Hey, buddies! We’re back with a detailed update regarding Camp Buddy: Scoutmaster’s Season. Please make sure to read all the details!
Camp Buddy: Scoutmasters Season Development Update
Current Development Timeline
Nearly two months ago, we posted a development timeline to show our progress so far with Camp Buddy: Scoutmasters’ Season. We believe it gave a clearer and more transparent view of the current state of development and we plan to continue this for future announcements. Please check out below our progress since the last update!
WRITING & PROGRAMMING
As of right now, Aiden’s route has been 60% proofread and 90% reviewed and is currently undergoing its finishing touches before being fully cued and programmed! In addition, Goro’s route has been fully written and scripted, and will be undergoing a review as soon as Aiden route is completed within this week.
Completing Goro’s route will take some time to be reviewed and proofread as we want to ensure that equal treatment and care has been given for the writing of both routes. Nonetheless, the other departments will be moving alongside to escalate the progression.
Meanwhile, on the programming end, we’ve been hard at work coding the Aiden route as it has been developed and has finished about two thirds of the programming in the route so far. We expect to finish it shortly after the final proofreading phases are completed, and then will move on to Goro’s route as well!
While we were focused on writing our art department has tried to continue producing sketches and linework for mini-images, Scene Art (CGs), and Sex Scene Art (SXs), primarily for Aiden route so far. We’d also like to reveal some costume design sketches, check them out below!
It’s confirmed! The other campers will be joining in for cameo roles in Camp Buddy: Scoutmasters’ Season! Meanwhile, our new staff seem to be rocking their own winter styles~!
They look like they’re headed for a trip. I wonder where they’re going…?
The past is filled with a lot of fond and exciting memories…
RECRUITING NEW ARTIST
We would also like to update everyone that one of our team’s core members and artists, Chii, has chosen to depart BLits to pursue an exciting new career opportunity! We want to thank Chii for all of the hard work she’s contributed to not only Camp Buddy, but BLits as well, and we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors!
For those fans of Chiaki as well, don’t worry, as Chii has chosen to leave him in our care, and he will maintain his status as a BLits Original Character that could appear in future works with us!
With Chii’s departure, our art department is down to two members, so we are interested in recruiting additional assistance for our art department, and are opening applications for skilled artists to assist us with the workload for Camp Buddy: Scoutmasters’ Season. If you believe you have both the skill and enthusiasm to fill a role with us here at BLits, as well as the willingness to learn and adapt to our team’s art style, please check out the link below and send in your application!
UPDATE – Thank you to everyone who applied as an artist, applications are now closed! We are undergoing the review process and will get back to everyone who applied as soon as possible!
Overall Timeline/Release Date
As we’ve shown our progress over the last few months, it has become clear to us that pursuing to release the game within the year would only be possible with a beta release in which it would require plenty of compromises to the overall quality of the game as well as an extremely tight schedule that would be imposed on all departments of our team.
Therefore, after an intensive review of the tasks left, and with careful thought and consideration, our team has decided to move our release window to February 2022. We understand that this is disappointing, but this deadline will give us a better timeframe to properly complete the development without rushing or removing content, as well as to give our team time to spend with our families and friends during the holidays. Rest assured, our working schedules remain the same, and every department will be working hard as usual in order to achieve this goal.
Thank you all for your understanding and patience with us, and we’ll do our best to continue updating everyone as we go.
We do have one more piece of news, though…
With the change in release date, we want to provide something that everyone can enjoy this holiday season, so we’ll be releasing a free second demo of Camp Buddy: Scoutmasters’ Season on December 17th, 2021 – just in time for the holidays!
The second demo will feature a segment of both Goro and Aiden’s routes, and there’s a surprise or two inside as well… We hope that everyone looks forward to it!
Thank you for taking the time to read this update in full, and that’s all for now, buddies! Please check out our second update today, featuring the Camp Buddy 3rd Anniversary giveaway, at the link below:
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or post a comment below, and we’ll be happy to help! We’ll see everyone again next time for our Second Demo release and more development news in December!
Lots of love,