It's been a little bit since our last update, but we have some good news and we wanted to wait until it was right to share it.
Dizzy Hearts is nearing the final stages of development with this update going into detail on our plans as we finish writing the story. After that we are going to begin the much anticipated testing phases for Dizzy Hearts.
Alpha and Beta Testing Phases
Alpha for Dizzy Hearts will be starting early November! Following a programming and editing phase, backers will get access to a very early complete build of Dizzy Hearts to test and share their opinions.
Afterwards we plan to put Dizzy Hearts through a second, more thorough editing/programming/testing phase as final assets are added, scene transitions, proof reading, and things like Voice Acting start going in.
The Beta for Dizzy Hearts will be open not just to backers but to friends, patrons on our Patreon, and testers as well. This will start in January as we prepare for release in Winter at the beginning of 2019.
It's our feeling that this extended multi-phased testing approach will give backers familiarity with the project and also offer their feedback on the story, what they feel worked and what didn't. There will be further details in September as we start emailing backers, getting them in Discord, sign NDAs and get them prepared to play the game!
That's all we have for right now, there's a lot more to see, but you'll just have to wait until Alpha starts I'm afraid!
The next few months until we start testing, updates will be much shorter than usual as we focus on preparing for Alpha this Fall, as well as our big reveal event where we share the opening for Dizzy Hearts to the world! Thanks for all your love and support for this project, we're ecstatic that people will be able to soon play this project we've been trying to make for so long.
See you all in November!