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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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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