Monday, February 11, 2019

Dungeoneering for Dummies

So, this week the report isn't going to be too exciting. I mostly worked on the new temple for the main quest, to try and complete it for the release. All the maps are there (one floor might need a few more details added to it, but it's done). Most of the puzzles are done as well, and we got our sexy girl ready as well, so you don't feel too lonely while exploring the temple. Most of the secrets are placed, but I still need to add/test a few of the puzzles, write the final scene, and decide on a couple of things I am unsure of (like considering some of the rewards, what items you should be able to find, etc.).
 
I wrote another scene for Lea, and another scene for the bimbo trait. I really hope to tackle most of the temple in the next few days, so I can focus on adding something to the noble path. I might consider taking a few extra days, just to make sure I add what I want to the release, but hopeful we don't stray too much from the expected release date of the 21st.
 
I'll see you guys next week! ^_^

Monday, February 04, 2019

Tactical Bimbo Action

This week, I worked a bit more on the main quest (still adding more maps for it and content to said maps). It's taking me a bit longer than I expected since I hadn't used this tileset before, but I think I managed to create a nice atmosphere with the right music, and tweaking the weather script in the game so I can have a stronger snowstorm (I might need some feedback to see if it affects performance, although I didn't see anything on my end).
 
I also added 2 more scenes with Lea, tweaked/expanded a scene of the bunnygirl job to fit the new art (and added content for the bimbo trait as well), I tweaked a bit the scene with the Futa to fit the new CG, and I added two scenes to the old man inn encounter (I think this should be the end for that series of scenes).
 
I did some other miscellaneous stuff, and I am not sure if I am forgetting something, but this is close enough to list everything I worked on this week.
 
Anyway, I'll put out the new polls soon, so get ready to vote (those of you who can, at least :^).
 
As always, do let me know if you have any questions. ^_^

Monday, January 28, 2019

Back to work!

So, other than handling the hotfix and adding the new system to change/remove piercings, this week I also worked on the main quest, preparing the new map that will be the "entrance" to the next temple. I am also plotting out a few ways to enter the area (although I assume most people will have a noble title, and will use their connections to the Emperor to get in, once I implement a return to court along with it). I'll probably need to have at least some strings attached to the Emperor's help, otherwise it might be too easy. Anyway, The first map is done, the second map is underway, and some of the preliminary work (like, picking which sprites to use, adding some of the interactive elements to the map) is mostly done as well.

I also worked a bit on pregnancy content, so that players will have something to do at home (relax, or have some fun alone), which will also reflect how far their pregnancy has reached up to that point.

Finally, I added a scene with Lea, the female slave, so I can start her path toward (potential) freedom and a romance with the protagonist. I wanted to do this for a while, and a generous supporter also wanted it in the game, so I figured it would be nice to get started on it. It's an intro to the path, so it's not sexy, but hopefully it should be "cute" and endearing.

Speaking of supporters, thanks to everyone who donates, we finally reached the 2200$ goal (and then merrily went past it)! That means we'll get 4 art commissions every month from now on. I was already talking about it with my artist, Redjet, for a while, and I was probably going to start anyway, since we were hovering around that mark for a bit, but this cemented the decision (look forward to the art preview at the start of february, if you are a patron ^_^).

I'll take this opportunity to ask once again to people to offer suggestions for which scenes should get proposed to the next poll as candidates to get a CG. It's hard to keep track of all the scenes, and I figure you must have some favourites that are currently without any art to go with them, so let me know, and I'll add them to the list (even if you proposed them before, there is no harm in reminding me, so make sure you do).

I think this is it for the week, but do let me know if you have questions. Otherwise, I'll see you guys next time! ^_^

Monday, January 21, 2019

January's release: Get Bimbotized!

I am here, and I bring you the good news! Which is to say, another update is available, everyone!

Per usual, you can find the free, wild release here, while you can find the super deluxe Patreon version here.

