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Somnova Studios: September 2022 Update

Hello everyone! It's been a while since our last update - sorry about that! We've all been busy with real-life responsibilities (work, getting married, etc.) so progress has been slow these past few months. However, we have some really cool things to show off! Fran, we felt, needed more expressions to expand their emotional repertoire, so they have received a significant upgrade to the number of available poses, expressions, and outfits they have. We're pleased with the result! They are now fully sass-equipped. As mentioned in previous posts, we've also been working on adding more CGs for our characters to more fully flesh out their Act One content. I don't want to spoil too much, so here's a portion of two of the many new CGs we have in progress! Telltale signs of healthy tree growth include dense foliage and thick, sturdy branches. "Perhaps this mannequin with a wig will... no, no, it just doesn't work." Our UI is in the process of being upgraded
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Somnova Studios: April 2022 Update

Hey everyone, it's Hamadyne here with a new update for Missing Stars: Act One. As we move further into the 2022, we've been making a lot of progress on the new build for Steam. Something we've been working on for a while is an improved save/load menu! Saving now has a more intuitive space for writing save messages. And loading... looks pretty similar! Very nice. Adam has been working hard at getting this menu looking super polished (and significantly less buggy than the older version), and we hope to polish the rest of the UI just as well as this menu is! Meanwhile, in the art department, we've been adding some more facial expressions for some of our characters who sorely needed some additional emotes. Isolda and Annaliese, for some reason, were a bit stony-faced when we initially made the requests for their initial sprites, and we wanted to add a bit more life to their respective characters. This expression was on another pose, but for some reason wasn't on this si

Somnova Studios Update: 10 Year Anniversary

10 years.  120 months.  3,625 days. As of February 17th, 2022, Somnova Studios and our project Missing Stars will officially be 10 years old! In order to celebrate this momentous occasion, we are planning to do a live Q&A on our Twitch channel, giving you wonderful fans a chance to ask us any questions that you're dying to know the answer to! On February 1st, we will be releasing a Google Forms survey for you folks to submit questions for the livestream. After two weeks, we will select a few questions to start the stream, as well as take any other questions that come through our Twitch chat.  Feel free to ask about:  Any of our projects ( Missing Stars, Arcadia, Surkea etc.)  A Field of Flowers and Stars (co-produced with Watercress, our sister studio)  Movies, books, TV shows, art and games that have inspired us over the years Something silly (within reason)  Whatever else comes to mind! While we are very excited about what questions you have for us, we also feel it's im

A Very Merry Somnova Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Today, we have a little present for you all: a cute chibi drawing of Sofiya and Natalya! We've had a great 2021, but 2022 is looking to be another fantastic year for Missing Stars and for our studio. We are extremely excited to show off more content for our visual novel, so please look forward to our upcoming updates regarding our Steam release! Have a safe and relaxing holiday weekend, and may you all have a happy new year too! Twitter Instagram Facebook Official Somnova Discord

Somnova Studios: November 2021 Update

It's time for another Missing Stars Update!  While working on our changes for Act One's upcoming Steam release, our writer for Lena has had to make his departure from the studio. It's unfortunate, but it happens with volunteer projects such as these. We took the time to find a suitable replacement for Lena - her unique characterization meant we had to find someone who could really excel with her character. Sadly, we felt that there was no one who could capture the original writing style. What's more, the act of finding a new writer might also introduce additional risks such as potential ghosting and/or incompatibilities with other team members. All of this internal discussion was also taking up valuable time that would be better suited for other Missing Stars content.  As a result of this, we feel that it is best to remove Lena as a route character, and make her a side character instead.  What does this mean for Act One?   Lena's character will still be featured i