Friday, March 15, 2024

TLS 0.73.4 Public Release

New update is public!

(The version has finally been updated alongside Steam.)

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

With this, the open world segment is at last officially done! I reserve the right to add more content or make corrections, of course, but the intent was to wrap everything up this time. All harem quests, all side content, all balance, all equipment, etc. This also has much better keyboard and controller support thanks to the tireless work of Rachnera.

This took longer than expected, which will make sense if you look at the version history - I was adding in more content all throughout, even as late as the middle of this week. Lots of details to juggle in a game like this. But it didn't occupy my full time, so I am already deep into work on the final battle.

That's right: the next major update will be starting the final plot sequence. I hope there will be nothing to distract me from this, but of course I'll be around if there are any lingering issues. Anyway, have fun!

Friday, March 8, 2024

TLS 0.73.2 still on Patreon

Since this doesn't usually happen, this post is to inform everyone that the newest update is still in beta on Patreon and SubscribeStar. This isn't because it has particular problems or anything, there's just final balance on some things and it has taken optimized players a while to give feedback.

Actually, I have been dedicating increasing time to the next updates, from a sizable minority earlier to a majority this week! These final updates are going to be beasts, but I intend to roll with the momentum and rush right into them. It will still take a while to conclude the whole story, but I am making significant progress.

Next week public, barring something really strange.

Friday, February 23, 2024

TLS 0.73.0 Released!

New update for supporters on Patreon or SubscribeStarVersion history updated, you know what to do, etc.

TLS 0.73.0

 - Vhala has a "harem" quest, starting in the base hallway after the Incubus War.

 - Stineford has been entirely overhauled! This is one of the biggest visual updates I've done to the game and I'm just crossing my fingers that I didn't screw something up during the upgrade.

 -  If Sarai was sexually restricted in your game, you can now get her to join the harem via her personal quest (if you already finished it, there's an alternate event in her tower). This is functionally the same, but involves some new conversations and dialogue variants.

 - Nalili's quest now grants an additional reward, which can be found in her room even if you've already completed the quest. This is necessary for...

 - A short quest that will grant a final battle item, if you've gathered all four major ingredients.

 - Fuani now appears in the Renthnor Wilds guild, offering tips about all incomplete harem quests.

 - Yarra's upgraded sex room now has two alternate configurations, for those who complained about the original tiles.

 - Additional details around the base dependent on country scores, now covering Darghelon, Gheldaron, Zirantia, Erosia, and Rodak.

 - Depending on the Entity Cohesion variable, you can see a scene resting under the tree at the Nostalgic Home.

 - The final Shining Sword bonus is now available. I intend to add one more in the last optional dungeon for flex, however.

 - During the Orilise segment of the elven forests sequence, the timer running out should now cause game over. This needs more testing.

 - Did you know that the majority of cases refer to "Miners' Junction" but in 29 locations I accidentally wrote "Miner's Junction"? Well, not anymore!

 - Bug where you could see Wendis transformed early fixed.

 - Thanks to Rachnera, TLS has advanced keyboard remapping options in the System menu.

 - There are now control tutorials when starting a new game.

 - What may be the final investments of the game, pending any final balance tweaks.

 - The placeholder in the teleportation room has finally been replaced with Riala, who will check preparedness and lead to the final battle (next time).

 - One new sex scene.

 - New illustrated scenes: Elleani Relief, Megail x Iris Anal, Janine Wedding Night

 - Assorted bugfixing and polishing.

Aside from the new content, this update includes both stuff necessary to polish up the game before the wider release and details that only hardcore fans will care about. It took longer than I wanted, which I regret, but I think this was a necessary step toward the final game.

This is meant to be the final open world update before the finale. I want to finish everything, including new issues that may come up, so no promises about when this one goes public.

Here is the updated roadmap:

Friday, December 8, 2023

TLS 0.72.1 out - public release next week

This one is taking an extra week, less because of size or complexity than the fact that it is the holiday season and players have been relatively slow to get to it.

TLS 0.72.1

 - All 26 events in the Orcent dungeon now have different dialogue for all six forms. You better appreciate this flavor text, because it was so much copy-pasting. T-T

 - New visual assets for Orcent's dungeon thanks to Lamsey.

 - There's a free healing point in Orcent's dungeon as well.

 - New NPCs/dialogue added responding to quest completion.

 - Various balance tweaks throughout, notably a significant buff to Mana Shock.

 - Assorted bugfixing and polishing.

But please look forward to a polished version out next weekend!