Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fifteen Thousand Plus

The Human Reignition Project has gone through a few iterations and false starts before it became the story it is today. One of those iterations was a nice, campy little Slice-of-Life story about a kooky old professor dragging a group of regular people along to take part in wild shenanigans while learning the importance of human connection. This, aside from its current form, is the Human Reignition Project that we stuck with the longest. It seemed a decent enough story, the setting was nice, and the characters appeared interesting.

The only problem was that it wasn’t, and they weren’t. But we never noticed that our story didn’t have a story to it, that it was just a group of people sort of aimlessly wandering around without motivation or reason. The characters had depth in our minds, but they didn’t have any real involvement, because again, there was no story to speak of. And the worst part of it all? We had no appreciation for The Holy Outline. Our outline at the time probably topped out at around two hundred words for the first act, reasoning with ourselves that even though we couldn’t figure out any more details for a particular scene, we’d just leave it to the writers to ‘figure it out later’ and patted ourselves on the back when we thought that would give the writers the greatest amount of flexibility (notice: we’re the writers.)

And so we thought up scenes and wrote. We wrote what came to us, as it came to us, outlines and structure be damned. After all, it can’t possibly be that difficult to write a story with multiple branches involving at least six heroines, right? It wasn’t too much longer before we wrote ourselves right into a corner, and we were left with a sickly script that limped spasmodically from one event to another. By the time we realized it had to be scrapped and the idea reworked from the ground up, the script topped out at around fifteen thousand words.

But this week, a little over two weeks after we started drafting again, we’ve finally reached and surpassed that word count. Our shiny new rough draft, with its interweaving plot and characters that actually matter and develop throughout the story, is over 15,000 words long so far. And we’ve not even done with the first act yet. Hell, we’re not even done with the first quarter of the first act yet, and we couldn’t be happier with how things are shaping up!

The further we get into writing, the more necessary it’s getting to hire a CG artist to finally fill out our ranks. If anyone reading this post is interested in applying for the position, click here to get an idea of our initial contract terms, and send an email along with your portfolio to AlienWorks.Recruiting@gmail.com

Yep, we’re still here.

Hey! Calistilaigh here. Yeah, THAT guy.

Today you’ll have the pleasure of getting all the news and hubbub from me, myself, personally!

Our first bit of news is that our outlining is nearly finished! Everything’s pretty much laid out, and we’re just putting the finishing touches on a few things to really pull the story together. We’ve got a hell of a game in store for you guys, I guarantee it!

Second bit of news, our Soundcloud has broken 400 viewers! This is record breaking stuff people, pretty soon we’ll be set to conquer the world!

..But uh, you didn’t hear that from me.

In all seriousness though, if you haven’t given it a listen yet, check it out. We’ve got some really talented musicians working round the clock to bring great music to our fans.

https://soundcloud.com/alienworks-1

Third bit of news, unfortunately, our character writer for Senri Kanzaki, Rific, has departed from the project due to personal reasons. While we at AlienWorks are sad to see our friend go, we’re here to assure you that Senri’s route will not be affected. We’ve picked up one of our former members, Raithfyre, to take over from where Rific left off, and we feel that things should proceed without any issues. So for all of you Senri fans, fear not! There will be plenty of hot, steamy action for you to enjoy when the time is right!

Our last bit of news, which I suppose I should have mentioned from the beginning, is that WE’VE ACTUALLY STARTED WRITING! Woo! I know, I know, I can’t really believe it either. It’s really happening folks, we’re actually accomplishing tasks at a reasonable rate, and you’ll be here to witness it all!

Well, not really, but you’ll be able to see us talk about it all excited-like, which is practically just as good!

Anyway, I think that pretty much wraps up this update, so I’ll leave you to your own devices now. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, feel free to comment in the blog, or drop by our IRC! While we aren’t able to reveal any specifics about the story, we’d be glad to entertain your inquiries best we can!

See you around!