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.
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.
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 -Typo corrections -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!