Apr 04

Weekly Update #294: Plans For April

Before we get into my plans for the next few weeks, let’s start with a little progress update! I’ve finished the outline for GENBA no Kizuna‘s second chapter and even sent it over to Natsu. This will actually be the very first time anyone outside of myself is going to read it. As a matter of fact, not even Natsu knows the whole story of GENBA, so I will be very curious to get my first feedback on the events lying beyond our extended demo.

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Mar 28

Weekly Update #293: More Outline/Writing Progress

With the “discussion” chapters done, I’ve spent this past week working on the outline for the “investigation” chapters and made quite a bit of progress. Once again, I would like to emphasize that, even though I use the word “outline” here, it’s actually a bit more than just that. I’m not just ordering a list of key notes, structuring how the individual chapters will unfold… in many cases, I am doing actual writing as well, chapter 2 being the best example of that.

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Mar 21

Weekly Update #292: Outline Progress & BGM Update

Work on the outline for GENBA no Kizuna continues, with chapter 3 now basically done as well, and only chapter 4 remaining as the last big hurdle. I’ve actually been talking a lot about the outline during these past weeks, trying to put into words how I go about it and what exactly it looks like, so I thought that today, I’ll give you a little sneak peek instead. Just so that you can get a better idea as to what I actually mean when I say “outline”.

The following is a quick look at the beginning of chapter 3 (no major spoilers):

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Mar 14

Weekly Update #291: Happy White Day!

For this year’s White Day, we have a little surprise artwork by Natsu, featuring the mysterious Kagayaku!

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Mar 07

Weekly Update #290: Writing Revelations

So, I’ve continued working on the outline for the final chapter of GENBA no Kizuna and it’s slowly taking shape. The problem with it is that, similar to SHINRAI‘s finale, the entire case needs to be wrapped up. All the mysteries need to be solved and the culprit needs to be exposed in one lengthy discussion of the case. And ideally, this discussion has a logical and natural flow.

In my opinion, it’s always best to go in chronological order and to get some simple/basic things out of the way first. Especially when you have a very complex case to unravel. You want people to be able to follow the revelations without getting confused, after all.

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Mar 03

Visual Novel Sale 2020

Right now, there is a Visual Novel Sale happening on Steam, so we have decided to jump in as well! If you’re in the mood for some mystery solving, grab our little murder mystery SHINRAI while it’s 50% off!

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Feb 29

Weekly Update #289: GENBA Research Topics

While continuing my work on the outline for GENBA no Kizuna, which mainly consists of structuring the final discussion/revelation of all the mysteries at the moment, I’ve ended up doing some more research on various topics. Research is always a very important aspect to me, when it comes to writing a story. Thus, I’ve decided to give you a little overview of all the things I’ve looked into so far, just to write my little murder mystery visual novel.

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Feb 22

Weekly Update #288: Outline Progress & SHINRAI OST Update

Alright, today’s gonna be another very quick progress update. I am still continuing my work on the outline for the remaining GENBA chapters, currently structuring the discussion phase in the third one. Here, Keiichi and the others confront Raptor Pack Productions with some of their findings during the initial investigation phase (chapter 2). This chapter works similar to the final one in SHINRAI and mostly revolves around establishing theories and backing them up with evidence and facts.

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Feb 15

Weekly Update #287: GENBA Story Planning

After finishing the Valentine’s artwork earlier this week, I was finally able to fully commit myself to the writing for GENBA no Kizuna.
As mentioned in the posting regarding our plans for February, I am currently working on a very detailed outline for the entire rest of the game, so today, I would like to elaborate on that a little, and talk about story planning in general.

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Feb 14

Happy Valentine’s Day 2020!

As voted by our patrons, this year’s Valentine’s artwork depicts Raiko‘s cheeky mom during her high school days, when she would often help out at her parents’ café. This is also where she eventually met her future husband Yuuichirou, who would frequent the café alongside his best friend Henjin.

On the first Valentine’s Day after the three of them had gotten acquainted, Rihatsu showed up not with the usual serving, but with a little home-made surprise for her beloved Yuu~

As always, the image has been added to our gallery and patrons can download a zip package, containing a hi-res version, as well as a transparent “no BG/text” version of just Rihatsu herself!

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