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Boyfriend Dungeon Won’t Let You Date Swords Until 2021

Some of your weaponfriends are going to break your heart, at least temporarily. Kitfox Games announced that it delayed Boyfriend Dungeon into 2021 in the name of avoiding crunch and preserving mental and physical welfare of the members of the team. Also, some of the characters funded as stretch goals will now be paid DLC.

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Now, the good news is that Pocket, the brass knuckles cat weaponfriend, and Rowan, the scythe designed by Hatoful Boyfriend’s Hato Moa, aren’t going to be paid DLC. They’ll be among the seven included weapons/love interests/friends in-game. However Leah, who was the CA$215,000 hammer stretch goal, and Owen-but-now-Jonah, the CA$243,000 axe stretch goal, will be paid DLC characters. Those who backed the project will get them for free, however.

Here’s Kitfox’s full statement regarding the Boyfriend Dungeon delay.

So 2020 has been uh, difficult, to put it lightly.

While we’re privileged to be able to work remotely, it’s been a hard time for many of us on the team for various mental and personal reasons. Throughout the year we’ve made adjustments to ensure we’ve been as mentally/physically safe as possible, at least from an employment standpoint. Plus, we’ve always been staunch believers of not crunching to fill a deadline. All of this means that although the work continues steadily, we’re not quite as productive in 2020 as we’d planned, and that doesn’t seem likely to change anytime soon.

This means that, in order to get Boyfriend Dungeon to you at a time that isn’t like… 2025, we’re going to be delaying and moving two stretch goal characters to DLC.

  • What it means: Two dateable weapons (Leah/Hammer and Jonah/Axe) will not be available when the game immediately launches. BUT they (+ other cool new content!) will be available as downloadable content in the coming months after the game launches, free to Kickstarter backers.
  • New timeline: 2021
  • Why: To get you the game in a reasonable timeframe without having to sacrifice on quality elsewhere in the game.

We know it can be disappointing, but this is the best way forward for us and the game. We’ve learned from our mistake of trying to ship a game on time when it’s not ready. We want you to be able to play Boyfriend Dungeon ASAP, but we also want to make sure the game is enjoyable and the best it can be. And not burn out in the process, which would certainly make the quality suffer.

If we launch with a strong cast of seven weapons, you can enjoy them, and look forward to coming back for the two bonus babes a few months later. :)

I’ll be streaming on Sept 14, 4pm ET on our Twitch channel to answer any questions or concerns you may have about this, and showing off some game content. You can also always talk to me on our Discord!

Thanks for understanding! Stay safe.

Boyfriend Dungeon will head to the Nintendo Switch and PC in 2021. Its Kickstarter raised CA$272,280 from 6,991 backers, and those backers will get the Leah the Hammer Weaponbabe and Jonah the Axe Surfer Man Stretch Goal DLC characters for free.


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