I hope you all had a great start to the new year!
My apologies for our late update but I do have some great news.
We now have a contract with a programmer who will start his work on the 9th of February. We will be setting up his new work space and once he is settled, we will do an update to announce his involvement.
We have taken careful measures to make sure we got the right person for the job, hence the delay. Our apologies for making everyone feel very uncomfortable for the delay.
Our new programmer's wage was never budgeted into the Kickstarter budget as the original programmer had planned to take royalty. However, I will be taking responsibilities by paying for his wages myself, so please don't worry about the financing aspects.
Once our programmer is settled, we will reassess the development milestones and publish our new schedules in a separate update. I expect smooth sailing as many of the assets are already in place, and our staff ready to hop back to development.
In other news...
We would like to give a shout out to one of our composers, Tomoki Miyoshi to congratulate him on a fantastic job for making the whole soundtrack to Ikenie to Yuki no Setsuna also known as Project Setsuna.
Ikenie to Yuki no Setsuna is a JRPG based on the old and tried JRPG, Chrono Trigger. Published by Square Enix, it is Tomoki is major solo work for a JRPG. You can listen to the soundtrack by visiting the official homepage here.
As we trudge on with our day job to feed our family and pay the bills, we come together in the time of our choosing to do what we feel passionate about, Project Phoenix.
There will be a lot more activity and progress in our updates this year, I hope I can prove to all you wonderful backers that everything was worth waiting for.
Director / Producer of Project Phoenix
PS Thanks to Asami Hagiwara for the New Years illustration! I've attached a Facebook dimension version below for anyone who'd like to use it.