Jul 09

Weekly Update #412: Chapter 4 Progress

These last few days, work on the script for GENBA no Kizuna‘s forth chapter has gone rather well. Set aside a couple more revision and proofreading passes in order to be fully satisfied, Rei‘s, Shinketsu‘s and Himatsu‘s first investigation routes are done now, while Keiichi‘s is around the 70% completion mark. Granted, the routes for the other three a really short, but it still feels pretty nice to have the first segment of the new chapter almost taken care of!

As I’ve mentioned before, unlike the second chapter that consisted of four investigation routes with each of them being rather lengthy, the fourth one presents you with multiple sets of much shorter routes. In between those, we have a couple “social phases” in which it’s finally time for Keiichi to really rise up to the position of team leader and help his colleagues do their job effectively, but I don’t want to say too much about that now. Just that I enjoy finally delving a bit deeper into the characterization and back stories of our ragtag investigation team!

Now, outside of script work, I have also started getting back into background art. Chapter 4 will feature some new locations, such as the laundry room or the backyard, meaning that we naturally need some new visuals for those parts. I’ve started off with the easiest one to slowly ease myself back into it (it’s really been a while since the last background…), so patrons can keep an eye out for a preview of the back corridor of the Kaseki residence very soon!

That about already wraps it up for this week’s report, so please enjoy the rest of your weekend and, until next Saturday, take care :3