Friday, July 21, 2017

TLS 0.28.3 Public Release

Download*: https://mega.nz/#!C8sDETpL!5buRxMvRFDWttW_ZeKskxg0eXsiqnhLi_popytRwzQc
Mirror*: https://www.mediafire.com/?qvpbpyjyk013uvp
RTP: https://mega.nz/#!a1MQ0QBT!XH-AGiP3rEYlHWM5sHILwVJ8n5uciELjuCvtuAHyAGI

*Requires RPG Maker VX Ace RTP to be installed. If you don't know what that means, use the RTP link.

TLS 0.28.0
 - Double update: the first two thirds of the war against the Incubus Emperor.
 - Three new plot sex scenes.
 - Implementation of the new party splitting mechanics.
TLS 0.28.1
 - Riala balance update, unique combat reaction added.
 - Character updates: Antarion and Sho equipment, Grubbak skills.
 - Several internal mechanical change.
 - Misc polishing.
TLS 0.28.2
 - Further internal mechanical fixes and balancing.
 - Varia skill rebalancing.
TLS 0.28.3
 - Yet more polishing to war calculations.
 - On Yarra's route, the variable "Empress Approval" now works properly.
 - The Kingsmen and Queensmen bars now have more variability throughout chapter three.
 - Flower Speculation investment now removed from ledger after the reunion.
 - The Dusty Horde and AriGarda are no longer listed in the ledger after taking over Yhilin. The Iron Cudgel remains, however.
 - Since some people were unclear on this, rewrote dialogue to make it completely unambiguous when the Dusty Horde is destroyed.

In addition to more balancing and getting feedback from players, I used this week to finish off some old bugs and minor issues that had been low priority while I was rushing on new content. These are not a big deal, but I do try to go back and polish whenever I get a chance.

As a reminder: I might make retroactive changes to this section to balance the entire war, once I finish the next update. So if you definitely want to play only once, maybe wait a little. Having said that, this update has loads of new content for everyone to play!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Crimson Gray Released!

You can now purchase the game at the following places:
Steam
itch.io SFW
itch.io NSFW
MangaGamer

See the game's page for the NSFW patches and more info. Also, Ouroboros is on sale at itch.io and MangaGamer!

John is a young man suffering from severe depression. As he loses his sense of purpose in life, he begins to see the world in unfocused gray. Just when he begins to lose all hope, John meets a girl... a very special girl.

Your every choice will impact both characters' mental states, changing their fate. John might reject Lizzie, succumb to his depression, or die violently. Lizzie might lose control and ruin her chances or become obsessed with shadowy conspiracies that may or may not exist. Or just maybe the two of them might be exactly what the other needs and their story could end in happiness...

Friday, July 7, 2017

Version 0.28.0 Released!

New update for patrons! Version history updated, you know what to do, etc.

TLS 0.28.0
 - Double update: the first two thirds of the war against the Incubus Emperor.
 - Three new plot sex scenes.
 - Implementation of the new party splitting mechanics.

This is the extra large update I promised, containing the majority of the war. If you want a preview, definitely check out the update with screenshots that I'll be posting on all the forums.

Due to the length and complexity of this update, I can't promise it will be out in the usual exactly one week. There are a lot of calculations going on underneath the surface, and I want to make sure they're all correct and well-balanced before I release the update publicly.

Meanwhile, if you were waiting for Crimson Gray to appear on MangaGamer, the preorder page is now online. I'm still mostly looking toward the Steam release, but definitely use MG if that's your preference:
http://www.mangagamer.com/detail.php?goods_type=1&product_code=1027 

So yes, public release before too long, then the end of the war and chapter three after that!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Crimson Gray Released!

I have a new completed game out! I'll put an image and the synopsis here, but you can find out more information at this public Patreon post or the game's page. It will be available in all stores in two weeks, but currently it is exclusive to Nutaku.





Synopsis

John is a young man suffering from severe depression. As he loses his sense of purpose in life, he begins to see the world in unfocused gray. Just when he begins to lose all hope, John meets a girl... a very special girl.

Though Lizzie appears affectionate and devoted, it quickly becomes clear that she's so violent and unstable that a normal boy would run away from her. But when John sees her, he sees someone else suffering from a mental condition. John is willing to risk his safety for a chance to help Lizzie gain some mental stability. Lizzie is willing to murder everyone in school if she believes it would make him happy.

Your every choice will impact both characters' mental states, changing their fate. John might reject Lizzie, succumb to his depression, or die violently. Lizzie might lose control and ruin her chances, or become obsessed with shadowy conspiracies that may or may not exist. Or just maybe the two of them might be exactly what the other needs, and their story could end in happiness...

Crimson Gray is a psychological thriller, exploring the psyches of the characters and the strange circumstances that brought them together. It has a focus on subtle actions having consequences, your choices impacting the characters' mental stability in ways that could make choices down the line have very different results.

