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So, will it be ever delivered?

Xana12
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Re: So, will it be ever delivered?

Post by Xana12 » Sun May 06, 2018 8:45 pm

I just sent an email off to Kotaku as well. Here's hoping they run with it!

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Re: So, will it be ever delivered?

Post by feelingwalnut » Wed May 09, 2018 7:51 am

wow. 5 years already?
When i originally backed the VN. i knew there would be delays. TBH my only hope was that no one expired before it could be completed and my only expectations were a comic in VN format version, maybe with a little probing deeper into story here or there, nothing more nothing less.
and a usb stick.

tone back expectations for the project so it can be completed in traditional VN style and give everyone a little skin at the end and the internet will rejoice. ...well, maybe by now it might take a lotta skin. :D

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Re: So, will it be ever delivered?

Post by piro » Mon May 21, 2018 4:22 pm

As i said earlier, i'm very sorry for the delay in getting a formulated and organized update posted as to the status of where development with the VN is AND also with where it is going. I want to re-focus the game on the story elements that I believe most people are, in fact, most interested in. The requires pulling out a bunch of the more complicated structure and going with a far more straight forward delivery. I've identified the things that do need to be pulled out and simplified and i've also re-worked a lot of the more complicated flowchart structure to give me something that is far more doable with the a more economical use of both existing and new resources.

Why haven't I posted about this in the last two months and not shown progress on it like I had hoped to? As i said, and I know this shouldn't matter, but my mom went into hospice care over a month ago and this has had a big impact on me and my family. Yes, i've been pushing and working to get comics done and whatever else i can do, and this significant re-launch into re-working the VN is not something i've been able to get rolling when I had planned. My plan was to have all this well in motion and detailed updates about it in place before the five year anniversary in June. I'm sorry.

This situation is not getting any easier, but I will pull this update together in the next week or so and try to keep you folks here updated on it before I do. I do not expect that to make any of you happier with things, but that is where I am at right now and I will do my best to provide an update before the end of the month.

As for everyone hoping that i get my teeth bashed for my failures on keeping this above water and the other problems ive had with this project... well, I'm sorry. I'm not sure how to give you the pound of flesh you want, but if it helps the problems with the VN have and will continue to prevent me from doing anything else with Megatokyo until the project is completed. You cannot pursue other projects when you have an incomplete project like this still active. The IP for MT wont survive this, but I will finish this game. Megatokyo book seven has been almost 8 years in the making and still isn't finished. The VN is essentially re-doing all six volumes, each storyline with many alternate storylines, and has been far harder to do than i realized. Hopefully this revised approach will give more of what people are hoping for while working within accepted VN structures without trying to change or change the genre.

Fred

Xana12
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Re: So, will it be ever delivered?

Post by Xana12 » Wed May 23, 2018 6:57 pm

So... It took us reporting and emailing news sites for you to give an actual update. That's so sad. Your coworker has been taken the brunt of all this while you haven't worked on the game at all, replied to emails or questions until a fire was lit under you. That's sad and heartbreaking for a supporter to see.
You don't care about us who contributed to this. You won't answer questions about the rewards or where the money went.You guys give us cross talk and it's sad. Apparently this fourm wasn't even on your radar.

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Re: So, will it be ever delivered?

Post by shonen_jidai » Wed May 23, 2018 11:27 pm

Wow, I didn't know this was still in development. Well, this probably doesn't help anyone waiting feel any better, but as a big VN fan, I'm still interested in seeing the release, whenever that may be. As a software engineer, I only have sympathy for the challenge of bringing a project like this to completion.

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Re: So, will it be ever delivered?

Post by legitalltheponies » Thu May 24, 2018 5:27 pm

Most of what I've been wanting is a viable strategy to complete the game. It looks like that is incoming. I would also like to see a comprehensive breakdown of costs from Fred, but that's more other peoples' deal than mine.

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