We have now launched our newest figurine on Kickstarter.
So what do I do in between development, writing and all other other bits and bobs I do for the various campaigns and projects... Well not unsurprisingly I play games, but more recently I have put down my mouse and keyboard and picked up... err well my keyboard I guess and probably my mouse too. But this time to read some great light novels and watch the new seasons of anime.
Last year I started reading Swords Art Online, simply because the anime was so amazing that I couldn't wait week to week to see what happened next, It has never spoilt my enjoyment knowing what is going to happen so reading the books was great and then I got to enjoy the anime.
Well the same has happened this year only instead of just Sword Art Online I am also loving the new series Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei and so have begun reading that as well. Which is as equally well written and planned out as SAO so for me its like christmas, now I just need to get the books onto my Kindle and my gym days will be bliss again.
This year is possibly the best year I have known for a long time in terms of anime, both new and repeat seasons. Sword Art Online 2 holds a special place in my heart - Naturally, but it has had a bit of a slow start, thankfully that was finally fixed in episode four. As noted above Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is another great new series on its 14th episode which is as good as SAO and far better so far than SAO2 but after reading the gungale books I know SAO2 is about to get amazing!
Of course it doesn't end there, two great shows doesn't make the best year for anime... But another ten series on top of that certainly does... Check out everything that's come out I doubt you will regret it.
HK-Gensen have now confirmed that the Rei figurines (now fully sold out) are ready to be shipped. We have confirmed the details with them and will be looking forward to receiving them for final quality checks before sending them out to all of our backers to enjoy (at last).
It's hard to say exactly how long delivery will take because of customs but the delivery should be completed so that quality checks can be performed and the figurines sent out to our backers before the end of August. We cant wait until all backers have the figurines in their hands and we can start to move forward with the next figurine in the series... Asumi.
Well someone asked me where they can get updates on my projects and I told them this site, which made me realise I have not posted any updates here for a while, which is very negligent of me. This then made me think about all my past projects and I realised a few could do with some updates, so today is my update day, all updates on all campaigns.
Let's start with the big news, Starlight Drifter is on Kickstarter and on Steams Greenlight service and is doing great on both. On Kickstarter we are just a day or so away most likely from reaching the 50% funding mark and we are gearing up to release the demo, once we do we will then be going full steam ahead to adverise the game on forums and sites as much as possible.
As far as Steams Greenlight goes, things are even more epic, we have now in just three days reached the 50% mark, it would be nice if the game could continue to grow at this pace, but I know from past campaigns it will eventually start to slow down, but with Kickstarter doing well I am hopeful that the game might be accepted to greenlight before the campaign ends, which would be an amazing result for our backers.
In more interesting news I will be releasing a new set of promo videos with new music and artwork in the coming hours. So expect updates on that on both kickstarter and steam very soon.
Our Swords of Edo visual novel game is continuing to grow, we are currently working hard on the final draft of the games script. We have been toying for a while now with certain elements, now that the game is coming together there will be another pre-release update very soon.
The next pre-release update will be entirely focused on story additions, so expect to see the characters, the backgrounds and the gameplay improve and grow drastically in the next update. We are very happy with the writers work as well as the new backgrounds we have been getting from an artist we stumbled upon.
Not much to say sadly, other than they are due to begin shipping in the next couple of days, I am pretty sure HK-Gensen are in the final painting stages and will soon confirm the shipments, once they do I will have images and other details to provide.
Way back in the Swords of Edo days I began work on a fun little game where players can make their own anime characters. Most of the work on that game was done just waiting on the final artwork.
but now I have decided to upgrade and take the game even further, the game will essentially allow the player to create their character from hundreds of options and then now rather than that being the end, they will be able to play that character in a number of 'episodes'. Each episode will be written by different people and anyone in the community can submit episode ideas and scripts.
Not sure what the future of the game is yet or how many people will be interested, but I hope it will give people something to play and enjoy, at the very least it will become a dumping ground for all my millions of mini-stories that just aren't big enough to become a full game in of itself.
Well we have a lot of good things coming, Swords of Edo is soon to be released and will eventually reach steam I am sure, when it is finished it will also likely appear on desura and other sites. Starlight Drifter is blowing away everything I have ever done before so the kickstarter campaign will remain my focus. And the character creator game gives me something to do on a more long term basis.