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
... 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.