Feb 16

Weekly Update #235: The Paleobotanist

Last week, you could get a look at Ryuunosuke Hazama, the leader of the “Raptor Pack”. This time, I present to you another one of the four suspects in GENBA no Kizuna‘s murder case: the prehistoric plant expert Amber Harding!

If you want to learn a little bit more about her (like the ideas behind her name and design), you can click here to check out a publicly available posting on Patreon, or here for a blog post from last year, in which she was first unveiled as the Warrior Princess Mayana!

Just like with Ryuu, there isn’t really much else I’d like to say about her for now. Rather, I wish for players to get closer to her in the actual game! So with that said, let’s move on to what else is new…

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Feb 14

Happy(?) Valentine’s Day 2019!

As voted by our patrons, here’s our mischievous little devil, ready to prepare an unforgettable Valentine’s Day for a special someone!
All the necessary ingredients are there, including a dead cicada, laxatives and… well, who knows what’s in that red container!

So what do you think who her target is going to be…?

Once again, patrons can download a bigger version of the image over here.

Feb 09

Weekly Update #234: The Pack Leader

If you’re following us on Twitter, you might have already seen him, but here is the final introduction card for Ryuunosuke Hazama, head of Raptor Pack Productions and one of the four suspects in GENBA no Kizuna‘s murder case!

I’ve shared a few tiny bits and pieces of information about him before, and if you want to learn more about the meaning behind his name, or the inspirations for his design, you can check out this post over on Patreon, which is publicly available (meaning that you don’t need to pledge in order to view it).

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Feb 04

Lunar New Year Sale 2019

The Lunar New Year Sale has started over on Steam and this year, we’ve decided to take part in it as well! So until February 11, 10:00 AM PST, you can acquire our murder mystery SHINRAI – Broken Beyond Despair, as well as its complete OST, for 40% off! There is also a Bundle available through which you can save another 10%. Of course, the same deals are offered on itch.io as well!

Feel free to visit the game’s page to learn more about it. If you’re still not sure whether or not SHINRAI might be your thing, you can check out our Steam Reviews to get some player impressions!

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Feb 02

Weekly Update #233: Plans For February

After spending the majority of January working on the sprites for our four suspect characters in GENBA no Kizuna, I can finally say that they’re done! Well, Natsu still needs to take care of the coloring, but at least my part is done. That means that I won’t be going back to change/adjust anything beyond this point, as the designs are fully set in stone!

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Jan 26

Weekly Update #232: Sprite Progress, Round 3

So, today’s blog post is going to be another quick one. I’m still focused on sprite art, but as I’ve mentioned in last week’s blog post, it’s all about polish now. The base sprites for our four suspects are very close to completion. It’s really just a matter of fixing some more details. If you’re a patron, you can get a few more WIP-previews for Ryuunosuke, Terano and Amber.

Since the sprites aren’t 100% done yet, you also still have the chance to offer some feedback or suggestions. Especially in Terano‘s case, I’d welcome them, as I’m still struggling a bit in finalizing his design/color theme.

Either way, I hope to finally be done with this within next week. Gotta start work on the Valentine’s artwork soon, after all.

I guess that’s really all I can say. Not much else to report, since I’m really just dedicated to finishing these sprites right now. On the flipside, I guess I haven’t made this many WIP-posts (or posts in general) on Patreon within a single month before. So if you’re curious about GENBA‘s development, now’s a good time to check by!

As always, please enjoy the rest of your weekend and, until next Saturday, take care! :3

Jan 19

Weekly Update #231: Even More Sprite Progress!

As mentioned in last week’s blog post, I have continued working on the sprites for our four suspects characters over this past week.
Patrons can actually check out yet another early WIP-preview over here, this time for Shiku Jura, who has been featured in last year’s Jurassic June artwork.

With this, I have drawn all four of them. But that doesn’t mean I’m done just yet! Nope, there is still lots to do!

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Jan 12

Weekly Update #230: Suspect Sprite Progress

Okay, so for today, we’re just going to have a really quick update, since there isn’t really too much to report for this past week.
If you haven’t yet, however, you can check out our last two updates, which have been pretty elaborate:

The first one is a little retrospect, telling you about our achievements in 2018, while the other one focuses on our plans for 2019, and goes into quite a bit of detail as to what exactly we’re currently focusing on. Namely, the completion of our extended GENBA demo!

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Jan 05

Weekly Update #229: A Fresh Start Into A New Year

So here we are with the first weekly blog post of 2019! Hopefully, all of you had a great start into the new year and find yourselves brimming with the energy and determination needed to turn it into a very productive and successful one! I for one am certainly feeling motivated as heck to make this a year I can fondly look back on!

Last week, I talked a bit about 2018 and the things we have worked on and accomplished (or not). Today, I want to take a look ahead at 2019 and tell you a little about our plans for the upcoming months. So without further ado, let’s jump right into it!

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Jan 01

Happy New Year!

As voted by our patrons, GENBA no Kizuna‘s Himatsu is here this time around to kick off the beginning of the new year!

She’s usually an overly confident kind of person, which certainly isn’t the right attitude to have, but nevertheless…
How about we try to be at least a little more like her and tell ourselves that 2019 is going to be a satisfying and successful year?

Because it definitely will be!

Seriously, let’s work hard to make it a great one! We certainly wish you all the very best for these next 12 months lying ahead!

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