with this post I want to celebrate reaching a huge milestone with you: NUMINA finally reached Alpha status! What does this mean? All major story content has been finished and I'm now testing the game for any major roadblocks & polishing things up. Also:
The game will also be available on itch.io at the same time (release date TBE, see below). Even if you don't plan to buy the game on Steam, you can show your support by wishlisting it because it will allow me to gauge general interest & plan the next steps ahead.
What's next? After finishing my initial test (and hopefully removed any game-breaking bugs 🤞) Numina will reach the (German) Beta-phase: A bunch of lovely testers will play the German version while I'm translating roughly 80'000 words into English & doing bugfixing. After that comes another round of Betatesting for the English version to spot problems with the translation. Only then... Will we reach Gold status which means the game is ready to ship!
As I want to ensure you all get a good experience on launch without many bugs, I want to make the testing phase as long as it needs to be. So there's no release date as of yet, although I'm aiming for late 2021.
Get a Sneak Peek on the upcoming Let's Play Stream!
Similar to the last DevStream we did I will be streaming the first chapter live on https://www.twitch.tv/dustb0 on the 8th of July, 8PM CEST
Let's play together, chat & pick the silliest player choices :D I'm actually moving flats and I'll stream on the last day my desk will be standing in my old room :'D
Join our lovely Community over at Discord!
If you want to chat with other lovely people and get some exclusive sneak peeks join the official Numina Discord!
Updates to the itch.io Store Page
I will soon update Numina's itch.io page to include the new Screenshots & materials which reflect the full version's state. I refrained from this in the past because of the existing free demo from 2017 which doesn't have any character portrait art and I wanted to avoid wrong expectations.
You will still be able to download the 2017 demo but through a different link on the page itself - again to avoid confusion in the future.