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About Calistilaigh

“Cali” is one of the original members of the DevTeam. He claims that he simply has a knack for writing, rather than having honed it after years of training. He has an undeniable knack of coming up with disturbingly decent ideas at the last moment. His interests included League of Legends, taking awkwardly angled “selfsie” photos, and generally mucking about on the IRC. I wish I was making this stuff up.

Delays

Hey guys. Bit of bad news here, so bear with me for a while.

If you haven’t been able to tell by the lack of an “IT’S READY!”  at the start of this announcement, we’ve run into a few setbacks.

After our imminent release was announced two months ago, things kinda got crazy. As we were trying to put all the finishing touches on everything, scrambling to get scripts finalized and all that jazz, we unfortunately  had to part ways with our sprite artist, Artist_Apprentice. While we’re sad to see him go, we wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Sadly, that’s not the end of the personnel changes. Guy and myself are no longer writers, due to him being too busy with personal matters, and me being a useless blob of uselessness. At least I can make a pretty mean blog post though, right?

Anywho, left with incomplete sprites for the demo, we did the only thing we could and negotiated contracts with new artists. We’ve since filled the vacant character artist position, and also picked up someone to work on CGs.

It will take a little more time and work to get caught back up to where we were, but we’re pretty content with the quality of art we’re going to be able to have.

Getting back on topic with the drops in the writing staff, we’ve thus picked up two new writers, Syon and OrangeShavings. They’re pretty damn good, so look forward to some awesome routes! With the change in staff though, unfortunately I have to announce some even sadder news (probably the worst of all), Hiyori is being cut from the script.. I know you all will be devastated by this (after all, we all knew she was best girl) but we all just felt it was the right direction to take. With her departure, we are still going to have another route, which means an all new girl, so look forward to an announcement for her in the future!

All this is disappointing, and we’re sorry for getting everyone’s hopes up with promises of an imminent demo release. We’ve learned our lesson, and the next time we announce a release, it will be when it’s actually finished.

It’s not all bad though, with these changes, we’re feeling pretty good about the direction we’re heading in. Things are starting to look really nice. We’ve had some editors look over the script, holes in the story are being filled with some much needed scenes, and the art is looking better than ever, so don’t lose all faith in us just yet! We still plan on giving you an awesome game, so stay hyped!

-Your favorite Alienworks member,

Calistilaigh

A little treat for our loyal fans, some sketchwork from our new CG artist, Hibiki9!

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!