One Month Progress Report.
Well it has been one month since my first release. I thought I’d go ahead and do a bit larger update for this than the weekly update.
The release was pretty good overall I think, but as people are aware it brought up some potential issues. So the first week after launch ended up being mostly me reworking a lot of the game and implementing some changes to allow for that rework. I worked a lot that week, and to be honest kind of burnt myself out a bit, trying to get the re-work out as fast as possible. The next two weeks I did start work on episode two but it was a lot slower going than work on episode 1 had been. This was caused by some IRL stuff in combination with some negative reviews making me a little depressed.
I also have spring/summer seasonal depression and so that didn’t help at all. So it ended up taking a bit longer to get back into the swing of things than I had hoped it would. I have some plans for the transition from 2-3 to hopefully go a lot more smoothly.
I am working harder now, and am implementing some things for myself to help keep me motivated and to get progress moving a bit faster. I am about 1/3rd done with the second episode at this point. But I think that the last 2/3rds will go a lot faster. I am currently planning for a release in the first half of July. The earlier the better obviously. If you’re on Discord I am making regular updates on progress in the dev-diary channel.
No images on this post, but I have a whole plan for a set of pride themed wallpapers that I will be getting started on this week and posting likely with next Friday’s update.
As for this episode, it got changed a bit based on feedback from people. People seemed to like Haley a lot, so she’s been updated from Addison’s friend to a secondary LI. (Secondary LI’s may modify a Main LI’s ending, and might have a minor ending of their own.)
For anyone curious the Main LI stories are Rosa, Addison, and a combined Em/Arrow story. Secondary LI stories so far include Maggie and Haley, with a few others planned down the road.