Dev Update #15: Plot Update, Expressions, General News, Small CG Preview
Happy Sunday y'all! I hope you guys had a good Halloween and a good week! I sent out the cosplay wallpapers for you backers and those that purchased the add-on, so I hope you guys enjoyed them! Again, if you did not receive your wallpaper, please email me with your KS username, backer number, and how much you pledged for! A few emails did not go through so it could have been yours!
Let's just get straight into the update!
What's Happening: 1) Plot Update 2) Expressions 3) General News 4) CG
1) Plot Update
Phew! We're pooped! We've been working hard on writing and we're about 80% finished with Aiden's route. (If you don't include the lewd scenes and dates, we'd probably be about 95% but we figure those are better left to be written last.) We are also simultaneously working on Minami's and the Twins' route, though in general, it should take us about another 2 months, maybe 3 to finish the script. Now that doesn't mean the release date will come any sooner. Please remember that all of our partners have their own lives so we can't realistically force them to do like (for example) 10 CGs a week or 10 BGs a week. However, if everything goes as planned, we should be able to get the game out in October of next year. I will be setting a final release date about 1-2 months before hand. We will be trying to get the game on steam as well as itch.
So honestly, my favorite part about doing sprites is the expressions. Also, the benefit of doing them myself is that I can make as many as I want! So for today, we've got a Jun expression preview aaaaaaand a Minami one! These are just some expressions that will be in the demo and full game.
Let's start with Jun! I personally find him absolutely adorable and his expressions are some of my favorite to make.
And Minami's! His are also super fun to make because I feel like I can get a little more creative with him since his features are slightly more feminine.
Aren't they cute???
3) General News
Demo progress is going smoothly! We just ended our casting call and are currently going through each audition to make sure we can find a voice that we like! It should be just a few more days. In the next update, I'll announce the voice actors for the characters we had to recast.
In other news, if you're interested in watching some of our art streams, make sure you follow us on our twitter or tumblr (both parivalgames)! Our CG artist has been doing a few art streams and you'll get early previews of some of the art! I'm not sure when the next stream will be, but I will be making an announcement whenever it starts.
I will be making an announcement with the Updated demo release date a week or two before we launch it! We will also be trying to get it on steam as well as itch. It looks like we will be waiting until the holidays are over to release it, so look forward to it in early January!
The demo will have around 9 backgrounds and 5-6 unique CGs depending on a choice you make! However, if you count variations, the CGs in the demo will be 12-15! Please go into the demo with a fresh mind, it is completely different from the old one.
4) CG Preview
Unfortunately, I can't show you the full preview as it will be available to our patrons, but enjoy this small part of it! This is the only redone CG in the demo, the rest will be completely new and given as previews to our patrons!
If you can, please support us on Patreon! Anything really helps and if we can make even $200 per month, it would basically cover everything we need.
The higher tiers even get written scenes privy only on our Patreon! This month's theme is Role Reversal and is shaping up to be Rei x Twins.
1) Did you dress up for Halloween? If so, as what?
2) What would you like to see in the new demo?
3) If you purchased all of the wallpapers, which was your favorite?
4) If you only got one wallpaper, did you think the outfit suited the character?
5) Favorite expression so far?
Thanks again for reading and I hope you liked the update! If you have the time, please feel free to respond to the questions section! As always, if you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com
Feel free to join our discord! You can chat with me and the other devs, as well as a bunch of other weirdos~ Previews are also posted earlier on our discord!
Remember, we have a Patreon now! Any money will go towards furthering the game--meaning paying for CGs, BGs, and VAs!
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