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Chapter Eight Progress & Release Date
It’s been a while since I wrote one of these. Suffice it to say the winter months haven’t been kind to me, to put it mildly, but I have still been working on Chapter Eight for as much as personal circumstances have allowed.
Chapter Eight has shaped up to be very plot and lore-oriented. That isn’t to say that the relationships and romances will take a backseat, but I definitely think the plot developments, codex drops and the outcomes of certain choices are going to be the highlights this time around!
Specific things you can expect from Chapter Eight:
- Solidifying friendships with the cast
- A little bit of the mystery around the Crown’s parents is revealed
- The pacing of the story picks up and the Crown will finally find out what it’s like to actually be the Crown
- A lot of lore. I repeat, a lot of lore!
- Your Crown’s chosen LI doing a little reflecting on your conversation at the end of Chapter Seven, which may lead them onto new paths
- The LI portraits are finally added to their codex entries!
- You’ll finally get to see the map of Arsur added to the codex!
- Added the option to change your Crown’s pronouns at any point in the story from the Character Traits passage. Changing it won’t be addressed in the story itself (coding a scene for it would be too difficult, timing wise) but the option is there now!
In case you haven’t seen it, I’ve already posted a preview for Chapter Eight, but there will be more previews on the Tumblr blog incoming in February! I also still have Dara’s bonus story on my to-do list, so you’ll have that to look forward to before the chapter drops as well (you can find Delal’s and X’s bonus stories here).
And finally, considering we’re so close to spring now, I think I will tentatively pick a date for when Chapter Eight will be officially released: March 20, which is also the day of Newroz, Kurdish new year! Ko-fi supporters will have several days of early access, but the public release will be on that date.
No better way to celebrate the spring 💖
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4 more days!
I only found this game today but i cant wait for the next chapter!!
one more week!! cant wait
this is the first game i played on this site, and it was such a great way to introduce me to what interactive fiction can be. so excited for March 20th! (i even put a reminder in my calendar haha) thank you for making this game!
hope the situation gets better >.< Very happy to hear about the new chapter and the focus on the lore, all of the features sound like a lot of fun (
and pressure) Good luck until the release, hope everything goes well for you 'u')
aw man, sorry to hear that the winter months have been unkind to you, i hope everything is well with you! thank you for continuing to update us - i'm so excited for the lore >:D love the world building you're doing. take care of yourself!
I think a lot of us have struggled this winter. Thank you for all your hard work!!!
Thank you so much for your work on this story! I wait eagerly for each new chapter, but I also know writing is HARD WORK (I empathize, having struggled with a lot of writer’s block of my own) and I hope you make time to take care of yourself, too! Thank you and I’ll be very excited for the new chapter!
You have done such a good job with this game! I commend you for the commitment- it really shows how much you put into this game!!
Yeah! Winter is bad, because the heavy snow, i meant wow, that's a lot of snow and it's still snowing, and waiting for tomorrow it's sunny and no more snow. but I am happy for you keeping us updated, and i love this game and the chapters are awesome. So exciting for next chapter.
I'm extremely excited!! Can't wait to chap eight
ooooo exciting. thanks for keeping us updated and for all your hard work. i'm very excited for march<3
RING THE LORE BELL DING DING DING
Thank you for the update! I hope u have a good day everyday!
WOOO thanks for sharing
Glad to hear from you again! Thanks for keeping us up-to-date with what's going on, it's really helpful to know. I've really fallen in love with the world you've built and I'm so excited to see where things go from here!
Thanks so much! I can't wait to read more, I love the story so far;)
Good luck writing chapter eight!