While I begin the final scene placements for Crime Opera 2, I am releasing the short stories fandisk for the first game, "Crime Opera: The Caterpillar Candids". The 3 stories featured take place shortly before, during, and after the main game.
I am still aiming for a Summer release for Crime Opera 2, we have just about everything we need now with the soundtrack being actively worked on and the final batch of backgrounds now getting finished up.
It's been a pretty surreal couple of days for me. Now here I am, blogging about it on the very site where I got my gamemaking start! Insane!
We launched Crime Opera on consoles yesterday, and so far things seem to have gone pretty well. You can grab it at a slight discount for the next couple weeks.
As for the plan moving forward, work continues on Crime Opera 2, and we are still going full steam ahead on a kickstarter campaign for it later this Summer. We'll launch a game page for it here soon as well!
Hey everyone! It's been a rough time getting this game the exposure I'd always hoped for, but we finally have a way forward thanks to Eastasiasoft and Ratalaika Games. We're releasing later this month on game consoles!
After a failed kickstarter and a steam ban, this is HUGE for us as we ramp up production on the upcoming sequel. I want to thank everyone here who has given their support along the way, leading all the way back to when these were completely unknown Mafiosi game projects. The future is finally starting to look brighter for this budding franchise!
We're so excited to finally be releasing the full length soundtrack for Crime Opera: The Butterfly Effect (in both mp3 and ogg formats, along with some additional bonus tracks as well). As well, to celebrate the release, we're doing something no other VN dev has attempted before. We're releasing a special "Making Of" docu-visual novel fandisk along with it to give you that extra bit of bang for your buck!
Go behind the scenes on the series conception, game writing, team assembling, art creation, and music production. Yes, we also talk about the issues we had with the kickstarter, and the notorious steam ban that hampered our release strategy. As well, you'll be treated to some never before seen concept art, including character and background sketches, line art, and colorization tests!
All proceeds will go to Solo Acapello, as I was not able to pay him what I'd hoped in the making of this beautiful soundtrack and wanted to have the chance to eventually get there.
That's right, Steam banned us. Essentially, it seems it's due to a scene where one of the child characters witnesses sex between 2 adults. Um... Didn't Game of Thrones do that in its first ever episode? And wasn't it a shitload more brutal because Bran was subsequently pushed out the window and became a quadriplegic for the rest of his life? Not to mention that GoT used a real chil actor, while ours are the 2d kind. Won't someone save the poor 2d children?!
I'm not bitter. Yes I am. Here's a kotaku article with a nice little rundown of the situation.
Anyways, we're still set to release on Dec. 7th, 2019 through itch.io, so there's that. As always, I appreciate the support of everyone following us here, and am positive we've made the ultimate version of the former Mafiosi: Le Loro Cosa.
Some of you may have noticed that Mafiosi 2, 3, and 4 have been taken down. They will return in the future as the rebranded Crime Opera sequels with similar facelifts to the first entry, so not to worry.
Hi all! It's been a while, but we finally have our official trailer online for the world to see! Featuring the talents of the Crime Opera Studios team, the video creator (White Charisma), and a song from my own band (ExGravitus), you can finally catch a glimpse of what's to come in the next couple months when we get ready to launch our kickstarter and fund the rest of this thing!