Thanks to everyone’s awesome support, Pale Spectrum has been successfully Greenlit!
That means it, like Part One of the Book of Gray Magic, will be available on Steam.
We are totally stoked and roaring to get content for Pale Spectrum complete. :3
There’s a lot going on in the world of The Book of Gray Magic, a lot of stories to be told, and a lot of people quite busy with their lives that we will never be able to show.
The fact is that some stories have taken more precedence than others. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to tell those stories.
Take, for example, Aelfnod, a failure as a Witch, but a prodigal Paladin. As he assumes his position as Head, he has finally found his place in all aspects of his life. He is successful; the position provides no small measure of wealth, and it seems that, for once, he has everything he could want.
Everything except for someone to share it all with.
If we reach $6,500, Ithaqua Labs will add the story of Aelfnod’s romance to Pale Spectrum. This will add an entirely new perspective to the three existing, primary perspectives in Pale Spectrum as well as an entirely new branching route where Aelfnod gets the chance to meet a man, possibly fall in love, and have his own adventures as he acts as Head of the Paladin Order.
With the inclusion of Paypal Backers, we have officially reached an amazing $5,500! That means Pale Spectrum will include full voice acting! 😀
After much discussion with our fans and considerable market research, we realized that if we really wanted to make the big time, we needed a new protagonist.
Many hours were spent researching who or what would make the best protagonist, and after those many hours we came to a single conclusion.
The internet loves cats.
As such we would like to introduce our new lead, Gakki!
But wait, there’s more!
Realizing how much everyone would love the new lead, it lead us to take a look back at our existing cast, and we are happy to announce we found a way to improve every last character in Pale Spectrum!
Introducing, Cat Spectrum!
Gakki is convinced you will love it. It took Gakki very long time to act out the part of all the main characters.
Gakki write. Gakki art. Gakki type.
Part Two of the Book of Gray Magic now has a live demo and kickstarter.
As we were out of town this weekend, it was a bit hard to update everything at once with all this information. Many hours went into finishing, polishing and prepping everything for release!
Pale Spectrum picks up shortly after the events of Brilliant Shadows. This time around, the perspective will swap between characters, allowing you to make decisions for more than just Ash. Belinda, Aku, and Hektor are among some other people you can make decisions for.
We’re estimating the game at 7-10 hours of game play for one full route, with multiple routes and lots of smaller branches. Belinda will have the option to romance (or not) some interesting folks throughout the story.
Take a look at the Kickstarter here:
it’s doing super well, which is really exciting. With any luck we’ll hit the voice acting stretch goal before the end!
It does have some spoilers for Part One. You can also find the Pale Spectrum demo from that page, too. It’s about 20 minutes of magey goodness.
Additionally, take a moment to vote for us on Steam Greenlight!
I’m about to put up a big chunk of time-lapses and .psds on our Patreon for the images that went into making the Pale Spectrum demo, so if you’re curious about that now is a good time to grab a $1-2 or $5 tier.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
More updates to come soon.
Embers of Magic is now available for free from itch.io!
Embers of Magic is a short, adventure visual novel that tells the story of Liana the witch. It is set a few hundred years before Brilliant Shadows in the same universe. Liana takes an airship down to the surface of the dangerous and corrupt earth beneath her flying city home.
Writing by Christopher “Nyo” Michael Hall
Artist/Coding by Sita “Geckos” Duncan
Voices: Adoxographist, Alec Shea, Nyo, Brad Smith and many others…
Embers of Magic is a kinetic novel lasting around 30 minutes. All spoken lines are fully voiced. It is 6,262 words in length.
And if you have a moment, please vote for it on steam greenlight!
Hard at work on the Pale Spectrum demo!
These sprites will be reworked some before they’re considered finished, but I wanted to figure out what Ash might be wearing for the demo.
Started working on/recording the process for Prude’s sprite for Part Two of the Book of Gray Magic.
There will also be an accompanying video to go with it through Patreon. Might just do a time lapse of it, or perhaps voice a few things over it. Not sure yet!
Embers of Magic is now running open auditions for voice actors on VAA, as we are nearing completion. Some behind-the-scenes videos of it will be going up on our Patreon over the next few days.
Brilliant Shadows is now available on itch.io for those who do not want to go through Steam!