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Monday, January 21, 2013

Extras In Detail

 Alright, it has come time to break down the extras in detail. I've expanded them a bit due to private requests.

1: A quest to gather maid slave girls, similar to the quest in the original Overlord game, but with a sexy twist. This would be a series of images.
Projected Images: At least three. Projected Cost: $150

2: An image to accompany the opening scene, where the slave girls rub their boobs in the Overmind's face to wake him up.
Projected Images: One. Projected cost: $60-$80.

3: I had always intended the slave pits to have an accompanying picture, but this was cut for reasons of cost in favor of advancing the story. You would get to see the girls hanging in the air, suspended in crystal, in perpetual orgasm.
Projected Images: One. Projected cost: $80

4: Without spoilers, I intend to incorporate a cowgirl farm in the future. This would give images for it.
Projected group Images: One. Projected cost: $80
Projected Individual Images: Three. Projected cost: $150

5: An extra, optional, unlockable sex scene with the Tower Mistress.
COMPLETED.  Because it was so popular, I took care of it. The money for it is already reserved, and an artist has expressed interest in it.

6: Individual sex scenes with the three original slaves, and a scene with them all pregnant.
Projected Individual Images: Three. Projected cost: $150
Projected Group Images: One. Projected cost $80

7: Heroine introductory images, showing them pre-transformation. For instance, you'd see Nanshe sitting on her throne backed by blue flame, staring down the Overmind. I'd like to eventually have one for each heroine if possible.
Projected Images: Seven. Projected cost: $350

8: Sex scenes with captured village girls when you take over a city.
Projected images: Seven. Projected cost: $350

9: Hand drawn faces, rather than the machine made ones.
Projected Images: Fifteen to Sixteen. Projected cost: $150-$160

10: Battle images for heroines and monsters, custom to the character.
Projected Images for Heroines: Seven. Projected Cost: $280
Projected Other Images: At least five. Projected cost: $200

11: Some sex scenes with monster girls. A goo girl, Angel, Naga, fire elemental, etc. 
Projected Images: At least five. Projected cost: $250

12: A cover image with all seven heroines and the Overmind.
Projected Images: One. Projected Cost:  $180

13: Extra Heroine Scenes:
Projected Images: Seven. Projected Cost: $350

Total Images:  67
Projected Total Cost: $2810

How did I figure the costs? Why don't they all average out to $50?

It has to do with individual images costing different amounts. Plain faces with no background don't cost a ton. Battle sprites which are of one character with no background don't cost a ton.

$50 is what I use to gauge the average cost of an image with two characters and a simple background. I can find good artists in that price range willing to do images for me. Some give discounts, some cost a little more than $50. It tends to average out about there. Obviously I try to save as much money as possible without sacrificing quality. I've also inquired about some of these images and certain artists have given me their price projections.

Some of the above figures are probably lowballing the cost. Some are possibly higher than I'll actually end up paying. These are my best estimates for cost.

On Donations: 

I will put up a poll and fund these projects in order of popularity.

I will also allow someone to fund an extra that they like if they donate for it specifically. I will request that you donate to the common pool if you're only donating a small amount though. While all donations are appreciated, the more time I have to spend keeping track of money, the less time I have to spend on the game.

Now, I had been considering leaving it to donator group vote - but I took a good, hard look at that option, and realized there's a lot of reasons why it's a bad idea. It'll take me a lot of time to organize all the donators. It'll take a lot of e-mails, which may or may not be responded to, and may not be responded to in time. A poll is fair and lets everyone express their opinion, and people can still donate to a specific extra if they want to.

All donators will get credited (if they wish to be, and as they wish to be) and get access to beta tests of the game early.

My sincere thanks to all of you for helping get the game this far. Even if I don't get another cent, the game WILL be finished thanks to you!


  1. Sounds very intresting to me, I will definetly spend again, but not in shortage, my money must recover, new furniture are a bit expensive

    thx so far for the game and theprocess of production and so on


  2. No worries. Spend when and if you can; it'll be a while before any of this can be implemented.

    I want the game to be finished, but not at the price of you not having any furniture!

    So do what you can when you can afford it. Thanks for the prior donation!

  3. Great extras, good accounting, hope I'll be able to help in the months ahead. I wish I could have voted for more than one extra in the poll :-) You may want to update the text and the bar for the donations.

    1. Thank you Geo. I'll probably run a new poll each time something is done, so don't sweat it. Though if two are very close, I may just go straight from one to the other.

  4. My perfectionism is creeping out, don't pay attention :-) But this is the text I meant: "Cash until game can be finished and extras are unlocked:"

  5. Ha. Updated the numbers, forgot to change that. Good catch.

  6. will there be a playable gameversion with the stuff from first donation?

  7. The first donation was to do the images that lets the game get finished. So yes, every cent of that is going into the game, and it will incorporate images of the heroines.

    All of this is extra bonus stuff to flesh the game out more.

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  9. About the polls, some people may not notice the sliding bar at the side. I'm saying this because I only saw it right before I clicked vote.

    As for the Monster Girl scenes, can you give a few more examples for what will be seen other than the ones given above. Would you take some of the monsters as slaves, such as the WereBat, and would the Werebat, if scenes are added for her, have scenes for Human and Batgirl form?

    Also, when would you see the sex scenes when taking over a town? Would it be right after you fight a girl?

    Also, will you be adding the ability to see the health of enemies so that you know how much damage has been done, and how much health they have left? It could just be a scan spell used by the Overmind or by Nanshe.


  10. A health bar will be part of the next release.

    I could add more scenes for the werebat. The others would depend on a few things. There are a few opportunities for it.

    You would see after-town sex scenes when you get the girls or at a story point.

    Also, I'm probably going to replace the poll for that reason, and because I just recently found out it's broken. Thanks.