Saturday, June 1, 2013

News and Next Update

I apologize for being absent for a while. Unfortunately, there has been a lot going on in my life and my day job and I've had very little time to work on the game or keep up with questions and correspondences. As a result I'm not going to be able to keep up the update schedule that I had hoped for.

In general I'm going to be slowing down the pace of updates, which is something that I probably should've done a while ago. I sincerely apologize to anyone who donated and will now be forced to wait longer for the features they were looking forward to. I also plan to do an overhaul of how the voting system works. The details aren't set in stone yet but anyone who has donated and will be affected by the change will be given the option to switch their money to a different feature once the new system is implemented, granted that they voted for something that hasn't already won.

For now, the voting will remain unchanged and on June 15th the two top features will go onto the list to be implemented exactly the way they have up until now. Then I'm going to freeze the voting system for a month while I finish implementing the features that have already won and add in the new system. After I've added in the new system, anyone who has donated money to a feature that hasn't won yet will be given the chance to move their money onto a different feature.

To give you guys an idea of the new schedule:
6/3: I'm going to put up a relatively small update that will be mostly bug fixes and gameplay changes
6/16: Male/Male Animations, Demons, new breeding menu
6/30: Kitten Girls, Chickies, Vealtauruses (male neoteny creatures to come later), faction reputation, dialogue choices, exploration, and event system

Also, my hope is that after the 6/30 update the back-end of the game will be complete enough to be able to allow saves to transfer between versions.

53 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the upcoming updates, the gameplay changes especially. Will monster fertility rates be a viewable stat with the new breeding menu?

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  2. Don't sweat over it, Hartista. Personally I'm quite satisfied with your work, and more interested in you keeping up the good job than keeping up the speed. We'll wait if we need, take your time and take it to perfection!

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  3. It may have been tough for you to post this news, but good for you. This needed to be done before long, and the sooner the better. I could just see you pushing a growing boulder up an ever steeper hill. Once this game gets even more followers, (and it will) you're going to be glad you thought ahead and made a system that wouldn't punish you for your success. Great game, and love your style.

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  4. Glad to know you've not dropped it. Certainly one of the better games in development in recent months this is certainly going to be very popular once it's complete and so far I assume has been a good source of money :P

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  5. Dude, I love your game and I certainly understand how RL stuff gets in the way, but when you set a date you've got to keep it. Set a date that's further out if you need to, but giving a date, then canceling it and pushing it back, then canceling it and pushing it back again sucks for everyone. Commit to hitting this new schedule, or don't give one at all.

    Again, love your work, don't want to be an asshole, just saying what I think.

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    1. I agree. Unfortunately, I had no idea how much time this project would require before I started, or how it would interact with my schedule. The truth is that I've been pretty naive with my schedule. I hope to use the experience I'm gaining from this to set more reasonable deadlines that I can make sure I keep to going forward.

      This is all a learning experience for me, and I appreciate your guys' support.

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  6. hey so is that minor update still happening tonight?

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    1. No, unfortunately I've come down with something :(. If I stay home from work tomorrow I'll be able to get the update up by tomorrow night, though.

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    2. here's hoping you just have the beer flu, lol

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  7. If your sick rest is more important then the game cause if you die the game will DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO REST!!!!!!!!!.....sorry..

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  8. Best of luck in the future.

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  9. So..what's the modified schedule..?

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  10. And here we go again, promising start of a game that will never be finished.

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    1. Look if he/?SHE? is sick then that's it nothing to do about it. And that is pretty misleading since most of these kind of games are in constant development so finished is a vauge term

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  11. Keep entertaining yourself with the game while you wait. Here's a checklist if you're bored waiting.

    - Male only farm, breeding them all with you
    - Entire farm of herpderps
    - Pay off the debt (through continued playing on months you fail on)
    - Any other wacky idea that crosses your mind

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  12. Great work, Did the small update happen?

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  13. Not as yet.

    Hope the creator gets well soon.

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  14. can you post some kind of walkthrough? I mean what kind of sex increases/decreases which stat and how to avoid decreasing?.... just poped in my head... couldn't the character drink "potions"?

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    1. It's actually pretty easy to figure out the stat alterations. There is a box with the six stats in each creature's overview/description. The ones with the + sign increase the indicated stat of the partner. The ones with the - decrease. To apply these modifiers to the source creature select the desired creature as both partners.

