It's been quite a while since our last update on Defaction's development so we finally wanted to let you know about the status of the project.
The long and the short of it is that development of the full game is on hold indefinitely. We have been going back and forth on this decision over the last few months but realistically, we don't see a way around it right now.
We still really like the initial concept of the game and are proud of everything we developed for it so far, but its scope would mean at least a year of full-time development and we unfortunately can't commit to this at the moment.
Aside from the time investment there is also the financial aspect of sustaining ourselves during the project of course.
The main issue however is that the concept of the full game and the prologue itself were created under circumstances that took away a lot of the excitement we initially had for the game and we still can't completely disconnect that from the project...
Hi, hello! We're starting the new year with a surprise update of the Defaction demo!
We've been so focused on finishing //TODO: today and then jumping right into Brassica development that we never really got a chance to revise the Defaction demo after we released it last summer. So we got to that now!
There aren't any drastic changes but many small ones...
Hello! It's us again!
It's been just about 48 hours since we released the full version of //TODO: today and we are honestly blown away by the positive response!
Since the update, it's been downloaded over 600 times and actually managed to stay at the top spot of the most popular visual novels on itch.io for most of that time! We really didn't expect this and are super grateful to all of you.
Thank you so much for playing, for commenting, and for being so supportive! We really appreciate it!
This devlog actually won't go into much detail about "development" this time but we figured now that //TODO: today is released, we should talk a little about our plans for the future.
First off, we are working on a small update for //TODO that fixes some typos and bugs. We'll release that later this week, but there won't be any major content changes...
Hey hey, after last week's impromptu post we're back with a proper devlog!
There's a lot of things to talk about this time, the most obvious being the release of the Defaction demo!
As you most likely noticed, we weren't able to keep our goal of releasing it on June 29th and had to delay the release until the 3rd of July.
As we already mentioned, the reason why we had to do this were a couple of game-breaking bugs that we discovered in the night we meant to release the game.
Aside from one, most of them were close to being edge cases but we still didn't feel comfortable releasing a game that could potentially end up in a situation where the player couldn't progress anymore.
And on the bright side, delaying the release a few days let us squeeze in some last minute playtesting which improved a few other aspects of the game further...
Some of you might've noticed that the Defaction demo didn't launch on the 29th June as we've stated before. And we're really sorry about it! ( T^T)/
We've tweeted about it on the 29th and yesterday. The main reason for the delay were issues with bugs that appeared right when everything was coming together on the Friday night of the release. We could've fixed the bugs after the release and patched the game at a later date but a few prevented the player from making progress - they were game breaking. So we thought it wiser to hold off the release until things got solved. Felix worked hard to make the demo work as intended and Rohan had the time to edit some flaws out of the art assets. Things are definitely better now and we thank you for your patience! ヾ(○･3･)ﾉ
So here it is! Enjoy a first taste of Defaction! ✧･ﾟ
You can download the demo on itch.io