TLS Update

I am still aiming for Friday, July 7th. This update will be larger than normal and may require more bugtesting. Meanwhile, I hope Crimson Gray will tide you over!

Friday, May 26, 2017

TLS Version 0.27.1 Public Release

Download*: https://mega.nz/#!C5kw1Dpa!-l8swHzGp43dykPJktRQBMfsg9tP91keBvysQvTgr7I
Mirror*: https://www.mediafire.com/?1r0c5g9nl4899r4
RTP: https://mega.nz/#!Op8EySxJ!ZTBXaPehNBcq47rBA6F_ov0SFQoru-oKqGQ2-mhdPUQ

*Requires RPG Maker VX Ace RTP to be installed. If you don't know what that means, use the RTP link.

Version 0.27.0
 - Final iteration of Yhilin before the war.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Four new Synergy Skills available if you have enough affection.
 - There are new (retroactive) consequences to researching Dari's condition. Continue a save from the waiting screen to receive your proper benefits.
 - New Uyae conversations around Ari-Yhilina.
 - During previous Yhilin iterations, you can now summon more people to the throne room. No balance changes.
 - New Eustrin mausoleum graphics thanks to Lamsey.
 - Lucy now has more unclothed images during her naked scenes thanks to Bug Reporting.
 - Bug Reporting is also responsible for the adorable succubus children. Expect to see more of them over time. ^-^
 - Various enemy stat changes (mostly for consistency and to remove unintended exploits).
 - Back in Stineford, there's now a visual effect when the door is destroyed.
 - If you invested in the demon-ridden mineshaft, it now appears properly in your investment ledger.
 - The shop in the outskirts can now reopen depending on investments. This is a retroactive change, but doesn't affect balance much.
 - Several quest log items had been neglected, most notably Conquerer. These have been fixed, though your quest log may need refreshing.

Version 0.27.1
 - Made a major change to the magical shop in the Rose District. If you fulfill the requirements, you'll now have a chance to buy Orgasmic Empire tier equipment here before the war! This one is a balance chance, but can be utilized by any save prior to the ending screen.
 - Various flavor additions around Yhilin.
 - The usual polishing and bugfixes.

Prepare for war, everybody! I am very busy with the launch of Kingdom of Deception, so I'll keep my notes brief. Hope you enjoy! ^-^

Friday, May 19, 2017

Version 0.27.0 Released!

New update for patrons! Version history updated, you know what to do, etc.

Version 0.27.0
 - Final iteration of Yhilin before the war.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Four new Synergy Skills available if you have enough affection.
 - There are new (retroactive) consequences to researching Dari's condition. Continue a save from the waiting screen to receive your proper benefits.
 - New Uyae conversations around Ari-Yhilina.
 - During previous Yhilin iterations, you can now summon more people to the throne room. No balance changes.
 - New Eustrin mausoleum graphics thanks to Lamsey.
 - Lucy now has more unclothed images during her naked scenes thanks to Bug Reporting.
 - Bug Reporting is also responsible for the adorable succubus children. Expect to see more of them over time. ^-^
 - Various enemy stat changes (mostly for consistency and to remove unintended exploits).
 - Back in Stineford, there's now a visual effect when the door is destroyed.
 - If you invested in the demon-ridden mineshaft, it now appears properly in your investment ledger.
 - The shop in the outskirts can now reopen depending on investments. This is a retroactive change, but doesn't affect balance much.
 - Several quest log items had been neglected, most notably Conquerer. These have been fixed, though your quest log may need refreshing.

As you can see, this update is getting a lot of things properly in order so that I can focus fully on the war event. Aside from the retroactive changes, though, it includes one last visit to Yhilin that should be fun. A lot of quests/variables/investments that have been ongoing for a while finally wrap up this time.

Some of the things I've been working on in the background are getting much closer to release, so look forward to some of that. But meanwhile, please enjoy this update!

Friday, April 28, 2017

TLS Version 0.26.2 Public Release

Download*: https://mega.nz/#!LtsXXDzB!e-ZD1E1f7p00l4iNkD7rgSEdsElLI7EPPvjqd3DrGSs
Mirror*: http://www.mediafire.com/file/x39ps6wsfxfswg5/TLS+0.26.2.exe
RTP: https://mega.nz/#!npdxlABR!XxCMQP-_NXzYTDLGWa9dDDKOydHef9pmatEPjxWFe5g

*Requires RPG Maker VX Ace RTP to be installed. If you don't know what that means, use the RTP link.

Version 0.26.0
 - New section setting the stage in Eustrin and Aram.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Party switching mechanics implemented in preparation for upcoming content.
Version 0.26.2
 - Bugfixes and polishing.

Everyone ready to explore Eustrin and Aram? As usual for the first update in a new area, this update lays a lot of groundwork and not everything is resolved. Patrons found this one pretty satisfying, though, so I hope everyone enjoys! ^-^