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. :)

Sucky day

Sun, 07/28/2013 - 21:39 -- BlueWinds

You know what sucks? Filing in small claims court.

Because that's what I'm going to be doing, tomorrow morning as soon as I can take a bus to the county courthouse. I'll be filing for $5000 in back pay, because $5000 is the maximum amount you can file for in a Seattle small-claims court, even though I'm owed $6880. Don't know if I'll win the case (I've never done something like this before...), but I think I have a pretty good shot. Regardless...

To make my day better, I've decided to break my previous plans and release another preview. Not an update to the game, but just an introduction to two of the girls it will contain.

Statistics

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 13:20 -- BlueWinds

The image on the right is Hathawa. You'll get to meet her in the next release. She's rather shy - there's another character who you'll be able to meet soon who can help get her out of her shell a little.

I just thought I'd pop in with some interesting factoids.

Reuse content from BrothelS.im 1?

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 19:32 -- BlueWinds
Yes! Copy old writing into the new game.
82% (275 votes)
No! New content only.
18% (62 votes)
Total votes: 337

So, I'm finally at the point mechanically in Version 2 where I can start doing a shit-ton of writing, with far fewer interruptions to go code a feature that's missing. Which brings up the above question.

I refer here only to generic events and actions - the market orgy, the tentacle attacks, visiting the temple, etc, rather than any girls or girl-specific content.

If you do want me to reuse text, keep in mind that content from the old game does have to be ported - I can't just copy-paste the text, I have to go over it and adjust some things. This is faster than writing new text, but it does take time.

Which do you prefer?

Also, contrary to my previous words, I will be releasing another version of the demo before the offbeatr campaign finishes. Look forward to it in the next week or so - you'll be able to actually hire Wend and work at the Onsen with her. Also, lots of placeholder images will be filled in.

Forums

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 22:00 -- BlueWinds

Well, they're here. Nothing fancy, I'm afraid, but go take a look. There's a link at the top of the page.

Also, you can now register for this site - once you do that, no more annoying captchas. Yay!

Why Hinata? Well, someone has been working on content for her for version 1, and if they get together something working, I'll see about adding her to the game...

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