died, he went on to do his own thing separate from the circle, but he is the one who initially tutored Popfan in coding.

And why that name?

“Retrograde” means “to move backwards” — or, in this particular case, “to be facing backwards”. The “road” is a metaphor for my progress, how far I’ve come, and how much further I’ve yet to go — in terms of my creative output, yes, but also my sensibilities, my growth as a person, the progression of my life in general...

It means to move forward while not forgetting to look back. To carve out a future while remembering and cherishing the past. To make the most of the present so it can later be another memory to look back on fondly. And if you’re moving forward while facing backwards, that is “moving in retrograde”, in a way.
Popfan
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15 Apr 2022
Moved all game download links server-side, added download links for all previous versions of chain of lucidity, and implemented download counters.
9 Apr 2022
chain of lucidity v1.20e hotfix released.
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chain of lucidity v1.20e update.
5 Apr 2022
Added some missing events to the History page.
12 Feb 2022
Team Gaijin Alex now operates under the new name “Retrograde Road”.
Also reworded and expanded parts of the website and added lightbox galleries to all game pages, as well as dark mode.
26 Dec 2021
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