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What’s Happening with ‘The Ssum’? An Update

In mid-March this year Cheritz announced a rather ambitious project called ‘The Ssum’. The game is being marketed as the chance to have a relationship for pretty much forever with 2D babe ‘Teo’. The game was initially slated to be released on the 31 March 2018, leading to many fans worried it was actually an April Fools joke. However the game is very real! Unfortunately, just before the fated day, Cheritz released a notice saying that the game would be delayed. Almost 2 months later, we still have had no news about any plans for the game to be released world wide. I just wanted to do a quick post on what’s been happening so far with The Ssum and perhaps some ideas about its future.

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Following on from the game’s delay, Cheritz released the game’s opening MV. The MV doesn’t give many hints on the game’s content but does hint at a similar game mechanic to Mystic Messenger with text messaging and receiving photos. The game also received a ‘soft launch’ in Malaysia and India, with 14 days of content which began on the 4th April. No extra content has been added since. Unfortunately with the lack of news, hype for ‘The Ssum’ has slowly died down, many Twitter and Tumblr posts are just reaction pictures of when the game will be released (of which I have done many!). On the 16 April, Cheritz announced the localisation of Mystic Messenger to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, this has not been without its issues with store service. As the Cheritz team is incredibly small it is understandable that they can only focus on one project at the time.

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So what about ‘The Ssum’? Personally I don’t think the game will be released any time soon. The Ssum’s official website still lists the release date as the end of March and the Facebook page has not been updated since the 30 March to announce the delay. To be honest, the websites look abandoned. Over the last week it has also been announced that one of Chertiz’s developers and the voice talents behind Mystic Messenger will be attending Otakon. Otakon will be run 10-12 August 2018. As the Mystic Messenger cast will be heading over, I’m sure Cheritz will want to direct attention to that game rather than slotting in another game just before the convention. If I’m wrong, I’ll happily eat my words, but for the moment it looks like any fans excited for the Ssum have a long wait ahead of them.

Update 1: During Otakon 2018, Cheritz announced that The Ssum should be released at the end of 2018.

Update 2: In January 2019 I contacted Cheritz to see if there was anything I could add to this article. In their response they mentioned the soft launch in India and Malaysia and said that the full launch dates have not been finalised, and that the development process is confidential so they cannot say anymore.

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14 thoughts on “What’s Happening with ‘The Ssum’? An Update

  1. It would appear that some complication has occurred since their statement at Otakon, as we are now past the end of 2018 and at the beginning of 2019

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  2. My god, I just finished the beta test and… tomorrow will be difficult without him, he became a part of my daily life haha TT Plus the end was so cute… I hope we will have news in no time cause I’m dying now. 😦

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    1. I hope we get some news soon too ;_; I heard a rumour online that the game was removed from their projects list, but didn’t want to add it to the article since it’s not confirmed / just a rumour!

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  3. I just randomly remembered the game lol. I already played through the demo ages ago and was wondering if it has been released fully already. I guess it’s not looking too good, sadly. Hope the game wasn’t scrapped, it was great…

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    1. Honestly, this is extremely irresponsible from Cheritz. I get that there may be complications or that they may be struggling with something, but at least we could some update about what’s exactly going on, I think they owe us that much. I mean, the game was supposed to come out this month last year.

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      1. Same, it’s a bit frustrating at the moment. On one hand I know Chertiz is a small team and works very hard on the content for Mystic Messenger, but on the other a lot of fans have been very excited for this game for a long time. Perhaps even just a short tweet to say ‘we’re still working on it’ would do!

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      2. Yeah, I get what you mean. It’s discouraging to search it up and find no information at all. Sometimes I wonder if it will even ever come out.

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  4. I wish Cheritz could at least post to confirm that they are still working on it/ cancelled a lot of fans are beginning to think the ssum is gonna be another Lynn Project but I’m gonna give them the benefit of the doubt because of the release in Malaysia and India

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    1. I definitely agree, after seeing your comment i realised I wrote this post in May 2018 and realised there hasn’t been any proper updates since then. I’d like to think they’re working very hard on the game, but it’d be nice to even get a short tweet update.

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