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A Slight Delay

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Here is the update I really didn't want to give (and hence why it has taken me a while to get to it): there will be a delay on Helena's release.

  1. I'm moving, which is taking up a lot of my time as I not only have to pack but also sort through everything that I own to condense down on stuff.
  2. I have taken on a LOT of voice over work. For those of you who don't know, my primary work is voice acting, and lately I've seem to become in demand and as such I'm working on lot more on that lately (a few of which are some really big projects, and moving has forced me a little behind on those).
  3. My two friends who have been helping me with a lot of the big stuff for Helena are also now busy: one is working on finished school exams and the other busy with bigger projects.

None of this means however that Helena is going away for good. I am now just shooting for an August release as opposed to a June/July release.

In the meantime, I'm still working on refining the script for the game: deciding on scenes to be added or trimmed, how best to convey the story, etc.

I do apologize for the delay, as I had greatly hoped it wouldn't happen, but that's just not my luck, I'm afraid.

Anywho, thank you so much for your patience. It is much appreciated.

~Olivia

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AuroraGuiniverePrice Creator
AuroraGuiniverePrice

(I attached the following comment to the pinned post of the "Slight Delay", but also placing it here in case it gets lost.)

Work is still underway for Helena. However though, I unfortunately underestimated the amount of work still left and I've been having issues that have been taking my work time away from me to finish my end of Helena.

So from here on out, I'll only post when a major section of Helena is completed, so coming up that will probably be when all the rest of the mapping is finished and I start working on implementing voice over.

There will be no posted release until we are closer to the beta-testing phase.

I do apologize for this crazy mess of a release. I had promised myself when this began to not put a release date on it, as my curse is to pretty much never be on time with anything, and that is precisely what has happened. I've never been very good at gaging how long this will take to complete.

So I understand if you are unhappy or impatient--it's been YEARS, I'd be more surprised if you weren't impatient! But know that this isn't to frustrate anyone. I want to make sure this is of the best quality it could possibly be.

Thank you so much for your continued patience.

~Olivia

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ilCetriolo
ilCetriolo

This CS looks truly amazing :D Can't wait to play it!

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AuroraGuiniverePrice Creator
AuroraGuiniverePrice

Thank you! We've been hard at work to make sure it'll be awesome to play! :D

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Richyyy:D
Richyyy:D

This is your game! And I bet it will be awesome! Good games DO take time!
There are alot of rushed games out there from AAA companies which sucked way too much. Taking such a long time is okay imo then.

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AuroraGuiniverePrice Creator
AuroraGuiniverePrice

Thank you, Richy! Your understanding means a lot. When it comes to my work, I always have been a perfectionist, and in this case, it's being totally amplified.

It actually took me a couple of reworks and several years to get that first map exactly how I wanted it, that's how crazy it can get.

But I don't want you to wait another five years, so I am trying to keep it as controlled and efficient as possible.

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Guest
Guest

I will wait for this until it comes out no matter how long it'll take. :3

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Richyyy:D
Richyyy:D

Oops forgot to log in!

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AuroraGuiniverePrice Creator
AuroraGuiniverePrice

I see a couple comments asking about the full release. I posted an update a little while ago explaining that there would, unfortunately, be delay with Helena's release. I know it kind of got buried, so it was probably easy to miss.

Due to financial business, I had to move, which took up the time I was hoping to dedicate to finishing this mod and my helpers were also temporarily pulled away for their own personal things.

That being said, Helena is NOT cancelled, just delayed about a month or two. I'm still hard at work refining the script and adding in all sorts of awesomeness. I'm even working on it right now as I type this (I just like to periodically check up on the ModDB page a couple times a day).

No one is more disappointed about this delay than I. This is a project I've been working on since December of 2012 and it would be marvelous to wrap it up to pursue other work. However, I don't want to just toss it out into the world. I care about this and respect your patience too much to just publish something half-assed. It's not what anyone deserves, most of all Helena.

I thank you all for your patience, and I hope to have a more definitive release date for you coming up.

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SobakaPeppa
SobakaPeppa

Extreme level of frustration... It devours me... Wish you luck and patience and for others, who awaits your masterpiece as well...

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Arisztid
Arisztid

Would not I have been released on 1st?

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