Month: October 2021

How the renovation of YM goes. Step one – removing unnecessary parts

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Hello, people! These two weeks were really tiresome. A lot happened, but I’ll give you the most important information. First of all, I’m happy to see that you – fans – liked the idea of rebuilding Young Maria! It’s important for me to know that you agree with my ideas:3 I received a lot of feedback and tried to answer everyone.

Well, let’s start. I defined three main steps that I (with my team) need to do: 1) Remove almost everything except the very base of the game; 2) Rewrite the base widgets/passages/systems and build new ones; 3) Add new places and content according to the plan. I almost finished the first part. Tomorrow I just need to clean the StoryCaption passage and bathroom passages a bit. I try to do things quickly, so I will finish later some tiny parts.

Also, I created four new documents, where I keep tracking of every significant change, make notes and do some brainstorming. I’m also working on a “document,” where I write down the main rules for YM’s code writing and styling.

By the way, we now have Cathar on the team! She is a new Project Coordinator, and she already ran fantastic research, making a useful document after this. Now I know what players want to see in YM and what I should remove completely.

I still have something to tell you, but I guess it’s time to end this post. I also received a couple more soundtracks (and I love them!) and a game poster I’m still unsure about (picture below). Well, that’s it. Have a good day and see you in two weeks!;3

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Homelands: How it’s going~

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Hello, people! As you might know already, I started to rebuild Young Maria, and I must apologize to people who are waiting Homelands. Since my main game is under total restructuring, I will do my best to finish this task as quickly as possible. Sorry for this inconvenience. I’ll keep working on Homelands, but not at full power for some time.

Anyway, one girl managed to finish the second location, and I’m happy to present it to you. Sadly, one boy (who was redrawing the first location in pixel style) couldn’t complete his task. He said that it was too hard for him and now I’m searching for a new artist. 

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You won’t believe it. Young Maria v2.0.0! Well, a look into the future

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Hello, people! I finally returned to you after dealing with my exams. Free and happy, I started to work on the next update. But Plaze texted me a few days ago, revealing my little dark secret. And I can’t hide from it anymore. Young Maria is … not a good game. It can be much, much better. After two or three years, it became pretty obvious to everyone – YM needs a good rebuild session. So, why I mentioned some dark secret of mine? The thing is, I knew it a long time ago, but I was afraid of the amount of work. YM is a huge and poor-built game. But I can’t hide from this task anymore! It needs to be done.

Before we dive into big plans, let me introduce a new writer – Ali! He wrote a new scene for the school playground, and I want to show it to you. Here’s the “raw” version – click. 2.400 words – this scene is huge! Enjoy~

Well, let’s get back to our ambitious goal. I created a document to keep tracking of my thoughts – click. Here’s just a rough sketch… plan of everything – I don’t want to waste precious time on describing details. But I need your help. Please tell me what you want to see in the game and – what is much more important – what do you want me to change or remove completely. You can always contact me via email (MilkyNailMail@gmail.com) or Discord (MilkyNail (MariaMod)#1179).

I ordered a few pictures and pieces of music two days ago. And I already get two songs and a sketch of the main poster. If everything goes according to the plan, it will take a couple of months to finish this project. Anyway, I’ll be collecting feedback from you for a few days, and then I begin to work.

I appreciate your support, and I hope you like this change. If you don’t – write to me and tell me why! Don’t forget to put lemon in your tea and see you in two weeks:3

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