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News and Updates / 2017 Summary
« on: January 02, 2018, 02:28:31 am »
Happy New Year everyone,

Helrouis here. It's been quite a while, and here's some progress to share:

We've been working under tight deadlines with Sekai Project, and the first draft (400k+ words!) is about to be completed this January.

We're also in the process of animating the sprites and converting the writing into engine-readable-script format, which Youko/our writer will edit along the way. 

Will you post more updates now that the writing is almost done?

Yes, definitely! We'll start by showcasing the new live2d animated sprites, as well as video recordings of some non-spoiler scenes pretty soon.

When is the estimated release date?

Our optimistic release date is August 2018. We should make it especially now that all members are active.

We sincerely apologize for taking quite some time. We admit we bit more than we could chew ^^;, but we definitely have no complains here since we've made it this far.We'll keep on going until we make it to the finish line.

You've made this project come to life, and we're confident that even with the amount of time has passed and trends changing, Sierra Ops will still do well on its own. It simply became a story that's not heavily influenced by any existing media anymore, and focuses more on the consequences of your choices in an out-of-nowhere war situation. The gameplay is challenging, the story is an experience worth playing blind, and the Sierra's crew members are very interesting in their own ways.

That's all for now everyone. Rest assured we'll get Sierra Ops done this year, and it will be done right.

Cheers,
[email protected] Team

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News and Updates / 2016 Status Report
« on: December 31, 2016, 01:11:26 pm »
Hello Everyone,

Happy New Year! 2016 was not really an ideal year for us, as we had to patiently wait through things which cannot be rushed. But hey, the long wait has paid off, as they are about to come to fruition!

We'll be incredibly busy once we've shown you the new opening movie this early January. Please look forward...
Read the complete update at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sierra-ops-a-space-sci-fi-action-rpg/x/6041733#/updates




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News and Updates / May Update
« on: May 21, 2016, 03:09:44 pm »
Scripts
Writing is 25% finished -- and Youko can do 15-20% per month.
The scripts are constantly being checked and proofread internally, and we will start "freezing" the scripts when we reach 50%. This means we will start pushing the scripts and new sprites to the build by August (assuming Youko's beyond 50% already).

New Sprites
Martian sprites editing has started -- and Tooaya will finish them all within next month.

Battle System
We updated our method to finish the never ending battle system deving... We've scoped the limitations of the battle by doing the final battle of the game. Sadly since this IS the final battle, so we can't show this demo to our backers. All in all, we've made significant progress and massive performance boost.

Conclusion for now
We can possibly hit October deadline at this rate, and we will not release a public game demo until the full game is finished.

We've learned our lesson -- making demos while the game is far from completion is just plain disastrous. Every time we make one, a teammate is likely urged to redo a major part of the game. This happened thrice already and yeah... NEVER AGAIN!

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Sakralotus / Sakralotus Dev Updates
« on: May 21, 2016, 02:21:02 pm »
Hey guys, so I'm back and active again.

Although for another game for the meantime. Sierra Ops is still ongoing but the development relies heavily on Youko (our writer) and Tooaya (our artist). While they're finishing their work, we have some time to make a game and try to pay up our bills and everyone else.

Sakralotus is a short project, and our target is to finish it by July 30. We'll be posting weekly updates and some screenshots as well.

If you're a fan of platformer games like Shovel Knight, or Shadow of the Colossus and Lost Planet 1 & 2 (basically beating up any huge monsters), then this game might appeal to you.

So what is Sakralotus?
You basically control a soul-powered guardian, and you will find yourself residing on a huge floating ruin. You don't remember a thing at all -- You didn't know what you were doing beforehand.

As soon as you wake up, your other "colleague" guardians enter the room and tell you that you're the commander in charge of defense and maintenance.

What, defense and maintenance?
That's not a problem at all -- What bothered you more was the fact that this huge floating stronghold is actually humanity's last stand. It's your job to protect it from all threats and maintain it from collapsing, until the barrier can be redeployed by the system again.

Who/What are the threats, how do I defend against it?
You currently live on a planet that's 1000 times larger than Earth, and it was corrupted by a worldwide poisonous gas leak from the underground, and alongside with it, are gigantic monsters that easily dominates over humans -- They are capable of disrupting one's thought process or permanently rendering any human useless who are within their range (it's as if you can have amnesia or worse, permanent brain damage). Because of this, humans created their last resort -- the Avia Centris, aka the floating fortresses to survive -- although it was a little too late.

