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The Collector

By HeartGear
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The Collector is an important project to me.

Some difficult things happened in my life which made me painfully aware of just how important it is for me to tell this story... 
a story about trauma, and surviving it.  About tragedy, and beauty, and found family… and so many things.  A story of catharsis.

We’ve come a long way.   500,000 words of rough draft, tons of editing, finalizing designs and backgrounds, developing the soundtrack…  loads of community support, collaboration with other phenomenal creators.  I am so grateful for everything that’s gotten us to this point.

There is still a bit ahead of us, but the way is clear.  Every step left between where we are and the finished project is laid out.   The next big push will be to finish the official Demo, After that it will be posting up episodes as we finalize and complete them, from episode 1 to episode 12.

We’ll be posting frequent updates with every step of progress we make.    If you’re interested in playing the alpha version of the game and supporting me, join at the $10 level to get instant access to everything we’ve done so far

GET INVOLVED WITH "THE COLLECTOR" PROJECT

Especially thanks to

Sarah Moran
Keira Heferie
Michelle Johnson
Plebble
Cresent34
dizy555
Superbird
Thom Fry
CJ Fakkuza
Compubinks
SipherMashai

... and SO MANY others!! You all deserve so much credit for all your support over the years, and I'm so grateful for everyone who believes in me and supports me, every single day.


If you’d like to talk to me or meet other members of our creative team directly, consider joining the heartworks discord.   We’re on almost every day and love to share our passion with everyone on there.

JOIN THE DISCORD AND TALK TO ME AND THE CREATIVE TEAM


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Just a little longer until we can bring these wonderful characters to all of you.
Thanks.  Be safe, be well, and see you all soon.

~ Heart
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MyDude777's avatar

This might be me being super sympathetic, but when someone is (for a lack of better words) captive like this and bad stuff happens, I feel absolutely horrible for them. Like, I wanna do SOMETHING, but, y'know.

CureIsrael-12's avatar

It's so sad looking, with the girl with such a sad and hopeless expression in that closed-off environment, like she is in a cage. I do hope you and that character can find happiness.

itsanaccountboys's avatar

I couldn't be more excited! As someone who has played a rough version of the game I can say it's very very good!

BJockes's avatar

Looks promising, and pretty impressive too. I may contribute in the close future.

Jeremy-The-Guy's avatar

I look forward to seeing more of this story you wish to tell :)

kilnorc's avatar

While not the same, I TOTALLY get how a project can be super important above others and how much work you can put into it. I've done the same thing and felt the same vibe with a fantasy novel and stories connected to it.


Always loved your art and I think this is gonna be fantastic!

animal-delos's avatar

Great work, Heart, I hope you're doing well, and I look forward to this story when you get to share it fully with us.

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Devildogbuzz's avatar

take your time and make sure your happy with it . don't worry to much about others thoughts on it it will drive you crazy.

Lo-Ruke's avatar

Seeing this makes me want to pick up a sword and go rescue her.

Sarcastodon's avatar

Congratulations!


It is so cool that you're finally looking at launching this crazy ambitious project! I remember when it was first starting out as a Pokemon thing. I still sometimes think about how much I regret not being more proactive when I was able to support through Patreon, but my general inability to engage socially made that practically impossible.


Still, it is absolutely amazing that you've been able to stick with this project for so long and see it to completion. It's really damn impressive.

fatsonic111's avatar
You’re art has always been amazing I can’t wait to see what this is
BigBossEzio's avatar
Looking forward to it
geno1312's avatar

This is named similarly to something you began ages ago while doing Suspicious Links

HeartGear's avatar

Yeah, it turned into this.

Navak811's avatar

Did it replace it to?

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gordhanx's avatar

This sounds and looks so interesting. Best of luck to you, on this project.

thebestnick's avatar

I LOVE THIS AND I LOVE YOU

HeartGear's avatar

I LOVE YOU TOO FREN!!

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