But first, let’s get the obligatory information out of the way. Progress is going smoothly, with writers, artists and composers all making steady progress since the last update. Those who joined the team recently have caught up successfully with everything that has been done before, and all that’s left now is to keep working and finish this tale once and for all.
And talking about ongoing progress, the mythical voice patch is progressing smoothly and nearing completion. Soon, you’ll be able to play Lucid9: Inciting Incident again with the added benefit of NOT paying attention to the words on screen and instead listening to the wonderful voices of our talented cast of actors! We don’t have a release date (yet), but we promise to give you one once we have nailed down the specifics of this patch. I hope all of you are looking forward to this as much as I am.
As you know, it’s very difficult to give our followers a sneak-peak at the script itself, since Lucid9 is a plot-heavy visual novel, and any piece of writing could count as a potential game-ruining spoiler. That said, we are happy to announce that this is no longer the case.
After much discussion, us writers have decided to start work on releasing what we like to call “Prologue Scenes” to the public!
We call them Prologue Scenes, but they are not prequels of any sort to what you read in Lucid9: Inciting Incident. Rather, these short scenes serve as a prelude to the heroine routes, narrated from the point-of-view of the girls themselves. These occur shortly before the beginning of their routes (and in some cases, even further away in the past). While each scene varies in length, altogether they will add between 1 and 1 ½ hours of content to Lucid9. You will get to learn more about the society in Isamu 3 years in the future, as well as what sort of lives some of our characters have led after the tragic events at the Isamu Imperial Boarding Academy.
Originally, these scenes would only be accessible during the transition between Inciting Incident and the chosen heroine routes. But until the routes are finished and completed, you’ll have the option to read their prologues individually and at your leisure (after completing Inciting Incident, of course).
This is exciting news for us, since we’ve been itching to showcase our writing to the public! No release date for this either, but we will provide one (along with the voice patch’s, hopefully) in the coming months.
On another note, Elphaze has been working on Yama's new artwork. Big thanks to her for sharing it with us to include in this update!