Closing Ios Apps

A quick update, based on sales over time I have decided to remove from sale the game apps we have released on Ios for Apple mobile devices, specifically;

  • Sword of Asumi

  • Highschool Romance

  • Divine Slice of Life

  • Club Life

I may consider remaking these and other games for Ios and Android devices again in the future on a more robust account for Dharker Studios but for now I will be closing the Ios versions of these games and focusing on PC and potentially console game development.

Game Dev 2019-2020

Over the past few weeks I have been making changes to the way I work and the projects I am doing to reduce my overall stress levels and to help ease my anxiety issues. For this reason my plans for the rest of this year and 2020 have changed dramatically.

I have now shuttered most third party developers who worked for us on projects, or were going to in the future. From now on I will be the primary developer of all games and will essentially be working on one game at a time. (there are two exceptions to this, noted at the bottom).

Now below are the current game developments I have in mind for the rest of 2019 and for 2020.

Roomie Romance

The Roomie Romance game is complete and ready for release, or almost, it simply needs a single image for the Harem ending to be completed and added to the game before it can be given the final release update. This image should be finished any day now and will be added as soon as it has been completed.

Roomie Romance physical rewards are all in production and I will be shipping those all out around mid-September once the Dakimakuras and the Artbooks have arrived.

I have fixed all reported bugs and am happy with the game and our release window. In addition to the main game I will also be working on the DLC mini-stories pack, it will be available to order with the main game, but the individual stories will be released gradually in increments post release. Again the main coding of these is already finished and all that is needed is to add the illustrations. As soon as an illustration set is finished it will be updated and the story made available. This will only take a small amount of work so I will be working on it at the same time as Santa Girls.

Santa Girls

Santa Girls will be my next development focus, I have already coded a functioning script, which is just missing some background artwork at present, before I can begin adding the character art and illustrations, with that in mind there is a Kickstarter live to fund the final illustrations the game needs. I will be matching funds for any payments over the primary goal to help towards stretch goals. More on that to come.

The kickstarter is in its final 48 hours. and can be viewed via the link below.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dharker/santagirls
All physical rewards of this campaign will be manufactured and shipped as soon as the campaign ends, there will be no opportunity for late pledges or upgrades via backer-kit, so if you want physical items you need to order them before the campaign ends.

Santa Girls will be released in early December 2019, all artwork should be finished by the end of October and implemented via a Beta test process during October and November prior to release.

Witches Brew/Alchemist

Whilst coding Santa Girls work is also underway for the Witches Brew and Alchemist games, which I am scheduling for release in Summer 2020. Once Santa Girls is released this pair of games will be my sole occupation until they are released. Whilst Santa Girls is being coded prior to its release in December I will be orchestrating the artists and writers to complete the content needed for the game as well as working with a mini-game developer on the various parts of the game e.g. inventories, items, potion crafting etc.

whilst there are very similar aspects in both games, there are also many differences between the two versions of the games including artwork and more. Our primary artist Kopi Anget, will be working on the various intimate scenes for the game as soon as Roomie Romance is finished before turning his attention to the long awaited Negligee sequel. Witches Brew and Alchemist Kickstarter ended some time ago and the Backerkit closes on September 1st. After which regular posts will be made on Kickstarter for backers only on the lead up to beta and full release.

Negligee: DoubleD

Last but not least is Negligee:DoubleD the full sequel to our most successful game release to date, Negligee. Our writer is working on the main script and our artists will be working on character designs and backgrounds when they have finished with their work on Roomie Romance and Santa Girls. Whilst the focus will be on Witches Brew/Alchemist games, some artists will take breaks to work on the Negligee art.

Kopi Anget will be our lead artist for this game, and will do all characters and illustrations for the game, which is about three times larger than the original with significantly more content and lingerie. I expect to run a dedicated Kickstarter for this game, once Witches Brew/Alchemist are close to release with a scheduled date and final build ready. Therefore the Negligee kickstarter will likely be in late Summer 2020. My aim is to release the game in October 2020, hopefully close to the a 4th year anniversary of the original games first release on Steam.

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Other game projects are still in the works, specifically:

- Echo Tokyo: Reaper
A revised outline will eventually be finalised, when it is we will create the illustrations and confirm character art then provide all of this content to the developer of the original Echo Tokyo: Phoenix, I will simply be overseeing the outline and initial artwork, after which it will be in the hands of the developer. I will not be continuing the Echo Tokyo series once Reaper is finished. I hope to release it before the end of the year, but cannot guarentee that will happen.

- Negligee: Animated Edition
The animated edition is to my knowledge still being working on by the third party developer, my last update from them advised that the primary developer is having difficulties with their Unity developer which basically means development is moving slowly, as I understand it most of the game is done, what is left is fixing the various unity issues and bugs that are crippling the game. Originally I hoped to release the Animated Edition in October 2019 close to the third year anniversary of the original game, but I no longer know if that is possible. I am seeking a more thorough explanation on this to see if and when a release will be possible.

Stress & Anxiety

For a long time I have dealt with Anxiety, for both health and general anxiety. This primarily leads to worrying about things one doesn’t need to worry about, which invariably causes a person to get stressed which can then lead to other issues affecting them, physical issues.

Recently my Anxiety about my health and the Stress it causes me seems to have got much greater than it has been in a long while, so much so that it has caused me to have tension headaches of different types and cluster headaches at random times over the past six months. More recently however it has become more acute and it has created a vicious cycle.

I have a headache therefore i worry about it, causing more stress and making the symptoms worse making me more stressed and so on. This has now led to me being overly stressed which appears to now be affecting my sleep patterns, causing me to feel exhausted, dehydrated and generally run down.

For this reason I have shut down my active Kickstarter campaigns and am shutting down Patreon at the end of August as well, all in an effort to reduce my stress levels in other factors. Whilst this may not fix the underlying issue, reducing my workload should help reduce some of my normal day to day stress that I experience.

Dating Life Release

I am happy to announce that Dating Life: Miley X emily has now been accepted by Steam for release. As such we have now set an official release date for the game as July 31st 2019.

Wishlist the game now to be notified on release and take advantage of our release discount.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1086030/Dating_Life_Miley_X_Emily/

The game will be the censored but an adult patch dlc will also be available on Steam to unlock the additional content.

Store Closure

The Dharker.Studio store has been closed, over the coming months I will be travelling a lot and eventually moving to Japan for an extended period of time. Whilst work will continue on game development without pause, due to our movements and eventual new location we will be unable to offer direct sale items for the forseeable future. We expect to reopen the store in May 2020 when we will be returning to the UK.