Sunday, April 22, 2018

April Space Filler

So just like I said, I've been away and busy almost all month.  No progress to report.  If anything, "the busy" has gone on longer than expected.  I hope it all slows down soon so I can get back to my game.  We'll see in a few days.

Around the interwebs

I like Cock Hero videos.  I won't say they're my fav or anything, but if I find a new one, I'll at least take a minute to check it out & see if it's my thing (seriously, why do so many of them drop the original audio?).  Fap Instructor is kind of like a build-your-own Cock Hero.  You give it some rough limits & it builds a metronome for you that raises & lowers in speed.  It also lets you type in your favorite tumblr artist and it will pull random samples from their feed as well.  Honestly it's pretty limited, as there's no beat bar and it has no way of syncing with the action on the screen.  But I still found it to be pretty good for what it is.  Better than the sum of its parts, as they say. 

Also, not a bad way to liven up regular old porn hub videos, assuming you don't mind the overlay taking up a section of your screen.  I briefly had this idea that I might try to make my own and make something that would fit nicely under a movie window, but busy April is busy.  Ah well, I'll put it in the pile for a rainy day.

Toffi is one of my favorite game makers.  He's been away for a while, but he's quietly returning and  with a new game demo.  Game is called Fallen Angel.  Getting the "full" demo currently requires a one dollar donation to his Patreon page.  Seems to have lots of running around, combat, and sex.  So yeah, it's a better version of what I'm try to do with my game.  haha.  It's more of a platformer (think Castlevania) and the heroine is a futa.  So long as those aren't deal breakers for you, then it's probably one to check out now.  Or at least bookmarks until he releases a free demo.

That's all for now

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Mini Post: March - A wand? A used condom? A broken carrot?

So, the more I draw, the more I both love & hate drawing.  Drawing is fun.  Drawing WELL is... less fun.  And I'm drawing to create fap material, so it needs to at least be decent.

My current task has been drawing some new characters who will appear in the backgrounds.  They're in that middle range where they still need to look ok, but I don't have to give it my all, as they aren't involved in a sex event.  And man, I think that middle ground might be even worse, as I try to take it easy, and end up re-re-re-doing my work.  Her rear hand took two full sessions of erase-and-start-over, I think if I had tried to do it the 'right' way it would have been faster.

But the part that really gets me is she's supposed to be holding a broken wand.  Is that what you saw?  It looks more like a test tube to me, or perhaps a used condom.  Both of which I suppose would fit here too, I mean, it IS a sex game, but that wasn't what I was going for.  Ah well.  I'll file that away as something to take another swing at.  Later.

I'm away on vacation for the first half of April, so don't expect an update next month.  Should be back in May though, hopefully with more to show for it.  haha.  Yeah, I wouldn't count on that either.  hahaah.

Around the Interwebs

I haven't done this bit in a while, but one of my favorite devs just released a new game called Ghost Hunter Vena.  You can check out Vosmug's work here.  Not going to lie, his game is WAY better than mine, and yet I didn't really love this one either.  I think it's too good of a game, so I find myself keeping my pants on.  Which, I mean, that should be high praise.  And maybe it is?  I dunno.  Let's just say he's working on adding a gallery, which normally I despise, and yet I'm looking forward to it this time around.

Til Next Time

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mini Post: February - Something something about laying down on the job.

This month was a slow month as far as progress goes.  I did finish up the double teams for the male elves, so that's good.

The rest of the progress though is mostly behind the scenes stuff that y'all shouldn't see or care about.  Of those, the biggest one is I'm still not happy with how poison works.  Right now, you can tick down & change poison levels when the game really isn't ready for it.  It's not game-breaking, but it can (temporarily) cause half of your character to change color and the other half to remain the same.  So that's not right, but my first real "fix" made it worse, so I'm back to square one.

That probably sounds a bit bitter, and I'm really not.  These are the sort of problems I like to chew on, it just wears on ya a bit when you think you've fixed it & the fix is worse.  The good news I can leave it alone & the game does still function, so fixing this is a pretty low priority (say, compared to actually making new content).  But this level is the last place where poison really plays a role, so I'd like to have it fixed while I'm here, so to speak.

And that's what's up.  See ya next month.  :)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mini Post: January - Kneeling down on the job again.

Still not fully in the swing of things, but I am working on game more.  More than the last few months anyway.  And enough that I figured I'd post a little content.  Yeah, it's not much by itself, but it's another brick in the wall.  (Insert your favorite cliche here for a small amount of progress that adds up over time).

I'm trying to play with some new poses.  Early on I drew a few different body parts from different angles.  I've always liked this front/side view I have for the torso, but it's only used in like 2 or 3 poses.  I'm hoping to get some more mileage out of that.  The problem is it doesn't quite fit with my other body parts, so I have to play with the poses more than normal to avoid making whole new arms/legs/heads.  Seriously, man oh man do I not want to draw more hero body parts.  That's one of those feature creep events other game makers warn you about, but you never take seriously until you dig that hole for yourself.  Not entirely sure what I'd do differently in my next game, as I do really like all the different outfits, but multiplying the outfits x each possible angle x each body part, it's really too much (for me anyway).  Ah well, let me work on this game first, that's a problem for another day.  Hah!

