Devlog #6 - Demos and Playtests
Hello everyone! Welcome to this month’s devlog! If you just stumbled upon this, I am Adrienne, also known as insertdisc5! I’m the developer, writer, artist, main programmer, etc of the game. The game being In Stars and Time, which is the next and final game in the START AGAIN series, following START AGAIN: a prologue (available here!). You can find out more about In Stars and Time here!!!
LET’S GET TO IT
So!!! I’m very happy to announce that In Stars and Time has now reached Alpha!!! Which means the game is now playable from start to finish??? What the heck??? It’s still missing a ton of things (mostly art and intense rounds of QA), but I’m so happy??? Wowie!!!
ISAT reaching alpha means I’ve been playing the game from start to finish, to make sure the sidequests work as they should! To make sure moments hit! And y’all! This game is really good!!! I yelled multiple times while playing it!!! I’ve been having such a good time playing through it and I can’t wait for everyone to experience it.
I also did not mention this before, but now that I have gotten my business visa I can say that yes, I will actually be in person here for realsies at the Tokyo Game Show!!! If you’re in Tokyo, please come by to the In Stars and Time booth and get some small goodies, and get to play a short demo of the game!!!
The Tokyo Game Show is also hosting an award event, SENSE OF WONDER NIGHT! The general public can’t vote on it, but you CAN place your bets on which games you think will be finalists (and if you guess right you can get some prizes!), and, if you want, you should place your bet on In Stars and Time ☺️ but only if you want ☺️
To finish this month’s devlog, I have a little anecdote for you all. So, the character of Loop is mostly here to give you advice and remind you of what you should do next, but every loop you get an option to just have a chat (picked at random!). And y’all. I don’t know why but I’ve had at least three instances where something sad happens to Siffrin, and the Loop Algorithm automatically picked the most biting chat option related to whatever sad thing happened. Like Siffrin would go “waah I feel so useless :’(“ and I’d go talk to Loop and Loop would be like “so, feeling useless, huh? It’s because you ARE useless, stardust~! <3” Loop is haunting the randomness value and using it for evil
That’s all I have to say for today! Let me know if you have any questions, or if there’s any aspect of the game development struggle you’d like me to talk about! See you next time!!!
AND DON’T FORGET TO WISHLIST THE GAME ON STEAM ALSO IT REALLY HELPS BECAUSE STEAM’S ALGORITHM IS MORE LIKELY TO SHOW OFF GAMES WITH A HIGH AMOUNT OF WISHLISTS THAT’S THE REASON WHY GAME DEVS ALWAYS ASK TO WISHLIST!!! OKAY BYE!!!!
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I just played the demo and...
Remembering that in the prologue version of him we already started with Siffrin having suffered so many deaths and loops that he was amnesiac and hopeless, it was nice and painful to see his original personality (T_T)...
I like the changes, they have made the parts that I found "repetitive lol" more enjoyable and easier to read, not to mention that it encourages me to try new options in other loops <3.
When was this game going to come out or is there still no date?
I'm definitely going to buy it, what I don't know is whether to do it on itchio or steam...