Development Update - Ask IGA, Three New Characters
Lots to show off today, so let's get right to it! IGA sent us character bios and concept art for three new characters who will appear during Miriam's adventure.
(But first—in case some of you would rather be surprised by the characters—here's that new Ask IGA you helped us put together in a previous update.)
Now for your development update:
Hi everyone, this is IGA.
We will be introducing new characters for this month's update - a woman who supports Miriam, a man related to the incident from 10 years ago, and a young villager. Maybe I can finally write up our story? That's about as much as we've gathered so far.
Rather than talking about it, right now I'm actively building the story. I wonder if I'll make it to the voice recording on time... Stay tuned!
But before that, I need to decide on voice actors!
By the way, we're currently working on parts of the game that were available as backer rewards, such as enemy and weapon designs. Some of the backers who backed at the pet and weapon design tiers have never responded to our e-mails, but it's possible those e-mails never got through. If you backed at one of those tiers but never received an e-mail, or never responded to our e-mail, please contact us as soon as possible. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Next month, I hope to be able to show off an updated stage...
Dominique Baldwin (ドミニク・ボールドウィン）
An exorcist dispatched by the church, she supports Miriam as the shopkeeper. She speaks in a posh way, but she treats everyone kindly. While the church believes Miriam and Gebel to be demons, Dominique trusts them as human beings. In order to foil Gebel's ambitions, she asks her old friend Johannes to summon Miriam.
Alfred is one of the alchemists responsible for the demon-summoning uproar ten years ago. He was Johannes's mentor, and a father figure to both Johannes and Miriam, but he's lost his former self as he heads to the castle seeking the Book of Logaeth in Gebel's possession. Quite and intelligent, Alfred's alchemic ability was unmatched even among his fellow alchemists.
Anne Knolles (アン・ノールズ）
A village girl whose parents were murdered. Anne was saved by Dominique and Miriam when demons attacked her village. When Dominique is out of town, Anne looks after the shop. She is a bright and cheerful girl.
Speedrun Challenge Results
Many thanks to XombieMike (of the Bloodstained Forums), who put together the demo speedrun challenge results for us! (While we're at it, thanks again to romscout, who set the pace.) Congratulations to AANXAAN, who will receive the Bloodstained art book with a final time of 2:36.
Here are the top runs we received:
After the final game comes out and all of you have some time to dissect it, I'm sure this will seem impossibly slow. But for now: Great work!
Speaking of great demo work, we noticed this on the forums and have been meaning to point out: LeoLeWolferoux somehow got all the way to Level 99 in the demo! Here's a really interesting topic on the subject.
The update scrolls on with our monthly fanart spotlight! If you'd like to be a part of a future update, tag your art with #IGAVANIA.