Ahhh we don't deserve you! Thank you for the consistency and updates, reading your updates puts a genuine smile on my face! I'm just a faceless being on the internet haha but just know that you've got a random human out there in the world rooting for you! May your beta testing be bug as bug free as possible. 😂🙏
18/08/2022 Devlog - Quill's Route (sprites)
Hello everyone! I just wanted to pop in and post a quick development log for Quill!
I was in the middle of revisions back when I last updated and am happy to report that revisions are complete. Quill's route has been coded into Ren'py with all the preliminary set up done. I have finished coding all the major sprites into the game along with their expression changes. I still have a few minor characters and extras to draw and code in but those account for a very, very small portion of the sprites.
Overall, the routes average about 6000-6500 sprite expression changes per route. The remaining minor characters and extras probably account for a few dozen of those at most. So yeah, definitely more or less finished with sprite expressions.
I ended up adding several new outfits for Morgan and needed to draw the route-specific side characters (Aritz, Neel, and Vic. Vale and Locke's sprites were already mostly finished). And, as I said, I only have a few very minor characters left to draw or set up.
Though I've made a lot of progress and have a lot of the major work out of the way, there is still quite a lot to be done, too.
- music (coding it in)
- SFX (coding them in)
- Flowcharts (creating and coding)
- CGs (creating and coding)
- glossary entries (coding them in and writing any new ones)
- Miscellaneous other small things (like maybe a few BG animations)
- beta testing (lots of it)
So there's still a fair amount of work left - weeks, really. I don't have an ETA on when it will be completed or released. But I'm definitely making progress. The two "big" things left are the CGs and the beta testing.
Beta testing is a long process for these routes. They are very long and have a lot of small elements that have to be tested out. At some point I will probably start working on writing Reuben's route; it's not my focus right now and won't be for a while but I intend to start working on that before Quill's route is released, most likely.
Anyway, that is the update for now. I am continuing to make daily progress.
See you next time!
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Thank you for all your hard work! I just discovered this game and it really is a masterpiece!
Honestly, Quill and Yuu are the two that I'm most looking forward to! I'm super excited! But don't worry about that and take the time you need 🥰 We can wait, because your stuff is always so amazing and worth waiting for!
Yeah, not gonna lie Quill's route was the one I was waiting for the most hahaha. Well, him and Reuben. I'm a sucker for angsty torture of the MC, and the physical woes in Quill's route preview and the desperation of the MC emotionally in Reuben's preview are looking to pay off in dividends yes indeed.
Can't wait, Steamberry.
Edit: Feel I should clarify, I just like seeing MC be swept off her feet by a handsome guy in her time of peril. Gives me butterflies inside, hehehe~ Didn't mean to imply I liked watching her suffer or anything nonsensical like that only that I like to earn my happy ending and so many of your broody boys have their routes put MC imperiled to save her. That is to say, I think you're a rather masterful storyteller Steamberry.
I'm so happy to hear that! Only a few people are specifically looking forward to Quill (which is fair because he barely shows up and you don't get a good sense of his character). But it's nice to hear from someone else looking forward to it.
He was honestly really fun to write as a character and I'm always happy to hear someone who is looking forward to seeing his story and getting to know him. 😌😌
Ooo, I can't wait! I'm looking forward to learning more about the androids!
Ahhhhhh! Screaming and cheering in the background 💛
That's so great!!!!! :D
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