Hey everyone, CykaDev here!
Today’s news are ON TIME! And they’re earlier than usual, too. I’ve been feeling really, really motivated lately, so I thought the least I could do was not be late for once. Thank me later.
First off, let me preface this by saying I hope that you’re all doing okay. With the insane things going on in the world right now, I’m worried for everyone, and I really hope that you and your families are safe! Sending a lot of positive vibes your way.
So, let’s just start with the usual stuff regarding the way I feel about our current work rhythm and how far we are in the writing. We almost have 4 in-game days left! Every time I finish writing an important scene, I realize how close we really are to finishing about two years’ worth of work, and it makes me so incredibly happy.
Recently, I’ve been feeling more and more satisfied with everything that’s been happening for us. That, of course, doesn’t involve the current pandemic. It’s about CykaDev and you guys! I don’t know if it’s the quarantine effect or not, but I’ve been reflecting upon what we became over time and how many people still support us and look forward to what we have to offer. I know we’re still far from being a big game development studio, and I know we don’t have a crazy active community… But I’m still thankful for every single one of you, and I swear on everything I have we’re gonna keep working harder than ever. If for whatever reason our project fails, I know I’ll thrive to improve and continue until we get to reach more and more people. In short, I just want to say I really do love my work, and you guys. Here, that was the wholesome message of the day. 🙂
Enough chit-chat, I’m gonna move on to the stats, now.
As of now, we have 1.747.000 words for 358.000 lines. I don’t have much to say here, but I’m estimating a total of about 375.000 lines to finish the game. I know how very efficient I am with estimations, though, so I’m gonna remind you it might be a bit more depending on what I have to write.
And now, the Concrete Information Corner you guys are always skipping to! (I hope not, really. I take a bit of time to write everything before that, you know?)
Now that you know what the premise of the Visual Novel is, there isn’t much more I can reveal without spoiling you. I can however tell you how many PDs (routes) there are, if you don’t remember, and what they are (and that’s the new information for today!)
We have a total of 5 different Personality Developments. They all take place during 10 days in which you’ll be following the protagonist’s life. As I mentioned, the experience should feel really different depending on the PD. The five ones are Loneliness, Insanity, Love, Health and Hope. I won’t be detailing any of these, but hopefully you guys can try and guess what’s gonna be happening!
That’s it for this week. Stay tuned, as I may or may not be getting several things ready for this week. <3