This month’s post is dedicated to Kentaro Miura, who passed away unexpectedly back on May 6th. Miura-sensei was the author and creator of the “Berserk” manga series, a work I personally consider among the best pieces of media ever created. Every page of the manga is a masterpiece, but what really brings it all together is the enticing story and characters. It is not a series for the faint of heart, as it does depict scenes of extremely explicit content, but it’s always in service to the story and never feels overly self-indulgent or gratuitous.
The main character especially goes through some amazing development and has been a source of my own personal “never-give-up” attitude. It’s safe to say that Mythlink would not be as far along as it is without that inspiration. Unfortunately, Berserk was only about half finished and now we will never truly know what Miura-sensei’s ultimate vision for his magnum opus was. However, if the message of Berserk is to be followed, we must always press on and never give up.
Rest in peace, Kentaro Miura.
On that somber note, let’s move onto the anniversary of the first demo’d release of Mythlink. It was May 2018 when the first demo, the “puzzle” was released. It’s been a long journey and lots has happened since then. Just take a look back at the past 3 years of blog posts! It never ceases to amaze seeing everything that has changed. Through all of the bugs, time spent, and frustration, it has been a good time and ultimately the game is coming along well.
To that end, I am finally setting a firm release window for the full version of the game. Given how the 3D models and animations are coming, I now feel confident enough to say that the first full 1.0 release date of Mythlink will happen before Q3 of 2022. That means you should be able to play the full release in the first half of 2022! Of course, the development doesn’t stop there. There is plenty to do outside of the first release, but that point will certainly be a large milestone for Mythlink.
The advertising and reception of Mythlink throughout the remainder of 2022 after release will then determine an even greater part of Mythlink’s future.
Cheers and here’s to a bright future! Stay tuned, next month I’ll be showing off a few of the animations for Minorod.