250 were initially launched, but most of them are destroyed already.  You're probably on one of the last surviving Avia Centris

How are humans even safe in the fortresses?
Well to keep it short, the core of Avia Centris protects and houses all the living humans, keeping them safe even from the monsters' innate abilities. To slay the monsters outside and defend the core, humans connect their souls to guardians. Guardians are ignored by the giants, and guardians can use Cryo spears to bring them down. Cryo spears are specially made to slay these giants as it ignites inside their limbs, and prevents them from regenerating.

@Author -- Connect their souls? How is it possible?
We're following closely on how dreams work, except these out of body experiences are controlled by the remote piloting mechanism, and a soul can be only away from the body for a limited time. This is a fantasy sci-fi genre too, mind you.

Now about the maintenance...
There are a total of 8-10 hours (in-game time). Every sector suffers damage as the game progresses. You have four members with you that you can assign to each sector to maintain the area, or assist you in combat in their own ways. Finally, every giant will attack the core repeatedly while ignoring you -- although it's quite unpredictable as the monsters come in various types -- this simply means there are different winning conditions in every battle, unique ways to bring them down. It is important to kill them as soon as you can before they deal too much damage to the Centris. The damage done by the giants are carried over the rest of the stages!

That's all for now, and good luck, commander!
 
Concept arts @ attachment (Not the main character)

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News and Updates / Sierra Ops Update - February
« on: February 04, 2016, 03:15:40 am »
Hello Hyperspace Comrades,

It's time for some graphical update - final final title screen, cg, and sprites edition:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sierra-ops-a-space-sci-fi-action-rpg/x/6041733#/updates

P.S. I miss you all and I won't close down the forums as long as you're all here~.

Cheers
The InnoMuv-Productions Team

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News and Updates / Development Updates 2.0
« on: January 10, 2016, 10:11:33 am »
Welcome to the new weekly updates thread...

Unfortunately the new assets won't be seen in the current demo build until we launch the final version this March containing the updated artworks and story content.

Anyway let's begin, shall we?
So we have a technical designer aboard now, because I decided to invest on the technical parts of Sierra Ops. I believe a rich, sensible lore can be a strong point, and with diagrams being presented together with the CG artworks, the sci-fi elements can now be taken a little more seriously. x)

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News and Updates / Sierra Ops Update - November 2015
« on: November 08, 2015, 10:28:24 pm »
Hello everyone,

It's been a while. How are you doing, Hyperspace?
We have a new update!   :)

Highlights:
  • Production speed back to normal
  • New main artist, Tooaya
  • There are a lot of gameplay updates, and we'll save all the goodies for the January build.  ;)
  • Final demo to be released by January 2016
  • Me basically asking everyone to care once again  :'(

Forum specific update:
I simplified our section and moved old topics to archives to prevent confusion, making this a little more streamlined in a sense. Thanks for reading and have a great day everyone!

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News and Updates / Sierra Ops Update - August 2015
« on: September 06, 2015, 07:50:02 am »
(Copy pasted from Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sierra.ops/ )
Hello guys,

There won't be anything big happening to the game until the Muv-Luv Kickstarter is finished. We know it's a little disappointing, however rest assured financial matters shall no longer be a problem (regardless if the campaign's successful or not).

Now that the main problem's out of the way, we'll be finishing the remaining story outlines for Jean and Freija's routes next, as they're our secondary source of major progress roadblocks. It was a mistake to work on the game without completing them, but because of financial instability, we had to rush development.

We're not saying the demo's a big mistake, otherwise our deal with Sekai Project and solidifying our workflow wouldn't have been all possible.

It may take around two weeks up to a month to cover all the story elements for the outlines (based on our experience before).

Anyway, our main store page is up, featuring the gameplay trailer and old PV - https://store.steampowered.com/app/364210 , with a total of 1600 demo downloads. Thanks to everyone who tried out our game! :)

Here's also our programmer/【Kemeo】's Battle Engine Updates for the month of August if anyone's interested:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18qUs2t2FsBDciAyJ57AuYhxFvWVTfTbg2Rau45idVfE/edit?usp=sharing

And last but not the least, our main artist,【tcwoua】, was able to work on a few CGs for the game. Let us know what you think! https://www.facebook.com/sierra.ops/posts/914850695219752

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Other Games / Muv Luv Localisation
« on: June 30, 2015, 08:33:30 am »
Hey guys,

