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Havoc Studios December 2021 Newsletter

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Happy 2022!

Another year has come to a close. 2021 has been a wild ride for us at Havoc Studios and we are very happy to have been able to share it with you, our incredible community! We hope that you have had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to walk with us into the new year!

(Artwork by Rilao on Discord)

2021 in Review

2021 was a huge year for the studio. We entered the year with little more than an ambitious plan for the future and exited with an established business, project funding, and a much larger community! Walk with us as we reflect on our journey through 2021.

At the beginning of the year, much of our focus was geared toward our Kickstarter campaign. We opened up with our announcement, plans, and demos in preparation for the big event planned for May. To further prepare for our crowdfunding event, we set up a booth at the BNVG Convention in Illinois with a new demo and a very successful showcase of Havoc Fox.

The middle of 2021 saw the largest growth for the studio to date. Havoc Studios, LLC was established in early June to get everything ready for the upcoming Kickstarter. Although the campaign was pushed back to mid-June, it was a resounding success, allotting us $21,792 to bring Havoc Fox to life! Coupled with a new demo and a sizable increase to our community, this summer has left us feeling hopeful and excited for the future!

As the year began to wind down, all of our efforts have been focused on further developing Havoc Fox. After years of updating and polishing the first few stages of the game, we are excited to move forward with the fourth stage completed and a good chunk of progress made into the fifth stage! We are going to be much quieter with new progress updates to help leave plenty of surprises, but rest assured we are hard at work every day to make Havoc Fox the best game it can be!

Thank you for being with us on this incredible journey. None of this would be possible without you, our wonderful community, to help keep our spirits up and share in the excitement for our projects. Help us make 2022 another year to remember!

Current Development Update

This month, we’ve spent some time in the snow.

Cerice, the snowy village set in the rural mountainous region of Vanalia, sets the stage for Grey and Venice following their adventure on the Ethereal Express. This stage is unique in comparison to the others, but we won’t disclose those details at this time. You’ll have to see it for yourself!

As for a progress update, we have developed one stage frame and one boss, as well as having made significant progress on two other stage frames since our last newsletter. The script for Grey’s story is nearing its final revisions with its first half finalized and ready to go. More sprites and assets have been updated as well to accommodate Grey's new moveset and some special stage-specific animations.

Looking ahead, we aim to finish Cerice and the following stage with plans to make developments on further stages for both Grey and Venice. A final casting call will go out soon to cast the rest of our characters (including a small handful of extra voices). With the finalized roster, we also plan to have most (if not all) of the game’s voice lines recorded and ready to go by the end of 2022. And, if all goes well and the conditions are safe, we’re hoping to make another convention appearance this year!

Havoc Fox has come a long way since the Kickstarter Campaign! Most of our updates are being kept secret for now, but we’ll be sure to share bits and pieces here and there to keep you updated, informed, and interested! Keep an eye on our social media and, if you haven’t already, join our Discord for the most frequent updates!

December Fan Art Gallery

The following works have been submitted to us through our community Discord server. Check out the submissions from December!

Venice by Glover on Discord

Baking with Aurelie by Ann on Discord

Thank you for your submissions! If you would like to have your artwork featured, submit your drawings to the #havoc-fan-art channel on Discord!

That's all for now!

Pardon our dust! The past few months may have been silent, but they’ve been quite productive! If you haven't already, be sure to follow us on Twitter @havocfoxgame. Join the conversation on the official Discord server. Support us on Patreon! Check out the original soundtrack and development live streams on our YouTube channel! Like us on Facebook and Instagram!

Thank you for reading the December edition of the Havoc Fox Newsletter. Stay safe, stay healthy, and have a happy new year! We hope to see you again in 2022!

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