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August 20, 2017

Soviet Games

Green and Orange

Green and Orange

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to our status update for August.

Once again, the summer turned to not be everlasting, but that’s good, for the end of one thing always signifies the start of another.

In today’s update (apart from a new CG and a new track), we’d like to open the curtains of the development a bit more and give you, our supporters, some more concrete info. For whatever reason, many people thought that the game was getting delayed because we were constantly implementing some new features, wasting time on unclear, vain improvements, porting LMRnR to NES and Game Boy. The truth is much simpler: as we’ve said before, we met several unfortunate hurdles along the way, and, to be honest, our team is rather small. We still refuse to cut anything from the game and strive to make it as good as possible. So we are systematically moving forward, encountering and overcoming difficulties.

So, the progress of various parts of the game right now is as follows:

Backgrounds (+ BG animations): 100%
CG: 60%
Character sprites: 30%
Music: 90%
Sounds: 20%
Text: 40%
Code/programming: 80%
Android and iOS porting: 0%
In-game script: 10%
Translation (to English): 25%

We would like to stress that these numbers do NOT represent the full picture of the development status and are meant only to give you, our audience, the rough idea of the situation. For example, the last music tracks are being worked on and the sketches for many sprites are already done. As such, we also can’t give a release date (also because we do not want to move it back if something goes wrong again).

In any case, we’re continuing the work, paying attention to details and the bigger picture, aren’t forgetting about the QA, and mostly aim to make the game better over releasing it earlier.

We also have an important announcement: In the near future, we’re going to send our backers (those who supported the Kickstarter or IGG campaigns for $200+) a greatly extended version of the demo to gather more feedback and understand if we’re moving in the right direction while the trajectory can still be corrected.

Do stay in touch and don’t forget us! We certainly won’t forget about our fans — after all, without you, there would be no Soviet Games!

by admin at August 20, 2017 12:05 PM

August 18, 2017

Winter Wolves

Volleyball Heaven – Introducing Rika

I must say that I have a weak spot for asian girls 😉 Probably I’m not the only one! Anyways, she has a cool look and hair style, and an interesting backstory… read below the writer’s official intro.

Rika Yukimura, 19

From a young age, American-born Rika felt a tension between her traditionally minded Japanese immigrant parents and the freewheeling culture in which she grew up immersed. When she was 12, amid rising familial tensions, her father finally returned to Japan, leaving Rika and her mother – who was already having an affair with the man who would become her stepfather – to continue life in Asgard.

Perhaps because of her experiences, Rika has always been interested in the complex relationships between appearances and reality, truth and lies. From a young age, with a precocious appreciation for such films as His Girl Friday, Ace in the Hole, and All the President’s Men, she set her heart on being an investigative journalist. When she entered the Journalism program at Asgard College she considered it a stroke of luck that among her fellow students were Jade and Zoe Markson who, rich and privileged as they are, would surely have a few skeletons just waiting to tumble out of their closets.

Now, a year later, as an unsuspecting Kayla enters their orbit, she is wondering whether it was a curse wrought to trap her personally. After unearthing information which she believed would lead to the scoop of a lifetime, naivety, poor judgment, and carelessness has turned her dream to lawyer-infested nightmare. Not only has she made enemies of the Markson cousins, but even the College administration has put her on notice that she might be expelled should she put another foot wrong.

Outwardly calm, friendly, and diligent, inside Rika finds herself constantly tense and on edge, not helped by her tendency towards social anxiety which she has always struggled with. When Kayla joins the Asgard Valkyrie’s, Rika dares to hope that fate has given her a chance of redemption, but first she has to use all her guile to determine where the new girl’s loyalties and ambitions really lie.

by admin at August 18, 2017 07:21 AM

August 14, 2017

Green Glasses

Hiatus over~!

Hi everyone!

I finally have a job and things are returning to normal. So I’ll be able to return to regular updates for Cavaliers & Carnivals. Stay tuned!

August 14, 2017 11:28 PM