Hey everyone, CykaDev here!

Look, it’s 2020! So I’m gonna start by saying happy new year to you all! I wish you the very best for the upcoming year, whether in be in your studies, with your family, your crush, your golden retriever or even your toaster. Who knows, these are expensive.

More seriously, I’d like to take this occasion to express how insane everything feels. It’s 2020, and CykaDev has been around since the end of 2017. It’s absolutely crazy to think we’ve come so far, and it absolutely doesn’t feel like so much time has passed since the beginning of this adventure.

Now, I can confidently (I think?) say that our game, SAFE (Yep, I announced the name in the previous post. Check it out if you haven’t yet!) will be coming out this year. After about two years of development, it’ll be done and ready to go!

That means that technically, I’m in my very last rush to finish the writing. I have about one route left to write, and I can see the end of this! As I always say, there’s going to be a crap ton of work after this, but I like to think that the writing was the hardest, longest, most excruciatingly painful one. But it’s fun, so I don’t mind.

This year, I’ll be trying to share more information about the concept of the game.  As we get closer to the end of the writing, I feel like the concept is going to fully become ours, and  it won’t change much: that means I can finally share information that’ll be accurate and that’ll hopefully satisfy you. And if it doesn’t, I’ll reevaluate my career as a games developer.

Now, first statistics of the year, my friends! We currently have 1.520.000 words (We passed 1.5M!) words, for about 312.500 lines. In terms of hours of gameplay, it’s about 101 hours. And I announced 60 at first…

HOWEVER! You have to keep in mind one thing. As I always say, this is all routes combined: I have no idea on how long one run will take, but rest assured it shouldn’t be a horribly long and boring experience. If it is, you get your money back, it’s a guarantee! (Note: yep, the VN is still free)

Anyway, this is it for me today. It feels refreshing to step into a new year, and I am full of hope for the future of this project, and CykaDev itself.

I’ll see you guys in the next weekly news! Have a great week, stay awesome, and drink water.

See you next week!

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