omg i’m from Oregon!! i completely understand, and i hope you stay safe & are doing ok! idk if it’s just you developing this game, but if so— DAMN that’s impressive. And if not, DAMN that’s impressive!! it’s been a fantastic experience so far, and you have all my love and encouragement :) <333
Release Delay to November 16th, 2020
Unfortunately, news continues to be pretty awful for my personal life and so also for the development progress of Our Life. The main announcement is that because of outside circumstances stopping me from being able to work, Our Life requires a delay. The new date is November 16th, 2020. So, two additional weeks.
Despite that, OL really is coming together. The script is at around 90% completion, the remaining scenes are all fully mapped out, only two new BGs and two CGs are left to do for the art, and so on.
The push back is to ensure we don’t just get the text into the game and put it out there. We want to make sure we have enough time to have a good spread of partial voice acting clips through each event, be sure things like the gallery won’t crash or display wrong, have a well formatted tutorial, be able to go back and add extra alterations to certain scenes, and generally make sure Our Life feels finished rather than simply playable. If we kept the original release date we’d essentially be programming up to the last minute now and would have to sacrifice any polishing that we intended to do. I hope that’s understandable and that when the game does release it will be worth the wait.
The full story on why work was interrupted is this (it’s sad and you can skip it if you prefer)-
Last week I needed to leave my home due to hazardous conditions from multiple fires destroying Oregon. A few days were spent getting by at different hotels. With no end to the disaster coming for the near future, we had to make a ten-hour trip out to Utah to stay with my sister and her family. We’re very lucky to have a place to go at all, but many days of work were lost dealing with this and circumstances aren’t great going forward.
I’m working out of a guest bedroom in a crowded home with virtually no possessions or supplies, nearly all of my things are still at my home in Oregon. At this point we don’t know if the fires will eventually reach it or if they’ll be stopped before then. We can only wait and see how it ends.
It’s honestly hard to manage, however, we’re not going to give up and development isn’t going to stop; it’s just slower. Focusing on the work as best as I can is really the only distraction I have from everything else going on. Social media posts/progress updates will continue as normal and will keep being upbeat, but until otherwise mentioned this is the situation I’m under.
With that said, please don’t feel obligated to do or change anything because of this. I don’t want players to feel guilty if they wanted the game on time or as though they have to find a way to support the project even further. It’s not anyone’s fault these things are happening and I’m only sharing the details because I want people to be aware of the true troubles that are causing this delay. It isn’t something that’s being taken lightly.
Thank you for following this project. I hope we all get through these difficult times to something better.
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Thank you so much! I'm lucky to work with a team so not everything that needs to be done requires me to work on it, but unfortunately I am the only one who can do all the releases/public posts so that is up to me, haha.
I get it. I hope you situation gets better and good luck on the final weeks before the release! your battle willint be forgotten, young warrior. Fight valiantly and eat your bagels!
I'm alright with the delay, I hope everything gets better in your personal life! Good luck with the rest of your project, I can't wait!!! This one's really got me excited- also you someone got me to fall in love with all your green haired characters LOL XD
Thank you very much for understanding! And yeah, we always gotta give our best for our green haired babies, haha.
I am 100% going to buy the game + all DLC one day when I have the money, after the release. I really, really love the DEMO so far. And I just need to say that I admire you very much! This seems like a very ambitious project, and you have somehow actually kept working on it and not burnt out. I don't have any money right now, so I can't become a patron, but I hope it's encouraging to know that I'm cheering you on! I hope things get better for you, stay safe and take time off if you ever need it.
Thank you very much! Your support definitely is very encouraging. We're really glad people are looking forward to playing Our Life when it finally all comes together. We'll do our best and hopefully it'll be worth the wait :D
The fact that you only added two more weeks after all of that is mind blowing, pls take care of yourself , we will wait. <3
Good luck. One point: It's 2020. Most unlucky year in the century. Is everyone really that suprised that this happened? It sucks, and I really hope everything works out okay, but it's not as suprising.
Meh. Honestly, you do a wonderful job of keeping in touch about delays and showing progress when it's available. I'm not worried that you won't finish it nor am I worried about the game's quality. I feel as though "It's 2020" is enough an excuse about any delay, even without getting into specific issues such as wildfire. Take care of yourself and I'm looking foreword to the game. Even if it gets pushed to 2021.
Thank you for being so understanding. We'll keep doing our best to talk about how things are going!
Dont worry about the game. Please stay safe. I personally dont care how much i have to wait. Please dont stress out and dont worry. We understand and we wish the best for you and your family. Thank you and good luck.
Thank you so much for the patience and understanding!
Thank you for updating us on the situation. I'm sure that all fans would feel happier playing the game knowing that the team behind it is safe. Please talk care of yourself and I hope the future will be better soon. Eagerly await for the game <3
Thank you so much! Things are getting better and we're doing our best to keep making the game possible.
Don't worry about it! Yours and your family's well-being are more important and you shouldn't have to apologize for something like this. Please take care of yourselves and stay safe!
Please stay safe :)))
Your safety and well being is far more important and I hope they get the fires under control, I live in Australia and fairly close to bushland so I get how scary they can be, as well as disrupting. Take your time and I wish all the best for you and Our Life.
First of all plz dont rush, your well being is more important than anything else! We will wait patiently for you, this game looks awesome and is a true labor of love. On a lighter note, its release date is 3 days away from Cyberpunk 2077 I'm so excited for November!!!
Thank you! And that's true, haha. It should hopefully be a good time for everyone that month.
Please stay safe!! I think we would all prefer you being safe and getting the game late or never than something happening to you and getting the game- or not getting the game cause something did happen! Point is STAY SAFE! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take your time please~ we will wait for you till you finish everything, we are not going anywhere ^^ ♥️
as a fellow evacuee from fires in california, i totally empathize with what you're dealing with. it's horrible, and i dont think anyone can reasonably expect you to be working at Maximum Efficiency. Like everyone else has said: please take your time and prioritize your health and happiness! we'll be here eager to play the game and get that sweet sweet dlc whenever it and you are ready :)
Thank you so much for the understanding. I really hope you're able to return to your home safely. It's awful what all these fires are doing.
Your health and safety always come before game dev. I really hope you're doing okay, and I'll be happy to support Our Life whenever it's ready <3
thats my birthday lmao|Also no biige you gotta take care of yourself first and foremost