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GREENLIT! Here's what's next!

  • Sgt M
  • 01/25/2017 01:24 AM
  • 4606 views


That's right! After just 7 days, Soma Spirits: Rebalance has officially passed Steam Greenlight and is soon(ish) to be available for the masses! This couldn't have been possible without the support of my friends and the RPG Maker community, and for that you have my gratitude beyond compare.

So I guess the question on everyone's minds is: What's next? When does it come out?

There's a lot of good news here! Considering that Soma Spirits already exists as a complete game, that means that a good 80% of the game is already done. In addition to that, a fair number of the planned changes in Rebalance have been implemented in various forms of completion. A hefty chunk of the graphics that I have wanted to update have been changed over. The first pass of rebalancing the game (of several) has been finished, as well as the first pass of the new intro, which combines the "slideshow" format with some new event sequences.



I want to say that about 25-30% of the planned additions are in the game, with the biggest hurdle being the entire postgame dungeon, and the revisions needed to some of the cutscenes. Re-adjusting every line of dialogue in the game to match the new font's width will also prove to be quite time-consuming.

Regardless, things are coming along very smoothly, considering my sporadic availability to work on the game. While I do not have an exact release date planned, my goal is to have everyting finished by late spring.

Thank you again, everyone! Please look forward to Rebalance!

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Will buy! And I will finish playthrough of original as well. I've been slow about that. D:
Congratulations! I can't wait to put my money towards this fabulous game!
NeverSilent
Got any Dexreth amulets?
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Congratulations! That was quick indeed! Best of luck for your future work on this project. I assume you probably already have enough playtesters, but if you need more, I'd be happy to try and help. Either way, I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

(P.S.: Do you already have a price in mind you want to set for this game?)
author=NeverSilent
Congratulations! That was quick indeed! Best of luck for your future work on this project. I assume you probably already have enough playtesters, but if you need more, I'd be happy to try and help. Either way, I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

(P.S.: Do you already have a price in mind you want to set for this game?)


Thank you! I may need an extra hand or two when playtesting comes up, so I'll keep you posted :)

Considering the game's length and the fact that there's already a free version, I'm leaning heavily towards a $4.99 price point.
NeverSilent
Got any Dexreth amulets?
6280
Awesome, thanks for the reply!

I haven't finished my playthrough of the free version yet, unfortunately, because I was busy testing other games. But I have made a few notes and screenshots concerning the first few areas of the game. Should I just send those to you, or are they no longer relevant?
Any feedback is helpful. I'd love to hear your thoughts, in case you have feedback on something I haven't touched on yet. So feel free to send it! :D
Congrats, Sarge! That happened so fast--I might have to ask you for tips when it's my time up to the plate.
InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
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author=Housekeeping
Congrats, Sarge! That happened so fast--I might have to ask you for tips when it's my time up to the plate.


Thank you!

The odd thing is that I talked to a couple of other people who got their games greenlit, and they had garnered far more Upvotes than I managed. Some people have their games sit on Greenlight for months with thousands of votes, but I got greenlit in 8 days with just a few hundred. It likely ultimately depends on what Valve feels like picking.

I think I just got really lucky. Haha.
InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
4622
Lucky? Saying that after basically saying Valve handpicked you? :P lol don't be so modest!

You earned it!

And I'm sure when HouseKeeping goes for Steam they will get it too quickly :D
Interesting; I thought it was just up to the voters. Steam holds so many mysteries to me...

I'm sure it will go fine for me; all I need is one champagne-soaked night alone with Gabe Newell.
author=Housekeeping
Interesting; I thought it was just up to the voters. Steam holds so many mysteries to me...

I'm sure it will go fine for me; all I need is one champagne-soaked night alone with Gabe Newell.


don't do it, he'll eat you
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