Soundless Final Verse has at last released, and is available now on itch.io (link to Soundless Itch page)!
In tandem with the release, we will also be running a week-long donation drive in the wake of Hurricane Fiona and Super Typhoon Noru, and have thus reopened donations on downloads.
Please read through this post for more information about the donation drive, unlocking Adiaphoron, and other important information about the release.
When Soundless was first released 5 years ago, Hurricane Maria became the deadliest Atlantic hurricane of the 21st century. A donation drive was organized for Soundless‘s release, and $81 total was donated to a charity’s relief fund.
We’re doing it again.
Once again, all revenue sharing has been turned off for Soundless, and the donation option has re-opened. Due to the incredible reception we have had to turn off donations through this method for tax reasons—which, by the way, we’ve raised $176 pre-fee from so far! HOWEVER, WE ARE STILL KEEPING TRACK OF DONATIONS! Here’s how to get your donation counted:
- Split your donation between both organizations and take screenshots of the successful transactions
- Submit your screenshots to this Google Form (link, sign-in required) OR @/DM us on Twitter or join the Discord (link to invite) and post the screenshots in order to get counted!
The donation information is as follows:
Brigada Solidaria del Oeste
- PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ath Movil: brigadasolidaria
For Our Farmers PH
- PayPal: email@example.com
- Landbank: 3217 0633 36
- BPI: 2819 0660 03
- BDO: 004070174810
- Gcash: 0927 781 1678 (Anjanette T.)
- Canada Interac: firstname.lastname@example.org
These organizations are: Brigada Solidaria del Oeste (link to official site), a Puerto Rican organization that has been around since Maria and is currently on the ground for Fiona’s aftereffects; and For Our Farmers PH (link to official site), a Filipino nonprofit that has organized a donation drive for Filipino farmers impacted by Super Typhoon Noru (Karding).
As we reach pre-fee and tax milestones, thank-you gifts will be created and distributed.
- $25 – Free Soundless-themed icon for everyone – Achieved!
- $50 – Free Soundless-themed profile banner for everyone – Achieved!
- $75 – Free Soundless-themed phone & PC wallpaper for everyone – Achieved!
- $100 – Free Soundless reaction stickers for everyone, which you can use on applications like Telegram and WhatsApp – Achieved!
Please do keep in mind that the final Itch total will be impacted by the withheld fees and taxes. I will try to make up for it as much as possible and be transparent about how much was held.
The bigger the final count for the Itch donations, the bigger the payment processor fee and (for those who are in Europe) VAT tax. We would ideally like for as much to get to the organizations as possible and not get eaten up by greedy payment processors.
The drive ends a week from now on October 13th. After calculating the tax, itch.io will release the funds within a week, give or take, and then it will be split and sent.
When you first open Soundless Final Verse, you will be greeted with a dialog box that asks if you’ve read Soundless or not.
If you have, please hit yes in order to unlock the new After-info. After reading the new afterwords and exiting the After-info screen, you will unlock Adiaphoron.
If you haven’t read Soundless, Adiaphoron will unlock after you’ve completed the story and gone through the other post-game content.
For those who have previously read Soundless, a single important change was made to the story to expand on the dimensions of a certain hidden room. Adiaphoron will reiterate them, so rereading the main story is not necessary.
As Final Verse is a completely new version of Soundless, saves from older versions of Soundless are not carried over.
As was previously mentioned, Final Verse runs on the latest major version of Ren’Py. While we are now offering a 32-bit version from the previous major version of Ren’Py for those who still require them, please note that these 32-bit versions have not been tested and may have strange side-effects or bugs.
Due to current engine limitations, self-voicing cannot be used in tandem with auto forward mode. Once this is properly implemented in Ren’Py, we will provide a build that allows for this.
The rollback or history hotkey option only applies to the keyboard and mouse.
We have archived the previous version of Soundless for those who still need the Russian fanpatch: Link to archives page.
Art Update Patch
The art update patch has been greenlit and will be available in early 2023.
This patch will feature the ability to switch between the old art and brand new remade art.
Due to how Soundless is presented, the Android port must be specialized for mobile phones. The Android port will release in tandem with the art update patch.
Production of the artbook will immediately follow the completion of Three Lilies and Their Ghost Stories. The artbook will be ideally released by the end of this year.
That’s about everything. Thank you everyone so, so much for five years (and one week), thank you so much to anyone who donates, and I sincerely hope you enjoy!