July Update

Hey guys,

Body stuff is still coming along. I apologise if things appear slow while we work on this, as it is simply a very large system with lots to consider and build.

Today’s topic of work between Goldie and I has been orifices. We spend hours talking about anal dimensions so you don’t have to. We’ve been working on ways to make it a more three-dimensional thing, so that if they wish, players can enjoy a wide array of anal appearances from cute little rosebuds to big, fat donuts. And, as with everything else, volumes calculated accordingly.

Since we also have in place the basic frameworks to support belly size increases – speaking in this case more relevant to inflation – figuring out if the player’s holes are gaped is important for some realism. If you are, for instance, you’d be considered leaking and lose those inflation contents much faster over time (as well as making a jolly good mess). A higher elasticity causes orifices to recover more quickly, so you can waddle around all bloated if you want to.

Wetness has also been discussed. As for testicles and breasts we already have a Productivity attribute, so in the interest of standardisation it feels for now an elegant enough solution to simply provide a Productivity attribute to anything that can leak or become messy. Mechanically they’ll work differently but as far as our Interfaces are concerned this saves us time and unnecessary complexity.

Today, we’ve officially more or less rebuilt the entirety of the body system in a way that we can proceed with and should now serve as our framework going forward. Crimson now has the unenviable task of merging it into the main branch. This will take a lot of work and some time.

I’d also like to thank everyone for their continued support, both moral and monetary. Things have been pretty tough for me personally lately, but the continued enthusiasm from our community really keeps me going. We’ll get there, and it’s in huge part thanks to you guys and our Patreon supporters.

Until next time!

July Update 2

Firstly, thank you so much everyone who has pledged to our Patreon. It’s truly touching to see such a response and every dollar helps so much.

With that in mind, and after a very clear request from you guys, I’m going to start putting smaller and more frequent updates on the Patreon for our backers. I’m going to aim for one every couple days, but at the very least once a week. These will include any new art assets that get made, information on what we’re working on at the time, and anything else we can provide previews on. Something I’ve seen quite a lot of is requests for much more frequent updates, even if they’re boring or don’t amount to much, so we’re going to do that. Seeing as we’re so reliant on our Patreon backers, that seems the best place to do so for now.

We also want to aim for bi-weekly updates here on the site. Our previous concerns were that people would only want updates if they had content, but it seems from the feedback we’ve received that any updates are good, just keep in contact.

Something else which has been extremely touching has been the offers for free writers and artists. It’s something for which I’m very, very grateful, but also to which I’m not quite sure how to respond. The parser is currently incomplete, and the world’s lore is very much something that exists more in my head than anywhere else. So it feels irresponsible to task someone, for free, with the creation of something that could end up unusable. Not to mention that it requires a concise contract to be written up in each case which grants me total rights to anything produced, if we want to avoid conflicts about who owns what.

So, here’s my idea: If you want to write or draw anything for us, post it here on the forums. You can send it to me via a direct message there if you’d prefer that. I’ll happily include links to anything in our Patreon updates as well with your permission. And, once we’re at the stage where we can include that material in the game, I’ll contact creators directly to sort out permissions and property rights and that sort of thing.

I’m in no position to turn down free offers, but I also can’t promise it will all make it into the game, or offer anything in return. But, if people are willing, we can definitely use it to help promote the game and keep the creative juices flowing. Let me know what you guys think. If you guys like it I’ll get Stereo to add some Art and Stories subforums.

Now, I’m off to write a Patreon update before I pass out. Until next time!