Mar 24

Weekly Update #188: Patreon Demo Release

Alright, it’s finally time to talk about our GENBA no Kizuna demo again! Last week I said that “it’ll be ready when it’s ready”, because little did I know that Natsu would finish it and send it over two nights later. If you support us on Patreon, you can even download it yourself right now and help us get everything ready for its public release!

The demo now contains its second, interactive half. You can look around the lobby of the Kaseki Residence a little, examine various things and have optional conversations with Nobuhiko. There are even two optional trivia entries for your digital notebook, which can be unlocked.

Speaking of which, the DPA content is now added as well. It includes character profiles for the entire investigation team, maps of the residence and all the other notebook stuff you might already be familiar with if you have played SHINRAI.

Content-wise, the only thing that’s missing now is a kind of proper ending to the demo, which will provide information about the project for those who’ve never heard of it before. Other than that, all that’s left to do is to fix a few more issues.

We have already received a lot of helpful feedback, which I have gathered over the last few days while doing some testing myself. So far, there haven’t been any major problems, just a bunch of tiny little things. Sound effects not looping, text not fitting into the textbox, stuff like that. So it’s really all about polish now.

We still have about one more week to go until March is over, so hopefully everything will be ready by then. Even on the chance that people might assume it to be an April Fools’ prank, I’d like to publicly release it on April 1st if possible, haha.

So yeah, if you want to get an early glimpse at the game and help us with the release preparations, consider checking out our Patreon! Now that the demo is almost outta the way, it’s time to continue working on the rest of the game, which means that new music will be needed as well. So your support would be greatly appreciated!

I’ve already started working on the scene following the demo’s content, as mentioned in last week’s blog post. Over the last few days, I’ve been spending a lot of time on the next background image depicting the main hall (which is also the scene of the crime). Patrons can look forward to seeing some WIP images of that soon!

Last but not least, there’s been another update to our gallery, now featuring artwork by ARHDian as well as another chibi by Silver Hatsuyuki! Be sure to check them out if you haven’t yet!

Anyway, I guess that’s about it, so please enjoy the rest of your weekend and, until next Saturday, take care! :3