Eastern Starlight Romance Status and Recruitment

January 1st, 2013 by IcedFairy

It’s a new year, and with the new year I figured it was a good time to tell everyone where ESR stands, and how we’re going forward.

First, the good news. We’ve reached the final stretch for all the characters. Admittedly our pathlocked sections are going to be of a decent length, and we’ve got a number of them even if we make some cuts, but we’ve reached them and have started to solidify the script for the last time. It’ll be easier in general too since we don’t have to keep track of all the other characters as much.

Second, the bad news. All of us have been incredibly busy with jobs, school, or other issues. We’re all taking steps to help get more time for ESR and make the best of the time we have, but it’s not easy. With things up in the air as they are, any time predictions as to the release are foolish. We’ll do our very best of course, but real life is a harsh mistress.

However because we do want to finish the project, and we want to finish it quickly, we’re doing what we can to get our post production done early. Right now we have a desperate need for an editor. One that is capable both of correcting grammar and continuity errors, and one who is capable of taking our many complex scripts and filling in the alternate paths we left blank because they’re simply tweaked versions of the main paths. Thus, we’re asking for volunteers to join the DSD crew and work with us to complete the game.

This is a long term commitment, and a job worthy of a full time spot on the team. If you want to grab that position and think you have the grammar and writing skills, as well as the time needed to commit to the project, please sign up for our forums and drop me (Iced Fairy) a PM explaining your credentials (or just interest).


Thanks to everyone who applied. We’ve gotten a new editor who’s now hard at work dealing with our terrible terrible grammar. Okay, my terrible terrible grammar. I apologize for those who applied that I haven’t managed to get back to yet but I’ve been swamped with lots of things. Anyways we’ll be introducing our new member in the fullness of time, but for now applications are closed. Thanks again to all our readers and helpers.

17 Responses to “Eastern Starlight Romance Status and Recruitment”

  1. ToyoMiko says:

    It’s good to see you’re still working on it, though I never had any doubts as to that!

    Good luck to finding an editor, hopefully it will not take too long.

    Happy New Years!

  2. indeed this is great news and in all honesty i would say ide help with the grammer but do not know if i wold have the time as my polytechnics last term is now!

    just out of curiosity how much are you needing grammer checked?

  3. IcedFairy says:

    To give people an idea on the size of the task, we’ve got over 200,000 words to look over. Admittedly we’ve done our best to write it correctly the first time, but we need another pair of eyes. In addition we need someone capable of looking over around 50k of that and cutting and adding new stuff for some side branches.

    Finally we’re looking for people outside our little groups standard profile. New eyes are always a help in getting better ideas in. Of course in the end it’ll come down to the skill of those who apply.

  4. Glide says:

    I would so offer to help but I know my grammar is sometimes really bad.

    If after January you still need the help, I might offer the help!

  5. dekw says:

    Knowing the size of the task, what I signed up to offer still stands, if for any reason you might want my help. I was far from unaware of the scope of the project!

  6. Pshycho Maniac says:

    This is great news!

    I would volunteer, but English isn’t my main language.

  7. Patchouli Lover says:

    Well, considered I have a lot of free time now and I have a pretty good grasp on grammar, the only problem may be some of my writing, I don’t know if it’s that great, otherwise, I could probably help or even see if my other friend could do it.

  8. Plasma97 says:

    I can volunteer for some extra sound-work if the team needs. I have an extensive database for just about anything needed. If there is a sound that is needed that isn’t in my archive, I can easily find it. I do have roughly three days of constant free-time to myself a week so if you need another sound man, I’d be glad to lend a generous hand.

  9. Raineh Daze says:

    Well, seeing the above; I’m not sure that you could possibly need another offer, but I’ll help if you need me to. I do a lot of writing anyway and my grammar tends to only start slipping at around three in the morning, so I’m at least confident that I wouldn’t make things worse. I think that I could help with both parts. XD

  10. Chronopolis says:

    Oh man. I had filed this away as uncompleted and abandoned, but it turns out things have been busy in the works all along! You have my support.

  11. Comega says:

    May I ask how far along the editing’s going?

  12. Travis says:

    i have a bad feeling, is this project still alive?
    i don’t want to know how far done it is, just if it’s alive or not.

  13. Nautori says:


  14. fharlanghn says:

    So the download links on the ESR page are dead. Is this a good sign or a bad one?

  15. Graph says:

    We did a server move recently, which broke the download links. Everything should be back up now though. Let us know if you still have trouble downloading our projects.

  16. tzeshern says:

    Can I know the update on Eastern Starlight Romance now?

  17. Pae Lloyd says:

    Hoping this is still a thing.

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