Karryn's Prison Alpha Build 7A Release Date Announcement
Hey everyone, Rem here. So, I finished eating dinner with my family and I was sitting there checking out the news on my phone to see how some of my favorite eroge companies are doing. Which is when I found that M&M at Astronauts was releasing a chikan eroge in February, which made me super happy. I was like WOOO, lemme mark this shit on my calendar, I can't freaking WAIT!!! And then it made me realize, oh... this is probably how my fans feel, or more specifically, have been waiting to feel.
As a developer, as many of you are well aware, I don't like saying oh the next version is going to come out at xyz or abc because frankly, I don't know when it's going to be finished and come out until it's like 99% ready.
But I really want everyone to have another thing, or if they have nothing so far, then something to look forward to before the end of the year. So I'm going to announce the release date for v7A down below. What is v7A? v7A is what v7 was supposed to be, minus the Glory Hole battle and the semen artwork for one of the new CG.
I don't want to hype up the artwork for the Glory Hole because I'm sure a nonzero number of people in 2021 will finally get to play it and then go, 'Wait what? This is it? This took 4-5 months to draw???' But all our art is hand drawn by Sachinama, and the Glory Hole battle has A LOT of CG variations even if the base CGs are the same. Making CG variations isn't easy because you have to make sure the variation fits and looks right. I mean, if it was easy then every game would have like a hundred variations for each CG. And I don't think I need to tell anyone who has played Karryn's Prison indepth that Sachinama's CGs are not only beautiful, but the variations are all seamless.
So what is going to happen is that I am going to release v7A first in December, and then release v7B probably in January or whenever Sachinama is done with the art. I'm sure no country is an exception, but it is doubly so in Japan where the last week of December and the first week of January is a big holiday season for families. Sachinama and his family has been through a lot, they had that family accident a few months ago, and like all non-millionaire families, is greatly affected by the CoviD outbreak. So I want Sachinama to take it easy and get some rest, see his family and stuff during the December/January holiday period. I'm sure he's been feeling pressured to try to get the Glory Hole CG out to everyone ASAP, so I have just informed him that it's okay and that I'm going to separate v7 into two releases.
So without further ado, these are the planned release dates for v7A:
$10 and $20 Subscribers: December 2nd (12/02/20) (１２月２日）
$5 Subscribers: December 9th (12/09/20) (１２月９日）
$2 Subscribers: December 23rd (12/23/20) （１２月２３日）
I set the dates the way they are because I want to make sure that $2 Subscribers can play v7A before Christmas.
Note that honestly, I don't think that by December 2nd the game will be in a great state. If you've been following my Progress Reports so far, you would know that I've been working on a revamp of the Desires/Passives system and it is as of this date, nowhere close to being finished. And honestly, it's going to be rushed to make it to December 2nd. There will be bugs, and it will be unbalanced. And I'm going to be uploading new updates probably every day for about a week or more, and be super stressed out. So if you a non-Subscriber or a $2 Subscriber, I advise updating to a $5 Subscription on December 9th because hopefully v7A will be in a more playable and balanced state by then. And if you're someone waiting to play the Glory Hole, just wait until January.
Now then, what WILL be in v7A?
- For CG related content, there will be a proper defeat scene on Level 3. There will be a CG for when Karryn initiates vaginal sex. And there is a CG for the new secret system that I mentioned around two months ago.
- Tons of balance changes. Desires is getting a revamp. about 200~300 Passives are slated to be redone. Leveling is more deliberately slower, enemies scale slower so you don't need to be max level to beat a Level.
- Quality of life changes here and there. An end of the day report. Tooltips.
So if none of these sound interesting to you, because honestly the bulk of the content in v7A is geared towards the new player experience when starting at Lv.1, then you might be better off waiting until v7B for the Glory Hole battle, or even v8 (whenever the hell that might be) where Level 4 will be added. If you're interested in starting fresh from Lv.1 to try out how the new changes affect Karryn's growth and corruption, please look forward to v7A and please, please, please help me out by providing feedback!
With that all said, time for me to get back to work!