There are a ton of things that can go wrong during the development of a game, and although smaller teams mean less moving parts in the machine of development, it also means that more responsibilities are designated entirely to a single person; such is the case with Dormant Sky, a “love letter to the genre” game that harkens back to the golden age of JRPGs on the SNES. This one even has a sweet-ass theme song (I mean, it is awesome) and a pretty solid overall look to supplement the great ideas behind it. So, what could go wrong?
Well, since the last update on February 24th of this year, the entire development team has been replaced due to circumstances ranging from health concerns to the lead graphic artist’s country engaging in a civil war. Unfortunately, this mummy curse spreads throughout the entire development team, replacing graphic designers and composers throughout. This is going to lead to a complete graphical rehaul of the game and a lot of the music yet-to-be-made being made by a different composer than the tracks already put in.
This would spell doom for most studios right away, but the guys at Edge Entertainment are extremely optimistic, and they’re taking steps to ensure this devastating setback doesn’t impact the development cycle any more than it has to. The work is now more evenly distributed amongst the new, larger staff, so the development team of Dormant Sky is now a little more curse-proof and hopefully this more even distribution of work will lead to quicker development.
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