Have fun, and thanks for everything! ^_^

Monday, January 14, 2019

Miscellaneous progress

Let's see, since last time I've worked a bit on the interface of the game. I made the current chapter visible in the main menu, as well as giving the full name in the journal and leaving a list of the title cards there. I also redesigning the personal info page a little, so that the second page looks similar to the first one, and is a bit more pleasant to look at.
 
I then Added something more to the bimbo-bikini content to Solina, edited the scenes with Liu (the domme) at the brothel to react to the masochist trait, Added the intro to chapter 4, and added a little bit to noble quest, with the priest having some personal requests to the new countess.
 
I've also updated the newspaper entries up to Chapter 3, if anyone reads those, as they provide a little reaction to your successes and failures in the quests, as well as some extra info on what's going on in Caliross.
 
I did some tweaking to the new content (after the testers reported their findings) and I fixed a few bugs here and there.
 
I'd like to add something more to the first part of chapter 4, and some more stuff to the noble path, as well as consider if I can add a bit more content for the new traits. Other than that, I don't think I can cram much more into this update, but we'll see.
 
Anyway, look forward to the next update, I'll see you guys next week! ^_^

Monday, January 07, 2019

Weekly dev blog: It's a bimbo? It's a masochist? No, it's Super Erica!*

*Assuming you kept the default name, at least. :^ So, this week I wrote a new scene for Kira, a new scene if you are a bimbo after purchasing the first bikini, to get an even sexier one, a scene for wearing the new bikini, and a scene for masochists at the VIP area of the QoH (you probably know which guy has the new scene, since he already has one scene with masochist content). He can also unlock the trait for you, if you repeat the first scene enough times. Other than this, I have been adding the new piercing, tattoos and clothes in the game (as well as use the pregnant bust for the pregnancies). I still need a few more things to consider, and possibly I'll have to tweak some things (the new piercing doesn't play nice with all the combinations, so I might have to order another version to go with the see-through toga, for example).

I also fixed a few bugs and I added the final touches to the hypnotist. The only thing pending for him is deciding if I want to remove or rebalance the option to raise your stats with him, but I'll wait for testers to give me some feedback on that (I should have a closed test this week).

For the next few days, I'll probably try to add something more to the new traits (so that they do have some meat to them), and then after that I might start working on the noble content and the main quest again. I kind of want some of the stuff in the noble content to develop over time, so having the main quest progress as well is a must.

For this month, I think we'll have a release around the 21st, to make up for the various breaks (work has been on and off compared to the usual, I won't lie). I might try to recover some time in the following months, once the holiday effect is finally over, and I manage to digest everything I ate so far. :p

Anyway, this should be it for now, do let me know if I am forgetting something, or if you have suggestions. Otherwise, see you next week! ^_^

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Happy new year, everyone!

I hope you had a good time. Sorry for skipping this monday, but it kind of slipped my mind because of the festivities. Anyway, I'll try to keep this short, since I am already late. ^_^ 
 
I finalized how the hypnotist works, although I might still want to consider future revisions once the testers and the players get to play with his scenes, but this should be an acceptable version already. Instead of him sneakily giving you random traits when you ask him to raise your stats, I added an option to ask him help for some "anxiety issues" the protagonist might have. Do you feel insecure about your sexuality? He'll make sure you get the titty lover trait. Do you fear pain? No problem, he'll turn you into a masochist! XD 
 
Since he is such a dedicated fellow, he'll also have a short scene for each trait, where he'll take your new trait for a spin, so to speak.
 
I have yet to decide if I want something extra to happen with stat raising, now that I organized things this way. Maybe I should remove the option entirely, since we got the sexy stuff in a different area.
 
Anyway, having established the trait source, I went ahead and added some extra spice for the bimbo trait in the secretary job, and something extra for the masochists on the Edith's path (you get some new text, some different ones in other scenarios and some of the choices are influenced by the traits as well). I also re-organized her path in general, to make its progression faster. Now the random scenes are separated from her path proper (although they are still affected by your progression through her path). Hopefully this makes all sense and is an improvement over the previous structure.
 
Thanks for all your support in the past year, I hope I'll be able to keep you entertained in the following one as well. ^_^