Indefinite Hiatus


Hi all, as indicated in the title of this blog, I have decided to place the development of VTSOM on an indefinite hiatus. As disappointing as this news may sound, I would like to first take a moment to gladly announce that I am now a graduate researcher with Computer Science as my research focus. Not only will I be dedicating myself full-time to my research interests, I will also be assigned teaching assistant positions to help guide current & incoming undergraduate students in my areas of knowledge. Needless to say, this is a dream come true and I want to thank my friends and loved ones for supporting me in my academic pursuit. 

However, this change, along with a combination of other factors, has led me to make the decision to take a longer break from game dev. As much as I enjoy game dev, it is extremely time-consuming and does not offer me basic financial support. And though I have met many wonderful people from game dev, constantly dealing with asset piracies, online demands, and the not-so-pretty side of the fandom is getting quite stressful, and sometimes I can’t help but wonder if this role is truly for me. Furthermore, the online expectation that expects me to be constantly working on games has led me to question if it has consumed too much of my life, even though I have so many other skills, and there are so many other things that I want to learn.

That being said, this was an extremely fun and fruitful experience, and as the creator myself, I do not wish to leave Chapter 4 as the official ending of this game. I hope to return in the future to continue my development of this game, but right now is not the best time for me. I want to thank everyone in advance for your understanding, and needless to say, I cannot thank all of you enough for your love and support along this journey. I don’t think I would have even made it to Chapter 4 if it wasn’t for your support, and I wish to clarify that I never intended to give up game dev. However, I hope you understand that I need to make the best decisions for myself and my future.

Before my departure, I would like to showcase some sneak peeks of the progress I made on VTSOM over the past few months. I had a great time working on this game, and I hope that I can come back to pick up exactly where I left off. I also want to send my best wishes to whoever is reading this at this moment; I hope that we both can figure out what we wanna do, who we wanna become, and most importantly, what makes us happy and realize our dreams together. I wish all of you the best of luck in your future endeavors. 

Best,

Dino




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always loved your work!! congratulations and all the best

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I was so hyped to see this story become complete, but I can understand that life has other plans for you. Good luck out there, bud.

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Congratulations! I'm so happy you found a field you're passionate about. Best of luck with all your endeavors.

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<333

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Congratulations! I have been a big fan of your work since 2020,  and I'm happy to see you focusing on the things you want. Good luck in your new endeavors!

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Congrats! I hope everything goes well for you! Don't stress yourself out and take your time to do the things you want to do! Thanks for doing everything you have so far!

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Congrats on such a great accomplishment!

I'm so sad to have only recently discovered this game. I absolutely love it, the world, and the characters. I can't wait to see where you take this in the future. I'd welcome a brief write up of what happens in the other route, but I also don't want a spoiler for when you come back to this...

Either way, congrats and you do you. You've completed the game, really, so while not 100% complete there is closure. That's a great accomplishment and I am glad to have that closure for this part of the story. 

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Congratulations on your academic achievements, that's really incredible news!

The challenging nature of gamedev and how much you have to give up in order to pursue it is really, really relatable--and I can't imagine what it must be like at this scale. The work you've done up to this point is amazing, but I'm really glad to hear that you're prioritizing health and happiness.

I wish you the best luck with your new roles and future pursuits!

Congratulations dino!!  Please take as much time as you need on the game and everything, thank you so much for what you've given us and I wish you the best <33

Congratulations! Even though it's saddening to hear the game won't be updating anytime soon, I completely understand your decision. Game development is definitely tough and time-consuming, and with your new career path, this seems like the most responsible choice. I wish you the best in your future endeavors!

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Oh, my dear, CONGRATULATIONS!!! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°
I'm so happy for you!!! Please, take good care of yourself and follow what you believe is right. 
Thank you so much for all the amazing games and art you put out there for us ♡ Your talent is remarkable, I'll wait as long as necessary to see more of VTSOM~
I wish all the best for you, Dino! May your path be filled with joy and success, no matter what you do!  (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡

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First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's truly great to hear that you've accomplished your academic dream and are working on something with a passion. As much as it saddens me that the development of the game has been put on hold, prioritizing your personal life and career is more than reasonable and I wish you the best on your journey. As for VTSOM, it's my absolute favourite game so far and I'll continue supporting it no matter how long it takes to be finished. So take your time, and remember that you have a loyal fanbase here on the internet!

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Please take your time! We'll wait as long as it takes for this fantastic passion project of yours!

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Congrats on becoming a grad researcher! I'm happy you're able to follow your dreams, and we will always be here for whenever you decide to return~ Best of luck!!!

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Congrats!! Thanks for sharing your work with us, good luck for the future!!

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Congratulations Dino!!! Was a bit sad about the hiatus because this is literally the best game I've ever played, but I also feel so happy for you achieving your dream. Hope everything goes well in your new position and wish you all the best :)

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Congratulations! I'm so glad that you are pursuing your interest, and succeeding at that. Take all the time that you need to get yourself to where you want to be, and take care of yourself, Dino.

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First of all, super CONGRATULATIONS! It is sad that this wonderful game that I've just started playing will end abruptly, BUT what's more important is that you are taking care of yourself and your needs. You are extremely talented and I wish you well on your future endeavors!

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Of course I'm disappointed that a VN I like isn't going to update anymore, but that doesn't mean you own us your life. I hope the new teaching position works out for you!

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Take all the time you need. The last thing everyone including you would want is to cancel it entirely, which reminded me of the sad fate of the Entity mod for Friday Night Funkin which was cancelled earlier this month.

Regardless, congrats on graduating the subject you love. It is important to put a balance between work and leisure.

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