Usually when I update the ole' blog it's a preview of the new game.
I assure you that development is going well and that we hope to have something ready in a few months.
Today I wanted to talk with you informally about the Onsen Hime world in which the games take place.
Those of you who have played our games have a general gist of what is going on, but for those who don't or don't really care(yes, we know what you REALLY want, that's why we make these games) I thought I'd go ahead and shed a bit more light on the game world.
For the most part, the story has been purposely left vague because I personally love mysteries, and when a creator leaves subtle clues that help their audience figure things out before the big reveal it makes it that much more gratifying. Nonetheless I will continue to explain the OH world sans spoilers.
The world is inhabited by creatures called Draiths. Draiths thrive on life energy just like you or me. Some of us eat plants or steak - so do Draiths. ......in addition to being able to absorb energy directly from a living organism by touch. -cough-
Furthermore, Draiths come in phases. They usually start out in a spirit phase, and gradually solidify to a vampyre phase. The reason it's called a vampyre phase is because it needs to constantly feed in order to maintain a solid state. This may sometimes escalate to the Draith taking on an approximate form of the thing it feeds on. Yes..for those who are wondering - there is such thing as a vegetarian Draith, it looks like a tree, and for those paying attention to the first SR demo - It's named Demo.
This is one of the reasons we didn't go with traditional RPG conventions of naming all our enemies as "monsters". Another reason is that many humans and humanoid races as well as wild animals are also possible enemy characters within game.
Long ago, Draiths roamed the world nearly driving humans and several species into extinction. Their origins are unknown (to most except me) however, Draiths have been observed entering the world through otherworldly portals.
And that's all for now folks. Expect the next update to show more about our upcoming Onsen Hime game.
(Note to aspiring creators out there, Draith is our word that we made up, and it's extremely important to the plot, any other use of the word by someone else prior to us is complete coincidence because we really do have a meaning behind our words...also, as a habit, I make up words that don't usually exist - please don't steal it)