Delays are a big part of development. Things always take just a bit longer than you’d expect. Releasing a game on time is great, but sometimes you get the chance to take your project to the next level. A chance Laney Berry didn’t want to pass up for The St. Christopher’s School Lockdown.
Berry’s point-and-click adventure game follows the drama of a political protest at a British private school that turns violent. 330 backers funded the project on Kickstarter back in 2013 for £11,827. It has been making slow, but steady progress ever since. An announcement last summer had backers anticipating a March 17th release date. However, a recent update outlines new opportunities that have caused a slight delay to the proposed March release.
“Work is progressing at a rapid pace, but several factors have made it clear that delaying a couple of months will result in something much more awesome for everyone.” (Feb. 2017 Update)
Hearing Voices Is A Good Thing
The biggest tidbit of news is that The St. Christopher’s School Lockdown will be getting professional voice acting by OMUK, the UK’s leading independent video game voice recording specialist. Fans likely recognize them as the studio behind voices in a ton of popular games (Tales of Money Island, Wolf Among Us, The Witcher, etc). Recording has been scheduled for the end of March. In order to properly integrate voice work into the game the release has been moved to the end of May 2017.
A bit disappointing perhaps, but understandable. Backers will also still be able to check out the game on March 17th by signing up for the beta release. This offer is open to any backers willing to help test, troubleshoot, and offer feedback on an early version of the full release.