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@HaikenEdge we have an update coming end of November/Beginning of December that talks about the princess sisters.
An update would be nice.
@Harrouin There's nothing I can say that wouldn't feel bad, but all I can say is that through tremendous struggle the team is bringing about the game this winter. I know this means very little until the game is out which is why we've not made excuses.
I feel when the game is released we can tell the story about it and why it took so long to release.
5 years of dev for a visual novel... That's pretty insane :(
We have an update coming in the next few months in the lead up to releasing Dizzy Hearts in the winter of 2017.
We've updated most of the sprites, and are just now writing the large story.
I didn't want to release an update without substance. We have the new outline finished for the rest of the game, after that we'll be redoing our demo with our new updated assets. The next update you'll see will be new demo art, demo sprites and music.
Sooo... any news at all for Dizzy Hearts?
Love your work at Lupiesoft and I'm not gonna begrudge you're extra work.. but it would be nice to have an update for DH? xD
@Lieron Still in the plans! We're working on it, but the game is very long. I'm the only artist.
I understand people are concerned about the long time frame involved, but we are always working on it, and we feel delayed and good is better than rushed and bad.
So, about that summer demo. . .
At last there some recent postings here, was wondering how this project doing because there where no update for months.
Our goal is this winter season. We've been working hard to make that a reality. We've updated the art and we're coming out with a demo this summer.
I was curious if there's any idea of when this game might be released (I'm not looking for a specific date, more a rough estimate).
The updates in the past months are all updates on sprites, but they don't really give any clue on when the game might be finished.
@Kurt thanks! Sakai's help has been immeasurable for us. At the moment we're working to finish the updated demo this summer which coincides with the final script being completed. So look forward to late spring a huge update showing all the new characters for the game.
Congrats on getting together with Sekai Project to help out with the novel. I'm sure with their skills and your current assets for the game will make the eventual release a bit better.
@Vishous Please check out our very recent update!
Will this ever be released?
There's a new update from January, we have some new stuff to talk about but it will be probably sometime in April before we can put together a post about it.
Jp voicing? :D
If that pans out well that would be awesome! :D
@Goddess Hey! We want to make sure when we update it's more than just doing it for the sake of doing it and we're actually bringing new info. There are certain things that are taking up our time we really want to get right, the opening song and the voice actors. If we rushed looking for anyone the results likely wouldn't be as good. We're also partnering with Sekai Project and exploring Japanese voice acting as a result.
We just want to have something concrete before updating backers!
no update sonce what, three months ? Can we expect another soon ?
I don't think it will be ready for christmas, but an update will be cool.
@Kurt Hey! Right now I am going to work on getting another artist and likely another writer in the future. Our goal is to get it when it's ready. At our current rate we hope to release near Christmas. Given the much huger scale of the game now we need this time to get the writing perfect~
Good luck on continuing the work on this project. Looking forward to its eventual release.
@Filippo Yea I posted a huge update for New Years, check it out! :)
Hey dude, any news? :3
Hehe, sorry i've been a bit MIA, I've been in writing seclusion for the last several weeks.
*prods topic w/ a clown pole*
Been awfully quiet xD
Still working on those sketches Taosym?
Unfortunately the project is over, but I'm working to open up the store at www.lupiesoft.com as soon as I can.
Damn, is there anyway to increase to pledge amount to get some awesome goodies?
Yes, It's going to be a few months though, I'll be given them with the release of the game, but right now I'm trying to get all early backer rewards like sketches done. While balancing development. When I start on the designs, I'll be including previews and getting opinions from the backers who got one.
Yey for Dakis!
Btw do we get a sneak peek on the Daki designs? :D
The dakis that I'm making for this KS will be exclusive designs, but I'll be making regular dakis that will have a different pose, different stuff in them so it makes the KS ones rare and unique.
I hope to have ones people can buy off my new website (lupiesoft.com *shameless plug) later on.
I suddenly regret not pledging high enough to get a Daikimura, are we going to have some other chance to buy them or are they KS exclusives only?
that makes more sense. I guess I'll try that demo and see whats up. Their art isnt as spectacular as Taosyms but the premise looked promising
Errant Heart has now updated there pledges, seems like it was an oversight on their part. You can now get the game for a $20 pledge. Still seems high to me for one of four routes, but if you want to support the game you now can reasonably.
Actually, it seems they messed up when writing descriptions, $20 is the real minimum to get the game.
@Rock - ikr... its too bad because from the KS page I was pretty interested in backing the project. Then I saw the tiers, laughed, and moved on. It'll be easier to wait and if it gets released theyll probably sell for under 15
@Ian: LolWUT?!.... *double checks* good grief... as much as I like the art style good luck to them. It's rather silly making the game only available to top tier only. There is literally no incentive for low level tiers..
Someone needs a crash course on setting tiers. At 100 bucks your kinda of expecting more than Digital OST + Wallpaper and a guarantee of "we're releasing a high quality product" especially if your doing a hard sell niche product like a VN. I'm not one who usually nitpicks on tier pricing for rewards but at 100 bucks you get so much more from other projects... and their fairly "hight quality" at that. They get some bonus points for having the balls to suggest people could raise their pledge to 200 up to 10k if the pledger wants to... u know out of the goodness of their hearts xD
Lol thanks haha
theres another VN on KS called Errant Heart but you have to pledge 100 before you get the actual game. I was like wut? Seems backwards to give out extra stuff on lower tiers then the actual product at the highest.
And then there's Tao, being a boss and doing it right.
Okay, filled out the survey plus PMed you with what I pledged for.
If you've added rewards to your pledge, and you havn't PMed me all that you've added yet, please PM so I can log it manually in my google drive.
hey taosym do we need to tell you if we added waifus to our pledge? Or will you figure it out and then contact us about them?
Really excited for this project.
You can change voice and BGM and sound effects all separately.
Late to the party, but congratulations, Taosym. Good luck on your endeavors.
A question I've been meaning to ask: will there be separate audio scales, i.e. voice, BGM, etc.? I prefer to not use VA when playing, so I was wondering if it'd be possible to disable it.
Awww...I slept through all of the excitement. Well, congratulation on reaching $16.5k!