State of the Shoujo, 2011

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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by Dark Hunter » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:06 pm

I've only known about this for half of a year now. Nevertheless, best of luck in finishing it, ja?

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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by griffon8 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:29 pm

Fantastic news for the New Year! 'Sometime this year' is much better than 'sometime'.
Minister of Gloom wrote:Part of me is almost sad, you know? Waiting is it's own sort of pleasure.
As the great philosopher Spock said, "After a time you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical but it is often true."

Meh. We'll still love it. Sure we may face awesomeness withdrawal, but that's okay. Something else always comes along to draw our attention. And we can always write more fanfic.
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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by PureLionHeart » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:08 pm

*spit take*
"We ruin the countries we govern and the people in our care. We slaughter our enemies, and sacrifice all our allies. We'll keep killing until there's nothing left but to destroy ourselves. It will never be enough. We are incorrigible warmongers, aren't we?"

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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by Guest » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:23 pm

Well chaps, the time is upon us. My body is ready, the soul is willing and only time delays me from my destiny. I have only one question now.

Can you dig it?

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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by neumanproductions » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:24 am

I'm away from my computer for 1 day and you release this amount of info. Always my luck.
I'm glad to see it on a blog post this time that KS will be released in 2011, rather than just on the forums with ya Suriko. Also, glad to hear about the extra things that are being worked on, perhaps the addition of a mini-game series where you can play chess against Hanako (still dreaming of that strip chess idea of mine)...yeah like that would happen. Okay, just glad to hear everything is moving along. It will be great to see the finished product before I graduate.
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KS 2011

Post by Shades of gray » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:32 am

Welcome to 2011 everyone, Let me tell you how my day has been.

rolled out of bed late afternoon, spent most of the day in the kitchen, Played a bit of WoW with a friend, read some fanfics and then finally at 4 in the morning, came to check KS.

And whaddya know? new blog... and a progress update!!

now, I will say this... wow, just wow. After silence for so long on how the game is progressing from the Devs, this just came out of no-where.

then I noticed one little line
And within months from today, after four years in development, Katawa Shoujo will be released.
Now forgive me for the copy & paste :

Emi path:
Writing: Path script is finalized.
Direction: Path direction is completed.

Lilly path:
Writing: Path script is finalized.
Direction: Act 3 out of 4 complete.

Hanako path:
Writing: Path script second draft finished, Act 4 in editing.
Direction: Act 2 out of 4 complete.

Rin path:
Writing: Act 4 second draft in progress.
Direction: Act 3 out of 4 complete.

Shizune path:
Writing: Act 4 second draft in progress, Act 3 in editing.
Direction: Act 2 out of 4 complete.

WOW, just WOW. this is some brilliant progress. Now, I'm just a simple Average Joe, but I had to take a moment and consider just how much work has to go into every little detail along the way. Firstly, Writing. In my mind the most difficult part, I cannot imagine just how hard it must be to write out a single act, let alone 5 (or 6 if there is a separate Kenji path) and lets not mention the research and thought that had to go into everything, especially when you consider the disabilities and mental process of the character. Art, now I can draw (badly) and I can imagine how hard it is to bring a written story to life (lets not forget that infamous Chessboard Incident). And then these paths have to weave together (at least for Act 1)

The enormity of this is staggering.

So, to everyone out there, lets give the Devs the appreciation and support they deserve.

I think I speak for all of us when I say we are eagerly looking forward to Katawa Shoujo finally becoming a reality.

Well Done Guys and Gals, Well Done.

*edit* thanks for moving this here
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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by Bara » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:48 am

Great to hear. All the hard work of the dev team comes to fruition. I'm looking forward to an overdose of Emi in a few months. :mrgreen:

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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by Rhaegar » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:16 am

this post is even better when read sober.

that isnt true of many things. good job lads.

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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by hyugafan » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:26 am

Oh. My. God. I was expeting the good ol' ''woes of a KS dev'' kind of blog post. not this. my body was not ready.
this is AWESOME! it's like santa claus did a double-take to bring me a forgotten present!

and to think this all started back on /a/, all those years ago. when it did, I hardly paid attention to it. then, as the fic threads got
more obvious, I gave Act1 a try, two years ago. i've been a hanako lover ever since, and I long to contemplate her fried goods with
my own monitor. every few days, i'd check the blog, lurking, posting here and there in some juicy threads. I never took part in the
development process, but there's a bit of me in this game. there's a bit of anyone that's ever posted on the motherchan in this game.
It's a VN by channers, for the internet. I just want to tip my glass of glenfidditch(thanks, Dad) to all of our merry devs, and to anonymous and
his/her love of crippled babes. and to Kenji, who's sipping Jack Daniels and eating pretzels with me. TY, gaiz. TY.

oh, what the hell. I LOVE YOU, KS DEVS!

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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by GMKGoat » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:48 am

It occurs to me that I've never waited this long for pornography before.

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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by Belinde » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:26 pm

I'm happy, oh, I'm so happy!This promise has saved my year... Thank you for all your work!

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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by Guest » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:37 pm

GMKGoat wrote:It occurs to me that I've never waited this long for pornography before.
Pornography? What madness is this? This game is merely a natural extension of immersed storytelling. With parts in it that I would never show to a child.

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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by Member22 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:54 pm

Wow! What a way to start the year... I hope it bodes well for all of us..Thanks dev team for the work! Keep it up!

Thanks Suriko for the update! I am sure it was a great answer to everyone's doubts and questions.
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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by PureLionHeart » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:01 pm

GMKGoat wrote:It occurs to me that I've never waited this long for pornography before.
It's fun, isn't it?
Now back to steadily hoping that the certain dev with many surprises is Manyakis. >_>
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Re: State of the Shoujo, 2011

Post by kosherbacon » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:09 pm

Wait, KS has been in development for only four years? Reading some of the butthurt that occasionally pops up, you'd think it was a decade.

Good luck!

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