Backstage Pass - Weekly Update (7/30)
Whoa! Busy week for me, gang, and it’s all good things. I’ve been in the studio every day recording with some local actors, and every session has made me more excited for the voiced version than the last. If you can play with voices on, and you don’t, you’re doing yourself a disservice.
I mentioned it very briefly on twitter, but for the sake of an official confirmation, I’d like everyone to welcome Ian Sinclair as the voice of John Brandon. If you pay attention to English dubs, you’ve probably already heard Ian in One Piece, Black Butler, and as the title character in Space Dandy.
We’re still on track to get all the voices recorded within the next few weeks, but I’ll do what I can to get some voice samples out for you guys to listen to before then.
In other news, we’re currently privately testing Lloyd’s route. Once we make sure it doesn’t crash horribly, it should be available in the beta. Thanks for hanging with us!
Backstage Pass - Weekly (???) Update
Whoa. I’ve definitely lost track of time. So, short version: The personal situation escalated into a full blown emergency that involved a “is he dead?” scare after we lost contact with someone for nearly a week. The good news: He’s not dead. The bad news: We’re not out of the woods yet in terms of this situation, and it’s been really difficult.
But let’s catch up on what’s happened to Backstage Pass this past month or so. We’ve fixed a lot of bugs, created several new ones, and fixed most of those. Steam now has achievements, which is pretty great (with thanks to Emmanuel Marty and forsakenproductions). We’ve finished up a lot of recording, ending with Alvin yesterday, which leaves Sian and John left. John will likely be finished first, but recording for Sian will take at least 40 hours in the studio, not counting any fixes found later. AnimeFest is coming next month and while we almost certainly will be done recording by then, there’s a good chance the sound editing won’t be complete.
Coming up next, Lloyd’s route along with another bevy of bug and typo fixes. And hopefully another update, ACTUALLY weekly this time.
I discovered how to pick colors in oekaki so in all my excitement I ended up painting this. :3 :3 :3
Don’t judge me I had no idea what I wanted him to wear so I just slapped on some random stuff
This is a beautiful thing.
Alvin is the ultimate fanboy. He’s also fully recorded as of ::checks watch:: two hours ago. This isn’t really a voice sample as much as a teaser, but you’ll hear more when we release the new trailer with voices. : D
Only Sian and John left now. We’re so close, gang.
Alvin geeking out hardcore. This is a beautiful thing.
An outtake from Adam’s snow scene. Micah Solusod, ladies and gentlemen.
Appreciation post for Kangai’s beautiful, beautiful smile.
He really does his best.
Tomodachi Life shenanigans (or lack thereof): Jisei edition
Reminder: Everything is Jisei.
Super late happy birthday pic for Matt, whose birthday was like…weeks ago o<-< Sorry I forgot, and thank you kind anon for reminding me! (but then I had to put it off because of AX shegisehg )
Matthew is most beautiful person.
Bug Fixes for Backstage Pass
Even more bug fixes are up for Backstage Pass. You can re-download the game through your confirmation email, or if you have the Steam version, it will automatically update.
The biggest update is a fix in the CG gallery that caused the game to crash in certain situations before. Full list of updates:
-CG Gallery crash fixed
-Message board highlights new posts
-Achievements available on Steam
-Celina’s sprite visible when she talks about her past
-Minor bug fixes
-Updates to Cafe Diem dates
This (hopefully) takes care of the last of the game-crashing bugs, which means we’re about to introduce a whoooole new set of bugs with a secret route next time. Should be fun!