It’s been a while since I’ve had an update, and there hasn’t been a whole hell of a lot happening.

For starters, I’m shifting focus away from a few worldbuilding ideas. For a while I was playing with a very sci-fi heavy plot, but after several revisions, I found myself incredibly frustrated with the concept. There left a lot of room for interpreting character motivations as sort of fleeting or incoherent or just downright lacking, and I want to avoid some of the cheeseball drama that comes with narratives like the Star Ocean franchise.

I’ve also decided on switching up the art assets. I purchased the license for Time Fantasy assets, and I find the look to be much more flexible to work with. The template is easy to use, and frankly more fun to make poses and animations for.

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So we’ll see how things come together. After the re-write I’ll be posting some character and story summaries, as well as a few test maps with the new assets once the project comes together a bit more.

That’s all easier said than done, of course. I’ve sort of limited myself to a few hours here and there to work on this project, and so the best I can do is find ways to be as efficient as possible when I do. Thankfully, I don’t have any deadlines to meet or anything like that, but it’s been hard to avoid the cyclical “try a dozen things and none of them work and you wasted like 10 hours of work on nothing.”

I keep telling myself that once I have all the base assets I need, the rest should fall into place, yeah?