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Somnova Studios Update

So, it’s been about 72 days since we released Missing Stars: Act One. What have we been up to since then? 

Well, for the month of March, we're participating in NaNoRenO 2020! For those unaware, NaNoRenO is a game jam that takes place over the course of a month with the goal of having a short finished Visual Novel by the end of said month. Our title for this VN is “How to Romance A Demon Lord!”
Here’s some art to tide you over until release, featuring our titular Demon Lord and logo! Big thanks to Kuroe for the Art and Aaron for the logo!

Going back to Act One: since the initial release, we’ve been working on sprucing up the game by fixing some bugs and grammatical errors. This has been made easier thanks to some awesome feedback from the community. Thank you! If you want to join in on feedback for Missing Stars, we encourage you to join our Discord server here
In related news, the soundtrack to Missing Stars: Act One is now on YouTube, so you can listen to it even if you don’t do…
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Somnova Studios Presents: Missing Stars: Act One

Hello everyone,

It's been 2,845 days since this project officially began, which is, well, a long time. Lots of things have happened since then, including several character reboots, scene changes, taking on new artists and writers, and so much more that I can't even describe it all.

We've written 249,714 words, created over 650 original images, and have close to two hours of original music, all culminating in an astounding 25-hour playtime for all routes.

During these past 2,845 days, we've learned a lot about game development, made some lifelong friendships, and have worked together on something we really believe in.

Its truly been an incredible experience working with everyone, and our team has done an equally incredible job making our project a reality.

So, it is with great joy that I can finally say...

Missing Stars: Act One is now available.
You can grab the game on our website!

As mentioned in a previous blog post, we'll be releasing updates to the game as time goes o…

Missing Stars December Update

Hello everyone, hope you’re doing well and oh BOY do we have some exciting news for you folks!  

To kick things off, we are very happy to announce that writing for Act One has been completed (except for a couple of things that need to be touched up) and we are sitting at more than 250k words for Act One! There will be a lot of content (almost 25 hours!) to hold you over for a while! Programming wise, we’re almost done with getting all of the scenes into the game. However, it is important to note that we will be doing a master edit after the programming is done in order to check for continuity, catch any programming errors, and correct any spelling/grammar mistakes. 

In anticipation of Act One being just around the corner, we had a few devs begin recording a podcast! Titled Somnova Podcast (spent all night coming up with that one) we have Episode 1 recorded and set to release within the next few days. In this episode, we talk about a brief history of Somnova Studio as a whole from Hamadyn…

YuriJam 2019

Hello everyone, hope you’re doing well. We have an exciting announcement for you all! Watercress, Somnova Studios and Sarchalen Visual Media have all teamed up for YuriJam 2019 to develop and publish a game together! We’ve been working on it since the beginning of October and we can’t wait to show off all of our hard work to the fans. 

Here’s a quick description of the upcoming YuriJam game: 

Raine, a genius mechanic with a lust for adventure, thrives in the frontier of space accompanied only by her shipborne AI navigator. Well into her travels, she makes a critical error while piloting, jumping through an unstable wormhole and crash-landing on an unknown planet. There, she makes first contact with a young species of sentient beings that look a lot like humans with a hint of… goat? To return to her home, Raine must repair her ship before the wormhole closes. However, in this unfamiliar place, she makes a friend that forces her to question what she really wants.

A Field of Flowers and Sta…

Happy Halloween 2019! + Missing Stars Update

Hello everyone, hope you're doing well. It's Halloween! The time of year where fantastic costumes, delicious candy and all of the skeletons reign supreme.

Speaking of costumes, the always amazing Kuroe has drawn Jeanne in a super adorable cat costume!

It's the internet, we gotta go with cats. 

While we're here, we thought we'd give a little update on Missing Stars: Act One.

We're happy to report that progress is coming along very well! We have about 75% of Act One's scenes programmed into the game, so we just have to get the remaining 25% programmed in and begin our master edit.
In the art department, all of Jeanne's line art is complete, and we're going to be retouching a few of our sprites soon.
Once again, thanks for your continued patience and support!