~~Well, would you look at that; Cythera lied about 3.0D being the last version before the full game release.
In all seriousness, I'm sorry this ISN'T the full game release. I really tried to finish Origin Hunt for end of 2022, but life just kept kicking me while I was down, not even gonna lie.
I had the mindset to just finish the game before another update, but I've made a lot of tech and QoL changes that I feel need to be in a public demo.
You can, as always, view all the changes here
But the general gist is a lot of tech updates to increase performance, and QoL changes for an overall better player experience. I did also change some cutscenes and dialogue.
Also!!! I added combat gabs!!! In-combat dialogue that has a chance to appear
This is a work-in-progress, and only applies to when characters use skills and has limited lines to pull. I want to expand this to include conditions, like landing a crit, taking a crit, taking fatal damage, etc. For now, I'll test this out. Combat Gab can be disabled in the Options if you prefer.
Also added in PJ transmogs. And Ella's is adorable. Just saying.
But overall, not a huge content update. I'm sorry. We're almost there, though. The entire ending is written out, all side content planned, and final boss designed. I don't want to give a set date for the full release, but end of Q2-early Q3 of 2023 is very reasonable. I want to finish this before I go back to school in September, as I'm changing programs and KNOW I won't have nearly as much spare time in the fall.