Re: Where we are now

August 29th, 2015 by IcedFairy

Thanks for all the words of support. It’s both encouraging (and a little terrifying) to see all the people still waiting on us. We’re doing our best to keep things moving along so that this will become a reality someday.

Anyways, since a lot of you fine people have offered us help with programming or money, I wanted to address that.

Programming wise we’re working in Ren’py, so 99% of our code is just Ren’py calls around text. The hardest part is keeping the labels straight and just getting all the info in. Mostly its just time consuming. Right now I think our programming side is well covered, but if life happens we’ll definitely reach out to you all in the community. Thanks.

Monetary support is a different matter. We’re really really humbled and thankful for the offers of financial support, but that’s something we can’t accept. ZUNs copyright rules specifically forbid us from asking for donations for this project, or making something like a kickstarter. He views (correctly in my mind) that crowdfunding isn’t really in the ‘doujin spirit.’ So we just can’t accept money for this project.

The other issue is money really wouldn’t help us finish faster. None of us are professional developers, so five, ten or even twenty thousand dollars wouldn’t really give us the kind of financial ability to just quit our jobs and work on this full time. I’m working on my own plans to be able to write full time, but if I become a published author before this is done I’ll be the luckiest man alive. LT is in a similar position.

Thank you again for all your support. If there is anything the community can do can get this game into your hands faster, we’ll be sure to let everyone know. For now simply knowing there are people still interested despite our failures at project management is heartening.

(LT Edit: To be perfectly clear, I’m not pursuing a career in writing.  Not yet, anyway.  Maybe if I’m struck by incredible inspiration someday.  Until then, I think my life of salaryman-ness continues.)

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5 Responses to “Re: Where we are now”

  1. Be wary of ◅ BACK : Gesture says:

    Okay.

  2. wwwwwww says:

    I fear; and yet am excited, for the end of this journey. I hope inside that even when everything is done we continue to hear from every single member of DSD. No matter how small of a chance that may be.

  3. LdA says:

    Just wanted to say I’m still checking from time to time. You’re doing great job.

  4. 9734 says:

    Sounds like the one thing you need is spare time! You take all the time you need, fellas. I think we can all agree a nicely polished product is definitely worth the wait. I’ve been vibrating in anticipation for a solid 4 years now and I have no problem with a bit more.

    [vibrates]

  5. Colticide says:

    I may not be very vocal but I check back here every now and then to see how things are doing. Honestly I feel your group makes way more progress than I could ever hope to lol. Always excited to see a new update nonetheless.

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