Tell your Glitch/Eleven Story

Hi all! I thought it might be nice to tell our Glitch/Eleven Giants stories as we wait and chat and get to (re)know each other. So, what's your story? How did you find out about and first start playing Glitch? Why did you love it so? What did you learn? How has it impacted your life? With what intentions are you playing/joining Eleven?

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  • I'll start! My first introduction to Glitch was at age 24, when my partner showed me the game trailer. I applied immediately and then spent the next week obsessively checking my email. I fell immediately and deeply in love, and in short order had all of my friends playing, and my mom. I played Glitch when I just started teaching, and it was a nice way to connect with folks when I was exhausted and swamped with work.

    In late 2011 I went through a really tough depressive period and logging on to Glitch was one of the things I still enjoyed doing. It was the right combination of gentle, kind, and affirming. My Glitchen community was always there, both real life friends and those I never met in real life. I've since searched for that same community feeling in a game and haven't found it.

    I'll be joining Eleven in a much better place than I was 8 years ago, thankfully. I'm excited to build community again, and hopefully give back to others some of the support I received from my Glitchen friends back in the day.

  • If I remember correctly, I had just had another game I played announce it's shut down when I found Glitch. (It happens to me a lot). But I wasn't really that bothered about it in this case, because Glitch quickly got me hooked. I love crafting in games so I crafted a lot.... I also got involved in as many parties, projects and pot worshipping events as possible... Because why not?

    I don't think it really impacted my life much to be honest, it was just a game and a place to meet new people and hang with friends, it was when it was over and all of that was taken away that it really had an impact, because I have never been able to find anything else like it since.

    I'm still waiting to get in to Eleven, I have no plans yet, to be honest, I think I am just going to wait and see what happens when I get there! But hopefully, I will see you all there soon :)
  • I found Glitch when my son was very little. It was a wonderful escape for a young mom and I would fully immerse myself in the world while my son took his naps. I loved all the worlds and the music was so wonderful and relaxing (most of it, lol). I kept my house in the Firebogs so I could collect materials for the things I was crafting and explored all the beautiful scenery away from "home." I can't wait to see the Enchanted Woods, Ix, and Ilmenskie Caverns again!
  • I found it when my mum played it was interesting

    But I couldn't play it at that time because I had no computer

  • @Chikooeep That sounds so lovely. Throughout my daughter's babyhood (she's 2 now), I wished I had Glitch to log on to during naps!
  • I honestly have no idea where I heard about Glitch - I had totally forgotten even signing up by the time I got an invite. So that will forever be a mystery.

    It was easy to fall in love with though - from the sense of humor throughout to the people who were always friendly and willing to help, and the world with so much to explore.

    Not sure about too many specific intentions for Eleven yet, just the feeling of wonder, exploring, and maybe a bit of decorating.
  • edited September 26
    I played Glitch from beta and can't remember how I found it, but was instantly hooked. I had one close irl friend join me, and we spent many hours together playing in person and across the ocean while I was in college far away from home. It was one of the best ways we kept in touch and we had so many fun Glitchy moments. She gifted me a Piggy irl that still sleeps in my bed (his name is Oink).

    My favourite part of Glitch was the sense of community. I loved the parties, the random events, the kind hearted people, and that's what I miss most and hope that we can recreate. I was pretty lonely in real life, and my friends in the game gave me so much joy. I visited the UK with my family one summer while playing and met up with one of my Glitch friends while I was there, and it was truly lovely. @nubbins I too was pretty depressed for a large part of the time I played, and I feel you on how affirming it felt to be here.

    I've been pretty emotional wandering the streets here in Eleven. I am so grateful that this world still exists. My partner is playing for the first time (I've been talking about it for years and I'm glad he's getting to see this world I talked about for so many years) and I'm enjoying watching him explore too.

    P.S. I was Sharmy Knope if anyone remembers me :)
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  • I don't really remember where or how Crunchy and I found Glitch, but we were hooked from day one. (possibly via Twitter?) Crunchy even stopped playing Terreria to play Glitch!!

    We both mourned the closing of the one truly GOOD game we had both enjoyed.

    I loved the fact you could gather resources and create things in a sustainable manner and the quirky humour drew me in. Loved the overall LOOK, the music and intelligence behind the NPC chats.

    Doing quests and getting achievements at odd times kept me interested, and the helpful chats and comradery of the players was totally different to other online communities we have been in.

    Building and decorating my little house...

    ..oh, .so much to rediscover once we get back in:))
  • I only got to play Glitch for about a year, during my senior year of high school. I don't remember how I found it, but it was such a wonderful thing to be able to log on and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and kind community when I was going through such an awful time of my life, having just moved states and left all my friends behind (it's hard to make friends as a new student, especially if you're a senior). After it shut down I got the Art of Glitch book and the soundtrack and I still annoy everyone around me with them lol (I just want to be able to share the feeling I got from Glitch). I even sewed together a little doll of my avatar and it's sitting on my shelf next to the book! I really hope with Eleven I can share the experience with my younger siblings eventually because I wasn't able to with Glitch.
  • Like others have mentioned, I have no idea how I heard about Glitch. I was playing Rift at the time with a pretty hardcore raiding guild and I was SO burned out. Glitch hooked me instantly with its whimsy and humor, but what kept me coming back was the community. What a community it was! Everyone was so friendly and generous. I never felt alone, even if I just wanted to wander streets for a while. When the game was shut down, I was heartbroken and have never found a game that could replace it. I'm so thrilled to be playing in the Alpha and getting to come back home to Ur! Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to bring this beautiful game back to us. 
  • I stumbled across Glitch when a game I loved called FaunaSphere shut down and I was looking for a new online home. I can't remember exactly how I found it, but I think it was in beta at the time? I was immediately hooked by the quirky awesomeness and crazy creativity of the game and its great community. It was essentially the only game I played, and although I was taking a break from Glitch at the time it closed, I've really missed it and haven't been able to find anything else I enjoy playing. I'm absolutely thrilled to know I might get to explore this awesome world again soon! Thank you so much to everyone who's making this possible!!
  • edited October 12
    I'm pretty sure I was 15 when I first played I'm in my 20's now! It was the first game that didn't get repetitive for me,
    It was such a welcoming and wonderful game and it's charm never faded, I'm sure everyone agrees.
    I remember playing for hours, I'm sure I'll get addicted again~ (Cannot wait)


    I also loved brewing way too much hooch, I remember just having bags & bags of hooch!

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