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Havoc Studios Winter 2022 Newsletter

Havoc Studios

Winter 2022 Newsletter

Happy Holidays and a Havoc New Year!

Merry Christmas! As the first newsletter in the new quarterly format (and therefore the first official update in… well, a long while, it felt reasonable to deliver this end-of-year update all wrapped up with colorful paper and a nice big bow, nestled safely under your tree. Whatever you may be celebrating this year, all of us at Havoc Studios wish you a happy holiday season!

(Artwork by End on Discord)

Casting Call Update

Before diving into the rest of the news, we would like to address the elephant in the room. The casting call which ended back on October 31st is still in review. A lot has happened over the past two months that have gotten in the way of sifting through the hundreds of auditions we received, but rest assured that we’ve narrowed them down to a smaller selection. After the new year, you can expect to see the results of this final casting call! Our deepest apologies for the long delay in this process!

Havoc Fox on Steam

Earlier this quarter, Havoc Fox’s official Steam page was created. Although the release date is still TBA (and certainly at least another year or two away from such an announcement), the page provides basic info on what to expect and anticipate from our upcoming action platformer. Be sure to add the game to your Steam wishlist so that you may access the game the moment it’s available!

For those of you with beta access, we anticipate using Steam in the future for testing purposes. We will let you know through our official channels when these betas are available, as well as how to access them.

Freedom Planet 2

Freedom Planet, one of the inspirations for Havoc Fox, released its long-anticipated sequel back in September. Aside from being influential to us, we helped bring the game to life by contributing pixel art, music, and quality assurance in its final years of development. If you like Havoc Fox, we trust that you’ll love Freedom Planet 2 as well. Support our friends at GalaxyTrail and pick up a copy of their game today! You may recognize our logo upon starting up, and dedicated players just might see some familiar names within…

Current Development Update

This season, we’re wrapping up the Cerice arc.

Cerice is just about finished up! With two entirely separate segments for both Grey and Venice (each made up of three sub-segments) and a finale stage to wrap up the arc, this little wintry town has been the most ambitious stage we’ve developed so far. As of right now, each segment and boss fight has been designed, and much of the following stage is ready to go! The finer details of these stages are still under wraps, but be prepared to get a little creative.

Matiz Village, the hub area before Retro Ravine, has seen significant updates as well. The layout has been overhauled, various buildings can now be entered, and the stage has been populated with a wide array of NPCs, some of which are cameo appearances from our wonderful community and supporters! Along with an update to the shop system, Matiz is ready to greet new adventurers on their way to save the ravine.

Going all the way back to Aqua Rocket Base’s hub, we’ve begun work on some of the minigames you can play in the arcade. Along with Retro Ravine’s shoot-em-up-based arcade cabinet Macaron Magic, you will have access to a pet-raising minigame. The details are being kept a secret for now, but you can look forward to collecting and raising a wide variety of little digital critters!

And much more! Despite the few hiccups in our schedules these past few months, work has been strong for Havoc Fox, and we’re so excited about all the stuff we are choosing to not say!

Winter 2022 Fan Art Gallery

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

Havoc Runner by KenKun on Discord

Flight Achieved by Kailes on Discord

Venice Creature by FoyX on Discord

Lyle Lyle Grenadile by Veldoodles 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!

That’s a wrap for 2022! 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 winter edition of the Havoc Fox Newsletter. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and we hope to see you again in the spring of 2023!

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