Fans of the puzzle dating simulator HuniePop have been eagerly waiting for its sequel, HuniePop 2: Double Date, but development has been slowed down by health-related issues.
Developer Ryan Koons A.K.A. HuniePot mentioned back in February that he had developed a serious condition and that he would need to prioritize taking care of his health, causing a further delay for the game.
Today he took to Twitter to announce that is now feeling much better and he is back at work. As a matter of fact, he has been for a little while, but opted not to mention it until he was positive.
Of course, the news was welcomed by outpouring enthusiasm and support from the game’s passionate community.
If you’re unfamiliar with the HuniePop franchise, the first game launched on Steam back in 2015 as a hybrid between a puzzle game, a visual novel, and a dating sim. Despite its rather alluring nature, it drew a lot of attention for its solid puzzle mechanics and the beautiful artwork.
As a result, it still has “overwhelmingly positive” user reviews on Steam, which I would say are definitely deserved.
HuniePop 2 will release “soon” for PC. If you want to see (and hear) more, you can check out a video introducing new character Ashley and one sampling the voices of the cast, a semi-recent story teaser, and a gameplay trailer focusing on new features.