This holiday season, we are delighted to share with you a special short story, ‘The Christmas Fireplace’, which was written for the 141 incredible supporters of our Lady Lavender Kickstarter campaign.
As we mentioned earlier this year, the main reason behind our Lady Lavender campaign was to gather support from our Regency Love community and, by extension, to see how much interest there still was in the Regency Love world. After releasing Mr Graham’s in-app purchase in 2015, our team has been on an indefinite hiatus, uncertain if we would continue to make more games.
We found a solution in Lady Lavender: as a standalone spin-off novel, Lady Lavender was an opportunity for Samantha to explore some of the characters in depth at her own pace (which ended up being four years), while the rest of the team took a break and focused on other areas of our lives. We had every intention to finish telling our Regency Love stories, but we didn’t know when we would have the time to make another full game – or whether there was still interest in the world and its characters.
Ultimately, your enthusiastic and heart-warming response to Lady Lavender made the decision easy for us. And so, without further ado, we are thrilled to announce that our new project is titled:
Regency Love: London
That’s right – we’re returning to the world of Regency Love, and we’re doing it with the latest London styles!
We’ll still be working on this in our ‘spare’ time, so we aren’t able to provide any timelines for now – Regency Love: London might be released in 2021, or 2025, or 2050 (we hope it won’t be that long). But, what we can confirm, is that:
- Lady Lavender Kickstarter supporters will have early beta-testing access;
- There will be three main romanceable characters;
- Lord Sutton is one of them;
- Mr de Lancie, whom we introduced in Lady Lavender, is another one;
- We’ll explore several queer characters and stories;
- The mysterious letter at the start of the story will finally be resolved;
- Christopher (the MC’s brother) will be featured; and
- We are seriously stoked about returning to Regency Love!
We will post any updates as they become available. As you may have noticed by now, we work slowly and sporadically, so it might be a while yet before we can share anything tangible from Regency Love: London.
But, as we hope you’ve also discovered, we put a lot of thought, effort, and love into all our works. We are so incredibly grateful for your continued patience, and we will do our very best to create a game worthy of your love and support.
With love, gratitude, and the warmest holiday wishes,
Samantha, on behalf of the team
P.S. If you haven’t yet purchased, read, or reviewed Lady Lavender (especially on Goodreads), we hope you might consider giving it a go. While the MC from Regency Love is only a minor character and mightn’t be whom you expected, we wanted to tell another kind of story about Ellie, Lord Sutton, and their family and friends. The paperback is available at the lowest possible price (we’re not getting any royalties) until 31 December.
P.P.S. For everyone who’s already shared their love for Lady Lavender via Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram, email, and so on: thank you. Your support means the world to us. ♥
P.P.P.S. For those who are planning to read Lady Lavender over the holidays: you might want to keep some tissues handy. Sorry-not-sorry.