Saturday, December 31, 2016

Deathblight RPG update + summary of 2016

It's been a while since the last blogpost, yes.
We're doing (mostly) fine and we're working on the game as usual.
We also released the first version of Deathblight RPG on Patreon, but we didn't publicly announce it because of tax-reasons.
With that out of the way, we can finally announce it here on the blog.

Usually we're posting regular updates on Patreon and sometimes on Twitter too.



Crescentia Pixiv:

So todays blogpost will contain the following:

1. About Deathblight RPG's first release
2. Short summary of the year 2016

But before we get to that, a quick shoutout to some awesome and very nice hentai game developers.
If you haven't heard of Ahrimans work "The Moral Sword of Asagi" yet, you should totally check it out!

Here you can find Ahrimans game:

It's a great game with great combat hentai mechanics.
There's also an english fan translation by TNT90 from ULMF forums.

Also check out Sierra Lee's stuff:

Her blog about her game TLS:

So, lets get to Deathblight RPG then!

1. About Deathblight RPG's first release

As I said earlier, we released the first version on Patreon.
It will be made publicly available for everyone once we released the second version on Patreon.

Screen of Deathblight RPG - Operation Thunderfang

As planned the content of the first release is:

- Ferania and Minori are playable.
- They have their basic graphics done.
- Minor demons are included as "grunts".
- The game is playable up to the first mid-boss. (and slightly further)
- Capture mechanic is in place.
- There is one game over CG scene when both heroines get captured.

Basically this is half of the first level.

We'll continue working on the game as soon as possible, namely, early January 2017.
(Currently we're mostly trying to enjoy a few days off)

Also, thank you very much to Ahriman for granting us permission to use scripts from his Asagi game!
And thanks to TNT90 for giving us permission to use some of the translation files and translation graphics.

2. Short summary of the year 2016

2016 was a much better year to us.
The only sad moment was when towards the end of 2016 someone dear to Crescentia passed away.
But other than that we had no troubles and no issues for once.
(so... even if 2016 was a "shitty year" to the world, it was good to us)

We started live streaming in June 2016 on Picarto.TV.
(follow us on twitter to know when we're streaming)

And we managed to strengthen bonds with Picarto.TV and even go on a convention together with them in december in germany.
They are really cool and nice guys, so I'd like to use this opportunity to say:
"Thank you very much Picarto.TV! We hope you're continuing to become even more awesome in 2017!"

Anyways, lets get back to talking about what good things happened to us during 2016.
We managed to work on Deathblight RPG and push out a first release this december.
While the webcomic progressed smoothly and we didn't missed a single page release.
Our Patreon has grown quite a bit, and the hard work definitelly pays off.
Also, 2016 had a flood of commissions and new regular customers (for commissions) coming in, so we've got waaaay more commission requests than we can possibly handle.
(for every commission done, 2-3 new commissions roll in)
So we would like to express our gratitude, while at the same time apologizing that we can't possibly handle that much, which results in commission requests getting turned down or delayed by weeks or even months.
(we don't charge money before we start work, still it feels bad to have people wait too long, sorry about that!)

At any rate, we would like to use this opportunity to thank all our patrons, supporters, commissioners and fans!
Thank you very very much, each and everyone of you had been a great support and great help to us during 2016 and previous years as well.
We wouldn't be standing here and doing what we're doing without every single one of you.
So we can't express our gratitude well enough!
Thank you very much!

As some of you may remember, previous years (especially 2015) were really hard on us.
But thanks to everyone, we were able to push through 2015, and had a VERY GREAT year 2016.
So, once again: Thank you everyone!

With that being said, we're wishing everyone a good and prosperous, happy new year.
Hope you get a good start into 2017, and we hope that the rest of 2017 stays great for all of you too!

See ya next time, and take care!

I almost forgot, if you didn't heard of Lewdgamer yet, you should probably check them out.
They're regularly writing articles about all sorts of hentai games and stuff.

Thank you very much for doing such an awesome job, guys and girls at Lewdgamer!