Apr 15

Weekly Update #453: GENBA Progress Update & MMBN LC

As mentioned in last week’s blog post, there was a particular part in GENBA no Kizuna‘s fourth chapter, which didn’t quite land the way I had hoped for. Natsu‘s feedback made me think about it some more and also helped me realize that there were even some logical flaws in it. I’ve struggled quite a long while with this part and having to go back to it for yet more revision work wasn’t all that thrilling, so I had put it off for the past few weeks, instead focusing on the scenes after.

I’m happy to report, however, that I’ve now fixed things, meaning that Natsu can finally resume her coding duties!
As such, she’ll be able to wrap this part up and immediately start with making the following investigation phase playable!

It’s a huge weight lifted off my shoulders, but of course, there’s no time to rest and the next part of the game’s already waiting, which I’ve also done quite a bit of progress on these last few days, including finishing my part on a new CG that I’ll be able to now hand over to Natsu as well, so that she can properly color and shade it.

Aside from that, I’ve also been working on some new sprite variations, DPA entries and a lot of GUI-related tidbits like menu buttons and such. One last minute thing I suddenly realized is that, following Himatsu‘s most recent investigation route, some DPA entries actually need to be updated. It’s kind of a no-brainer, but I haven’t actually thought about it until yesterday “orz

It’s not a tremendous task and will be done before the end of the day, but yeah… despite doing this stuff for years now, there are still always some tiny little details I keep forgetting about. I blame the complexity and size of this project, haha…

Anyway, on the topic of Himatsu, I’ve got something to share with you again! Namely, an adorable little icon artwork of her by Fefi:

I’ve added her to the gallery where you can also find Fefi‘s take on Keikei! And you might see the rest of our investigation team in this style very soon, too! Be sure to check out her Ko-fi and Instagram, by the way, where you can see a lot more cute art in the meantime!

Now, in a final piece of news, the MegaMan Battle Network Legacy Collection has now been officially released!

I’ve already talked about the meaning of this series to me before and its influence on SHINRAI and GENBA, so I won’t repeat myself here or gush too much, but… I’d highly urge you to check it out if you haven’t yet! It’s a real unique and fun one.

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