Developer Starcolt and publisher Alliance revealed they are pushing the release date of Best Friend Forever to August 27th. However, the studio didn't give the fans a clear explanation as to why, other than it happened for reasons outside the developer's control. It is probably contributed to the current ongoing pandemic measures hindering studios' productivity, but it might be other factors as well.
Starcolt wants to keep those anticipating Best Friend Forever busy till the game releases, and they had a few announcements to make alongside the delay. The title is already part of the upcoming Steam Game Festival. The studio already held a Fireside AMA where people fired away questions they had regarding the development process behind the game. While artist Brianna Fromont live streamed her artistic process yesterday for the public to enjoy her efforts in bringing a vibrant art style to the title. Not only that, the first five weeks of Best Friend Forever are currently available as a demo of the game for those looking to try it out.
Composer Josie Brechner is the person behind Best Friend Forever's original soundtrack, and the studio already has it up for pre-order, starting at a $9 pricetag. In addition to that, Starcolt and Alliance have partnered with Dual Wield Studio to produce merchandise inspired by the dating life and pet caring simulator. The shop will open its doors for orders starting June 22nd.
Those of you who aren't familiar with Best Friend Forever are in for a surprise. The title lets you adopt a dog, take care of its needs, and raise it till its all fluffy and a good boy or girl. All this happens while trying to search for your soulmate and life partner in the Rainbow Bay area.
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