One of the common things developers share with their backers is development roadmaps. Since we figured ours out recently, I thought I’d share it with you.
|Date||Patreon Release||Writing Work||Other Work|
|July||ep02||ep03 pt1, ep04 pt1|
|Aug 1?||ep03 pt1||ep03 p2, ep04 pt2|
|Sep 1||ep03 pt2||ep05 pt1||story finalization, asset list finalization|
|Nov 1||ep04 pt1||ep05 pt2||artist shopping|
|Dec 1||ep04 pt 2||ep06 pt1||contractors working|
|Jan 1||ep05 pt1||ep06 pt2||bartop demo unit, PAX arrangements|
|Feb 1||ep05 pt2||ep07 pt1|
|Mar 1||ep06 pt2||ep07 pt2||finalizing PAX demo|
|Apr 1||ep07 pt1||ep08 pt1||PAX East!|
|May 1||ep07 pt2||ep08 pt2||integrating finalized art and music|
|Jun 1||ep08 pt1||done!||integrating finalized art and music|
|July 1||ep08 pt2||integrating finalized art and music|
Right now we’re writing two episodes at the same time — Aenne’s in charge of directing 03, I’m directing 04. These conclude the first act of the game, episodes 02/03/04, which represent the player rising into their role within the arcade and staging a grand event.
Once we complete that and start in on the more asset-heavy Obligatory Beach Vacation Episode in 05, we’ll be finalizing exactly what assets we need for the game, and will start shopping around for artists and musicians to help us flesh out the content.
With some of that final content baked in we can work on a demo unit and hopefully bring it to PAX East. We’ve got plans — notably to use a bartop-style arcade unit to demo it — but it depends on the timing.
Finally… we’re aiming to have the game completed in Q3 or Q4 of 2018.
I figured you’d enjoy this peek behind the curtain… but all of this is subject to change, as conditions shift, plans go awry, and development refocuses priorities. No game has ever 100% stuck to a roadmap and we likely won’t either. Consider this a work in progress, much like the game itself.
EDIT: Disregard the paragraph I had here about not meeting the August milestone. We are go for launching on Tuesday!
Thanks for walking this path with us. We’re looking forward to the months ahead!