First Week & Development Expectations
Zander art by MegaWaffle and Redline art by orbitpaws!
Hello! Leo here with some information regarding Undefeated!
Firstly, I'd like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. The reception to Round One has been overwhelmingly positive, and I'm genuinely amazed by how many people have responded to it. This is the first time I've let anybody outside of close friends read my work, so putting this out there was rather daunting.
As for the future of this project, it continues to be in development. I have most of Round Two complete, just need to plug in the art assets and polish it up. That being said, however, I am currently facing a major roadblock.
Over the last few years, I've developed some pretty crippling nerve damage in both wrists. Working from home with bad posture and bad ergonomic setup has taken a toll, and it's only gotten worse. I can barely do my regular job (Quality Assurance for games), let alone play games or write visual novels outside of work, without having serious pain in both arms. Thankfully, I'll be meeting with an orthopedic surgeon early next month, and we'll look to getting me on track to recovery. Development WILL continue in the meantime, just at a much slower rate, so as to not further the damage done to my nerves.
In an effort to keep some semblance of a schedule, and to preserve the safety of my paws, I'll work on cleaning up Round Two over the next month~ish, and give it some time to breath before putting it out to the public. I'll also be cleaning up some passages from Round One to help the flow of the overall story.
In regards to scheduling: There is none! At least, none planned yet. I would LIKE to have the whole story told as soon as possible, but it's hard to say exactly how long that's going to take. I haven't really been able to plan what development will be like after surgery, or what recovery from that will even look like, so for the time being, I have no release schedules or deadlines lined up for this project.
Moving beyond that, I've gotten asked this a few times, so I want to clear up the nature of this project. Undefeated will not feature any sexual content. I wanted to bring this up sooner rather than later, just to not get anyone's expectations on the wrong track. I appreciate that many visual novels explore that content, and I apologize if anyone was hoping for or expecting any, but the story would not benefit from it. I still believe the story should be considered NSFW, in the same way that a video game would be rated M for violence, language, and substance abuse.
With that cleared up, I want to thank you again for enjoying this project. I'm having a lot of fun writing this, and seeing everyone's reactions to these characters. For more updates, or if you have any questions, please follow me on itch.io, or on Twitter at Undefeated_VN. I look forward to sharing more with you!
TL;DR, Nerve damage is a bitch. Round Two coming sometime in the next few months, with other Rounds releasing when they're written. Undefeated will not feature sexual content.
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