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2020-02-07 News

Well, Amanda’s celebrating because Renfri finally got what was coming to her….wait, no, that’s not it. Oh! Right, her renders have all been staged and we’re almost done with her update! That was it!

Progress

So if you’ve been watching the live streams this week, you know that we’ve finally completed all the art we need for Amanda’s chapter. All that is left is to run the final renders this weekend. Then spend about a day in post production. After that, it’s just a matter of sorting out the code, checking for bugs, and then it’s go time!

Live Streams

Though I had planned to do a live stream today I realize I still have much to do in sorting these images and managing the place holders in the code. So today and most of the weekend is going to be devoted to that.

Monday I’d like to run a stream of post production work so you fine people can see what sort of tasks I do in Photoshop and Lightroom to prepare the final images.

Tuesday and ideally every day after I’d like to start in on the images for Cassie’s next update.

I’ve streamed four out of five days this week and I have to say I’m enjoying the experience. Now that I’m predominately working from home, I don’t see any reason why we can’t stream three or four days a week.

It’s good for me because I find I get less distracted when there are people watching me. Being so focused on the task at hand, I find I get the same amount of work done but in about two-thirds the time.

It’s also a demonstration of the commitment I have to the quality of this game and I think when people see how much effort goes into producing these scenes, there is a greater appreciation for the work as a whole.

Live Stream Recordings

As an added benefit, I’ve started recording the Live Streams and putting them in a downloadable archive. This archive is available for $5+ Patrons

So if you’re interested in the streams but are unable to watch when it’s live, or if you are afraid of spoilers and want to wait a couple of weeks and go back and watch the streams after you’ve played the content, you now have that option.

I enjoy teaching and sharing tips and tricks as much as I enjoy working on this game. If in the course of a stream, or in watching one of the archived videos you have a question or want an explanation of something, by all means, shoot me a message!

I’m happy to reply.

What’s Next?

I know it’s taken awhile for this update to get done. The holiday’s certainly took their toll and are much to blame. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years all back to back make life hellish as it is. Add to that the pressures of working the old job, finding the new job, working on the game, and keeping up with all the family stuff, and you have a November and December that are just plain slow.

But January saw a good comeback! We started the year off strong, hired some additional artists (which slowed us back down a bit as we scrambled to get everything we needed in place for them to do their job and get ramped up), and now we have Amanda’s chapter almost in the bag.

I do look for the coming months to be some of the most productive yet. With multiple live streams a week, and new people contributing work towards the game, I look forward to what 2020 has yet to bring!

As always, I thank you for your continued support and hopefully when next you hear from me, it will be to announce the impending release date for the next chapter.

Salute!

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