My sister's working on the localisation project for:
http://muvluv.degica.com/
while I'm gonna help out temporarily to ensure that the crowdfunding is a success; I'm there as an advisor mostly, and helping spreading out the word (just like what I'm doing now).
If you have any questions with regards to the translation project, feel free to ask me here.
Also, I'm not part of Degica, my sister is. She kinda pulled me in randomly lol. xD

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Game Discussion / Character evolution
« on: June 26, 2015, 05:28:22 pm »
We have revised the characters over and over behind the scenes. It's time to show how it went from start to finish:

Rutherford:



Ashton:


Claine:


Jean:


Freija:


Junius:

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Welcome to the Hyperspace / Your Project in the Hyperspace
« on: June 18, 2015, 12:56:32 pm »
Our requirements in having your project aboard:

1. The Blood Oath that you won't quit any of your projects and finish it through the end.
2. Your project should have the most important component - which are waifu(s). The protagonist gender can be any.
3. If you're already part of the glorious Alpaca Empire (Sekai Project) then you're pretty much welcome.
4. Simple proof of concept - Demo and/or details of the project showcasing sprites, mock-ups or scenes in game.
5. The theme of the story can be anything as long as #2 is satisfied.

If you think you're ready, send all details to http://innomenpro.com/contact-us/ or add me at Skype - Helrouis is my ID so we can discuss our evil plans.

If you have any questions, just leave them here.

P.S. We do not charge anything at all. The website hosting/domain payments will no longer be a problem, we promise that!

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News and Updates / In-Game Credits
« on: June 18, 2015, 02:08:07 am »
We've posted an update regarding the game credits, and we'll keep updating the following list:

Desmond Chieng
Sam Garamy
Christopher Punska
Michael Brand
Marx-93
Simon Bulens
David Mendez
Tim Reilly Jr
Erwan Hellouin
Nathaniel Pahl
Timmothy Clarke
Seto Konowa
Angelus Luminous
Accelsharp
hellgod
8BitProxy
Kay Elspas
Christian L.
Grzegorz (ggamer2) Kucharski
Bruno Alves Marques
Adam Nogowski
foducool

If you have contributed in Sierra Ops, email us using the website contact form or directly at [email protected] the following details:
1. Email which you used to contribute to the campaign or donation link for verification purposes.
2. "Displayed Name" - the name you wanted to show to the credits.

If we do not receive any email, we'll end up posting your real name (or email name without the @mail-service-dot-com/net if we can't find your name at all in the IndieGogo contributor details).

There are no deadlines, we can update the build and change/remove your name anytime upon request.

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Game Discussion / Demo Feedback
« on: June 04, 2015, 01:36:28 am »
If you have tried the public demo (http://store.steampowered.com/app/379030), let us know your thoughts about it by simply voting here.

You can also write your honest opinion about the battle system or the visual novel presentation if you do have the time to write about it.

We aim to minimize as many imperfections as we have and implement features that may be of help making the game better. The demo will be constantly updated until the entire common route is finished.

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Welcome to the Hyperspace / Hyperspace Games Information
« on: June 02, 2015, 02:08:11 am »
Sunrider - A Space Visual Novel/Tactical RPG by Love in Space.

"In an alternate universe to our own, humanity has subjugated all other life in the galaxy and spread throughout the stars.  However, peace is a forgotten state of existence.  PACT, a revolutionary front, has toppled the once mighty New Empire and is spreading throughout the galaxy.  Led by the mysterious Veniczar S. Arcadius and his cult of personality, PACT appears intent on dominating every human being in the galaxy.

You are Captain Kayto Shields of the starship Sunrider.  Hailing from the neutral world of Cera, you are thrown onto the galactic stage when your world is invaded by PACT.  Your mission: To find allies from across the galaxy and stop the PACT menace once and for all.  To accomplish your goal, you will have to fight a one ship struggle against a vast galactic power.  Forge alliances with other nations.  Befriend supporters.  Build your mecha squadron, and tend to your mecha pilots' needs.  Win the affection of your crew... or their disapproval!  Your decisions will impact not only your crew's impression of you, but the fate of the galaxy!"

Love in Space is currently working on Liberation Day which is the continuation of Mask of Arcadius. More details here
or support Love in Space at their Patreon page.



Sierra Ops - A Space Visual Novel/RTS by InnoMen Productions.

