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National Autism Awareness Month: Understanding What Autism Is

Hello everyone, hope you’re doing well. Today, we have a very special blog post for you for Autism Awareness Month! We’ll be talking about what autism is, what it looks like to others, and how it’s treated. We’ll also be interviewing four of our own developers on the spectrum to see what their experience has been like. So what exactly is autism? Autism is a disorder that can cause challenges with communication and social interactions, as well as display restrictive and repetitive behaviours. The spectrum used to be composed of several unique diagnoses: classic autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified), and pragmatic language impairment. However, these now all fall under the Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, with the spectrum being defined as having a high-functioning end and a low-functioning end, with the high end more able to blend into regular society, and the low end having a very difficult time communicating their

Missing Stars April Update

Hello everyone, hope you're all doing well. We're coming at you with our April update for Missing Stars so that we can keep you informed of our progress with Act 1. We're very happy to report that we made good progress this month. The writing for Act 1 has now reached the 50% completion mark, with programming following in its footsteps. We've also recently added two new musicians to our team, so music production will have a boost of activity as well. On top of all that, our wonderful art team will soon be ramping up sprite and CG production as we progress further with Missing Stars, so stay tuned for some sneak peeks. Speaking of which, here's a sneak peek of a Jeanne scene! Note: Current Sprites are not final  As some of you are aware, April is Autism Awareness month, so to commemorate this event, we'll have an article releasing on April 18th about autism, what it can look like, and how it's treated. What will make this article special is th