- General plot outline > main external conflict > main theme (CHECKARONI)
- Route outlines > interweaving conflicts > character progressions > "sub" themes
- Quality check > WRITINGGGGGGGGG
I'm really oversimplifying the process here, but that's essentially what it boils down to. Not to mention we also have the art to direct in the meanwhile—finding references for clothing, poses, expressions, BGs, and so forth.
Speaking of which, all of the artists currently have their hands full with Lucid9 work. Dizzy and Elphaze have been working closely to match their art styles, and have recently made sprite drafts for Airi, Misaki, Masato, and Yahiko. Yuuko has also been hard at work creating a brand spanking new BG that'll be showcased in the second part. I believe he's in the process of coloring it.
In other news, John and the voice actors should be getting back to recording soon after a short hiatus. I'll be sure to give an update on that at a later date.
So it seems these posts are likely going to be a monthly thing rather than weekly. At least, until we aren't as occupied with L9 work and personal obligations... I'm not much of a blogger, so if there's anything you would like to see besides these updates be sure to leave a comment!
On a final note, we're still planning on releasing Lucid9: Inciting Incident's OST in mp3 format. That'll be released sometime in the near future. In the meantime, here's a draft Dizzy made for the cover!
~ David A. "CardioPen"