Monday, October 25, 2010

Update on the work in progress

I thought it was time to give you an update on the
current situation of W&W part 3, since it's also been
a long time from the last time I made a post, and this
was supposed to be finished a lot earlier. To think I
originally planned to release the whole thing before EP7...
what the hell was I thinking?!
To be honest I didn't expect at all that this would become
this long. It was supposed to be more or less like part 1...
the mere idea makes me laugh now...
Anyway! Current progress:

Belphegor's trial: FINISHED
Satan's trial: FINISHED
Leviathan's "trial": FINISHED
Lucifer's trial: FINISHED

Final Showdown: FINISHED
Epilogue: FINISHED

Compatibility Testing: FINISHED

Proofreading: FINISHED



Die The death!

Sentence to death!

Great equalizer is The Death!!

I'll take this chance to inform everyone that I made
a youtube channel for Witches & Woodlands.
Of course, if you are here, you probably don't need to watch
those videos (it's a lot better to play the game directly), but
if you care about it, I wrote some comments that might
interest you. Also you might want to watch this one:

It shows two easter eggs that you probably missed (5:33 and 5:47).
Oh and if you like W&W rate up the videos! Maybe if the rate
is high enough youtube will feature them or something.
There is no better reward for me than to know that my story is
being read and enjoyed by a lot of people.

So I'll take the chance to thanks everyone that helped
me to spread my works to the umineko fans community.


I cannot name everyone but I want to mention at least these sites:

Animesuki Forum - The whole USO DA series simply wouldn't exist
without it. This is also the place from where most people pass through
before getting here.

Animeraku - It was the first blog (that I know of) that made a review
about my yonkoma. And one year later it's still being read!

The visual novel database - Seriously, I feel out of place! I particularly thank
Roger Pepitone, who made the entry on this site. Roger Pepitone is also
the one who introduced me to the onscripter program. If I sticked
to mere graphic edits I could have never made W&W.

TV tropes - Lot of nice stuff there, it's cool to see my site has been listed.
Thanx Xellos08

TahYllis youtube channel - I actually made a link to his site as soon
as I created this blog. TahYllis has been a source of inspiration
for me and for many other umineko parodies.
But this time I'm thanking him for mentioning W&W in one
of his last videos! I was really happy when I saw that.


  1. Oh yeah that's a great news ! I hope to see your part 3 soon !

  2. You can always release Part 3 when you finish with the Stakes and keep Beatrice's final showdown for a future Part 4. Just saying.

    Anyway, thanks for the update. ^^

  3. Why not separate it into 4 parts rather then 3?
    If we get everything in part 3 then it would reduce the tension on the awesomeness and the final showdown.

    However, if you released part 3 out 4, it would build up some tension for part 4. This would increase the anxiety for part 4 and hence make the showdown even better.

    Also it would probably cut back on how long each part is, which would be nice.

  4. I'm not really sure... Leviathan's trial kinda end on a cliffhanger, and I fear that Part4 then wouldn't look that good, I'll think about that.

  5. You could release just two of the trials in part 3 and leave 2 trials and the showdown for part 4?

    On the other hand that might require some editing (i.e. work) getting rid of Leviathan's part.

    Then again you would know best (given you know the content) on how it should be released. Just a suggestion.

    On a side which is a bit out of the blue. It seems like a real pain to write in the code for every face expression. Do you find that annoying at all?

  6. I make full use of the "copypasta", I basically never write the full strings from scratch I just edit them after copying them.

    It is still a bother, however, as it is a bother to browse the files to check expressions and sound files.

    The absence of a wysiwyg interface also forces me to go by trial and error for some stuff, so I frequently edit the script, run the program to check if everything is alright, make adjustments, run the program again, and so on.

  7. Just a random thing but Lol, I almost completely forgot that this story will have an USO DA moment in the end (which is the premise of this tale :P) I couldn't but help remember when typing in your website. Its probably because your story is quite good and almost mirrors of an actual umineko game I pretty sure the USO DA moment in the end will be pretty wtf despite an epic story xD

  8. Uh... about that, there will be a USO DA moment, but it won't be the climax like with Part1 so well don't expect too much about it ^^;;;

  9. Sorry if it is a dumb question, but are part 1 and 2 compatible with EP7?

  10. to the Anon above:
    No, you'll have missing sound effects if you try it with EP7

  11. Uhg, thanks.

    There is any change of being released a new, EP7 compatible, version of the previous 2, Jan Poo?

  12. Part 3 will include the previous parts and I'll make it compatible with EP7. At least, that's my plan.

  13. Soo Jan Poo-san when can we expect part 3's release :)?? do you have sort of an estimated date already, just asking out of curiosity.

  14. Kinda like with the WH EP7 patch... in theory before the end of this year. Hopefully that will be also in practice... but knowing my past delays I'm not making any promise.

  15. All right I just finished Lucifer's Trial. Man it was crazy...

    So now I can finally start with the final showdown.

    I have no clue how long it will take, but I have more free time than usual now, I'll try to do my best so to finish it before the next year or a little later than that.

  16. Keep up the good work. Umineko is kind of a mess recently, it's nice to have some fan-made game as fun as this too reduce the stress (after being cruelly trolled)

  17. After "Proofreading: Finished"
    will you add "Uploading: 50%",
    and then "Part 3 release blog post: 30%"

    and maybe even more percentages after that?

  18. Ha ha okay okay I promise this is the last one.