Howdy, everyone. I'm at that stage where I'd like to get some last-minute beta testing done. Just need a couple testers, I think! Please, only apply if you have the time and the energy to play through the game quite quickly (I'm thinking perhaps a week?) and give me feedback. If you're more interested in just playing the game, it would be better to wait for a while, and play the actual release later on. :)
It feels like it's time to announce this: the revamped version of Act I will be released in August. I guess that's more of a release "range" then an exact date? But it will allow me a certain flexibility, hopefully getting some last minute beta testing done and what not.
Now, some may recall that I've mentioned waiting for the remaining material (chiefly artwork and voice acting) to be sent my way. Does that mean I've gotten everything? Well, sorry to say, but no, I haven't. Some crucial progress was made in the last couple of weeks (which in part is why I decided to go for August), but otherwise those percentages haven't budged. That may well mean that we'll have to release without everything in place. I'm really sorry about this... I am a perfectionist, and have always wanted to shoot for the "it's done when it's done" ideal. Honestly though, I feel that I've reached the point where waiting another month or three more really has no promise of paying off in any significant way. Perhaps the remaining stuff could be released in a patch later on, but that would be totally out of my hands, and up to fate.
So, to sum up: barring any unfortunate events, a release in August. It will have new artwork, though perhaps not as much as I hoped for. It will have voice acting, though again, perhaps not as much as I had planned for. And it will be playable, a definite improvement over the original (hopefully!), and a fun experience. :)
First, here are some very rough, likely imprecise percentages for you. Because who doesn't like percentages?
That more or less tells the tale, I think. Since I can't draw, and I'm not voice acting, there's really nothing I can do in that regard but wait for the remaining stuff to be handed in. The revamped game itself is essentially complete; I've been hoping to get some more beta testing done in the meantime, to make use of the time. Pretty much the long and the short of it, I guess!
Maybe I should consider working on something else during this gap in time...
Love and War: Scattered Pictures, my little minicomic sideproject, is now complete. All fourteen pages are up, and ready for your perusal. :) This was definitely a fun little project to tackle, as I'd never really done anything like this before. Many, many thanks to Bic for being my artistic partner in this endeavor! Could there will be other sideprojects like this in the future for LAW? Time will tell all things, perhaps. Anyhow, here it is, I hope you enjoy!