It’s been almost two years since we last saw footage of Omo Cat’s surreal psychological horror RPGmaker game OMORI, and three years since the game found substantial success on Kickstarter.
As you may know, the Earthbound-like RPG was originally slated to release sometime in 2015, however, obviously this date was not achieved. As you can tell, the game didn’t hit in 2016 either. However, according to a developer update on Kickstarter, the team has “gotten a lot done” in 2016, though it still doesn’t have a release date.
Omo Cat goes on in the update post to say the team underestimated the amount of time it took to create a video game, and that the original short deadline it had was “naive” and created an “incomprehensible amount of pressure.”
As for the delay itself, most of it has been chalked up to the the game’s engine, RPGMaker VX Ace (now MV in order to have Mac available as a platform). Prior to the switch, the team encountered many bugs it had to tackle, and after the switch it encountered a whole new batch, all of which pushed back the game’s release.
With the switch and above mentioned issues, Omo Cat also had to change the game’s core system multiple times to solve performance issues and to be compatible with the newest version RPG Maker engine.
As for the more immediate future, the developer has revealed that it will be sending some of the backer awards sometime in February 2017 (Pin Sets, T-Shirts, and Crewneck).
Whenever OMORI releases, it will arrive on Nintendo 3DS, PC, and Mac. Below, you can check out the new trailer: