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Havoc Studios January 2022 Newsletter

Havoc Studios

January 2022 Newsletter

Moving Forward

The new year is now in action and we at Havoc Studios have been hard at work pushing toward our goals for 2022. Check it out!

Backer Rewards

As we progress deeper into the development of Havoc Fox, we are beginning to add in various NPCs into the game’s various locations. Some of you will recognize many of these NPCs; they are you, after all!

Those of you who have pledged $100 and have submitted reference materials are having your likenesses/characters placed into the world of Havoc Fox wherever we see fit. As we continue to populate the world, we will send out updates to the individual backers of their characters in action. Keep an eye out for yours!

Furthermore, those of you who have pledged $50 or more will soon have a new build of Havoc Fox to try out! With some recent gameplay changes, added tutorials, and finished stages to experience, we will be needing plenty of feedback to ensure that the game is working and moving forward. More info will be shared with each of you in the future, including projected release dates and bug reporting procedures.

These implementations will occur until development of the game is finished. We thank you for your support and patience as we work to bring everyone to the exciting world of Vanalia!

Current Development Update

This month, we’ve done some structural maintenance.

As we prepare for our next private test, we’ve spent some time working on the foundation of Havoc Fox. File saving and loading has been in the works for months and is now ready for deployment in the game’s primary adventure mode, saving players’ time, progression, and accumulated gemmes for future play sessions.

After plenty of feedback, we have chosen to redesign Grey’s initial Special attack. Replacing his shielded triple-shot attack is a volley of revolving shots that Grey can fire off to deal heavy damage. These shots also serve as a temporary, damaging shield that can injure enemies that make contact with them. It is our hope that this new ability will be more balanced, encouraging players to make careful use of it while also promoting the use of the abilities gained from defeating bosses along the way.

Lastly, we have given focus to Kiiro, the boss of Aqua Rocket Base in Grey’s story. Kiiro’s new boss fight keeps players engaged throughout the encounter as they dodge a variety of attacks while striking at large, mechanical arms. Previous iterations of this fight cycled between sessions of dodging attacks and a short damage phase. It is our intention to combine both gameplay cycles in the new fight to prevent downtime and keep players interested!

More work has been done beyond these updates, but we are keeping those under wraps for now. Keep an eye on our social media and, if you haven’t already, join our Discord for the most frequent updates!

January Fan Art Gallery

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

Gray by Glover on Discord

Havico T-Posing by SamuraiOfSecrets 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!

Development is going strong! 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 January edition of the Havoc Fox Newsletter. Stay safe, stay healthy, and we hope to see you again in February!

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