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Showing posts from July, 2012

Semantic Saturation

Much as our spiritual predecessor was dubbed a 'cripple porn game', from the outset our game has received the pejorative of a 'retard porn game' (to paraphrase and collate the general reaction, which generally ranges from hesitant to hostile). I do think that maintaining a healthy level of skepticism is good to keep around you, and I honestly don't expect anyone to have good feelings about the project till we have at least a sample of work out in the public eye. Still, I would say that our acquisition of our particular label is, to an extent, a fault of our initial titling and billing of the project. As many of you will probably remember, our working title was Mentaru Shoujo  (a title we had never intended to keep), and it was described as a game based around the concept of mental disabilities. There are obviously a lot of problems here, and I'll try to go a bit in depth with them. Obviously, the original title, apart from being a bit derivative, does evok

A Little Something For You

Hello everyone! We know we've been silent for longer than usual, but sometimes no news is the best news. As the heat of summer (or, for those in the Southern Hemisphere, the cold of winter) keeps us inside, we're pushing even harder to make this game a reality. There's a lot of stuff we've been hard at work on, and we hope you're excited for what we have in store! Our  slaves   writers are hard at work, as well as our crack team of artists, musicians, and programmers. Also, today marks six whole months of development!  Thank you for your continued support of our game and its development. As a reward for tolerating our existence, here's a little something. Art by naso4 Meet Erik Wilhelm, the main character of Missing Stars. He's a laid back and generally good-humoured fellow. Born in Switzerland, Erik has been an avid hiker for most of his life. Even at St. Dymphna's, the outdoors is still very much in Erik's blood, and he can often be fou