I am happy to announce despite my fears and worries last week I was able to find a replacement writer for our on and then suddenly off past writers leaving the job. And thankfully the new writer seems exceptionally talented and has been working away all week creating the script for the introduction as well as the prologue and the first 1 (of 10) weeks of gameplay. Plus has begun week 2 as well.
So what does this all mean, well it means in a very short time despite the setbacks we should be able to get back on track with the delivery and development of SoE: Asumi. A new beta release will be coming this weekend and will include a lot of new content, and I will release a dev diary about production to youtube tonight or tomorrow.
One last thing as a bonus to all owners of the SoE graphic novel wallpapers I have now activated both sets for everyone, so anyone who only had set 1 will have both.
In addition I am now discontinuing the Volumes 1-3 individual graphic novel editions of Swords of Edo, so from now on only the Anthology book will be available to download or indeed to order. As usual more details will appear on the forums.
The Asumi Figurine Campaign ended last night and was a success, raising over 150% of the original £4k target which means not only will the special edition figurines come with the trading cards and some new postcards, but all our backers can vote for what the third figurine in the series will be and we will get started with the prototype as soon as the funds have fully processed.
Below you can checkout the designs for figurine #3 the backers get to choose from.
So The AJTilley.com is now officially open for business, in terms of the downloads section, we have now activated it and copied all of our users from kickstarter and our other sites onto this site.
So whether you are apart of Quantum Flux, Swords of Edo, Starlight Drifter or something else we have created you should have received a login to your kickstarter account and be able to login and access your rewards via this central hub.
In addition the shop is open and up to date with items both physical and digital, new items will be regularly added and we now have our dedicated forums. In the coming weeks all of our 'other websites; e.g. SwordsofEdo.com will be redeveloped, removing the members areas to link here instead.
We hope you like the new site features.
I am happy to announce that we have received the first pass on the Asumi figurine from the sculptor...
We have now sent our amendments to the artist to alter the face, bust and left sword arm of the base, fairly minor alterations which hopefully will be completed quickly so that the resin prototype can be fashioned and the clothing optional layers designed.
The kickstarter campaign has also achieved its primary goal and with about 2-3 weeks left it is entirely possible to exceed our stretch goals and give the backers more bang for their buck.