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Hello ladies and gents! It's been a few weeks since the last update, two weeks to be exact. The first casting call has officially ended, which means I kinda sorta lied about the next one starting before the first ended. Nevertheless, it starts today so yay! Let's first look at the statistics and the people who were cast for the first call:
Casting Call #1 Results:
3 village nuisances applied.
Cast: The RPGenius
8 Village Soldiers applied.
Cast: Hobosonic and KamenRiderEru
2 Poor Villagers applied.
1 Village Child applied.
0 Village Farmers applied.
Village Farmer position open to next person who casts.
New Concept Art
We all love concept art! Here's a few more by our awesome concept artist Marko.
Hearth Village Cave System
New Bust Art Style
As many of you have heard from a previous news post, we've got a new bust artist working on YANTH with us, and she's absolutely phenomenal. I think the new style she's given us is much more in line with the new environmental artwork we're using to retrofit the game.
For your viewing and listening pleasure, here's a new screenshot and soundtrack of Petula's home village, Hearth Village:
Don't mind the graphical errors, and certainly don't mind Akika on the roof. Also, that door is still a placeholder...
T-Shirts and Hoodies - Finally!
I don't want to jump the gun, but I believe we've finally found a competent fulfillment service to print and ship your goodies out! They've been very professional and are already working on orders. Ironing out the details and placing the order with these guys took about a week, compared to the two months (Late November to Early January) it took for the first service, which didn't get as far as this one did.
The shirts and hoodies have not yet shipped, though they may ship as early as next week. Watch out for your packages! Remember that your packages will come to the addresses you have previously submitted through the survey. Just in case, double check and make sure you've given us the right address! It'll cost us time and money if they're shipped to the wrong place.
Casting Call #2
The second casting call is about to start! If you've pledged to become an NPC in the game, this is where to go. Throughout development we'll be having casting calls for pledgers to find a role for their in-game NPCs! Fret not, if you don't get your NPC in this time, there'll be plenty more in the future. There is no danger of not being included in the game! If you've pledged for an NPC, you'll get one in the game as long as you message me before it ends.
I forgot to mention that all characters in the Casting Call have the potential of appearing again later on in the game. Remember that if you have a sidequest in the game, you should not participate in the casting call.
Also note that if you prefer to be seen in the Modern World or Haunted House DLC, those will come later on in development! You have to be in the backer group in the forum! If you aren't yet, leave a comment here with your forum name!