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  15. Hi this is a really good game. But will there be tentacle like plants or even egg-laying plants? Would like to see this :)
    Maybe some milking-plants or insects :)

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  16. My only real question is the levels of the +'s. Like..is blue better than green or other way around? A small list of the colors in the order of how powerful the increase is would be great.

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    1. green > light green > blue > light blue > black > red

      Hartista has said that th in game tutorial is out of date and will be getting improved at some point

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  17. I wounder if he will meet the 6/16 deadline. Really exited!

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    1. Judging by the fact that he missed the first deadline, and communication is close to nill.
      Unlikely, another game that will just die off.

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    2. I don't think there is any need to be that negative just yet.

      I mean this is someone who is last we heard ill, has a regular job, and almost certainly familial obligations to meet. Yet despite that this person has given up their spare time to code what currently is actually a fairly functional and playable game.

      Patience is the key.

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  18. It would be cool if cross breeding occasionaly resulted in a new/modified species. horse/human = centar, etc.

    should be able to restart at the begining of the current month if you fail

    maybe start with all female of each species; one of each species can be set as 'stud' when its born.

    Perhaps you would start the game with a tired old stud that was left on the farm. one with poor stats, and one random trait.

    you would still buy females (or better yet, capture them in the forest) to breed better stock.


    Just my 2 cents.

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    1. Making new/modified species would be a lot of work.

      Now your idea of setting a "stud" status does give me some thoughts on refining something that's been rattling around my head for a bit now that I'd like to see.

      Hireable assistants. You don't get any animations with them, cost some amount of gill per month, and if you don't set a breeding check they automatically harvest and feed that stock without taking up the player's limited time.

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  19. Is anyone else having a problem where the options menu won't open at all?

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  20. have you thought about making a dragoness female creature?

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  21. How do you actually get your character to have sex with the monsters? I've been trying to figure it out for a while and the only thing that is even remotely similar that I've found is the harvesting but I don't think that is how you are supposed to do it.

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    1. You have to go to the breeding menu and have both creatures be the one you want to bread with the PC

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    2. Ah ok I haven't tried that. Thanks.

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  22. Any word on when the update is going to happen? I know he has been sick so I can't complain that it isn't out yet. Just wondering.

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    1. Sorry, I was knocked out of commission there for a while. Expect the small update tomorrow. If I can I'll try to spice it up with some bigger bits too but no promises.

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    2. Ah ok thanks for the update. I know it wasn't your fault that you couldn't do it for a few days.

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    3. Cant wait till tomorrow! Will the other deadline dates be met or has everything just been moved forward a few days?

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    4. I'm still planning on keeping the other deadlines, but they might be less complete/have less content than I originally intended.

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    5. Why not just push all of the deadlines back a week? It seems kind of redundant to upload a half finished update, then go and revisit that update in a month, despite these updates being next in line.

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  23. Great game, really keen on it. Keen enough that I daresay I too will join the pledge drive, but I think I have hit a hitch:

    Is this gold client actually possible?

    STA> 329
    ALL STATS> 152
    DEX> 265
    Must have GENTLE
    Anything but a DICKWOLF

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    1. As if that happened! :D I just clicked restock for what must have been the 50th time and BAM, buttstallion happened. Nevermind, I'm good.

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    2. it is possible I would suggest going to the store and make looking for a monster that already has the gentle trait but you should also like trying to get both the male and female that has the gentle tree to do each other and if he set it up correctly eventually you'll get off spring that can have most of their stats rides too late three four five six hundred but in order to do that you need like the monster to have a plus in whatever state and the monster its meeting with the also have that stat plus and you have a good chance of getting a double increased stat it's going to take some trial and error and I've noticed the game takes a lot to get in off spring most of the time so just so just keep at it I say you probably should be able to do it within the first month possibly second if you like need more time they shouldn't take that long

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  24. So is the small update actually being released today or....?

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    1. It doesn't seem like it.

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    2. I sure hope it will

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  25. is the update coming out tonight cuz its gonna be like 2 in the morning or 12 on the website if you do release it by midnight and I wanted to play the update tonight if possible cause I got work in the morning

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    1. Sorry, I usually release these at ~11:00 PM PST. That way I get as much time as possible to work on them before releasing.

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  26. monster shop doesn't open :(

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  27. just to repose what i said on the updated version but I need the SWF file because I can't download the EXE file

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  28. When do you usually update by?

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    1. Well dicks, that's 6 am in the morning here. Can't wait!

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