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Day of Contention 2012

Three years have now passed since the first release of Vacant Sky Act I, the first work by Project BC. Since the completion of Vacant Sky Act III, we’ve started to branch out with some smaller, experimental titles. Finding Eden, an action/adventure microgame was released over this past summer as well as The Vestibule, a mystery visual novel. Although these smaller titles have been fun experiments that let us try new things, some fans have expressed concern about the radio silence regarding our major projects. Today, on the anniversary of Vacant Sky’s first release, I’d like to alleviate those concerns with some announcements. Without further adieu, let’s see what’s in store for the coming year!


The World Is Made of Paper Demo II
A visual novel titled The World Is Made of Paper, written and illustrated entirely by ganonfrog, has just released its second demo. The game is an atmospheric, psychological adventure and is a great thrill to play. Check out the updated demo and let us know what you think! http://rpgmaker.net/games/2954/


Vacant Sky Volume 1: Contention Complete Edition
I’m pleased to say that Act I and Act II of Contention Complete are now finished and most of Act III is finished as well, save for the new content. Although adding the new content and conducting testing will take some time, the game is coming along smoothly and I hope to make it available soon. However, a public beta of Act I+ has been released. Feel free to offer your feedback!

Ars Harmonia
If you haven’t been staying up to date, Ars Harmonia is a series of short stories set in the Vacant Sky universe. These stories expand upon concepts of the world introduced in the games, with a focus on demons and enchantment and the way they interact with the world. Following the completion of the second movement, it has been put on temporary hiatus while the third movement gets ironed out. That will soon be coming to an end! Look forward to the launch of Ars Harmonia‘s third movement, Crossing the Line of Isolation, on April 2nd!

For those who haven’t been keeping up, check it out here: http://www.projectbc.net/arsharmonia

Illustration by Lauren Pehnke

That wraps it up as far as updates on existing projects goes. However, it would be a bummer to celebrate the anniversary of Vacant Sky without at least announcing something new. Now I’d like to unveil a new project that we’ve been working on behind the scenes for the past couple of months. I’ve been sitting on this announcement for a while as we’ve been working away. It’s been very hard to keep it a secret! And now that I’ve held you in suspense for long enough, I would like to finally announce Project BC’s next title.

Set two thousand years before Act I and the story of Auria Edith, Vacant Sky: Awakening tells the tale of Dakura Maladorr, the founder of the original Virad and Orka’s first Black Knight. Take on the role of history’s most notorious tyrant and leave a trail of destruction in your wake as you fight to protect the end of the world later this year. For screenshots, character bios, and more info, check it out here: http://rpgmaker.net/games/3872/


That brings an end to this year’s Day of Contention announcements. Thanks to all our friends and fans who have been so supportive for these past few years! I hope you continue to enjoy our projects. Please look forward to another great year for Project BC!

  1. Axel
    March 17, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Wow, really great announcements! I cannot wait! I’m happy that the development of the Complete Edition is going forward and that Ars Harmonia is going to be resumed!

    And a new Vacant Sky game! I’m really interesting to see other parts of the Vacant Sky universe as well

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