New Year Goals!

Here we are! Woohoo, 2020 has just started, and like all years, I’m going to write down some goals which I’ll inevitabily fail to reach through the year lol

It seems a joke, but when I look back at my post in the beginning of 2019, I was saying about Planet Stronghold 2 and Volleyball Heaven: “I think it’s safe to say that unless I get hit by a bus or something, both games should be finished this year. Of course I’m also going to finish Corona Borealis since we’re at very good point.”

And guess what? Of those 3 the only one to be released was Corona Borealis haha! However, as I posted already in previous blog, PS2 at least is done, with only proofread and testing left to do, and considering the game size it’s not a small thing.

This year’s goals

So, this time is really safe to say that I’ll finish both Planet Stronghold 2 and Volleyball Heaven. This time for real, it would be crazy if I didn’t, since the first one is done, and the second at very good point too. But what else? Let’s see. This time, I’ll be much more careful when predicting when I’ll finish them since clearly every time something unexpected happens to delay everything!!

The Curse Of Mantras (previously known as Undead Lily) – I’ll begin working on this game (I actually have already started working on it during past month) and as I already posted the biggest obstacle will be the gameplay, but even writing it will take time. It won’t have a big complex plot like PS2, that’s sure. But will still probably end up being at least 200k words long, with so many characters and romances! Prediction: game will be content complete before end of 2020, with beta next year

Secret Yuri Game – This is a particular case, since the game story is at very good point but I need to find a good artist for this game. I think I found it, but there are a lot of images to do so will take a while. It’s a simple VN (no stat raising) with a very original cast and optional more erotic content vs my past games Prediction: game will be out towards the end of the year

I have some other projects going on, but as I said, I’m not going to announce anything until it’s in a very advanced status. So in summary the 2020 might be something like:

Q1-Q2 2020: Planet Stronghold 2 and Volleyball Heaven release
Q3-Q4 2020: Secret Yuri Game release and Curse Of Mantras beta (but very likely this last one will slide to 2021 because of its size)

Beside the first two titles, if I managed to do a 3rd would be already a good year I think!!

Crowdfunding and blog

Something I also plan to start using this year is crowdfunding. I never tried it before, but I feel now it’s the time to do it. You know, spending one year on a game without a clue if your product will earn enough for a minimum wage might not be the ideal working conditions anymore, especially for someone anxious as me! I’ll probably talk about it in a future blog post.

Speaking of the blog, starting this year I’m going to do it regularly only monthly. First Friday of each month. I need to focus my efforts on making the games, my Patreon and this year for the first time also crowdfunding. Of course I might do some special posts occasionally for example when a new game is out, but otherwise I’m going to post here once a month.

Happy New Year to everyone!

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2 Responses to New Year Goals!

  1. Hello there, i just wanted to say congratz on the long run in the game dev world! i am actually working on my first Game with some friends, and i am using Ren Py. I was wondering if you still use Renpy in your lastest projects?

    Also i actualy would love to do some kind of fantasy game with a lot of RPG elements just like some of your classic. Its a relief to see your projects and know that such complex games can be fully developed in Renpy Engine.

    Well i hope you keep the good work! and hope also that at the end of this year you could fulfill all your goals!. Me as well have as a goal to be able to message many ones with one of my projects in his demos version and hear their opinion. Would be great to know your opinion. Best wishes!

    • admin says:

      Hello,
      yes I’m still using Ren’Py, however it’s really complex stuff (not beginner) so you need to learn python coding before being able to do games like my RPGs.
      I prefer Ren’Py but you could use any other game tool/library. Actually some other system would be better the more complex the gameplay is. It’s just that I’m so used to Ren’Py that would be hard to use something else!

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