Mar 21

Weekly Update #292: Outline Progress & BGM Update

Work on the outline for GENBA no Kizuna continues, with chapter 3 now basically done as well, and only chapter 4 remaining as the last big hurdle. I’ve actually been talking a lot about the outline during these past weeks, trying to put into words how I go about it and what exactly it looks like, so I thought that today, I’ll give you a little sneak peek instead. Just so that you can get a better idea as to what I actually mean when I say “outline”.

The following is a quick look at the beginning of chapter 3 (no major spoilers):

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Mar 14

Weekly Update #291: Happy White Day!

For this year’s White Day, we have a little surprise artwork by Natsu, featuring the mysterious Kagayaku!

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Mar 07

Weekly Update #290: Writing Revelations

So, I’ve continued working on the outline for the final chapter of GENBA no Kizuna and it’s slowly taking shape. The problem with it is that, similar to SHINRAI‘s finale, the entire case needs to be wrapped up. All the mysteries need to be solved and the culprit needs to be exposed in one lengthy discussion of the case. And ideally, this discussion has a logical and natural flow.

In my opinion, it’s always best to go in chronological order and to get some simple/basic things out of the way first. Especially when you have a very complex case to unravel. You want people to be able to follow the revelations without getting confused, after all.

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Mar 03

Visual Novel Sale 2020

Right now, there is a Visual Novel Sale happening on Steam, so we have decided to jump in as well! If you’re in the mood for some mystery solving, grab our little murder mystery SHINRAI while it’s 50% off!

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Feb 29

Weekly Update #289: GENBA Research Topics

While continuing my work on the outline for GENBA no Kizuna, which mainly consists of structuring the final discussion/revelation of all the mysteries at the moment, I’ve ended up doing some more research on various topics. Research is always a very important aspect to me, when it comes to writing a story. Thus, I’ve decided to give you a little overview of all the things I’ve looked into so far, just to write my little murder mystery visual novel.

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Feb 22

Weekly Update #288: Outline Progress & SHINRAI OST Update

Alright, today’s gonna be another very quick progress update. I am still continuing my work on the outline for the remaining GENBA chapters, currently structuring the discussion phase in the third one. Here, Keiichi and the others confront Raptor Pack Productions with some of their findings during the initial investigation phase (chapter 2). This chapter works similar to the final one in SHINRAI and mostly revolves around establishing theories and backing them up with evidence and facts.

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Feb 15

Weekly Update #287: GENBA Story Planning

After finishing the Valentine’s artwork earlier this week, I was finally able to fully commit myself to the writing for GENBA no Kizuna.
As mentioned in the posting regarding our plans for February, I am currently working on a very detailed outline for the entire rest of the game, so today, I would like to elaborate on that a little, and talk about story planning in general.

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Feb 14

Happy Valentine’s Day 2020!

As voted by our patrons, this year’s Valentine’s artwork depicts Raiko‘s cheeky mom during her high school days, when she would often help out at her parents’ café. This is also where she eventually met her future husband Yuuichirou, who would frequent the café alongside his best friend Henjin.

On the first Valentine’s Day after the three of them had gotten acquainted, Rihatsu showed up not with the usual serving, but with a little home-made surprise for her beloved Yuu~

As always, the image has been added to our gallery and patrons can download a zip package, containing a hi-res version, as well as a transparent “no BG/text” version of just Rihatsu herself!

Feb 08

Weekly Update #286: Valentine’s Preparations

Very quick update today, as I’m kinda short on time, but there isn’t anything major to report, anyway. With Valentine’s Day coming up in less than a week, I’ve been working hard on the monthly artwork and will hopefully finish it within the next two days. I’d really like to have my part on it done by Monday, so that I can finally get back to my main task for this month: working on the outline for GENBA!

Either way, patrons will be able to get a first look at this year’s Valenine’s artwork either tomorrow or the day after.

There sadly isn’t really much else to say at the moment. It’s been kind of a busy week, so I wasn’t able to accomplish as much as I would have liked to, but even if I had, it’d be difficult to elaborate on, much less share any previews “orz

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

Feb 01

Weekly Update #285: Plans For February

Before we get into today’s main topic, let’s start with a quick little update regarding the progress I’ve made over the past seven days!

As mentioned in last week’s blog post, I worked on the base sprite for GENBA no Kizuna‘s second witness character, which was my main focus this week. I’m not completely done yet, as a few details remain to be fixed. There are also some things still bothering me, but I can’t quite figure out why they do. I guess I’ve just been working so much on this guy, that it’s become difficult for me to spot issues, so maybe I’ll have to get some distance and take a look at him again in a couple of days.

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