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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Jan 25

Weekly Update #284: The Mysterious Witnesses

Alrighty, this time, it’s going to be a bit harder to talk about my progress for this week, let alone show any of it. It’s not like it’s about something that would ruin the mystery or even the story of GENBA no Kizuna, yet I would still consider it kind of a “spoiler”. Or rather, it’s a surprise I’d like to keep a secret until the full game is out. I might pose teasers in the future (if I figure out a good way to do it), but for now, I’ll kinda have to keep you a little bit in the dark (feel free to speculate, however, as you might easily be able to take a guess as to why I want this to be a surprise w).

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Jan 18

Weekly Update #283: Art Poll, Music, Merch & More CG Progress!

Once again, I’m feeling very happy with the progress I’ve made this week! There’s quite a bit to talk about, so let’s get right into it:

First of all, we have published a new art poll on Patreon! If you support us there, you can now help us decide which character will be featured in this year’s Valentine’s artwork! The poll lasts until the end of the month, so be sure to cast your vote by then!

Patrons can also check out the newest addition to GENBA no Kizuna‘s soundtrack! The full BGM is available for download, as long as you have pledged to the 7$-tier or higher (you also get access to the full versions of all the other tracks that have been composed so far). As always, I think that Solo did a great job, so if you’re curious about his latest composition, you can find it right here!

For non-patrons, we have also released a short preview of the track on Twitter and Instagram.

Still on the topic of Patreon, there is actually another new blog post available to patrons now, which features some new art assets I’ve been working on this week. Unfortunately, this falls into more of a spoiler category, so I don’t want to share much of it publicly, yet. I can show you a little preview screenshot, though:

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Jan 11

Weekly Update #282: CG Progress

First off, here’s another little reminder that we have published a summary of 2019, as well as an overview of our plans for 2020, so if you are curious about the development progress of GENBA no Kizuna and our goals for the next months, be sure to check them out!

Now, with this out of the way, let’s jump into our first proper progress update of 2020!

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Jan 04

Weekly Update #281: Plans For 2020

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the first weekly update of an entire new decade!

As you can tell by the title, this blog post will give you a little overview of our goals for 2020. Before we get to those, however, here’s a little reminder that we have also published a rather lengthy summary of 2019. So if you haven’t seen it yet and you’re curious how last year went for us, and what we have achieved throughout it, be sure to check it out right here.

Now, without further ado, let’s jump right into our plans for the new year!

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Dec 28

Weekly Update #280: 2019 Retrospect

This year has been a rather eventful one. A lot of things have happened and there have been some pretty big changes in my private life, which inevitably affected the development of our current visual novel project, the murder mystery GENBA no Kizuna.

Overall, I am happy with where I am right now, but there were quite some obstacles to face along the road, especially during the second half of the year. But let’s start at the beginning and do a little recap of what we have accomplished over the past 12 months, because even though I wasn’t able to reach all the goals I was aiming for, I am still proud of the progress we have made on GENBA!

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Dec 24

Merry Christmas!

Oh my, just like Rei last year, Amber doesn’t seem all too happy to be wearing this kind of outfit and usually, she wouldn’t. However, if a certain someone asks her to, she (luckily) can’t bring herself to say “no”. Our little raptor Kira also doesn’t seem too sure what to think of this, but I certainly have nothing to complain about w

If you’re a patron, you can download a higher resolution version of this artwork over here. You’ll also get the full version of the artwork (I had to cut off a bit of the bottom in order to fit it into our usual image format) without any background/text.

The image has been added to our gallery, so be sure to check that out for a whole slew of artwork, not only by us, but also by a lot of other, very talented artists!

With this, we wish you a very merry Christmas and hope that you will be able to thoroughly enjoy the holidays!
Until next time, take care! :3

Dec 21

Weekly Update #279: Christmas Preparations Part III

Alright, let’s start off with a little sale reminder! Right now, SHINRAI is 50% off, so if you haven’t played it yet or you know someone who would enjoy it as a Christmas gift, you can find all the details regarding the sale right here.

Now, with that out of the way, let’s get into what’s new this week: Natsu has finished coloring our annual Christmas artwork, featuring GENBA no Kizuna‘s Amber Harding! Patrons can already take a look at the finished piece over on Patreon and download a hi-res version. Of course, the artwork will be publicly posted on the 24th!

So what have I been up to? Well, outside of Christmas preparations, I’ve been busy continuing my work on the BG art for Ryuunosuke‘s room, preparing the New Year’s artwork and I’ve finally started talking to Solo about the next BGM track for GENBA. He’s even sent me a demo already, so patrons can look forward to hearing a new addition to our soundtrack soon!

There isn’t much else to say right now, so I guess I’ll keep this update short once again. I’ll make a quick Christmas post on Tuesday and then, next Saturday, you’ll have a bit more to read when we will finally get to our 2019 retrospect!

Until then, please enjoy the rest of your weekend and take care! :3

Dec 19

Winter Sale 2019

The annual Winter Sale has officially started over on Steam and once again, we have decided to join in! So if you want to unwrap more than just presents this December, why not try tackling the countless mysteries in our little murder mystery SHINRAI?

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Dec 14

Weekly Update #278: Christmas Preparations Part II

Less than two weeks now until Christmas Eve! There are still things that need to be taken care of before we get there, but most of the important stuff is out of the way now, at least. Just earlier today, I finally posted a full preview of this year’s Christmas artwork over on Patreon. Natsu still needs to color it before it’s fully finished, but at the very least, my work on it is officially done now, meaning that I can finally commit myself to other things again.

One of those will be the New Year‘s artwork of course, and another one our annual retrospect, along with a posting about our goals for 2020. For the next couple of days, however, I will devote my time to some actual VN development again. I’ve actually spent some time on the GENBA script this past week and want to continue doing so. Because I’d like to finally finish up the comments/dialogue scenes for the investigation of Ryuunosuke‘s room.

By now, I have gathered a lot of ideas for what Keiichi can comment on and how to present certain clues and information without shoving them right into your face. Just gotta put it down properly now!

Unfortunately, that’s really all I can say at the moment, so I guess this ends as another super short post again, sorry!

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

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