When has the word amateur become such a vulgar term? Some people even may be hesitant to read a visual novel simply because it’s labeled as “amateur”. However, I understand their concern. Why would you read something made by a group of people who are not professionals, and may or may not have formal training in their given fields?
But what’s the harm in reading them? Who knows, you may even come to enjoy them. I’ve read a few myself, and to be honest, some of them didn’t seem all that interesting at first glance. But then I said, “What the heck, I’ll give it a try.” and was quite impressed by what they delivered. They might have not been perfect, but really, what is?
These people had the passion and motivation to share their thoughts, feelings, and ideas through their work, and as a result made me see the world in a different light. Even if their audience may not be very sizable, if they managed to positively affect the life of one single person, I believe they had accomplished what they wanted.
For those of you who are supporting us, we are very thankful. And for those who are new to our project and are contemplating whether you should read Lucid9 when it is complete, I ask you to please stop and think, “What’s the harm in reading it?”
We are not only doing this project for ourselves, but for everyone. And I’d like to share some of the hard work our team has been doing lately.
Recently, another awesome composer had decided to help us. We would like to welcome the very talented Greg! He will mainly be taking care of the emotional OST. Here is a track he had done the other day.
You can also listen to his other works here: https://soundcloud.com/mrlizts
We are progressing nicely music-wise. A handful of tracks have already been completed (Including one of mine. ^^) and others are being worked on.
Our artist Dizzy had also provided us with some more art! Here is one she had done of Airi.
Airi Hiraga (Final Version)
The art is still progressing. There have been a few new sprites of the characters from Dizzy, Wonders is currently sketching the male characters, and Yuuko is doing some GUI designs.
Concerning the writing, there have been lots of revisions to the story. I think all of the heroines – but one – had to be reworked in some way or another. And their routes have also been a bit of a challenge to plan. But as the saying goes, “If it’s easy, you’re doing it wrong.”
Regardless of the difficulties, we’ve been doing rather well. We heavily collaborate with each other and help one another when needed, which is key to success.
That’s all I have to say for the moment. Thank you so much for reading, and I’ll see you in the next update for Lucid9.