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February 9th, 2014, 04:11
Hey everyone! How has your day been?

I have just added tips to Small Chronicles! They will appear randomly during the game's loading scene (as shown below)!



And here's the video version of it!



And just 1 more thing ~ the open beta of Small Chronicles is coming to its end soon so if you want to contribute your feedback and also earn rewards for doing so, be sure to hurry up and sign up now!

You can do so at http://www.whitesponge.com/games/sma…icles/openbeta
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February 16th, 2014, 01:20
Hey everyone! I'm back with another update!

As I had mentioned before, Small Chronicles will be released into multiple chapters.

Chapter 1 - Key of Light and Darkness introduces the first two playable characters - Kon and Lyea.

Kon, whose sister was mysteriously kidnapped by an unknown evil force, sets out on an journey to rescue her.

On the other hand, Lyea, who is also Kon's childhood friend, decides to chase after Kon when she discovered that he left without saying anything.

Chapter 1 only tells the first half of the game's story but also introduces league mode!

League mode is where you can pit your characters against other opponents and win awesome rewards (rubies)!

So what about the 2nd half of the game?

That's where Chapter 2 comes in



I will also be announcing when the open beta closes and the official release date of Chapter 1 really soon!
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February 21st, 2014, 07:11
Hey everyone! How's your day again? I'm back with another update on Small Chronicles!

A new update for the open beta has arrived! As mentioned before, this update introduces

1) In-game help content




A great place for you to check and learn more about the game mechanics behind Small Chronicles

2) Tips




And here's the video version of it!



3) Push notifications! Get notified when you are attacked by another league player!

4) New community forums! To join the forums, go to Help -> Community -> Forums!



So what’s coming next for Small Chronicles? Well for one the credits are still missing from the game. This is the place where all testers will have their name appear for being awesome and contributing to the game’s progress.

Also watch out for an important announcement regarding Chapter 1 coming soon after that! Cheers!
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March 1st, 2014, 10:02
Hey guys/gals how's your day? It is going to be another awesome weekend!

Remember when I mentioned that I reduced the file size during 1 of the previous open beta updates for Small Chronicles? Well I did it again…



From the initial size of 200MB, I reduced it to around 150MB by simply changing the file compression formats for the voice over audio files. If you want to know how, do check out this post by Gamua

While that is indeed a huge decrease in size, it still exceeds the 100MB allowance for downloading apps over cellular networks. So what else can be done to further decrease the total size?



By making the game's content downloadable! Moving the game's content to a server allows the game to be shipped with a much smaller footprint!



As not everyone will use the in-game help content frequently, moving it to a server and making it downloadable further reduces the game's total size!

So how much was shaved off from the game's total size?



That's almost 60MB gone! While it might not seem like a lot, it is a lot when you are downloading something with that size on your mobile device!

With that said, does that mean that Small Chronicles Chapter 1 is coming really soon?
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March 19th, 2014, 04:51
hey everyone! How's your day been?

It has been more than 2 weeks since I last posted an update here! I have spent the last 2 weeks doing final testings on the game and also weeding out any possible remaining bugs!

I would say that I'm at the last mile (about 95%) done for the release of Chapter 1! So while that's going on, here are a few more (last few) preview screenshots!









The last screenshot shows a last minute change that I made in the game. Basically instead of always stunning (100%), Kon's charge skill now has a chance (4 - 12%, dependent on level of skill) of stunning. This change should make the game more balanced as there won't be anymore abusing of the skill

I will be announcing Chapter 1's release date right after I have finished the final round of testing!

If you want to find out earlier, you can also like Small Chronicles on Facebook or follow on Twitter! Cheers!
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March 27th, 2014, 09:49
It has been a while but it is finally time to announce the official release date of Small Chronicles Chapter 1 - Key of Light and Darkness!



That's right! It will be released exactly 4 weeks from now on the last Tuesday of the month - April 29th! Mark your calendars right now so you won't miss downloading it!

So what happens from now till when Small Chronicles is out? Well sit tight as a new video series will be introduced! This series will showcase some self-reflection and re-collection of the game's crafting journey!

Also don't miss the official release trailer coming within the next few days too!
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March 31st, 2014, 04:37
As promised (few days back), the launch trailer for Chapter 1 (Kon's version)!

Enjoy and do share with your friends and family! Thanks!

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