dev diary

July Update 2

Firstly, thank you so much everyone who has pledged to our Patreon. It’s truly touching to see such a response and every dollar helps so much.

With that in mind, and after a very clear request from you guys, I’m going to start putting smaller and more frequent updates on the Patreon for our backers. I’m going to aim for one every couple days, but at the very least once a week. These will include any new art assets that get made, information on what we’re working on at the time, and anything else we can provide previews on. Something I’ve seen quite a lot of is requests for much more frequent updates, even if they’re boring or don’t amount to much, so we’re going to do that. Seeing as we’re so reliant on our Patreon backers, that seems the best place to do so for now.

We also want to aim for bi-weekly updates here on the site. Our previous concerns were that people would only want updates if they had content, but it seems from the feedback we’ve received that any updates are good, just keep in contact.

Something else which has been extremely touching has been the offers for free writers and artists. It’s something for which I’m very, very grateful, but also to which I’m not quite sure how to respond. The parser is currently incomplete, and the world’s lore is very much something that exists more in my head than anywhere else. So it feels irresponsible to task someone, for free, with the creation of something that could end up unusable. Not to mention that it requires a concise contract to be written up in each case which grants me total rights to anything produced, if we want to avoid conflicts about who owns what.

So, here’s my idea: If you want to write or draw anything for us, post it here on the forums. You can send it to me via a direct message there if you’d prefer that. I’ll happily include links to anything in our Patreon updates as well with your permission. And, once we’re at the stage where we can include that material in the game, I’ll contact creators directly to sort out permissions and property rights and that sort of thing.

I’m in no position to turn down free offers, but I also can’t promise it will all make it into the game, or offer anything in return. But, if people are willing, we can definitely use it to help promote the game and keep the creative juices flowing. Let me know what you guys think. If you guys like it I’ll get Stereo to add some Art and Stories subforums.

Now, I’m off to write a Patreon update before I pass out. Until next time!