This is just a little post to explain what’s been going on at Staircase. Firstly, Azusa’s route is now complete. It’s funny because Elina almost seems tame compared to Rio and Azusa… But anyway, that’s not relevant. The bonus route will be next, followed by Miu’s route.
Now, if you recall a couple of months ago in the previous status post, I mentioned that we’re aiming to release something on 9/9 this year. That was actually the original scheduled release for the full patch–though we didn’t want to announce it as such at the time, only saying ‘something’ will be released, because we didn’t want to give any false promises.
Unfortunately, two events have popped up over the course of the year that have made that original plan impossible. Firstly, as those who were following me on Twitter would have known, I went on holidays to Thailand. That set me back around 3 weeks, considering all the catch-up work and whatnot.
However, the worst is coming up next month. I’ll be going on exchange to Peking University for a month during my winter break (July). That’s more or less a whole month gone.
So in regards to the patch that was originally scheduled for 9/9, nothing has particularly changed. As originally announced, whatever gets released will depend on the progress as we approach the date.
Dracu Riot will definitely be completed (and released) by the end of this year at the latest. I hope that answers all the ‘when will you guys finish this game?’ emails that we receive on a semi-daily basis.
Also, as per the front page, we are still looking for web designers. We’ve had a number of applications, but all of them have suddenly gone MIA.
We currently have one person who is handling the technical side of things (we’d love to have one more though), and no one for the actual graphics design. We’ve actually got most of the site’s design planned out. We just need someone who can design/create the UI elements according to our specifications.
Also, we’re going to stop working on animus for now (until at least Dracu Riot is finished). If all those lines in the episodes I translated were for Dracu Riot instead, we would probably be almost finished with the game by now. orz.
That being said, expect to see h-manga with some nice insemination stories to pop up every now and then when I get bored (and when our comrade Palaxius brings them to our attention). I had quite a bit of fun working on those. Besides, it wouldn’t make sense not to work on things that define my namesake, would it?
That’s all for this status post.