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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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The Last Phases of Helena

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A quick little up-to-date on the status of Helena's development schedule.

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A Quick Update

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SobakaPeppa
SobakaPeppa

Any great news and changes you can share with us?

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TimProzz
TimProzz

Looking forward to playing it. I myself recently released my custom story called Illusions of the Dead which I've been working on for 1.5 years. I thought that was a long time. But you've been working on Helena for what, 4 years now? That's impressive. Do you have any idea how long the gameplay will be? And will there be a testing fase/beta? I would like to participate in that. Keep up the good work! :)

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AuroraGuiniverePrice Creator
AuroraGuiniverePrice

Hey Tim, thanks for the comment! Yeah, it's been pretty close to 5 years now. I'm not entirely sure how long the gameplay will be at this moment. There are about 16 maps in total, some really small, some really large.

There will definitely be a beta-testing phase. At this point, I have a small list of people already in mind, but I'll let you know if I need anymore hands on deck for that portion.

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SobakaPeppa
SobakaPeppa

Any great news or changes you want to share with us?

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SobakaPeppa
SobakaPeppa

So you have no idea when you are going to release the full version? I'm not pushing, just a little curious.

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AuroraGuiniverePrice Creator
AuroraGuiniverePrice

Not yet. A this point, I've already disappointed myself by not being able to meet my earlier deadline, so I feel trying to set another will just invite even more of that disappointment.

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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

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