Anonymous said: What paths are you working on right now? How about which ones you are done with?
Currently, one of the main project leads is doing an extremely intensive programming course, and the other is running the Homestuck Shipping Olympics! So right now we’ve sort of put a pause on RoH.
Technically, we’re working on all the paths simultaneously; we have about six paths in the ‘final copy’ stage. Every single one of the paths has at least a concept and a minigame designation, if not a full-fledged outline at this point.
As of a couple months ago, we have two paths that are fully scripted, one of which has all the sketches for the talksprites done (and the other has half the talksprite sketches done). The one with the talksprite sketches done needs a bit of custom programming, but overall I’d say they’re both about 75% complete. Once the project leads can get their schedules to clear up a bit, it’ll take about 2-3 months to go through the final editing and polishing process for both paths, and we’ll probably release one at that point (so I’d rather not say which ones they are right now!). Unfortunately, particularly as HSO has gotten so unexpectedly big, we’re not sure if we can carve out meaningful time for RoH in the next couple months.
idreamedadreamthatneverended said: How are the paths going to work in general? Do we start one and finish it right away or can we start one then start another and then come back?
Once you start a path, you’ll have to either complete it or abandon it and start over! Unfortunately, since each path has its own storyline, you won’t be able to work on multiple paths at once.
tianyiluo said: Do you plan on using the Alpha kids in the game too or just the Beta kids and the main trolls?
At the time we were first planning this game, the Alpha kids/trolls hadn’t been introduced yet! So no, we won’t be using them.
Anonymous said: I just discovered your demo, and it is ADORABLE! Even though the demo path wasn't a ship I shipped, I was grinning like a moron the whole entire time I was playing it ... it was just that cute!! Everything is really lovely so far so I just wanted to let you guys know that you are AWESOME and keep up the good work!!!
Thank you so much! Hopefully we’ll have some more demo stuff by the end of the summer. :)
Anonymous said: Could you upload the demos again to a different filehost? Mediafire is gone.
Which one did you try to download? I just went to check, and it looks like all of them are still up.
abscondnow said: i must really congratulate you for such an amazing idea and development!! The game is really one of my most expected fan-games!! keep up the good work
Thank you so much! Hopefully we’ll have more to show you soon; we’re glad you like what we have so far!
blahstuck said: pardon me, if you dont like the idea, but it might be really simple, since they would only be short little things, one for each. but that is even if you want them! otherwise, the demo run was very cute as it was!
It is a cute idea, and it would certainly be easier than voice-acting the whole thing; nonetheless, we would still need voice actors for each character. That would necessitate auditions and interviews for at least a dozen spots, even assuming some actors could take on multiple roles; it would also involve multiple recording sessions for each phrase, since we’re kind of perfectionists.
So again, in a perfect world it would be possible—but as it is, we’re not willing to take on such a game-changing commitment at this juncture.
blahstuck said: in regards to voice acting, it would be cute if the characters each had one phrase they said that was characteristic. for example, nepeta would say "meow!" when she popped up, or was excited, wherever it would be easy enough to have her say something! and dave could say "sup" when introd into conversations, etc.
That would be cute, but it would still require us to hold auditions for over a dozen new team members at minimum. It’s just not a feasible option for RoH at this point in time.
Anonymous said: On voiceacting, there is this thing on the MSPA Forums called "The Murder Game" which is a fully voiced visual novel (without graphics at the moment), voice completely by the Homestuck VA troupe and the 413 Voice Acting Group. Of course, this is a much larger game, but still definitely doable with a good team.
That sounds great! But again, it would be a major commitment for RoH, and it’s not really a prospect we’re willing to tackle right now—especially since our current team is not really set up to handle voice acting at all.
deadrobots said: I saw the last ask about the voice acting. And was just gonna say, it would be insanely difficult but you could always add some voice acting just for like. Very important CG area part. Perhaps a few lines at the end of a good route or something. And even then. You could always do it later as an update or expansion or something if you had someone who could code it as such xP Just random ideas. Don't mind me.
That’s an interesting idea, thank you! I think it might be a little outside the scope of the project, though; we still have over 40 unfinished ships to write, draw, and code, so it’s really hard to say what we’ll be able to do (or what interest will be like!) when we finally finish.