Also, anyone notice the green plant in the background looks like a tentacle is anal probing the elf on the right?  His facial expression even kinda matches!  No one?  Just me?  Okay.

-Til next time

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mini Post: December - Where have I been?

TL;DR: Got married, failed to sell a house, and got addicted to a new hobby.

Hey again everyone, wanted to drop a quickie here and let ya know I have not been working on the game.  Shocked, I say!!!  Don't fret too much, I'm starting again, just took a longer break than expected.

Had some "life changing events" happen, which were awesome, but kept me away.  Of the list above, the failing to sell my old home has been the biggest drain by far.  Amazing to me how much of my spare time it drains, to say nothing for my motivation.

Anyway, life is good, sometimes great even, and I expect to get back to making the game again in the near future.  If I miss January though, don't panic.  Just saying.  hahah.

I hope y'all have a great holiday, whatever denomination you follow, and I wish everyone a Happy New Year!


Monday, October 23, 2017

Mini Post: October

One of the (many) problems with making a game over several years is that I can never remember what I have & haven't told y'all.  One of the "plot" points from act 2 was supposed to be that the elves were attacked on their way to the festival, and that most of them are still missing.  I'm getting to that part now.  I expect the next few posts are going to look like recycled content, because in some ways they are.  Not sure if having it planned to be recycled helps or hurts, but it was the reason I chose to do the Nagas first way back when.

In other news, Patreon is apparently cracking down on certain NSFW game makers.  They haven't contacted me, so I'm not entirely clear what they're hunting.  From what I'm reading on other sites though, it sounds like their primary target is simply making sure that any public facing images are safe for all audiences.  That's honestly a pretty fair request imo, but they need to be a bit more open about it.  Right now it sounds more like a witch hunt.  Anyway, here's hoping I stay under that radar.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Public Release!

Oh wow, has it been a while.  Game is now posted with all the updates from the last half year or so.  Go check it out.  I'll wait.  ;)

Quick list of what's new:

  • Finished all three special armors (ruby plate, chain bikini, sorceress robes)
  • Naga double teams
  • Poison has been revamped
  • Dash attacks of enemies have been slightly changed
  • Events with shopkeeper inside dunecrawler
  • Able to steal / return all three special armor sets once inside dunecrawler

Honestly, it's not a ton of new content, but I'm glad to say there's new content once again.  A long time ago I had said that I wasn't going to work on the game a lot on any given day, but I was planning to work consistently.  The idea being that slow, steady progress wouldn't burn me out.  Naturally I fell off that wagon almost as soon as I said it.  Ever since I've started my Patreon account though, I feel like I'm hitting that stride more often than not.  It's a nice reminder that I need to produce, but not so much that I feel burdened.  So, I feel like the experiment is working.  I hope you do too.

So now it's just a race to make sure I finish the game before Flash falls so far into obscurity that y'all ca no longer play it.  Which, by the way, I think some of you are already struggling here.  I'm seeing more notes about how the game doesn't play like it used to, or doesn't play in your browser, or doesn't play at all.  With Flash support slowly being discontinued, you may have to hunt around a bit to ensure your version of Flash is actually installed & up to the challenge.  Back when I started this, Flash was practically a default setting, now it requires work to get it running.  Don't be shy about checking YouTube for some how-to install Flash videos.  For those of you who like to future-proof yourselves, you might want to find a stand alone Flash player as well.

Around the interwebs

So I assume you're already familiar with Cock Hero?  I consider them games, although you could argue they aren't.  You're just sitting there watching a video, the interactive part is largely up to you.  Which I have to say is kind of nice.  As a game designer (HA!) I have to worry about whether or not one hand is free during certain parts of my games.

Anyway, a guy going by WatchItDry had the great idea of combining cock hero videos with the RPG game engine.  The result.... honestly isn't great.  At least, not yet.  It's like all the ingredients are there and greatness is just around the corner, but he hasn't found the right ratio for chocolate to peanut butter.

If I've got your interest, the original beta release is over at Milovana, and he now has his own web site set up called Decadence Island.  Fair warning, his site looks sleazy as fuck.  I haven't signed up, and I liked the demo enough that I'm talking about it now.  Also be aware that the game is over 4 GB.  That's just one of the problems he's trying to address.  His current plan to address that is releasing episodes instead of a full game.  Which although I totally understand it's a technical limitation he's trying to work around, it's not helping the sleazy angle.

I've spent far too much time thinking how the game could be better if he'd do this or that, but all of that gets pushed aside by my biggest concern, which is I'm not sure that such a game is actually legal.  Or I should say, he won't get his ass sued into oblivion.  Regular Cock Hero videos take existing porn videos (which are copyrighted) and add catchy music (which is also copyrighted).  I assume that the only reason those creators aren't getting shut down is because they do it for free (and/or are hard to track down).  It looks like WatchItDry is hoping to earn money creating the RPG side.  That certainly is value added work, but I think he's going to get himself in hot water for the Cock Hero side.  Here's hoping I'm wrong.  (Also, not an attorney, so if I've gotten my copyright/trademark/patent terms crossed, forgive me & move on).

Til Next Time