Hoshi Agari minisite up!

Update time! Still Saturday here by a few minutes and, moreover, it’s been less than a month.

The minisite for Hoshi Agari has finally been uploaded with some information and insight on the main characters and storyline.

It can be viewed from the bar above or by clicking here.

Hopefully we’ll be bringing more updates soon as we continue to wrap up and finish elements!

P.S.: Here we have some little cute chibi Suyana, Aki and Lidia, the three main characters of this project!

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Comic Market 93 (Winter Edition) Registration

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Registration to Winter Comic Market has been completed as a joint venture with circle A.R.M. (A Reyvateil’s Melody, who specializes on Gust’s Ar Tonelico series doujin materials and arranged music). Big thanks to ell-san for lending us a hand with this and his awesome disposition to sort everything out!

Comiket registration is an arduous and rather complex process but, well, there we present you our circle cut panel. We hope to bring a lot of things!

Meanwhile, we’ll continue development of our projects as fast as we can!

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Hoshi Agary Soundtrack Medley 2+dev updates

It’s been little over a month so it’s time to drop another update. Apologies for the silence but both my (deteriorated) health and mood have been in shambles recently. Not the ideal state of mind to write any news, let alone to theorize about life and dreams.

Thankfully things are MUCH better on that front now and I’m being extra careful.

Without further ado, let’s get to the updates!

Arcane Divine Piano (also facing similar health issues by the way) still managed to crank a few more instrumental tunes in this time, and here we present you a brief medley of some of them. It was hard to pick up as, personally, I really like all the songs!

The tracklist is as follows:

a) Scholar of Misfortune
b) Illustrious Breathing Nebulae
c) Trance Shift
d) 影の踊り (Shadowdance)

In other news, production of the CGs and other key materials (like this lovely updated Hoshi Agari banner you can see in this very entry, just notice all the neat new details!) has finally begun. We’ll see how this hopefully goes as it’s been also facing some troubles. Soon I may show a sneak peek of that.

Script polishing is also in process but instead of coming down, word count is going up. We’ll see how that goes as I’ve been removing some filler or simply changing a few parts that didn’t flow as nicely as I hoped.

Backgrounds are basically almost done, only a few remain but the bulk of them is looking fantastic and will help set the tone for Hoshi Agari. From here it’ll be building the tone for Yume no Sono, I can’t wait for that!

Oh, an engine update is also coming very soon which will allow implementation of a LOT of fancy effects as well. This could potentialy delay things but it may be for the best as we try to deliver the best products we can. Steam implementation may also prove troublesome but I’m trying to already jump that obstacle by contacting people who have already worked on it to speed things up.

Well, that’s it for now. I may try another update soon. (Easier said than done so trying not to overpromise there.)

Back to the dev-cave!

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Hoshi Agari OST Medley!

It’s been a while but here, we go with a small but melodic update!

Arcande Divine Piano, aka, A.D.P. has been hard at work preparing the instrumental songs for the Hoshi Agari Soundtrack. Here is a small medley that includes three songs in the following order:

a) 永遠 (Eternity), instrumental OP theme for Hoshi Agari.

b) Smooth Swing 

c) Anomalous Crystalline Dream

We hope you’ll enjoy these tunes and of course the rest of the soundtrack! Coming up next will be some teaser samples of the vocals songs written exclusively for Hoshi Agari by doujin circle harmonicblend!!! Stay tuned!

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Yume no Sono has been Greenlit!

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Words fail me to express the relief that image means after almost a month in the limbo that Steam Greenlight is! Of course, a lot of people may have no idea since the site was abandoned for a couple of years before been taking back to life but in the middle I worked in localization of Japanese doujin games and our release line was caught in the middle of the implementation of Steam Greenlight. We were there, we saw first hand what happened. It wasn’t pretty!

Anyway, considering the rather vacuous and strange future ahead, better to make do with the devil we know. Without further ado!

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Yume no Sono has been Greenlit!!!!!!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

Hopefully that means everything will be smooth for our titular cuties Iris and Reika, the dream explorers, once we prepare for release. Huge thanks to bonkiru for this cute piece made for everyone. We face so many hardships daily so I hope that eventually we can stand our ground.

On behalf of us, the souls of Primum Soft, we thank again everyone (and you!) for your support in this process and we look forward to see you all on release! (And on the release of our future projects too.)

