The original title for this was "July burns like a pyre." And while this was a very appropriate title, considering the kind of month I had, it was also a tad too morbid for what I wanted. :P haha This month was really hard on me for a handful of reasons. I don't want to mention everything here, but among some very hard professional rejections, some personal losses, some worrying, some anxiety, some adulting, etc (hehe), I finally put a name on something bad that happened to me for years, a long time ago.
It's always good to confront the ghosts in your past, but it's also quite energy-consuming, eh? Unfortunately, I didn't have much energy left for much else after that, so I couldn't work on LtGBtK as much as I wanted... but I still have a lot of nice thingies to share with you. On to LtGBtK and better subjects!
First of all, let me tell you I'm anxious. CH03 is the final setup before the ending of Book#1, on CH04, and I'm honestly nervous about what you'll think of it. CH03 is a lot more detailed than the other chapters, and it delves a lot into some of the things mentioned in the previous chapters. There's more about lore, about the characters' relationships, and many decisions to make, so I hope you're all ready for it. 8)
CH03 is also your last chance to change your relationship with Mathias and the other characters around you; after this one, the routes will be locked.
Oh, and guess what? The first anniversary of LtGBtK is almost here! (September 06) I'm still considering what I wanna do to celebrate it it! How would you like us to celebrate? ♥ Maybe a couple of short stories? Maybe a portrait giveaway? Maybe a fun QA with our sweeties in the royal family? Something else? You tell me! From my part, I'll just do my best to have a nice update for you all by then. ;)
This amazing Anon on tumblr reported a bug on The Seeker >> Servitude path. If you play that path, please check this one! :)
+ + Sprites:
+ [ redacted ]'s sprites. (new character) OK this one will be revealed today, lovesome. Scroll down if you wanna see her. ;)
+ Mandra's [ redacted ] sprites. OK
+ Export and add into the game Mathias's [ redacted ] sprites. OK
+ Extra: Redo Mathias's base sprites. OK
+ + Writing:
+ 7,5k/~18k (+2,5k)
+ + If possible:
+ Code the tooltip to tell the player why certain options are blocked; (This seems to be harder than I thought it would be, so I probably won't complete it to the next update).
+ Create a new Corridor BG to add variety;
- Some of the things you might've missed from my ko-fi!
You can support my career + find a lot of cool stuff there!
- A sample of the Artbook I'm slowly putting together,
- A sneak peek of CH03's colored illustration,
- Mathias and MC in a sexy vampire AU cause why the hell not.
- The new look of the main Menu.
- A collection of previews of the new sprites you'll see in the next chapter
- A short snippet from CH03 (which I can't link for some reason, so here's a ss)
And that's it, kids. All I have to do now is write. I'll do my best and work hard, I promise. :3
To thank you for your patience and support, here's Lady Melike's sprite AND the new version of Mathias's normal sprite. What do you think about them? ;) I LOVE Melike, and I hope you'll grow to like her in the next update! ♥ As a small reminder, you can (re)read her introduction here!
A wet, noisy kiss to you all!
If you'd like to support me further, you can always share my game with your friends, leave comments, and check my ko-fi to read more about the game and donate if you can. If you just want to say Hi or if you have questions/concerns about the game, you can find me on Tumblr. If you wanna talk about translations or anything business-related, you can send an email to email@example.com
Se you all soon!