Hey everyone, CykaDev here!
Long time no see! Bet you missed me, huh? Actually, don’t answer, I’m just gonna assume you did on the get go <3
And on a more serious note, I want to apologize for not being here for the past two weeks or so. Or, at the very least, for not having been as active as usual. As some of you may have heard on Discord, I’ve been sick for a good week, and things have been really hard to deal with for a bit. So yeah, I’m finally back on track, and hopefully, this is gonna be the very last rush until I’m done with the writing of the game. There’s still a lot to do, but hey, let’s keep hoping.
Actual info, here we go!
First off: I feel like I’m a bit slower than usual when it comes to my writing. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing: I prefer being slower and having a good quality rather than rushing everything, which would basically ruin the whole point of the past year and a half of hard work. The thing is, I’m currently writing a rather tough part of the game, and it’s a bit of a pain. Not in a bad way, I actually enjoy it, but there are so many variations that I have to check my notes every now and then to make sure I haven’t forgotten any scenes. While the game isn’t the most interactive one ever (as in, you WILL find some redundant scenes if you decide to 100% it), it does contain quite a few variations of the same scenes which take ages to write. So that’s a bit complex.
Statistics roll out!
We now have 1.300.000 words for 267.000 lines. And for the little reference, we finally have more words in that game than there are in the entirety of the Harry Potter books, which is pretty insane when you think about it. Now, is it some J.K. Rowling level writing? That’ll depend on whether or not I’ll decide to change the ethnicity of my characters after release. And more seriously, I guess you can’t compare a Japanese-style VN and a book about magic.
Anyway, I guess this is it for this week! I’ll be working harder than ever for the next month or so, so we’ll see where that leads us. Thank you for the constant support, despite the lack of information there was in the past two weeks!
See you all next week! <3