Hello, everyone! Welcome to your (very short) monthly Alka update! Saito here to give you the lowdown on what happened this past month and (more importantly, in this case) what our plans are for the next one!
First things first, frankly put, this was another crazy life and slow work month for us. That’s not to say we made no progress at all, thankfully—I was able to knock out a couple Kud files, and Tsumugi’s slowly but surely moving forward!
November was largely been a period of experimentation on the RB front. As we’ve discussed in previous updates we’ve all been reduced to squeezing in bits and pieces of work on the game whenever we have time, which makes the progress sprints we pulled off toward the beginning of the project pretty much impossible.
We reached the decision a while back that we’ll need to change up our approach for this last route if we want the patch to be ready some time soon without sacrificing the quality and cohesion of the route in the process, and I believe we’re finally hitting the point where we have a workable system in place! No promises on timelines, as always, but I’m hopeful that the process we have worked out at this point will let us get back on-pace and get the patch out in a not too excruciating timeline.
Speaking of specific plans, I’ll personally have a little time off towards the later half of December and intend to use that period to take a big ol’ chunk out of Kud’s script! My personal goal is to get all of the lines that I ported to the 18+ version TL checked and proofread over the course of that period. Considering there’s over 20k of them that’s almost definitely an unattainable goal, but I’m setting my sights high because impossible challenges are just the motivation my work-addled, sleep-deprived brain needs sometimes!
That’s just about all I have to report for now! Be back a month from now to either tell you that our plans worked out and we’ve made a bunch of progress, or mope for a couple paragraphs before explaining how we’re gonna adjust things to make it happen next time! As always, thank you for your patience and understanding!