It’s been a while since we’ve updated, so we wanted to change that. I really have a bad habit of writing overdue progress reports, don’t I?
A few big things have happened since we last chatted. For one thing, we’ve sorted out some issues and settled some arguments (while starting a few others) and now have a rough estimate of when it’ll be feasible to release a demo. The answer might be sooner than you except.
Next month, just in time for our two-year anniversary, you should be able to play through a demo of “The Human Reignition Project.” The demo will span through Act 1, which is by our counts nearly 50,000 words right now, and still growing. You’ll meet nearly all of our main characters and get a pretty good idea of what the world of the HRP is like. Then you can look forward to the full release still a few years away. We hope you’ll be as hooked on it as we are.
Of course, such a long period of productivity isn’t entirely without its own setbacks. One of our writers, OilySalmon, had to leave the project for personal reasons. Consequently, the ever talented Auric has stepped up to take his place. After some heroine-swapping, we ended up with Auric writing for Senri and yours truly taking over Yukino’s route. I hope you like seeing your favorite bespectacled beauty find her way into all sorts of yuri endeavors.
On the flip side, Arty continues arting away, and has been putting out some stellar new sprite designs and style upgrades. You’ll have to wait a bit longer to check out the new cuteness, but I promise you it’s worth it.
While Arty’s sprites are matchless, we are in the process of looking for a CG artist or two to help round out the team. If you think you’ve got what it takes to reignite humanity (one CG at a time), then please shoot us an email here on the site so we can take a look at your portfolio and we can discuss payment as well.
You might be wondering how exactly we’re funding this whole thing. Right now, it’s out of our own pockets. But, if you’re interested in helping us out and maybe snagging some neat HRP-stuff for yourself, then keep your eyes up for a Kickstarter or Patreon sometime in the future. I’ll even throw in my favorite sweatshirt.
Want some advance access to the game though? We’re planning to bring on a couple beta testers once our demo build is complete, to give an outside perspective to the whole thing. Aside from a few contacts of our own, we’ll be giving you guys a chance to help out too. More info on an application process coming soon.
That’s about it for now. See you at the next update.