Wow, so it’s been a while since we did one of these. We hope what we’re about to show you will make the wait worthwhile.
So for the last 6 months, we’ve been working nearly nonstop on Second Star, specifically the demo that we’ll be bringing to you real soon on Steam. Before you read on, I will say that I don’t have a release date for that JUST yet, but it’s coming–I promise.
In our last update, we announced that we were in fact working on a demo that would be made available early to those who signed up and then later on, to everyone. Now originally the demo we had was much smaller in scope than the one that we’ll be releasing. It was technically a vertical slice: one that would show off some of Second Star’s gameplay, a short quest, and a bit of dialogue all while walking around a pretty small level.
But that wasn’t good enough for us. We decided that we didn’t just want to show you a slice of the game or what the game COULD be. We wanted to give you an actual piece of Second Star and its story – the first chunk of it actually.
So much has changed since January and the team has made amazing progress. I love lists so I’m going to break down what it is we plan on releasing in this demo.
So the best part of this demo for us other than, you know, actually giving it to you to play, is that many of the core systems are now built which makes for a smoother development process ahead.
But for now let’s do something we haven’t done in 6 months. Let’s show off some gameplay, complete with audio and other shiny things. Note that these are from an alpha build of the demo so stuff might still change before release. Most of these are dialogue-heavy because Second Star is a story and character-focused game and we want you to get to know your crew!
We’re also testing heavily right now to try and give the most accurate system requirements possible. Second Star is a graphically intensive game but that doesn’t mean we can’t optimize the demo where we can.
We can see the finish line from where we stand for the demo’s release and we look forward to finally being able to share a piece of Second Star with you. If you want to know more about the story or the characters of Second Star, head over to the Game page. If you’re interested in playing the demo before everyone else, sign up here!
We have been posting character and voice actor reveals on Twitter and we’ll be posting more videos and screenshots as we get closer to release, so be sure to follow us @secondstargame. And keep an eye out for those updates because we’re going to be doing a livestream soon where a few of us play the demo!
That’s all from me for now. See you soon!