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You too! ❤ Thanks for being so understanding, and once again thanks for checking in! ✧

I'm so sorry we didn't notice this comment for 2 years! 😱 Thanks for playing the demo so many times, and for the compliments to the backgrounds! and Nikolai ❤

Great decision. I'll prepare! Thanks for loving all the characters so much. *^ᴗ^*

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You're very welcome, thank you for saying such nice things about it!
We'll do our best to prioritize our health and still make the game happen. ( •̀_•́)ง ✧

It is! Thanks for checking in on us so regularly. It means a lot to us that you keep coming back to ask ❤

Official skeleton love!! What a good match.
Thanks so much!! I'm really glad you like the story- and Deka ❤✧

I hope the response can answer your questions as well! If there are other things you are wondering, let me know. c:

Thanks so much for this really sweet comment, and for being there for us from the beginning, over such a long time.  That means a lot to us 😭

We'd really like to finish it soon but it's not very possible mostly because of the size, and because of the other factors you mentioned. We both have full time jobs and our financial situation has for a long while not been stable enough to handle much turbulence, so when things go wrong we end up losing all our time to fixing it. 

However, usually during that time there is still some work getting done on Monstrata even as we lose track of social media. In this case, we have the writing and new sprite ready for the next update, and it needs to be implemented with expressions and backgrounds. (We also need to make more backgrounds and silhouettes.) Usually that would be a couple of weeks of work, but it's unsure because of the training for a separate team member on implementation who we have brought on to  get the updates out faster in the future.

It should safely be within a month, and then crossed fingers that the next one could be within another 2 months.  We'd really like to keep up that rate if possible, but unfortunately it would still take six more months to finish chapter 2, and a year for each chapter after that. :(

Because of that, we resigned ourselves that finishing is not as urgent a goal as making regular updates and increasing their size and frequency over time.  Size, we have, as the next one is 13,000 words! Frequency, we are always working on- We're hoping the latest process changes (and a little life stabilization) will make a big difference.

I hope that info is helpful! Let me know if you have any more questions. c:

Wow I'm so glad you liked it so much!! And that Nikolai is so loved as well! About his being the best... I think he would agree with you. ;) ✧

Thank you!! We're changing how we do things so this update took a very long time, but it should be ready to be updated soon! We'll know when in the next couple of weeks. ✧

Thanks!! We'll work hard to finish it as fast as we can. ( •̀ _ •́ )ง ✧

I'm really glad you love it so much- Thanks for your support! 💕

Thank you for posting this! 💞

Sorry for the long delay in response! We really appreciate that you checked in on us. ❤

I hope you found useful info on the patreon, as of today there is a new public post (that will also be posted to the devlog here): To sum it here, we are ok and still working on content for the game! We also made some changes to how we do things so that there shouldn't be such long pauses anymore. c:

Thanks so much! We're excited to show you. ❤♪

Would you mind emailing your log.txt file to us? You should be able to find it directly in the game folder. Let us know if you have trouble finding it. 

Email to: contact@astralore.com

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Could you grab a screenshot of the in-game About page, to make sure you're on the correct version number? Should look like this.

Ahh, thank you!! That picture shows what you get when you download the Glasses DLC -- glasses for everyone!! I feel like it's really cute that everyone has their own taste in the kind of glasses they wear. It really gives a feeling for each of their characters!! I hope someday I'll see fans draw pictures of the glasses versions...!!! 

Thank you so much for your support and cute comment!! 💕✨🌠

Hello! Thank you so much for your support and your sweet comment!! Sorry about the delay, we're often a bit behind the update schedule we'd really like to adhere to. But we are absolutely not discontinuing the project! That's not something we even think about doing. Monstrata is the most important thing in our lives and we're determined to complete it!

Thank you so much, we really appreciate it. 💕💕

Hello Sandpixie, thanks for checking in on us!! We've been working hard to get the update wrapped and I'll have some exciting progress updates up on Patreon in the next few days!! If I remember correctly, I believe I have about 5000 words of the update written now, it just needs a few more scenes and then to get implemented into the game. Thank you for your patience and support!! 💕

Thank you so much for your support!!✨💕

Hi Erecarter! Are you still having this issue? Can you tell me a bit more about what happens when you play through Cailean's route and get to chapter 2? Thank you for bringing this up! I hope we can help you out!!

