Hey everyone, CykaDev here!
For those who didn’t see it on Discord, the news were delayed once again, as I came home late yesterday and didn’t want to rush things. Sorry about that, as usual!
Remember when I said I’d have something special in stock for you? Well here we go, I finally made a screenshot of what the game could look like upon release! This is the current definitive interface, with the current definitive background, and the definitive sprite for Erin Melia! (Remember her? We presented her in another blog post!)
I know it’s yet another screenshot, but I thought you’d be interested by something other than our usual placeholders, you know… I’m trying to reveal more and more about the game as we go, but since I don’t have a precise ETA on the game release, I’d rather not reveal too much either!
And now, the long awaited stats! Or not! But who cares, this is pretty much a habit at this point, isn’t it? We have approximatively 715,299 words for 140.000 lines. I actually developped an entire web app dedicated to the statistics of our visual novel recently, and I’m using it on a daily basis in order to try and have a more precise schedule to manage our tasks and publish the game before all of you are six feet deep. Me included, actually. Another notable information is that I’m not that far from finishing another big part of the game, meaning we’ll reach seven out of sixteen endings pretty soon! (Yeah, because there are sixteen instead of fifteen now. Deal with it.)
Before we move on to the Concrete Information Corner, I’d just like to do a little shout out to two of our Patrons who recently left/lowered their pledges; a big thank you for supporting us up to this point, it’s really appreciated!
Drum rolls, and… the Concrete Information Corner! I’m soon gonna run out of characters. I’m heavily breathing right now. Who am I even gonna present? Let me take a look at my files.
Okay, got it. Today, we’re going to present Fukaya Asami, a rather… Interesting character.
Fukaya is an asshole (Yeah, I wrote it like that. I’m sorry for my team who had to read through this file). There’s nothing else to it. She’s your average bitch (Dammit, what was going on in my head?); she spends time with the overly stereotyped group of girls who genuinely enjoy making fun of weaker students. She’s a manipulative person, but she stabs from behind: instead of confrontations, she prefers ruining others’ reputations by badmouthing them.
Here we go, I’m done with these news! Recently, I’ve been trying to write in a more natural and joking way, so I hope that doesn’t bother you guys. I think I want CykaDev to stay the same, and trying to make things overly serious wouldn’t really fit. Besides, you’ll have enough seriousness with the game itself. But hey, let’s not talk about that today.
Cheers, you guys are awesome <3