I hope you guys are able to do August 3rd as the release as planned, that's my birthday. :)
(I can see it now. My friends asking me "What are you doing for your birthday?" and me being all, "Playing the newest alpha release of a game so I can update the Wiki.")
I really like the new church outfits, and the theme you guys are going for there. It makes a lot of sense, given the narrative of the game and what they seem all about. And I'll admit I like Phyllis' new outfit. A lot. Yes. Very nice. Much approve. (Okay, but please have some rare dialogue for Antoine where he comments on her outfit and how she's just trying to steal The Good Dr Xu's attention away. "I'm not the jealous type, you know, but..." His crush on Xu is just too precious and perfect.)
If you guys do decide to do a Kickstarter, I'll definitely smack it right front and center on the wiki front page and try my best to encourage people to throw their
rupees gols dollah bills at you. There are a few Youtubers that have been playing and loving the game as well, and I bet a bunch of them would be willing to toss up links. I also have a ton of suggestions that I've been keeping in my head and not putting up because I figured they might not really fit into whatever the current budget is compared to what you have already stated as where you want the focus of the game to be, but if you decide to do a Kickstarter I'd definitely make one giant post of all the things rattling around my thinkpan.
Perhaps make a base goal, and then some bigger stretch goals as a way to keep it closer to what you guys think might be realistic? I think having a playable demo (the free alpha) of the game will make a huge difference; and outright stating that the core game is going to happen whether or not the Kickstarter is successful, and that the Kickstarter is really to gauge how much additional interest in expanding the game is out there, seeing how big and deep people really want it to be to the point that they're willing to invest in making that happen.
Anyway, I'm super excited and can't wait to play through the new content! Thank you for the update, Pathea!