Summertime Saga is an adult orientated high quality dating sim game, currently in development and funded wholly by Patreon backers.
Set in a small suburban town, a young man just entering college is struck by the death of his father. Mysterious circumstances surrounding the death are only the beginning of his problems as he learns that his father was in debt to a group of shady criminals.
The game features over 65 characters to meet and interact with, over 30 unique locations, 20+ mini games, with hours of new content being added every update.
You can download the game for free, but by supporting the game on Patreon you gain exclusive rewards such as; private download servers, bug tracker and wiki access, vote on upcoming content, in-depth development overview, discord rewards, upcoming scene spoilers, and more!
Every couple of months, on average.
The progress bar on the news page should indicate how close we are to a release (soon™).
The roadmap on the news page shows the planned content for the next updates!
Each time we release a main update, we often post a new poll on our Patreon page where users can vote for what they would like us to work on. The option with the most votes is then placed on the "Roadmap" as a planned update.
You have to register a Patreon user account and be a Patron (pledger) for Summertime Saga.
This is the most asked question and the answer is no, it cannot. Unfortunately the Renpy engine deals very poorly with handling old save files in new versions of our game. A lot of things get changed each update and it conflicts with the savefile information. It is the reason why we added a cheat mode option when starting a new game and we are sorry you have to start from scratch each new update. If you want, you can wait 2 or 3 updates before testing the game again and not have to go through the beginning each time!
You should register/login to our website with your Patreon account so you can use our bug tracking system and edit the community wiki! Otherwise you can post bugs on our Discord server (But it's better if you use the bug tracking on our website).
DC streams as often as he can. Depending on the content and how much work he's been doing it can be a day stream or a night stream if you want notification you can either check his Patreon every now and then or follow him on Picarto/Discord and have a notification sent to you via email.
If you missed the most current one then it'll be up on his Picarto under the Video category if you missed any of the others then we keep an archive of all the past streams conveniently listed by month and year.
The game is still at an early stage of development so much of the content is still missing, but you can check our community wiki for information about the current stories available to play.
We are currently not looking for new team members but you are free to message DarkCookie on Discord with a sample of your work and he will contact you if things change.
It is too soon for us to spend time on translating the game into multiple languages. When we are closer to a final release of the game we will look into doing translations. Too many dialogue/stories change each update and we would waste time having to redo translations constantly. When the game is complete and the dialogue is final, then we translate and less time is wasted.
QA stands for "Quality Assurance" but in the context of game development it means having people go over the gameplay and make sure no errors/bugs are occurring when playing. We have a small group of users who test our updates before release to make sure it has the least amount of bugs before it reaches the public.
Hard to say. We still have a lot of content left to make and the game is very open ended. Once we finish all the student stories and the main quests, we will be close to being done and can focus on polishing.
Yes, there are 3 other projects planned but our priority is to finish Summertime Saga first and make it as good as we can.
DarkCookie is the creator but he also has a team of developers who now help him! You can check our "About" section on our website to see who is currently taking part in the making of Summertime Saga.
He is a French Somalian pirate. That's all we know.
The trap is delicious.