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Monday, April 8, 2013

Beta Release Wednesday

Well everyone, it quickly became apparent that the pro-incest side would win, but I held off on doing any writing until that became completely clear, as well as it becoming clear that people would like the bandit leader to be female. As such, though the game is playable right now, I still feel the writing is a bit shoddy. Rather than compromise standards, I'm going to spend two days in light revisions. I wouldn't bother if this weren't something that were getting released; I'd just rewrite it later.

The writing for this game is essentially first-draft, as I've said in previous posts. Everything is subject to change and most stuff, such as the sex scenes, will be completely rewritten to be far more extensive after the core game is finished. So if you feel any of that is lacking - so do I. But it's more important to have it down in the game than to have it perfect. Revisions up quality a great deal. That said because this does go out to the public, I do try to maintain a basic quality level rather than go pure minimalist "thumbnail sketch" quality with important core scenes and primary gameplay.

You can see the difference between what I consider "thumbnail sketch" and what I consider "basic first draft" levels with the difference between the three slaves sex scene and the Nanshe sex scene. With some hard rewriting and revisions, Nanshe's sex scene should be the equal of any professional production, and much longer. But that won't happen until the core game's storyline is finished, and probably not until after a number of extra dungeons and such things are filled out. This approach is the approach I tend to take when writing. My main concern is that I'll finish the main storyline and then people won't care much once it is in revisions because they've seen things already, but who knows. I'm going to stick to this approach either way, though.

I have a friend (who wishes to remain anonymous) working on giving a bit of extra depth to some sex scenes, such as the blacksmith and in the next release, the three initial slave girls. 

It looks like the coffee sex scene won't be done in time. My good friend Sleepymaid has the image at the lineart stage (and it looks fucking godly) but has been spending a lot of time lately on a reboot to the Squid Ops universe. I've seen it, and it is absolutely awesome. You can check it out here:
http://squid-ops.com/comic/1

If you like it, buy it. It's pretty cheap and Sleepymaid is the one doing some awesome images like the Nanshe sex scene.

I've also been talking with PChronos about getting the "three girls on one Overmind" image done for the cowgirl farm, and I've gotten back an awesome sketch. But PChronos is super busy, so I have no idea when or if the image will be completed. Here's to hoping! As usual he's doing it pro-bono. If you see him, give him a pat on the back and a thanks for working on Overwhored. Without him, Skree would not be a character. As it is, she's going to become an important one.

On the subject of incest, I'm going to put it in but keep it heavily implied rather than directly shown. So though it'll be talked about in dialogue, you won't have any explicit and directly incestuous sex scenes on screen.

As a final note I'll state something I brought up in the comments. Female fans, I know you exist. I'm glad you do and hope you enjoy this project as much as the guys. If there's something that you want to make the game hotter for you or something that already exists you want to see more of, let me know.

The main proviso is that I won't include yaoi or futanari. My friends in the artist community sometimes draw those things, but they are just not to my tastes. The scenes themselves will be almost entirely "Overmind on girl or girls". I'll work to see what I can provide within those guidelines, however.

Mind you, if you do fanart I flat out don't care WHAT the subject matter is. I'll point to it and go, "look how cool this person is for doing fanart!" even if it's not content that I personally find sexy. So feel free!

PS:
If you're a donator and wish to be in the credits, I MUST have a preferred name to list you by. If I don't have it, you will remain unlisted as an "anonymous donor".  If you're a donor and don't wish to be listed in the mass e-mail and get an individual e-mail instead, e-mail me and tell me now. You've got two days, so that's plenty of time. And thanks again for donating!

PPS:
Oh, I almost forgot. This is a gif I made that won't be used in this version of the game. But do enjoy it or feel free to use it if you like. I made it by hand before discovering the base template MOST people use for gifs like this, and I am NOT a sprite artist. So I hope you enjoy the work that went into it.


9 comments:

  1. Rats, no wincest on screen.

    Ah well, I suppose we'll probably live.

    And since I can speak for myself, I guarantee that at least one duder will be looking over the revisions to the scenes.

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    1. I *may* put in something completely optional later, but the story events here on either path are not really optional. You can choose one path or the other (once the second path is done) but both have similar outcomes and themes. As such, I'm not putting any incest in this part of the game. If it happens later, it happens later. But it will be 100% optional.

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    2. Cool, cool.

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  2. I don't quite get the mass emails secrecy part... why not just use BCC for all receivers? That way no one will be able to see anyone else's email address on the list.

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    1. Because until you mentioned it I had no idea whatsoever that was a thing.

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  3. Did noone see my third semi-neutral path suggestion on the last two posts. I don't have any ideas for the suggestion it is just noone has said if they like or care about the the suggestion is all.

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    1. I saw the suggestion, but I don't feel I have the skill to do three paths properly programming wise.

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    2. That's fine if you feel you can't do a third path. I was just complaining that noone had voiced their opinion on the semi-neutral path idea.

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  4. As one of the anti-incest people commenting in the last post, thank you for the compromise. It is very much appreciated.

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