Development News

2021-09-03

Good morning everyone. I know it’s been awhile since we had a chat and for that I apologize. I’ve only got a few things to run over with you and then we’ll get back to work immediately. I promise.

For starters, I want to apologize for ghosting you for part of July and all of August. Those who’ve followed the game for a while know it is highly uncharacteristic of my chatty ass to go so long without a peep. For reasons of personal privacy I won’t go into all of the specifics, but I can give you the broad details.

The company that I work for had a data breach at the beginning of July and this launched me head first into overtime and travel pay as I had the inglorious job of visiting our data centers. It’s shit work. And I’ve spent more time in airport terminals and hotels than any person should have to. Between laptops, shitty hotel wifi, company networks and being run ragged from sunrise to sunset, I unceremoniously put all my PR work on hold and doubled down.

I guess after several months of me stealing time from the real job to work on the game meant sooner or later karma would come full circle and they’d want that time back. Well they took it and now I’d say we’re even.

Anyway, while on the road, working on the art for the game was simply not possible. But I did get many hours of writing in while mid-flight and waiting around airport coffee shops. So while the month wasn’t a total loss (I got about three chapters written!), the part of the job that needs to get done to get a release ready was on hold. But I’m back now and it’s time to fix that. With so much content ready in the wings, I can focus solely on art production.

I’ve spent this week putting everything back in order, catching up on emails and sorting things out around the house. But come Monday I’ll be ready to jump right back into this thing and start hammering away in Daz. Right now my goal is snap off three live streams a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 3 to 4 hours each. That should get us a solid 12 to 15 hours of art a week for the next couple of weeks if we can maintain. Naturally I want to do more, but I have to wait and see how the scheduling with the real job works out. But 3 days a week, 3 to 4 hours a day is the bare minimum I’m aiming for. Hopefully we’ll get in more.

So for those that hung in there with me despite my unacceptable lack of communication, I thank you tremendously. The game is not “aboned” and I’m as passionate as ever. I was obviously unable to work on the art (which is the part that desperately needs completed), but I did have the game on my mind the whole time and put down just over 30,000 fresh words into the script. At this point I have to take whatever wins I can.

I guess that’s all I got for now. We’ll talk soon and I’ll see you Monday for a fresh art live stream! After all, we have Emily and Jane both waiting for chapter completion! I dare not keep them waiting any longer.

Again, thank you for your continued support and I look forward to working with you again soon!

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