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I have the work for about four and a half scenes done. The dialogue for David needs to be improved and the dialog for Denise. Beyond that, the bar, bar bathroom, and street view are done. The puzzle for getting into the warehouse isn't implemented yet, but the rest of the scene is and I've started work in the main room of the building.

I definitely need to increase the speed; you go WAY too slow in the street view and warehouse view.

Anyway, I have 3 more scenes to finish after this, so we're past the half-way mark. I'm just super excited to get some decent artwork done and into the game; I'm taking tons of screenshots so I can do comparison shots once I get my hands on it.

Here are a few screenshots of the work done tonight:
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I've caught up to Jon and started a conversation with him.

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I've found my way into the warehouse; now to do what I'm here to do.

I'm off to bed; been a long day and I have another ahead of me tomorrow if I'm going to finish these scenes up.

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