Quantum Suicide is slowly coming together and I can’t thank you enough all for your patience. Our Alpha testing officers are working hard and reporting issues and bugs and each day we are getting one step closer to a final game and release!
To give you an idea as to where we are in the Alpha testing, I have made this terribly drawn sketch to try and give you an idea!
Once we have completed all alpha testing, we will begin beta testing! Beta testing should only be happening for a month and once we are close to it, I will send all Quantumers whose Kickstarter level included beta testing an email asking for their inclusion :)
I do wish that I could move this all along faster - but I only have two hands T.T If anyone has any connections with ethically challenged robotic specialist or hell, even magical beings who can offer extra arms or clones, please send me their contact :P
Now, onto the gooey part. (Skip here if you don’t want to read my babble).
This year started pretty rocky.
Quantum Suicide was still on permanent hold and I was constantly moving between one place to another and life was pretty messy.
During this time, I received email after email of support from Quantumers, and I don’t think any of your can really comprehend how much that meant to me, and how that helped me push on.
When I was told that I had the option to either leave the fray with QS and minimal property, or I could fight for what is fair but forsake Quantum Suicide’s production for years, it was an easy choice. I simply looked over these emails, the support, and my property and future stability didn’t matter anymore.
I had something money can’t buy, and something I am so grateful to have - you.
Fast forward to the end of 2018, and here we are. I now have a stable home, a stable income and now (and more importantly), Quantum Suicide is off hold and back into production!
We aren’t out of the woods yet! We have lost many voice actors, artists and proofreaders during the last year but these problems now are just child’s play :P We have become stronger as a community through these trials and nothing can stop us or stop Quantum Suicide from being completed and released.
I honestly believe with all my heart that 2019 is going to be year of the Quantumer.
(You can get a Quantumer calendar here! One for desktop, one for phone!)
Well, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday period. I will be with my family in Australia celebrating Christmas how it should be - in my bathers in 30C heat having a BBQ. (Don’t worry - I am taking my computer - Christmas is no excuse for slacking!)
Novembers Update (*cough* its not December *cough*)
about 2 months ago
– Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 11:57:07 PM
Good Morning Quantumers!!!
Sorry for such a slow update - after PAX AUS, I got PAX POX and was out of commission for almost two weeks (not to mention accidentally giving myself a temporary paralysis in my foot from standing in heels for three days - doctors say I should get feeling back in the next year), and so am only just catching up with the workload!!
Speaking of PAX, it went really well!! We actually got plenty of coverage and here is hoping our Quantumer family has grown (one of us! One of us!)
Before PAX even happened - we had caught someone’s eye at Kotaku:
We got some love over at MAXI GEEK:
And others that I can not find! So, it should be written off as a success!
Now onto the real question - how is development going?
Short answer: Really Well!
Long Answer: Currently, we have chapter 2 going through alpha testing! Now that may not sound good given that there are 6 chapters, but as for work count, chapter 2 is the largest! Our Alpha testers are amazing and are working so hard to get the game pristine~
We have lost a few voice actors, however, have already recast some, with a few more being completed now!
Our proof reader is working hard to finish all the English scripting and we currently have two Japanese translators working as fast as they can to get Quantum Suicide finished!
I still am unable to give a date for release, but I am hopeful that it should be in the first half of next year!
I am sorry that we have had so many delays, but now with all legality issues solved, I am pushing ahead really really hard!!
I hope all our Yanky-Doodle friends and family had a great Thanksgiving! I went to my first Thanksgiving and had pumpkin pie - I would call it a tart, it had no roof, but it was delicious!!
I will update again before XMAS~!
4 months ago
– Tue, Oct 02, 2018 at 11:59:25 PM
Quantumers, I hope you are all doing well! The game is slowly coming together. . . but for now, It is update time!
Tokyo Game Show!
Tokyo Game Show was a hit! I was joined by the cosplaying duo VeNas Japan who helped man the booth and spread the word (in JAPANESE!).
I attempted to make the booth look like a spaceship - the back wall was even black fabric with fairy lights for stars. Wasn't the best booth, wasn’t the worse. I am not giving up my day job to get into set/stage creation any time soon! But was a blast to make :D
We had 3000 decks of cards to give away as promotion items to last the 4 days - they didn’t last more than one!
Apparently, the ‘make 10’ cards are a hit! Hopefully this will translate into more Quantumer brothers and sisters joining our ranks! :D
Someone even stopped by, a fellow aussie, ladybeard for a hello :)
Talking about conventions…
We will be at PAX AUS this year!!
That’s right!! You heard me!! My own country is accepting me with open arms T.T I always hoped this day would come.
We will be in the Pax Rising section! If you are in Melbourne for Pax Aus, please stop by the booth and say hi! I will be working it along side my wonderful sister in law, who I believe will be cosplaying as Beatrix :P
Alpha testing is in full swing and I believe coming along swimmingly! I have already corrected over 600 reported errors/mistakes and we have only gotten through the prologue and chapter 1! Chapter two (part one) will be in the hands of the alpha testers within days and I hope for another 600 mistakes to fix!! (I would rather we pick them up now than later <3)
Many people have asked me how Alpha testing is going, so I have made this image from quotes from the discord channel with the alpha testing officers!
As the alpha testing is progressing, I have started preparing to get/order any physical rewards to they are ready to go as quickly as possible once the game is complete!
