Sunday, March 27, 2016

Version 0.17.3 Public Release


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

Version 0.17.0
 - All events in Ardford are finished, as is the second chapter!
 - Three new plot sex scenes.
 - Various minor changes throughout.
Version 0.17.3
 - Over 30 new musical tracks added.*
 - Over 50 new battlers added.
 - Several new debuff/state-related scripts: expiration is standardized and you can see the exact number of turns remaining. (Thanks, Decanter!)
 - A few more tweaks to the Hidden Port.
Version 0.17.4 (added to this post 4/6)
 - More polishing.

*Note for imported saves: your background music may not update until you re-enter an area.

Looking above, you can see part of why this release took so long. With the completion of the second chapter, I wanted to take some of the secondary aspects of the game up a notch. Almost all default RPG Maker resources have been replaced, in favor of new materials found from more obscure sites, commissioned, or provided by kind and talented fans.

It took longer to make all this work properly than I expected. Even aside from tweaking so many different choices so they all felt appropriate, RPG Maker has issue with certain formats that are a pain to work with - and unlike many aspects of the engine, I was learning from scratch on most of this.

Regardless, what I have for you now is a new version with a lot of polished new content. Aside from reworked previous sections, you can now complete Ardford, the summit, and the entire second chapter!

Stay tuned for more information next week and have fun. ^-^

Friday, March 18, 2016

Version 0.17.0 Released

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

Version 0.17.0
 - All events in Ardford are finished, as is the second chapter!
 - Three new plot sex scenes.
 - Various minor changes throughout.

The schedule over the coming period may be a little different. While this update includes all the game content that I wanted, it doesn't have the custom music or battlers I plan to include. I hope to add those in for an additional backer update. That means that the 0.17.2 public update might be a little later, though I still hope have it out on March 25 according to the usual schedule.

Regardless, I won't be able to start working on version 0.18.0 immediately due to this update's extended development time. I will say more about this and some other scheduling issues later, but for now I'm focusing on the game.

Meanwhile, if you want a preview of this update, check your forum of choice for some screenshots.

EDIT: Sorry, it won't be today. There's no problem with the new story content, but the custom music and battlers I added require more polishing to reach the level I try to set for myself. Once I'm satisfied that I haven't added any new problems with my improvements, everyone will get 0.17.2. I have some hope it won't be too long.