みんなさん、どうもありがとうございます!「夢の園」はSteamの配達を承認しました。日本語体験版も作りたいですね。私たちは、がんばります!

P.S.: If you have Twitter, you can follow us at @AlphaProspector and @bonkiru (A.D.P. can be reached through his website)

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The sounds of Yume no Sono/夢の園

Hey there everyone, this is AlphaProspector presenting an article I’ve been meaning to write for months but I never had the time to flesh out in full. However, it is now a good opportunity to get the gears moving so I’ll obviously push things forward and post this.

Sound design is key for us. With an audiophile artist, a professional musician and a depressed writer in need of music and sound to fuel writing who works as an audio and TV editor, this was bound to happen.

Hopefully, all our projects will have a distinctive sound design and musical identity because sometimes (or more often than not!) half the fun relies on the audio experience that accompanies the other key components.

Enough with the strange and needlessly inaccessible words, let’s go into the details.

At long last we’ll provide some full samples of the diverse music and ambience of Yume no Sono, a small glimpse into these strange worlds.

There already exists a trailer for the prologue, which can be viewed here:

You’ve probably also already heard bits of ONEIROSCOPY ~Sumaq Musquy~ (the official OP song of Yume no Sono, featured in its teaser trailer):

And of 夢園 (Muen) featured in the character promotional video, both performed by our comrades of circle harmonicblend, which we hope to keep working with in future projects!

Now, let’s get into the tunes that will be echoing through the tale as the adventures of Iris and Reika unfold. The visual novel picks up in part from the moody origins of the prologue but soon begins building its own epic through songs like 夢の園よこそ!(translated as “Welcome to the Garden of Dreams”), which is indeed a welcome, arms wide open to everyone.

It’s complemented by the small introduction viewed in the character promotional video, 声の音 (Sound of the voice), which is a small ambient droning meant to accompany the “Voice of the Garden”, a representation of a sentient Sumaq Urqu bidding welcome to the dreams.

As the prologue video shows, however, the ambiences shift, change and so we get melodic and more intricate synth passages, courtesy of Arcande Divine Piano (A.D.P.), where you can hear the Iridescent Flow as the Electric Girl desperately tries to find the Majestic Clock Tower.

Things can also nightmarish as we experiment with voicework(thanks a lot for the great work of Ice Queen in this tune!) as reflected in the ominous and tense ambiences of Full Shift, one of the less happier tunes of the bunch and part of the more abstract soundscapes that pervade dream sequences, portraying that things do go wrong when the madness is too strong and begans corroding worlds until it completly changes them.

There also ambiences meant to fool into tranquility, a Peaceful Respite of sorts, perhaps even causing a state of drowsiness but then, with the use of low pulsating frequencies akin to binaural beats, things can get… stranger, especially when you are witnessing a Melting World.

All in all, backgrounds, character and CG art, sound effects, music, we are aiming for all these elements to help us weave a very compelling, unique, different setup. It’s definitely not an easy task. We have a smaller project lined up, which has already been soft announced and talk about a bit (it’s called Hoshi Agari) and it’s interesting to notice the sound and musical design there is quite different. You’ll see (or, well, listen!) soon enough!

Yume no Sono is currently submitted on Steam Greenlight and awaiting approval, so you can visit this link to vote for the game. Every bit counts, it all helps on our way to finish and put our projects on sale at long last so on behalf of everyone who has and is working on this and our future projects, thank you very much in advance!

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Update: Yume no Sono submitted to Steam Greenlight!

Well, exactly a month since the last post, here we go with some extra news.

Yume no Sono Steam Greenlight entry has gone up for voting. You can click at the image down here to enter the Steam page and support!

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All votes and word of mouth are greatly welcomed and we hope to be able to release this project in particular later in 2017.

It’s going to be a VERY busy year in fact. We have a shorter project (Hoshi Agari) still in preparation. We already posted a teaser announcement last year and a progress report but things have changed a bit since then, hopefully for the better!

Thanks again everyone for your attention and we’ll continue working to finally deliver this and many other works!

Special thanks to Hiro-san for providing the Japanese translation of the entry and for bonkiru and A.D.P. for their hasty support and beliving this is possible. Well, thanks to so many people I would spend half the entry listing them!

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