Hello, Pachans! Love is in the air and the clan is feeling it too. In this devlog, we’ll focus on two aspects of the April 8th update: romance and caves.
Depths of the Heart
Although Pachans don’t celebrate Valentine's Day, they’ve been in a romantic mood lately. In the next update, you’ll be able to date and form a union with Frer, Mana, and two other characters.
In an earlier update, Frer had 2 “world” cutscenes added to the game that told a little bit of his story. The upcoming build will have 3 additional “personal events.”
What’s the difference between “world” and “personal” events you say? Glad you asked!
World events are triggered by going to a specific location between certain times and will include all players, if playing in multiplayer. These types of events often carry over into the dialogue and daily routines affecting the world as well.
A “personal event” is player-initiated through dialogue and includes only that character and the person who initiated it. If playing in multiplayer, everyone else will go about their business as usual. These events are more like “dates” or hanging out with a friend, in some cases.
Once you gain enough flowers with Mana, Frer, or one of the other dateable characters, you’ll be able to pursue a relationship with that special someone and give them a kiss for a small boost in your relationship.
Once you reach 10 flowers, you can form a union! A union consists of a short ceremony with a reception following right after. At the reception, you’ll be able to walk around in your union attire and chat with guests before heading back to the village with your new partner in life.
This will continue to be expanded on beyond what will be in the next interaction of the build. We want your partner to be a meaningful part of your life and continue to have a life of their own as well.
Depths of the Soul
You’ll cross into the edges of the spirit world in the forest cave. There, you’ll meet some totem guides that will help you through its mysterious depths.
Throughout the cave you’ll find challenges to test your ability to observe the world around you. This iteration of the caves is just the beginning with more totems and puzzles planned for the future.
Depths of Gratitude
February 22nd is the one-year mark from when we first launched the Kickstarter. It’s been beyond a dream come true. Because of all the backers and the support of the community as a whole, this game will be something even better than what we first imagined.
Over the last month, there’s been a resurgence of attention for our little game thanks to one of our artists posting on Reddit and an article on PC Gamer. To all those who have been around since Kickstarter or before, we hope you join us in welcoming the new folks to our community. The fact that so many people are interested in a game centered around discovery and kindness is truly inspiring.
The Soda Den Team