I have received a “sample” copy of our physical OST, and I must say, it is beautiful.
LET'S ESQUIRE TOGETHER!
My dear friends and game dev BFF’s over at YangYang mobile are currently kickstarting their latest game Love Esquire.
PLEASE watch this video - that's how they got my money :P
I laughed so hard when I saw this game. And even though I am a woman, I reaaalllyyyy wanna harem and to lose my esquire virginity!! Seriously, you need to check this game out <3
They are soooooooo close to full voice acting! If you haven’t backed and you think it looks interesting, why not head over there, drop and pledge and announce that the Quantumer army has arrived and is taking no prisoners :P
For those of you who celebrate Halloween, Happy Halloween!!
Funds are tight and I can’t commission any cool art - so. . . . .
See you next month Qauntumers!
August KickStarter update!
5 months ago
– Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 12:51:52 AM
Good Afternoon Quantumers!!
Quite a big update this month, so prepare your eyeballs for some serious reading! :D
First up, the good news!!
All issues regarding the *dramatic music* divorce is completely finalised and done. Thank you everyone for being so patient during this time, and thank you to my previous partner for allowing this to be all finalised.
In celebration, let's play a game!
Alpha Testing starting this week!
I am so sorry for the delays my wonderful alpha testers T.T I have been sick and unfortunately as much as my boss tried to get me to work when ill, it didn’t work. (I hate my boss sometimes, like seriously, hire more people other than just me.)
So the first alpha build will be out this week and all alpha testers will receive more information shortly into your inboxes!
TOKYO GAME SHOW
I am pleased to announce that we will again be at Tokyo Game Show 2018! After our attendance last year, they asked if we would be interested in returning! If TGS was a court-able option, we just got invited for a second date! *Blushes at TGS*
Although the English market is our first market, we are hoping to expand into the Japanese market and pick up some extra Quantumers :D Hopefully, this will translate to sales and can help with our transition on to the Vita!
What a beautiful Segue…to the somewhat less than good news.
During the Kickstarter campaign, we started a partnership with Sekai Project to bring you the Vita version of Quantum Suicide, which is where the Vita version began.
Our relationship did not continue.
I am still committed to bringing you the Vita version, because regardless of changes to original approaches, I want to do everything in my power to bring it to you!
However, this brings me to my current problem. Turns out, I am not picking up engines required for a Vita Release as quickly as I would like and because of this, I can not give you a reasonable time frame for the Vita Release. T.T
I am going to refund everyone’s pre-orders on the Vita version.
This DOESN’T mean the vita version is cancelled!
I simply don’t see it as ‘fair’ to make people who have paid for the vita version wait for a product when I no longer can give an estimate. Once the PC version is released, I will turn my attention to the Vita version and hopefully might even raise some funds to bring on a real programmer to help :)
I hope you can all understand this approach and support my decision going forward :D
For those of you interested in Otome games, a work by Lanaiere Studios (made up from people from Afterthought Studios) is currently on Kickstarter.
They still have 17 days to reach their target and are travelling well on their way.
If you have time, please check them out :D
Other Quantumers Creative Works.
A bit different from another studio with similar works…
A Quantumer within our ranks has a Patreon and is working on Anime Styled Video Games!! So if you enjoy side scrolling/hack and slash/anime - look no further!
Check out their work here:
Well Quantumers, I must scurry back to my dimly lit dungeon and keep working! Quantum Suicide isn’t going to release itself.
THE TWITCH YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!
6 months ago
– Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 01:59:11 AM
Hello Quantumers! Here is the official Twitch Promotion!
Unfortunately – my computer’s specs couldn’t handle ship remastered – I have failed you KEVIN BACON!! T.T It says it should – but when I try to get it to load with streaming – it crashes. T.T Once I get a new computer (when I win lotto!) I will stream that especially for you!
I have made a twitch goal of $2000AUD which would cover all the final artist payments required.
Is it possible? Probably not – but every $1 raised will help cover artist costs!
And to get you a little excited about artists costs – here is a sneak peek at some of our newest art pieces… shhhhhh :P
During the stream, I have five prizes to give away!
How do you win? Well it is quite easy!
Using the Dota 2 roll system – I have received 5 numbers randomly between 1-100.
Each random number has been allocated a prize. The first person to donate that exact amount will receive that prize!!
So whats up for grabs?
2 x Live MC drawings!
I will stop the stream immediately and take your request for a live drawing. Try to keep it somewhat savoury! I will draw that live – complete with mistakes – and write on it a message of your request! I will then get your address privately after the steam and send you your piece of art :D
2 x Steam Keys of MoltenCherry’s recommended games!
I am giving away a steam key for both Long Live The Queen and Danganronpa 1!! Just donate the winning amount to have me send them to you via Steam!
1 x QUANTUM SUICIDE PRINT!
Now this is the prize to want!
You will receive a beautifully printed fabric banner that is 2.5 meters tall and 65 cm wide! This features both Ai and Kimiko on it and I will personalise it with message and signature before I post it to your house! This is a one-off piece and there is no second one ever made!! So its suuuuuuper special.
I hope as many of you as possible stop by tomorrow and that you all enjoy the games selected!
If you get a notification of me streaming before hand – it is just me running tests! I had to buy a new camera etc to stream (...its a long story.)