Hello, dear friends! We know that many of you have been waiting for the end of Autumn to learn the release date of “Love, Money, Rock’n’Roll”. We’re pleased to reveal just that: the game will come out on the 2nd of June 2022! Finishing the core codebase took somewhat longer than we initially anticipated, but this time we can assure you, firmly and clearly, that LMR will be released at or before the aforementioned date no matter what!
Until that time, we will need to complete and polish all the animations for all the characters (both in terms of actual Live2D models and porting them to Unity3D). We ended up having 35 of them just for the secondary characters! Also, it’s always hard to achieve perfection in anything concerning code, but we’re really trying to do just that! (just kidding.) In all seriousness, besides just being playable from start to finish, there’s also a whole lot of little things that are necessary for the project to take its final form — the form of a commercial product. We won’t bore you by listing every task from our bug tracker, we just want to let you know that we’re working on them. The last but still very important aspect will be mobile device optimisation, which we’ve mentioned before.
There’s still a whole month left before Christmas and the New Year, but today, looking back at the work done, I would like to thank everyone who worked on the project! No matter the size of their contribution. Not all of them were with us from start to finish, not everyone spent years of their life on the game, but all did something to bring LMR closer to release.
Perhaps a status report/blog post is not the best place for lyrical digressions, but at this moment I remember the music track Sparkles from Everlasting Summer. One day, it appeared in our IRC channel (the ancient thing!), brought by its composer who preferred to stay anonymous. Which is great but in and of itself not that remarkable. However, many years after ES’s release, we received an email from one of the readers who specifically mentioned how much he liked this track. The only track not written by our two main composers. So, as they say in expensive soft-covered motivational books, even the smallest thing can be important to someone!
To end this post, we’d like to once again thank you for your support! You can still make the preorder, receive valuable bonuses as well as future DLCs, and see your name in the credits here. Keep in mind that the preorders will be closed soon! Also, the physical goods mentioned in those preorders — the disks, the artbooks, etc. are exclusive for those who make a preorder and will not be sold at later dates.
As an illustration for this post, we’d like to present you with a video of Ellie’s new animations and her rehearsal space!