Summary of the story here

Download the Demo here!



Rising Angels: Fates - by IDHAS Studios

"Fates is the proposed sequel of the yuri visual novel, Rising Angels: Reborn. Fates is the direct sequel and continues the story of military investigator Natalie Puccile as she dives further into the mystery of the ancient artifact revealed during the prequel."

You can check all weekly updates here: http://www.idhasstudios.com/?p=615
or Download Rising Angels: Reborn at Steam



My Little Dictator - by WarGirl Games

"1939. Europa is on the brink of war. Several factions are set to conquer and take control of the continent. Britannia led by Churchill, Franzo led by Cyrano, Sovia led by Starin and a surrounded Germania led by Hitora. Only one man can set Europa on a guided path to domination. Take control as Yamato, a young and quick-witted General in the Japanese Army, who is traded to Germania to become Hitora’s tactician. Fight in battles, fall in love and change history forever.

Set in an alternate universe where countries are run by teenage girls, Hitora is the dictator of Germania. Stubborn yet daring, it is her dream to conquer Europa and unite the continent under one banner. Her arch-nemesis Starin, a little girl with a height-complex, is out to stop you at all costs. Cyrano is a sly and sneaky girl, Churchill is a tired and intelligent one. Together with Starin, the three of them will form an alliance to try and take down Germania. You'll fight their underlings, Zhukov, Monty and Roi Jean along the way, and receive help from your friends, Rinni and Rommel. Play in RPG Battles and Map Conquests, whilst also trying to win the heart of the girl you desire. Watch as she slowly falls deeper and deeper in love, and unlock all her CGs. Go shopping, to the beach, on dates and into the midst of the battlefield. A romantic comedy set in a fictional version of WW2!"

Over the Hills and Far Away - by WarGirl Games

"The War of 1812. The Northwest Frontier. William Aubrey, a rogue redcoat of the once-glorious 41st Regiment of Foot, is on the run. Wounded and tired, he seeks shelter during a thunderstorm inside an abandoned barn. But when he gets there, he finds he’s not alone. A young Shawnee girl, named Mai, is hiding from the rain too. Bleeding out and not wanting to brave the fierce winds outside, Aubrey decides to put up with her until the rains let up. Over the course of the story, the two of them get over their general anxiety and indifference for one another, slowly bonding to become friends. But will their friendship outlast the rains; when both return to the bloodshed and the outside world?"

You can find updates for both games or support the developers at their Patreon page.



Project Nimbus by GameCrafter Team

"Mother Earth used to be a caring, loving mother. We know she loved all of us. What do you think went through her mind when she bear witness of her child murdering each other and burning down their own houses?

The pain, the grief…. the insanity. The latter of which I think, is what finally happened to her.  "
- Anonymous, AD 2048


"The game is set in the late 21st century; decades after a great war devastated the Earth’s surface, making it unable to support human life. Mankind has escaped to the sky.

The world is divided into 3 factions; each possesses its own orbital elevator that feed energy to keep flying cities afloat.

We found ourselves trapped on our own planet. A handful of gigantic space elevators became our refuge. Great pillars hanging in a delicate balance from the heaven. We reform, rebuild, and re-purpose. We carved nations out of thin air.

Thus arrived; the age of sky. We thrive, even on the planet that no longer welcomes us."

You can find more details at their Kickstarter page.



(To all colleague devs - If there are any errors or anything which needs to be updated, let me know and I'll fix it right away.)

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News and Updates / Publishing Under Sekai Project
« on: May 20, 2015, 12:09:20 am »
Hi guys,

It's been a while and I just want to say that all of our financial troubles are sorted out thanks to the almighty empire of Alpacas which is Sekai Project. We have the choice to avoid the early access release this month and instead just introduce the public demo.

  • How's the build coming along?
    - We got the new title screen updated, we linked the dialog to the overworld and we have a working tutorial mission to teach the basics.
  • What are your plans now?
    - We will release a public demo by the end of the month, then start the early access spree when we do have a single route done (Claine's).
  • When is the real final release date of the game?
    - September/October are our target months. It all depends on the number of OCD triggers we'll get along the way. o-o
  • How will the backer missions be dealt with?
    - The overworld system is (really needlessly) large, and the contents right now barely fills up 5% of it. We intend to make the most of the system and add more content as the audience demands. Any backers who are willing to expand can coordinate with us and give us ideas to release in (Free/Paid) DLCs.

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