The Name Change Update
When I first started developing JUMP THE GUN, the game was all about shooting, and using the trigger differently for the different bullet shots. The first prototype was developed over two weeks, after which I had to submit it as an assignment. At this stage it was called TRIGGERED.
Since then, I have been trying to come up with a name that I was happy and comfortable with. After days and days of searching, and finding that all the names I could come up with were already taken, I decided on JUMP THE GUN, which - I think - is perfect.
The reason for the name change is because I was never happy with using the term 'triggered' in such a flippant way. It was originally just a working title for myself to refer to it in communications with my lecturers. However, it became popular with my classmates and friends very quickly, and then went to a games festival. All the while I was focussed on its development, instead of its front-facing appearance.
I myself have first-hand experience with the psychological trigger effect suffered by so many people involved in various traumas. TRIGGERED was never meant to poke fun of that in any way, but I do understand that it may have been harmful nevertheless - even just in diluting the importance of the word.
As soon as I can get four friends together, I will re-record the gameplay footage which used to feature on the page, but under the name TRIGGERED.
I apologise to anyone who may have found the original name insensitive - it was.
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