And we're back.
This thing's on, right? Can everyone hear me? Okay, cool.
I hear you folks have been demanding more blog posts. I can't really blame
you. We've been silent going on two and a half months, and that's
probably not very reassuring from the outside. Let me assuage any
concerns you have: we're still alive, we're still kicking, and we're
still making progress.
Cards on the table, though – we've lost
some people along the way. That may sound like pretty bad news, but we're a
tighter, stronger team for it. It's sad to see old faces head out the
door, but as we move forward, it's reassuring to know we've pared the
team down to our most dedicated, most passionate, most hard-working
people. And each loss hardens the resolve of the rest of us.
the flipside, we've also welcomed a lot of new talent on board. TJeffy
(aka TonyTwoFingers on the forums), one of our resident fanfickers, has
been hard at work putting the rest of the writing team to shame. Not to mention musicbro keviniskool, who isn't exactly a new
member, but – as it turns out – is pretty good at basically
everything ever, so he's been helping us writers fill in the gaps in the
Then there's three new artists, who I'll be sure
to introduce you to in the coming weeks. We've overhauled our approach
to sprite production, which again I admit feels like a setback. It is, in
a way, but the new system will allow us to get art out faster
and in a more consistent style, so in the long run it's better for
everyone. We're pretty excited about it.
If you're wondering
about milestones, Merlyn, Hamadyne, and kevin just put together an
internal demo to show off all our resources working together. There's
obviously more polish to be done, but this is how we find out what
exactly needs work. In terms of future stuff, I plan on having all my
writing for the demo finished by very early September. Several writers
will be done well before that. Once September rolls around, I'm going to
be tearing everything apart, rewriting, and generally making everyone else
hate me. I do it because I love them.
Yep, that's what we've been
up to. Sorry we didn't keep you in the loop, but we're back now. Hush,
my darlings. It's all going to be okay.
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