We’re hard at work on Chapter 2, so I wanted to take a quick moment to update you on our progress and to give you a small preview of what’s coming.
First, a recap: after Omar pulled ahead of Zem during the last few days of Chapter 1’s influence period, the current standing among the faction leaders is:
You can read the full recap here!
With Azura ascendant and her ally Sohrab left vulnerable, what does that spell for the city? Thanks to you, the old alliances are crumbling, but what will take their place is in its infancy. This tumultuous situation will be felt throughout the city in Chapter 2.
In terms of our progress, we recently locked the script for Chapter 2 (it’s quite meaty, especially when you consider having all five factions in there) and are preparing to get everything hooked up and tested.
At the same time as we’ve been updating the AI, we’ve also been coming up with the boss battles you’ll face. We’ve settled on something we think will give you a solid challenge, and look cool to boot (we’ve made new visual effects for some of the enemy abilities you’ll encounter).
Designing and implementing bosses takes a lot of work (especially since we spent a good chunk of time focused on AI improvements), but we hope you’ll enjoy what’s coming.
The holiday season tends to slow everything down substantially, but we’re going to get as much as we can done before family obligations kick in. We’ll keep you updated as we get closer to Chapter 2’s release!
And as for what you’ll encounter once it arrives: the city is more divided and fearful than ever before, and the old alliances are crumbling. As the evil plaguing the city grows bolder, its leaders continue to focus only on themselves and their grudges. Even gestures of goodwill towards the people carry not-so-hidden meaning, and the people are becoming more and more frustrated. And Sohrab’s diminished status has not gone unnoticed...
Chapter 2 focuses on the city - your quest will bring you into contact with people who are caught up in the chaos but are trying to do what’s best, either for themselves or for those they care about. The movements of the faction leaders still play a prominent role, but you will be seeing more of their impact on the citizens of Iskendrun this time around.
I hope you’re excited to see how the story continues to unfold in Chapter 2, and we’re excited to see how you drive its evolution going into Chapter 3 and beyond!