After much deliberation, we came to the unfortunate decision of parting with Akira's writer, NuggetMelonSurpreme, along with two of our editors due to creative differences. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
Thankfully, we were fortunate enough to get into contact with ReddlyB, a marvelous writer who's very familiar with visual novel development. He'll be helping us with Akira's route, and we've recently filled him in on the direction of the project.
Speaking of the routes, we're nearing completion of the first arc for Airi and Elizabeth (hopefully by the beginning of October). Akira's would naturally need to be rewritten, and Misaki's a little less than half complete due to other factors. As usual, progress is varied, but that's to be expected in a project as large as this. Rest assured, we're making an effort to read each other's drafts no matter where we are to avoid inconsistencies.
Lately, Dizzy has been buried in school work, but should be done with Misaki and Elizabeth's designs some time this month. Elphaze has also been sharing draft designs in the art chat for some of the side characters. You may recognize this dashing man from Inciting Incident. He'll play a more prominent role in the next part.
Concerning the voice acting for Inciting Incident, we're still aiming to have it released by the middle of 2018. John and the others have been working hard to limit delays.
Some time ago, we had made a VA test build for Day 1. It came out fantastic, though Breezee is sorting out a few minor leveling and compression issues, which should be a cinch for him. The recordings for Day 2 are finished, and Day 3 is also nearing completion. The scripts for Days 4 & 5 have been fully edited for the voice actors and recording sessions for those days should start in two weeks or so. In summary: WE'RE GETTING THERE, FOLKS.
The composers have been mixing a few drafts for the soundtrack. I'll be sure to post some of them here for your ear holes once they're finalized.
In other news, we're planning to record another podcast next month. We have some potential guests in mind, but if you'd like to see anyone in particular or would like us to discuss a certain topic, be sure to let us know!
Until next time!
~ David A. "CardioPen"