Writing progress has been consistent, and we haven't had many issues in the writing department as of late. But given how some of our writers have been around longer than others, those that joined us just recently not only had to focus on catching up on their route, they also had to read the other writers' work and provide feedback. Naturally, this became increasingly difficult, and a lot of our writing meetings ended up being one-on-one sessions with Dia rather than an open discussion. Dia suggested the writers spend two weeks reading, commenting, and leaving suggestions on what was currently written without having to worry about writing their own routes. We'll be scheduling another meeting next Monday now that everyone is caught up with each other's work.
The writers are also planning to experiment with the phone system that was present in Inciting Incident. Our hope is to include phone applications—such as Patter—where the reader can learn more about the world of Lucid9 and its characters. It's still in the developmental phase at the moment, so we'll share mock-ups once we make more progress.
Concerning art, all of the main characters in Lucid9 (with the exception of Shigure) have completed sprites. Of course, there are still varying poses/clothing that need to be done, but those will be finished in due time. Dizzy, Elphaze, and Eufonie have been fairly active, and we're always excited to share some of their work with you guys. Below is a mock-up of the heroines and background art!
Ziassan, one of our composers, had also uploaded a few drafts for the sequel's soundtrack. This one will be played during the darker segments of the story, and will have a two other variations of intensity—a bit similar to the Melancholy tracks in Inciting Incident. We'll be working to harmonize the tracks so they don't transition too abruptly, which was an issue in our first release.
If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to write us here. You can also reach us on our discord channel. A lot of our members are very active there. discordapp.com/invite/q3fyjT2
Until next time!
~ David A. "CardioPen"