Monday, April 23, 2012

Something or Other

It's been about a month since our last character release (excluding Parrot-tan). As you may have noticed, the blog has been rather empty since then.

Truth be told, it may be like that for a while. See, general development updates are rather boring (They usually amount to, scenes written today, art assets made today, programmers doing some incomprehensible tech stuff today), and finicky besides. The problem with posting progress is that it's liable to change very suddenly and very often. Besides that, we've also been a bit wobbly getting on our feet. With all the fun pre-production stuff mostly out of the way, the shift into the long slog of actual production hasn't been exactly smooth. There's been a bit of internal weirdness (all sorts of arguments and hurt feelings that arise from working with a large ass team where no one makes decisions) besides, but all in all I think we're starting to get the pace of it. I might as well give you guys some development progress so:

  • Act 1 pretty much finalized
  • Paths for most girls finalized
  • Sprite production started
  • Scene writing started

So if there's nothing interesting to tell about development, besides declaring the occasional milestone reached, what do we use this blog for? Answering fan questions? The forums and IRC are rather more suited for that. I suppose that the purpose of it will form and evolve into something in and of itself in time. It'll most definitely vary greatly depending on which dev is writing the posts, as well. If you're stuck with me you'll get those long form diatribes about what it's like to make Missing Stars. With others, who knows? I suppose that's what this will be for; little soapboxes for whatever the dev wants to talk about. It'll be a little chronicle of our minds as we continue down this insane journey we've undertaken. It might be interesting. 

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, folks! We've been working hard behind the scenes, and we thought that today (seeing as it's a holiday) we'd show you something a little special!

Art by myuto

Now get out there and pig out on candy! Or buy it tomorrow, it'll be cheaper.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Character Preview #7: Renée Baum

Artist - yune
Character writer & creator - Smokey

Hello everyone! Looks like it's time for another preview! I'm Smokey and I'm honored to present you with another character of ours. Enjoy~

Name: Renée Baum
Nationality: German
Hair colour: Blonde (Dyed green)
Eye colour: Brown

She is quiet yet ambitious, and enjoys a close relationship with her natural surroundings- she is a proud member of the school's astronomy club. She's a bit shy, not willing to talk to others unless she has to; getting to know her reveals a very bubbly girl with a penchant for savory food. She enjoys long walks in the woods, hardcore rap music, mango Fanta, and red meat. They'll listen to "whatever" and don't seem to care much for television - largely due to the fact that (with the exception of the news) the only television show the pair have watched from start to finish is Spokoynoy nochi, malyshi. When not listening to her seemingly infinite repositories of music or playing a tune, Anna Renée is likely gazing into the depths of her computer, absorbing the newest piece of media to catch her attention. While her reserved nature might make her difficult to approach, the passion she pours into her singing is Katja's Renée's most charming quality.