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Dev Update #19: Demo Update News, Minami Preview, CG Teasers~
Happy Sunday! I hope most of yall are done with finals, and if you aren't--good luck! I'm so happy to finally have at least a little bit more time to work on the game while school's out. Should definitely be able to make some pretty good progress!
There won't be another update until after Christmas, so happy holidays! I hope yall will get what you want~ I'll be staying at my apartment for Christmas, so if you all have any questions over the holidays, I'll be here to answer!
2) Demo News
3) Patreon Stuff
4) Minami Preview
5) CG Teasers
1) Character Birthdays
The other day, I realized we've never publicly released the characters' birthdays, and I was looking at them and then realized I missed Rei's bday and then got sad. But anyway! Here's the characters' birthdays! We're only about 10 days late on Rei's but, you know, you just kind of forget about the middle child sometimes.
REI: Dec. 6th
AIDEN: Jan. 13th
JUN: Feb. 14th
TWINS: Aug. 8th
MINAMI: June 21st
Next birthday is Aiden's~ (At least I'll remember this time--hopefully.)
2) Demo News
Everything is in for the demo! We're planning on a release of the updated demo for 1/11; however, it may not be fully coded by then since our coder will be away for the month of January. The demo may be delayed until February if that's the case, but I will let you guys know when we know for sure. If we have any progress on the coding by January, I'll see if I can get you guys a gif or preview.
3) Patreon Stuff
Just a disclaimer, we don't expect you guys to be patrons, but I'll still keep trying to push Patreon because everything we get from it goes straight back into the game. Whether it's $100 a month or $3 a month, all of it goes toward helping me pay for the CGs, BGs, and VAs. Our kickstarter didn't account for the added expense of a CG artist, and at 40-60 (with 1-4 variations each) within the game, it comes out to quite a bit. If we can get up to $200 a month, that would really help us out and would definitely be enough to pay for everything!
I'm thinking about creating another tier (limit to 2 or 3) to allow people to request personalized written scenes every month of 1000-1500 words. For example, if you want Twins x Minami in a Birthday theme, well, you'll get it for w/e price is decided on. Let me know if anyone would be interested!
If you guys have any ideas for what I could add to make the tiers more worth it, please let me know.
4) Minami Outfit Preview
I told you guys Minami's jacket would make a resurgence~ The reason his base outfit changed is because it didn't really fit with the theme of the game, and if it were to be in important scenes, it would be a little off-putting to have this bright outfit in a generally dark scene. So most of his outfits are more tame than his neon-esque jacket, and his jacket is now just a cute date outfit. I think it's a lot more reasonable than having him wear it for the majority of the time. Enjoy this little cutie~
Next week will probably be focused on side characters. There are quite a few sprites that I need to do so I'll be trying to finish some while I'm on vacation.
5) CG Teasers
Alrighty yall, got two CG teasers for you today~ The full previews will be available on Patreon!
The first one is a cute little teaser with Minami x Rei. Hmm hmm hmm wonder what they're up to?
Then secondly, a nice teaser of the Twins x Rei~ Definitely a little tougher for Rei to deal with.
What're yalls theories for what's going on??
We got some really nice fanart of the twins from @atlastron on Twitter! Please make sure you drop them a follow!
1) What're your plans for the holidays?
2) Any thoughts on what we should do for the characters' birthdays?
3) Any ideas for what we could do to improve our Patreon?
4) What do you think is happening in the teasers~?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!