A different reveal, this time
In 2018, I learned that come March 2019, I'd be a father.
It was a wild year spent juggling an increasingly complex personal life with the added pressures of work projects rapidly approaching deadlines. Amidst the chaos, we decided to throw a gender reveal event for family and close friends. I learned I'd be father to a baby girl that day.
It was amazing.
Now skip ahead a little. 2020. A year that brought with it something unprecedented in modern times. A pandemic that effectively halted social events. A little inconvenient, given that I learned (at some point around the middle of the year), that I would have a baby boy joining the family at the beginning of 2021. Holding a small gender reveal similar to that of 2018 wasn't quite on the cards.
Strange times call for strange solutions annnd one thing led to another. Before I knew it, I had resolved to write a partial clone of the retro cult classic, PAC-MAN... and within the game's win screen, I'd decided to nest a baby announcement for anyone who was able to make it that far.
The outcome was a hit. Here are a collection of screenshots taken from the fun little announcement.