Recently Studio Lupiesoft posted an update on how the release of their latest game, Dizzy Hearts, is coming along. Due to many circumstances this year beyond their control there was a change of plans and the game will release in an episodic format. Continue reading for more details.
The followin excerpt is from the Kickstarter update HERE:
Dizzy Hearts release and the unfortunate state of Visual Novels
This project started 6 years ago, and unbelievably in this time we’ve seen the VN market rise, and fall. Games like Taimanin Asagi have been pulled of Steam and the future of the indie games market remains uncertain.
Recently Steam did a promotion for Summer Sale that caused millions of Steam users to dump cheap games off their wishlists, as a result our sales dropped by over 50%, as indie developers are heavily reliant on wishlists and game sales for long-term sustainability.
To remain stable and able to continue making games, we’ve decided the best course of action is to begin releasing Dizzy Hearts immediately chapter by chapter. This allows Lupiesoft to not only release our games sooner to the public, but also spend more time on quality assurance, backer rewards, recording voice acting, without slowing down our overall release schedule.
This is the breakdown
Things are subject to change, as always I listen to feedback of our fans to improve our games.
All backers will be getting the entire bundle as part of their game key pledges. If you are a backer, or a patron this will not affect you.
- Dizzy Hearts Chapter 1 $10 – Release October
- Dizzy Hearts Chapter 2 $10 – Release this Winter
- Dizzy Hearts Chapter 3 $10 – Spring 2020
- Dizzy Hearts Voice Acting DLC $5 – Spring 2020
–To reiterate if you backed this kickstarter and the Voice Acting kickstarter, you get everything listed. If you backed just this kickstarter, you get chapters 1 through 3.–
Keep an eye out for a public demo coming very soon before the planned October Chapter 1 release.
For newcomers who do not know what Dizzy Hearts is visit the following pages for more info: