Posted by : Kuna (admin) Sunday, December 10, 2017
Releasing even a short demo was among the "achievements" I planned for 2017. But, as it happened before, I did my math wrong and overestimated my abilities and control over my plans. I feel that I learnt a lot from this experience, and became a bit more aware at planning, however, this doesn't change the fact that the demo I wanted to deliver before the end of the year - the one I spent over one year over working on - is still quite a bit far away from completion.
Nevertheless, the work I'm doing on it fills me with satisfaction every day, and I'm enjoying the process and the results I'm getting so far. For this reason, I thought that it's about time to share with you some early screenshots! They would be the very very first screenshots ever I share from Serenade! : D
And that's not all. I plan to release a gameplay trailer just before the end of 2017 as well. The in-game menus are not ready yet, and there are some issues here and there with the flow of the game itself, so I don't feel confident in releasing any demo, even of a shorter section. But I can surely show you what the game looks like and its general appeal.
The scene I'm going to feature in the trailer does not come from the beginning, instead, you will be shown an advanced part of the first hour of game. However, if you ever read the summary of the story in the Story section, I think it won't be difficult to jump straight into that part and enjoying it.
I'm talking about the part featuring the meeting with Doc. Isahai. Yeah, I've been working over that scene and that character for weeks and I thought it would make a nice display for Serenade. It's a short, mostly comedy scene, so it won't go that deep into the story, but at the same time, it can provide the general feel of what you're going to play, in my opinion.
|No comedy here, this is just Kairi being blunt, though.|
I prepared a Youtube channel and will film the scene during the next two weeks (I need to fix two or three things yet). I will embed the video here on the blog as well, obviously, and will make a short commentary as well.
Next week (11-17) I'll work on background art again, depicting Kairi's university.
As always, thank you for reading. See you!