Sunday, November 22, 2015

Year One

A year ago today, I posted the first version of this game. Going to share a few thoughts about that, so if you're looking for game updates, you can skip this one.

Back then, I had no idea if anyone would be interested in the kind of game I wanted to make. And looking back, starting with something as meta as TLS was probably a mistake. But I'm glad to have found so many people who enjoy what I've created!

A lot of things were different then. I was working two jobs, one mediocre and one miserable, and hoped this could at best let me drop the worse one. Now, I'm looking very seriously at doing it full time. Since I'm a cautious person, let's just say fingers crossed for now.

One of the biggest changes during this year was starting Hreinn Games with Nomo. That's moved even faster than TLS, but I suppose I'll save retrospectives there for when it reaches a year old. Suffice it to say, I look forward to what we'll make in the future.

Looking over my progress, I'm fairly happy with how I've stayed on schedule. I didn't plan on all Stineford's quests taking an additional month to complete, but otherwise the game is proceeding according to plan.

Of course, you all know I'm aiming to make something really huge. Almost all the pieces are on the table now, but I'm aiming to bring everything to a satisfying resolution and that will take a while. We'll see where we are in another year's time, but I promise it will be on the other side of a lot of updates. ^-^

Thank you so much for all your support!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Version 0.13.1 Public Release

Download: https://mega.nz/#!z41mkJQK!l_Hm6lwaGK_jVSh3NqrFVXnHDxfnexoT1FK2nsE95SU
Light*: https://mega.nz/#!u0kE3JyJ!CTPPutAk90eOIaRelKmGzKzS0hfNkgLjQS9csprUYD8
BKG Mirror**: http://www.badkittygames.net/games/tls/

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

Version 0.13.0:
 - Completed Yarra's route.
 - Eight new plot sex scenes (this is the succubus route after all).
 - New sprite for Estaven, new battlers for Hilstara, the Magekillers, and Tal.
Version 0.13.1
 - Bugs, additional lines, and typos.

Yarra's route is released! Next up will be Simon's route.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Version 0.13.0 Release

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

Version 0.13.0:
- Completed Yarra's route.
- Eight new plot sex scenes (this is the succubus route after all).
- New sprite for Estaven, new battlers for Hilstara, the Magekillers, and Tal.

Two things to be alert for, this time. One is that there are a number of events that can be completed in different orders - I think I've designed them so that no order is invalid, but it's possible that there's some combination that will actually cause your game to be stuck.

Another is that there's a section of the game where it might be possible to save in a nearly unwinnable state. I tried to think of a way to redesign this, and considered restricting save access, but in the end everything felt like awkward hand-holding. I don't anticipate the section being too difficult and it's possible to make it far easier by spending Sx on equipment/items, but FYI.

Related, Orcent is a temporary party member this route. I tried to do some different things with his stats so there's less of a story/gameplay divide, but we'll see how it goes. He's not broken, anyway, though his items might be.

For the next while I'll be focused on fixing bugs, then releasing and working on Noxian Nights 0.4.x. This will keep me busy a while, but I hope to begin work on Simon's route before too long.