Undercover Undead to release Halloween week

Hey all!

Undercover Undead is just about complete. I need to edit about 40 more lines and add music to the scenes before I send it out to get some beta testing.

The plan is to release the 2nd story “Undercover Undead” for Halloween week for spooky goodness!

It will have a bit of new music (unplanned, but I’m considering trying to get a new track each story~ ;D ) and a lot of fun little animated clips and videos, as I’m getting more used to After Effects and seeing narratives in my head more easily.

That being said, we’re going to try our best to finish an extra little surprise, for release at the same time as well, but time will tell if we can pull that off.

And if you caught that little tidbit earlier, yes, we do have plans for additional stories for the game past Undercover Undead! We have a few ideas, in various states of development, and only time, inspiration and funds will ultimately decide how many stories will end up making it into the game. Almost certainly, at least a total of 4.

Hope everyone’s having a great month!

-Geckos

Perceptions of the Dead 2
Was released this summer and is available both on Steam and Itch.io.
Second story – Undercover Undead

Work on the second story for the game is well underway. We’ve received a few hundred voice lines from our current roster of awesome VA’s, and auditions for extras for the story are also underway.

As with all Perceptions of the Dead games, there will be a good amount of experimentation with visual storytelling.

Some extra sprite poses have been made for Tulip, who features as a main character in the second story. The lovely Lauren Kawamura did a particularly great job on the voices for her, and was so animated in doing so that I wanted the sprite to at least try to keep up with her.

Other sprites may see some updated poses as well, time will tell! Tulip, in particular, is easy to do extra poses for since she has only 1 outfit and 1 hairstyle, so any extra art positions or body positions don’t immediately result in cumulatively large amounts of required work.

That, paired with Ren’Py having a newly released Layered Sprite system, left me wanting to try to take advantage of extra animated sprites.

The OST for Perceptions of the Dead 2 is available now on Itch.io.

Composed by the everlovely Johnathan Johnson. It contains 23 songs that you’ve heard from the game, and at least one that hasn’t yet made an appearance.

Auditions for extra characters for story 2, Undercover Undead, are underway and the script has been added into Ren’Py as coding begins.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

-Geckos