Well, it’s been a long time coming but we’re ready to move into the final parts of Death Rule: lost code Overdrive Edition‘s development. The following is more or less the timeline of what will come next:
- Currently: Finish coding Untold Stories and a few important menus.
- Late July/Early August: Begin beta-testing
- Late August: Release Overdrive Edition version 2.01*
- October: Release Overdrive Edition version 2.2*
What’s 2.01 and 2.2?
Version 2.01 will just be the basic release of the game, including the new Episode and the changes to the other ones. it will be missing the Extras Menu except for the Archive (A section containing extra information on Characters, the Committee, and the world). Version 2.2 will have the reintroduction of the Music Room, CG Gallery, and the Extra Scenes. Why this odd choice? Mainly to stop the delays. My primary goal was to finish the core parts of the game, and that’s what 2.01 is. Everything else is secondary to that.
This has been 3 years in the making, and in that time I’ve changed a lot. This game has also changed a lot. You may not notice it if you’re new to the MESIverse, but believe me when I say that even the characters in this story have gone through a lot since the first release. Whether you’re a new Player looking to explore the Committee’s Last Game, or a returning escapee looking back on the island of death, I hope Overdrive will be as enjoyable for you to read as it was for me to write it.
On another note, we’re still looking for beta testers. So far I only have 2 who’ve volunteered! Don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, send us a PM on Tumblr or tweet me specifically on Twitter at @Echelon_EK.
I’m currently looking for beta testers who are willing to play through some parts of Overdrive Edition. If you’re interested, please send an email to: email@example.com
Testing will begin in about 2-3 weeks.
Alright, now that we’re settled in a bit more its time to go over what’s been done and what needs to be done. Hopefully this will get you people up to speed.
Considering that the Vnovel site got nuked from orbit, I’ve been slowly but surely bringing all the old stuff back while editing or outright changing things. Since we lost…a lot, it will take a while before things are where I want them here on the site. So be prepared to see changes everywhere.
Death Rule: Lost Code—Overdrive Edition
Despite being delayed far more than I’d like, Overdrive is still chugging along. One of the things that’s really keeping it delayed is the fact that since all of MESI’s releases will feature the same world, I have to make sure that the canon is properly enforced in Overdrive as well. So that means edits have been thrown left and right. If anything, this might give people who played the original release an excuse to replay the old parts.
Aeternam Conquest: Judgment
This is still alive. Despite me hardy talking about it, I do have stuff done for it. But trust me, there’s a reason I don’t really wanna talk about it much.
Alight, briefing done. If you guys have any questions you can always shoot them at me on Twitter or our Tumblr. Until next time!
….oh, you’re wondering about those idiots on top, huh? All in good time (by which I mean come back in 2 weeks when they have more company).
I wonder who of those three is your favorite though?
Welcome to the new MESI Games blog. This is where I’ll be posting updates from now on. If you still have the old vnovel site in your bookmarks, please change it accordingly.
It’ll take awhile to get back up to speed but I promise we should be up and running properly by the end o the month!