The Five Stages

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The Five Stages

Postby Aura » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:46 pm

Moekki really used to draw an ahegao a day for quite some time to "power" a22's writing. I still am not 100% sure if that was just an inside joke between them or not. ... s-dev.html
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Re: The Five Stages

Postby Climatic » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:00 pm

There will be more Moekki/22 doujins than doujins of the actual game.
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Re: The Five Stages

Postby bradpara » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:05 pm

Intresting little take on the Creative Process. I am sure that the past what it isfour years have had alot of moments like this four you. I am looking foward to seeking the full game no matter how long it takes. Fan Dumb be damned
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Re: The Five Stages

Postby Hamadyne » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:06 pm

I'm glad that the game is still a-go, at least.

Keep it up! You're almost there!
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Re: The Five Stages

Postby ٩(ˇ▽ˇ)۶ » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:27 pm

i always wonder how you will feel once this is finished...
go devs!

Re: The Five Stages

Postby Nintendo Maniac 64 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:26 pm

Well the good news is, if you subscribe to the Malstrom theory of game development, then KS will be great when it's finally finished!

(the theory states that the amount of difficulty & frustration during development is proportional to the amount of fun/awesomeness in the finished product)
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Re: The Five Stages

Postby Guest Poster » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:19 pm

Working on a long-term game development project along with others is often a lot like being in a long-term relationship. At first there's the butterfly stage where everything is an adrenaline rush, you have sex three times a day and everything is fun, fun, fun. Then eventually the magic wears off and commitment becomes a defining issue. There'll be those "I didn't sign up for this crap"-moments, but also moments where you realize you invested so much into it, giving up would feel like a cardinal sin, so you give it one more try and sometimes discover cool new things that relight the old flame. Though things hardly ever return to the full-blown excitement stage.

Still, it's obvious the people working on this project have the combination of commitment and stubbornness that's required to see a long-term project to completion and one cannot help but applaud them for that.
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Re: The Five Stages

Postby Worthington » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:23 pm

Making anything will always follow these stages; the feelings are amplified by how many people you're working with.
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Re: The Five Stages

Postby Silentcook » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:59 pm

Aura wrote:The amount of stuff we've scrapped from KS could be bigger than the amount of stuff that is in the final product.

Just for uh... SOMEONE's info... I guesstimate we already passed that line, with writing at least.

I'll let the artists gnash their teeth for themselves, if they want to.

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Re: The Five Stages

Postby DarkMeph » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:09 pm

I think you could apply those fives stages to most things. I did enjoy reading that blog post. I am glad that you have decided to to stick with it and not take the easy option.
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Re: The Five Stages

Postby Sajomir » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:31 pm

This blog made me smile :D
I hope you guys can get a nice long streak of stages 1 and 5 once you're done :)
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Re: The Five Stages

Postby Mercutio » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:45 pm

that was pretty cool. :mrgreen: and I gotta say, I hope all the devs can sit there in 2012 and look back and say it was all worth it.

as a fan, I'm sure I'll say that about the wait, but damn, it's not like waiting's hard. :lol:
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Re: The Five Stages

Postby Rohalmen509 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:30 pm

Silentcook wrote:
Aura wrote:The amount of stuff we've scrapped from KS could be bigger than the amount of stuff that is in the final product.

Just for uh... SOMEONE's info... I guesstimate we already passed that line, with writing at least.

I'll let the artists gnash their teeth for themselves, if they want to.


Any other devs gonna comment on that? 8)
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Re: The Five Stages

Postby NRidley » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:33 pm

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Re: The Five Stages

Postby Lawls » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:40 pm

endless cycle of mad and a bit of happiness
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