F'ing Delays!

Dharker here. Today I have the sad and disappointing task of announcing delays to our two main game projects currently in development. Specifically Love Stories and My Girlfriend.

Both of these games after careful consideration will be upgraded with more content, mostly illustrated scenes, so that they look good both for adult and censored versions. Before now we realised the Love Stories censored version was a little lacking in content. Our aim therefore is to increase the censored content further, but also increase adult content EVEN MORE.

So this is a good news/bad news announcement, we will be adding more content to both games, but it will come at the price of Time. Love Stories will most likely be delayed to a Summer release, hopefully in August, whilst My Girlfriend will likely be delayed to a November release. But both games will be augmented significantly in illustrated content, descriptive scenes both adult and non as well as adult scene choices.

Still I hate delays to our games and I hate that we are still making such mistakes that mean our games are still being delayed despite now making games funded via kickstarter for three years and trading as a limited company in our second year. Hopefully things can only get better from here though for our scheduling of game releases.

Development Teams

Today we want to have a quick look and provide details of what teams we currently have working within Dharker Studios Ltd, and what they are currently working on...

Dharkers Team
The original team of the company, Dharkers personal team, he works with Kopi Anget (illustrator), Kayzda (writer) and several coders to make visual novel games.
Currently the team are working on two projects:

  1. The Paradise Series of Games
  2. The Alchemist (fantasy game)

Both projects have their own artists on board and Dharker is focusing his attention on each, the aim is to release one Paradise series game every 3-6 months after a kickstarter campaign. The Alchemist game however is a massive project and so is unlikely to see the light of day until much later in the year or next year, those who are curious however can follow us on DeviantArt where we might be showcasing art for the game soon.

Echo Tokyo Team
This team, as is suggested by the name is working entirely on the visual novel games for the Echo Tokyo series. Currently they have begun the illustrations for the first game 'Phoenix' with artist Julia Kruse and will be completing the scriptwriting with an aim to release in October this year. After the second game is completed in early 2019, the team hope to continue the series with more Visual Novel games set in the cyber punk world.

Sliced Supernatural Team
Our newest game development team has now been created, utilising the artwork of Nick Beja to create games, their first game in this new series is live on kickstarter and will hopefully be the start of their own series of games, which we will look to continue until they are no longer popular. The first game in the series is called Devil in the Details and is loosely linked to past games Divine Slice of Life and Army Gals.

Random Gubbins
Last but not least is the team Random Gubbins, it includes other artists from Kopi Angets studio working on the physical products for all of our past campaigns as well as new products for the future, currently their primary focus is on completing Harem Wars and its first expansion. But they also have people working on a game called Harem Dice, the first Echo Tokyo figurine of Shizume and other games as well as the final print edition of various graphic novels.

As you can see we have a lot of porjects on the go, but as 2018 winds down you will see these teams honing down their developments to a single development at a time, as they gradually organise their own plans in a more suitable and sustainable way.

P.s. there are a few third party contractors working on other games for us, like: Starlight Drifter, Valkyrie: The Material Continuum and new video games based on physical board games.

Mobile Games

Due to a few delays in our main game releases this year, mostly due to overwork, we have some spare time in our developers schedule and as such we will finally be looking to port across a large amount of our games to mobile platforms.

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At present games like Divine Slice of Life, Sword of Asumi have already been ported to apple, now we will be looking to port many others also to apple and once that is completed to android as well. Our hope is to release 1-2 games to mobile platforms each month for the rest of the year starting in May.

Random Gubbins

We are happy to announce the formation of a new dedicated arm of Dharker Studio called Random Gubbins. The folks in this team will be dedicated to working on physical products from now on. Such as the Harem Wars Card Game, The upcoming Shizume Misaki Figurine and other games in the future.

The team have got a campaign live on kickstarter now to upgrade the quality of the first expansion for the Harem Wars game, which is alongside the Core Game close to beginning its manufacturing run for our past and soon to be new backers.

They will also be working on a Harem Dice game as well as other figurines and other games in the future. We look forward to seeing what amazing items they come up with in the future. See the links below for Random Gubbins blog site, which will see more frequent updates on the project progression and a link to the kickstarter campaign now live.

https://www.randomgubbins.com/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/randomgubbins/harem-combat

In Development

Below is a list of titles we have in development, ranging from beta testing to script writing to outlining, but all are titles that are being prepared in some way for a release within the next 1-3 years.

  1. Paradise Series of Games
     - Love Stories
     - My Girlfriend
     - Battle of the Bands
     - College Daze
     - Santa Girls
     - Absolute Power
     - Basketball Girls
     - She Came From Outer Space
     - Negligee: DD
     - Beach Girls
  2. Echo Tokyo Games
     - Echo Tokyo: Phoenix
     - Echo Tokyo: Reaper
  3. Starlight Drifter
  4. Valkyrie: The Material Continuum
  5. Magi Wars
  6. The Alchemist

More details on these various games will be posted about as developments progress.