Saturday, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year!
A happy new year to all! 2010 was a fantastic year, thanks to all of you, and I'm looking forward to everything we're going to do in 2011.
-RE: Alistair and RE: Alistair++ are released. The amazing artist known and tooaya and the lovely programmer Thee Forsaken One put their blood, sweat, and tears into making this game for you guys, and we're very proud of what we've created.
-Ripples Remix is released. The original Ripples (first game I ever made) is remade entirely. New art by talented artist and dear friend Deji graces the screen, and this is the first (but not last) time you hear the fantastic composition skills of Marc Conrad Tabula.
-Jisei marks the advent of the Green Tea Line. Sakevisual bites the bullet and goes semi-commercial. It's also our first mystery game ever. The opening song by Aural Wave is also pretty sweet.
-A-KON 21 is our first convention. We sell a lot, make a lot of great friends, and have fun sharing a table with Japanese doujin group, Zero Zigen.
-AnimeFest is our second convention. This time we have a prettier table, and the ever popular RE: Alistair++ artbooks and plushies.
-[text] comes out on Halloween eve for people who enjoy spooky things. It's our first sound novel ever. Hopefully not our last.
All in all, an exciting year for sakevisual. I want to thank everyone who worked on our games, and everyone who played them. Without all of you, I'm just some kid with a computer.
2011 Forward Look:
-Two free otome games in progress: Oneiro and hanami x 2. Unfortunately, there's no ETA on either, but I hope that they'll be finished this year. >.>
-Kansei, the second chapter in the Jisei series will be released. We've gotten a great response to Jisei, and we're hard at work on Kansei right now. Look forward to more teasers and other things as time goes on.
-Otome games in the Green Tea Line. I don't want to post any huge spoilers, but we will be working on otome games for the Green Tea Line as well as our free line. That means longer games with more guys, original music, voices, and all sorts of bonus fun. And it also means the return of an artist who I'm sure you all love~
-More conventions. Sakevisual's main focus is making visual novels, but we also want to spread the knowledge and love of visual novels, as well as encourage others to create their own. There are a few more conventions in the circuit this year. I know I keep promising to put up a schedule "soon," but I really will be putting up a schedule soon this time.
Onward to 2011! Let's make this year rock!