Sep 12

Weekly Update #317: GENBA Continuation

Alright, with the SHINRAI anniversary update taken care of, I’m finally back to working on GENBA no Kizuna!
And the first step I took was to go through the demo again, which we’ve released last year, and not just once but multiple times.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve last played it myself, so I wanted to properly refresh my memory and immerse myself in the story again, before I continue working on the rest of it. This was also a good chance to see for myself how things holds up, now that I’ve had quite a bit of distance to the project. And there are certainly some parts which I’d like to work on a bit more.

I’ve gone through all the feedback we’ve received as well and the only thing people have criticized thus is the internal monologue by Keiichi, which apparently tends to get a bit too much and too distracting at times. So I was paying close attention to that.

For me, it’s always a bit difficult to see this kind of issue. At least when it comes to my own writing. Then again, I’m also not the type to be particularly bothered by it when I see it in other VNs. So I’ve actually been struggling a bit with trying to fix this.

I mean, sometimes, the solution is obvious, but other times it’s not. I might go into more detail about this topic and provide some actual examples in a future blog post, but for now, I don’t want to spend too much time on this.

I’ve already made some tweaks to improve the pacing and I’ve marked some passages I’d like to change, but if I can’t come up with a solution right away, I’m just going to skip that part and save it for later. Much more important right now is to fully finish the writing for the first chapter. Once that’s done, it’s time for some more revisions.

So, tomorrow, I’m going to work on scene 10, which is the scene that continues the events of our demo. It’s fully written already, so it’s just about refreshing my memory and doing some revision work. Scene 11 will then take a bit more effort, as I will need to write the conversation scenes between Keiichi and Amber, as well as the background investigation commentary, for when the two of them check out Ryuunosuke‘s room. I hope I can get all of this done by next week.

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