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To the Edge of the Sky Chapter 04 & Through His Eyes: Four Released for Premium

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To the Edge of the Sky Chapter 04 & Through His Eyes: Four Released for Premium and Free on Android and Itch.io!

Known Bugs (5/16/19)

  • Android: If you begin a new game, it uses Evren no matter what name you put in.

  • Through His Eyes: Four isn’t available for purchase on Itch.io yet.

    We are in the process of fixing these. If you find any bugs, please let us know on the TTEOTS Discord server in the bugs section. We should have a patch within 12-24 hours.

  • iOS Premium will be released following Apple review

  • iOS Free will be released following that.

  • In the future, iOS Premium and Free will come out alongside the other versions.

Download Premium versions below

Update coming soon

Update coming soon

Premium Update Notes

  • Chapter 04 content has been added.  Please access this from your save, not the Mission Select screen in order to load all your previous choices, as they will affect your options.

  • Four's POV Story, Through His Eyes is now available for purchase. It is available at a 50% discount for Premium players at $0.99 and can be accessed through the new Extra Stories menu.

  • Operative Three's new character model has been added; only Five is left to go!

  • Mission Select mode now allows you to replay through your favorite missions!

  • Other UI tweaks here and there.

NOTE: If you are a Itch.io Premium player and can’t get the update to show up on your side for any reason, please check out this thread.

Free Update Notes:

  • Chapter 04 free content has been added.  

  • Chapter 03 premium content is available for individual purchase

  • Four's POV Story, Through His Eyes is now available for purchase. It is available at a 50% discount for Premium players.

  • Operative Three's new character model has been added; only Five is left to go!

  • Mission Select mode now allows you to replay through your favorite missions!

  • Other UI tweaks here and there.

  • The prices on individual premium chapters access were raised to be in line with Premium’s price and Extra Story prices.

Developer’s Notes on Chapter 04

Update (5/15/2019): I wanted to clarify my reasoning on why Extra Stories cost $0.99 on Premium. When I originally offered Premium, TTEOTS was a tribute game that had a very different development model. It wasn't going to continue on originally past one season, and wasn’t going to have any extra side content.

After the game became fully its own, I wanted to start exploring the world more and show other perspectives. I had planned to keep this free for premium players, but during the budgetary hiatus, I realized that the best option to be able to continue development was to charge a small amount in order to financially justify the time investment and costs.

Basically, this is extra DLC that wasn’t planned or announced at the time we priced Premium and is not essential to enjoying the main story. The originally planned season 01 content will continue to remain fully accessible for Premium players.

Original: This chapter was originally created back in September 2018. I wasn’t able to release it until now, so it feels nice to finally have it out. After the intensity of chapter 03, I decided to slow things down a little. This chapter is pretty dialogue and relationship heavy, and you finally get to learn more about PHASe, some backstory, and have a good talk with Phantom Alpha’s leader. But be warned if you are a Premium player: the choices you make during this chapter are very important in some areas and will affect the rest of the season. Be careful who you choose.

All that said, I’m still working out how precisely I want to do romance and friendship paths, and what I want to be available to free players. So far, it looks like Six’s path will be available by default. By the end of season 01, the game will likely get a large update that helps tie everything together nicely. This update would likely break game saves, but would allow players to play through from the full season freshly without having to worry about the many changes we’ve had to do again. But for now, just play responsibly!

Have you ever wondered what he was thinking? See for yourself...    Through His Eyes: Four Out Now!

Have you ever wondered what he was thinking? See for yourself...

Through His Eyes: Four Out Now!

Writer’s Notes on Through His Eyes: Four

This was the last work of our former teammate, Egle Dilyte, for ADS. I really enjoyed choosing music for the POV because Four himself has a different vibe than the main storyline music usually demands for. Overall, the POV itself is intensely emotional, yet rough - just like Four, and I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Four’s POV covers all of the important Chapter 03 scenes from Four’s POV, ending at the emotional rooftop scene. You can purchase it as a single in-app purchase on Android and Apple in the free version for $1.99, or if you have the season pass for Premium ($9.99) on any device, it’s available at a 50% off discounted rate of $0.99.

