Heyo, still alive! I don’t know if there’s anyone who actually checks just this blog as opposed to everywhere else, but I should do a status update anyways.
I’m in the coding stage for FA:NG right now, which is also kind of the editing stage. I can’t give exact percentages because I don’t actually believe in those, but the writing (irrespective of actually being coded into Ren’py) is about 95% done, needing pretty much just in-between lines and such. After coding comes art, at which point I’ll release demo #2 and quite possibly do a Kickstarter so as to pay my dear voice actors, musician(s?) and BG artist.
Speaking of which! I have a team now.
On-board and confirmed for voice acting roles thus far are Robert Healy III (also known as HealyHQ and FA:NG’s #1 Fan) for Matthew and Edwyn Tiong (also known as Omahdon) for Douglas. Confirmed for a main role but not for which one until I get more auditions is Sungwon Cho (Prozd), who will likely end up as either Kurt or Greg depending on other auditions. I’m also waiting on auditions from my Twitter friends Edgar Recinos (@edtertainer) and Jon Esparza (@JonsCrazyTweets) and am in contact with the highly-recommended Kimlinh Tran about possibly taking the role of Mike. We’ll see how everything pans out!
My friend Reikun shall be taking over BG duty from me, though I’m going to help her out in whatever way I can. Also interested/on-board is the composer Marc Straight, who is pretty great and did work on the recent Team Snugglebunny-associated game The Buried Moon, and possibly also Retribute Composer, who I’ve worked with before for a certain other, small project that I plan to release eventually. It’s both exciting and a bit more pressure for FA:NG to now be a group effort, but that just gives me all the more motivation to live up to everyone’s expectations. Thank you guys again for all your support for FA:NG over the past over-two years! It’s been and continues to be a trip. I’ve lost a friend or two, I’ve gained many more, one of my good longtime friends has become my very dear significant other, and I feel like I’ve been growing up more and more as FA:NG continues onwards.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!