Creator's Note: *Waves frantically* YES I'm still here! I'm still plugging away at this... this PROJECT of mine. It's been a year since I released chapter three!? I'm 30 in two weeks?! When did all this happen, how did I get so old?! Granted since my last release I've moved across the country, sold my first house, bought another have been madly fixing it up inside and out, changed careers… Things got a bit crazy busy during 2015.
First and foremost, I really need to thank everyone who reads and comments on my Visual Novel, you all have no idea how much better you make me feel. Ex Astris is my escape (because corporate design is SOUL DRAINING) and I love working on it but it's also source of great frustration too. Mainly because it's a huge project for me to carry alone, and with trying to juggle my career / home life (and I've started designing my own lines of stationery too) I find I simply can't dedicate as much time as I'd like and any time I do put aside feels like I'm wading through thick mud and it's such a sloooow process.
But then I read comments I get, and I realise maybe I'm not just wasting my time. So thank you, so so much.
Late last year I sat down for a week with a pen and paper and forced myself to construct the rest of Ex Astris' storyline so I finally had some direction. I've changed a lot of what's to come although that won't really affect what's already been established. I've designed a newer (and easier to work with) logo, will be changing the UI a bit and have just breathed some life back into a project that was going stale for me in my head. So the next instalment isn't long off now, I'll be starting to code it in Renpy by week's end. I'm looking at around 10-12 chapters in total for this project and I'll be able to work faster with this new clarity.
Set in a ‘near-future’ on a fictional world, Ex Astris follows the story of Lanis Rosenberg, a newly graduated doctor working in the Loennian military. Doubtful of her abilities to cope in the army and lost with her direction in life, Lanis’ world is suddenly turned upside-down when she is transferred to the secretive, militaristic nation of Xian. There, she is assigned to a subject named A-28 'Ash'. An emotionless, unstable, biologically engineered soldier and her opposite in every way…
As Lanis finds her feet within Xian's Research and Development team, more questions are raised as Silhouettes are returning from combat beyond the city walls. Taking it upon herself to uncover answers, the young doctor confronts her Silhouette escort and in the process finds there's much more to 'A-28' than she's been led to believe.
Release date: Sometime this month?!
Format: Episodic / Kinetic Visual Novel
Genre: Light Sci-Fi / Drama / GxB / Supernatural