August 2013

0.51 release (now .511)

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 21:33 -- BlueWinds

Edit 1: 0.511 - Fixed no-customer help so it doesn't block the screen.

So, a little bit of new content and a lot of bugfixes.

  • Talking with Hathawa no longer causes an error.
  • Chase down some rumors late at night to get access to a new action (still in progress - only +slut has text for now, -slut is a placeholder. +/- dom coming eventually.
  • The Onsen now charges rent monthly.
  • Lots of typo fixes.
  • userContent folder now in the zip file. Accidentally left in out before.
  • Speedup - disabled validation in this zip, since it's not necessary when playing (only when developing).

Submission information & Email issues

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:21 -- BlueWinds

I just figured out last night that my email account has been offline ever since I switched to the new server.

I've been getting messages sent through the contact form here, but if you emailed me directly after 8/13 and before this post went up, then I have not probably not gotten your message. The contact form was not affected.

Sorry! Fixed now.

 


Submitting events

So you're interested in writing events for the game, are you? Well, read on.

Version 1 update

Sun, 08/18/2013 - 14:43 -- BlueWinds

So, I've added another girl to the original game - Anaru. Thanks to Arcess, who contributed her images and did a bit of text cleanup. :)

As I said in a topic on the forum (did you know I have those? They're not very used, but I do check them regularly...), I'll be happy to continue to add content if users want to create any.

 

Support

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 19:28 -- BlueWinds

I accept bitcoins. No credit cards, no Paypal (evil company), no checks, no mailed money orders. Don't ask. Seriously. I will ignore you.

Finally, release! (0.4)

Thu, 08/15/2013 - 00:44 -- BlueWinds

This is a release for supporters only. Until version 1.0, all releases will be supporters only.

Well, here it is, the moment you've all (well, most) been waiting for (probably) in breathless anticipation (not likely). I'm going to go make some brownies, then sleep for twelve hours.

I give you... version 0.4. Download the zip file. Unzip. Open index.html. Enjoy. There are probably bugs. I will try and fix them as quickly as they are reported, but they're unavoidable.

It will *not* load save files from the previous version, so don't bother trying to import from the website. After this, all versions will be backwards compatible - that is, no more loosing your progress every time I make a new release. It's just that, in this case, I completely re-wrote the save format, and it would have been a pain to keep the old format working too (and it never did work quite right).

If your're curious about some stuff that goes on behind the scenes, or want to help out by proofreading, you can open up dump.html. It reads all the game content and spews it out in a single page.

Continue reading below the fold for details on supporter rewards.

Changing web hosts

Tue, 08/13/2013 - 11:50 -- BlueWinds

Edit 3: The wiki will be down for a little bit longer. Should be back up now.

Edit 2: If you are seeing this, then you are looking at the new web host. Hurrah! Comments and registration have been re-enabled here.

If you see any remaining weirdness, please wait an additional 12 hours and see if it fixes itself before reporting it. Thanks for your patience!

 


Well, annoying factoid I just learned: my current webhost has a policy prohibiting adult content. I signed up with them several years ago, and never thought to read the terms of use.

So, I will be closing up shop with them and moving to a different host. Guess Webfaction just doesn't want my money anymore - oh well.

Please be a bit patient if the site or the game goes up and down over the next few days. I will keep this post updated with news.

Supporters and development access

Sun, 08/11/2013 - 16:04 -- BlueWinds

This post is not for celebration - it's housecleaning. If you want to comment, look here instead.

EDIT: This post is now closed. Supporters, you had 10 months to claim your rewards. Since the primary reward (development access) no longer applies (the full game is now freely available), there's no more point posting here.

I'm leaving the below info intact just for reference, but don't bother following the instructions.

Funded

Sun, 08/11/2013 - 10:52 -- BlueWinds

So, the campaign ended. And it suceeded. Just barely, but it happened. Yay.

What now? Well, there are a couple of things.

Getting close...

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 19:56 -- BlueWinds

Well, there's been a lot of support coming on for the Offbeatr campaign at the last moment here - two days to go, and only ~10% left. Whee...

So, here's an update on my progress since the last release, so that supporters know what to expect:

How should I handle a female MC's pictures?

Sat, 08/03/2013 - 21:28 -- BlueWinds
Use pictures from a random girl each time
9% (100 votes)
Have player choose a girl whose pictures get used
65% (684 votes)
Create separate image set (PC has set physical description)
21% (217 votes)
Separate image set with face hidden
5% (54 votes)
Total votes: 1055

So, it's time to make a choice on how I handle the Main Character's images. This isn't an issue if the MC is male, since porn images almost always focus on the woman. The options are, in more detail:

  1. Use pictures from a random girl each time. So sometimes the image accmpanying the player giving a blowjob would be of Wend, sometimes of Antinua. The advantage is that this is super easy. The downside is a lack of consistency.

  2. Have player choose a girl whose pictures get used (at the same time as they choose their name). This is what I'm leaning towards, currently. The downside here, shared with the first option, is that when you've hired the girl, you'll start seeing that image set a whole lot.

  3. Create separate image set (PC has set physical description). That is, I'll decide what the player's character looks like, and match images to that description. The downside here is a lack of choice - you have to ignore the images to think of yourself as anything other than a cute freckled young brunette.

  4. Separate image set with face hidden. I can try to find images where the girl's face is hidden. This is a variant of the above.

Options three and four take work! Finding and modifying the full image set is the majority of work that goes into creating a character. So if I go with 3/4, there will be one fewer hireable girls. That's why I'm leaning towards #2 at the moment.

Please mention any alternatives I've missed. :)

Progress

Sat, 08/03/2013 - 03:04 -- BlueWinds

So, this evening I was going to start entering a bunch of pictures for Wend, Antinua, Hathawa and the player, but instead I ended up writing a script to generate a list of the pictures I needed to find instead.

If you don't care about coding, you can skip the rest of this post. I'm indulging my nerdiness. :)