The premium decision was made in order to cover costs of being able to offer these initially unplanned special stories. Chapter 01 - 07 choices, scenes, CGs and all associated other perks will still stay the same.

It’s important to note that the characters in POVs will act as if you took their route/path at every available opportunity, as well as assume a romance path in order to show the most content to fans. I can’t wait to share more of these Chapter Season 01 POVs with you guys, and I already know who’s next…

Rating

To the Edge of the Sky has been re-rated on Google Play to be Mature 17+. It now more accurately reflects the current and planned content in the game. Unfortunately, this caused it to become unavailable in South Korea for now.

Please note, that as this game is no longer a tribute game, and I want to cover real world themes that are often present in our own pasts and daily lives, there may be triggering content. If you are a person who can be triggered by violence, drugs, alcohol or sexual themes, I would suggest passing TTEOTS up.

I always do my best to keep things mild and generally only include text references, but everyone has their own limits that they hopefully know and are aware of. Besides that, it’s always nice to have a heads up that there may be some dark content ahead so everyone can prepare themselves. I’d like to try something lighter in the future, but I wanted to give a heads up that TTEOTS is not that game.

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What’s Next for TTEOTS?

A few things to note:

  • Season 01 is considered Chapters 01 - 07.

  • Premium is for unlocking Chapter 01 - 07 additional scenes, choices and CGs, and will include special stories. It also includes early access unlocks during active development. For Season 02’s Premium access pass, you would need to pay again if you want access to that when that time comes - but by that point I plan to be offering a new pricing model on games (more about that in my future posts). For now, however, please enjoy the additional options, CGs and stories available with your Season 01 pass! You will not lose this access.

You will be able to develop a bond with one of your Phantom Alpha team members. The choices in the game are already set up to conduct that, but the system won’t be completely finalized until the end of Season 01. I am still working on it, but I know already that I want there to be a choice for a friendship and romance path. Currently, the free version is looking like it will only have one choice. The choice will allow free players to see into both paths as well, but Premium players will be able to choose from the full cast.

Please look forward to future news and updates, as I’m always working to improve myself as a developer and have a lot in the works I want to share soon.

~Ajané J.K. Celestin

End of Budgetary Hiatus + More: April 4, 2019 Monthly News

End of Budgetary Hiatus + More: April 4, 2019 Monthly News

End of Budgetary Hiatus?! There are some big changes going on this month! I am expecting the end of the budgetary hiatus this month, which means we’re looking at two big releases upcoming: what I am currently calling Mystic Destinies: Echoes: Part 1, for Kickstarter backers, and To the Edge of the Sky: Chapter 04, and Four’s POV story for everyone…

Update on ADS!

Hello all! I wanted to talk just a little bit where we are now as a company.

We hired another writer to help us with our spin-off to Mystic Destinies: Serendipity of Aeons, Mystic Destinies: Echoes, back in February 2018. She is a long time fan-turned friend-turned coworker. 

I picked Jackie as the only other writer we've ever had because I personally enjoy her stories more than any other fic writer I've come across in the past few years other than Egle, and because almost no other fan knows the MD universe as well as her. She is working alongside our Lead Creative Writer, Egle, in order to complete the game under the plot I began, along with my supervision. Meanwhile, I lead To the Edge of the Sky. As our team is split, we ask for your continued patience.  

We are now working with quite a few freelance artists to get all of our projects done to satisfaction, and I am overseeing all of them.

We have no other projects planned for the remainder of 2018, and it is our goal to have all of our games completed by the end of summer 2018 so that we can take a creative rest. You can rest assured that all of our current projects and rewards are set to be wrapped up by the end of 2018. Our team has been through a lot of life changes, and company changes, but we're always doing our best to get our games out. We want them to be released just as much as you do. Thank you for your patience while this small, but ambitious indie team continues to mature and learn to find its footing.