Eleven months in

The team noticed something yesterday. Our subreddit was founded on October 1st. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been working on this project (in one form or another) for that long. It feels like only a few months ago we were responding to Tony’s VN recruitment thread over at /r/visualnovels over on reddit. We’ve gained and lost a handful of people since then, and we’ve learned a ton about VN development, including a lot of stuff we probably should have known before we even started. We’ve had our share of problems, some setting us back by months. One thing we didn’t realize was exactly how difficult making a game would be. No one came into the project thinking it would be easy, of course. We all knew this would be tough, but what we imagined wasn’t even remotely close to reality.

But for how difficult it can be at times, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had creatively, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the others felt the same. To create a world  and story this detailed is nothing short of liberating. You start to live in the world and see these characters as if they’re real, see things through their eyes and think like they would.

So we want to celebrate this anniversary of ours. October 1st. The day we’re going to reveal everything. Up until now, we’ve been mostly quiet about what we’re doing, what the story is really about, who these characters are. We’ve never told you what the Human Reignition Project really is.

October 1st. Thirty days from now.

That’s when we go live.

By Ethan

“Oily” is one of the original members of the DevTeam. He’s the mediator of the group: “The Great Compromiser.” Fitting, considering his favorite U.S. History figure is Henry Clay. He just can’t understand why Jackson was such an asshole to his homedog Henry. Again, a gifted writer, though he keeps his past shrouded in a veil of intrigue and lies. We know, Oily. We know everything.

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