The Festival arc is my favorite of the entire series. Aside from the really interesting mystery and character development, the art is phenomenal.
I have never seen an anime do a school festival like Hyouka did.
Every inch of the school is covered in posters, banners, advertisements, bulletins, and art. We get to see a whole school’s worth of unique background characters that appear for only a few seconds of screen time to fill out a backdrop. Many of these characters are detailed enough to be the main characters of most other shows.
That’s KyoAni for you. Think back to The Mob in K-ON!!. Every person in class 3-2 had a unique character and backstory, even if they were only seen briefly.
I don’t remember much from K-On. I only watched it when it aired and I never saw the second season, but I do remember that its animation was far above average.
In K-On, what always stood out to me was the way they went out of their way to give the hands really detailed animation. Nichijou especially would make you think the animations had a fetish for hands with how often they would go out of their way to over-animate them.
What's the possibility of you releasing a "Alpha/Beta" of the space sim, it looks amazing. :D
Unlikely. I don’t want to do that until I have something that can actually function as a self-contained game. My project is a long way from getting there.
You could argue that a demo of the game shouldn’t be any more than just a demonstration that it works, which it does, but I personally don’t want to release it in such a state. I’d rather wait until there’s real gameplay and it’s more interesting than it is right now.