Hello friends, we have good-bad news for you.
In effort to provide more and better content in demo we have to postpone release of our it for Q1 or at latest Q2 next year. Good news in all this is you will get more playable content than first anticipated. Also need to mention we’re working in parallel on full “Chapter 1: An old acquaintance” so doing our best with limited resources. If you’re interested subscribe to our newsletter and you’ll be getting opportunity to spin game bit earlier as demo beta tester. Some of features that are getting improved – sound and music, gameplay, story, more scenes…etc.
What can you expect?
Initially goal was to have just one playable scene – apartment and intro would be done through series of images and we would be close on that one for 31st December. Now it’s been decided that intro will be playable as well. So what does this exactly mean for our players and what can you expect? There will be more player interactions in intro of the game before you actually start playing detective and solving crime. Grabbing few things there will be giving you advantage on some puzzles towards the end of the game – on actual crime scene. We won’t spoil this new part of the game with screenshots yet but trust in “Iron Noir Soft team” we’re putting up good effort on this and I personally love how some of these scenes look & feel.
Initially this demo was intended to be just that – demo showing off Joe’s playstyle some talk few puzzles and crime was there just for the sake of it. There was no real story outlined yet. This will all change with release of demo and whole story is more developed/dramatic and will fit next chapters. You can expect some timeline changes (if you saw calendar from trailer demo videos), but there will be no new characters added, maybe just mentions of some. Oh one big thing is adding few “Easter eggs” that if you manage to get all will unlock big “Easter egg” after credits end. Full list of “Easter eggs” will be listed on website few weeks after demo is released giving you some time to really earn it yourself.
Music and sound
We’ve been closely working with quite a few talented artists that we don’t want to disclose yet but will be on page when it’s time. Our sound effects/music will improve and will fit theme better. Also taking this time to thank David Feslyian and his “Detective Caution” music (you can download it here with many of his other music) which we used as placeholder for our game background. He agreed for us to use it in the game for free since it is free to play demo. This piece of music is absolutely amazing and really fits the game well, but we want to have our own that we can modify to our needs easily. It’s hard to say which one is better but we need a lot of background music with additional scenes added and custom made music makes more sense.
Next weeks – Facebook/Steam
Just as I was writing this article Iron Noir Soft Ltd. got accepted on Steamworks. So you can expect new page about the game on Steam in following weeks. It was also decided to open up Facebook page, it’s happening in next weeks so please follow us there when you see news.
Thank you for your support!
Iron Noir Soft team