This should (hopefully) be my last update before the OFFICIAL update for the Tomai DLC but I wanted to get everyone up to date with what's going on. So, let's talk about some stuff:
As some of you may have heard, Arcade Party (the writer for Tomai, Yarrow Valley, and AWOO-- all projects I've been a part of) has quit game dev for good and so that leaves me in an interesting place! Tomai and AWOO are now projects that I will be working on *solo*.
I've had almost all of the assets for the Tomai DLC done for months now, but had been waiting on the writing side of things to see them get to fruition. But, as I recently discovered; there's actually nothing written up by Arcade Party for said DLC and thusly; the writing will now fall into my lap!
Which isn't as big of a deal as it seems, actually! The Tomai cast was originally made by me (with The Lady and good 'ol Dad being characters introduced by Arcade Party-- and whom I both love) and I've always had a lot of my flavor and suggestions within our collab projects from the start-- so I don't think I'll be lacking in terms of content or spirit, if that makes sense?
I will admit that my writing chops aren't quite as strong or as clever as Arcade Party-- but I'm always trying and improving and doing my best! (And getting editing and feedback too, of course.) But I'm very good at finishing stuff, and am willing to try new things and just have fun with the projects.
It's really heart breaking to lose a person from my life who I had so much fun with; and I've always really admired Arcade Party and thought that he was so smart and clever and just great to work with but-- I can't change what's happen, y'know?
So; forgive me for asking for just a little bit more time, a little bit more patience-- today was my second FULL day of game dev on Tomai (thanks to the lovely support of my Patrons, of course) and I'm very close to finishing up all of the art for the DLC.
After that, I'll need to write the scripts, code some stuff, code in ALL OF THE BUSTS (that's always the most tedious part) and I'm also going to be putting some polishing touches on the main game too. For the most part, I won't be touching much of the existing story that Arcade Party has made and will be following outlines left by him for the DLC-- but it's not out of the question that I may change some stuff within the main story we have received feedback on.
I had planned to finish and release this DLC next month; but after finding out I'll be working basically from scratch-- it might take an extra month or two! We'll see. :)
And yup. That's about it I think. Tomai is being worked on actively and I'm gonna fucking get ya'll this DLC! The game will finally be TOTALLY AND OFFICIALLY COMPLETE!
In the meantime; if you wanna read my weekly updates about the game and see the game evolve in real time or if you want to get the game early upon release-- consider becoming a Patreon supporter of mine and getting that good good exclusive content.