Thanks for playing and commenting!! 💕 We'd definitely like to add some little animations like this to the character sprites at some point in the future. Cailean's tail might be a little lower priority because it's often hidden behind the text box or offscreen, but we're definitely considering it!! Other animations we'd like to do include movement for Cailean's ears and Nikolai's face feathers, and additional poses for characters that don't have a lot of potential for casual motion, such as Deka and Vivietta. 

I don't think we'll be able to put it in the game, but you could write that scene idea in a fanfic!! I would love to read it, it sounds very cute! (You can also check out what other people have written here!!) ✨ Thank you so much!! 

Please enjoy having many phone calls with your mother, haha! We hope you like the game!! Thank you for commenting!! <3

That's okay! You can contribute by telling your friends about it, too!

Thank you so much for your support!! We'll do our best!! <3

Wow, I'm living for all these theories!! Obviously I can't answer any of them yes or no, but I love hearing about them!! 

Thank you so much for playing and for sharing your thoughts, they're so great!! <3 

Yes, if you're using the itch desktop app and one of the supported builds of Monstrata, then itch will download any updates automatically. c: (There are a few older builds that it will not do this for, which have been removed from the page.) 

As I understand it, this is because we update the game through itch.io's assistant, butler, rather than by adding completely new builds to the page. That may be why it updates automatically for Monstrata, but may not do the same for other itch.io games where the developers have chosen not to do that. 

Thank you for playing!! Let us know if you have more questions!!

I'm passing this on to the programming half of the team. We've seen this issue reported at least once before but since we don't have a Mac to test on, we haven't been able to address it. I'm so sorry about the trouble. D: I'll ask her if there's a way we can patch it for you.

Thank you for your support!!!

Hello!! Thank you for supporting us!! <3

I don't believe that can be counted as a mistake in the dialogue. Telling someone to "get lost" would be a way of rudely telling them to go away, it's true. But in this context, the MC is saying that they were on the way to class and didn't lose the way there. It would be like if someone asked you, "Did you get lost?" and you could respond, "No, I didn't get lost." and none of that exchange would be considered an insult. (Unless, of course, the other person is slighting your navigation skills--!!)

Thank you so much for playing!! Maybe soon you can have a real conversation with Dad... c:

<3 <3 <3

Aaaaahhh, I hope that means you enjoyed it! <3 Poor Cailean :c things are hard for him

Thank you so much for playing and supporting us by getting the DLC!! We really appreciate you commenting on the depth of the story and hope that you continue to enjoy the game as it's updated and you try other paths through it!! Thank you!! <3

Sorry about that. There must be an error where the title card for the end of Chapter 1 at the end of the current content, which is should not do. We'll fix this in the next update. 

Based on your description, it sounds like you do have the first part of Chapter 2 though! The part where Frances comes in to talk to you is the end of the first part of Chapter 2. I'm sorry about this confusion!

AHH thank you so much!!! <3 <3  There's so much going on, right? It seems like the excitement is starting to ramp up!! 

Thank you so much for playing!! We hope you'll enjoy the future updates as well!! <3 <3 <3

Ahahaha, I like that it was expected of Nikolai. Well, they surely all have their reasons, right? c: Thank you for playing, and I hope the next update will answer some questions and be more satisfying for you! <3 

Thank you so much!! We already have the next part written, so hopefully there will be more soon~ <3 

Hello! Thank you for supporting us! <3

The best advice I can offer you is to use the itch.io desktop app to download the "Windows, Mac, Linux" version. I believe that should preserve your save data. Let us know if you have any trouble with this and we can see about working something else out!

Thank you so much!!! There's a new update now; I hope you will like it!!!

Oh my god, that's so sweet of you to say!!! Wow... <3

Well, if you want to play more, there is an update out now!! And, to answer your question, it even includes the first CG... c: <3 

(Also, no worries, your English is fine! <3 I wouldn't have guessed it was your second language!)

Thank you so much!! We really appreciate your support. <3

There is a new update out now!! And the next update after that will be Cailean's, so please look forward to it! <3