Saturday, April 5, 2014

Over $4,000!

We've already passed the $4,000 mark on our Patreon campaign! In just a little over two weeks you guys have already managed to knock out three of our four milestones, and the fourth one is coming up quick! I am completely blown away by the response we've gotten and it's been totally invigorating and inspiring.


I honestly did not expect us to be reaching the voting site milestone so quickly! There are a few obstacles still in the way that will prevent us from getting the voting site up for another month or two, particularly since I want to focus as much energy as I can into the next couple of game updates, but as soon as we can get it in place donors will be able to have a new level of direction in the game's development, and we should now be entirely capable of affording the cost of running and maintaining it!

Concerning the near-future of Breeding Season; S-Purple and I agreed that the best way to go about updating the monsters will be in waves: For the next few updates, we'll focus on making each of them center around particular monsters, animations for those monsters, and events involving them. Our next update (shooting for about the 19th for donors), will feature Catgirls and Dickwolves. After that; Elves, then Demons and Holstauruses, and finally Harpies and Stallions. We're going to try to stick in Futa content where we can fit it (pun intended?); if not with the main monster updates, then afterwards along with Neoteny.

If you see the total on our Patreon drop a little bit, don't be alarmed; we're going to remove the $50 tier for custom animations for this next month. Our reasoning is that, since we're going to be rolling out the updated monsters over the next couple of months, we want to make sure that we get all of the custom animations that have been requested from us so far done before we go adding any more to the backlog. We also want to get a better idea of how much work each of these custom animations will take us with our new method of animating. To be perfectly clear: every animation already paid for is getting done, we're just not going to be allowing any additional custom animation requests for the next month. The $100 tier is staying the same for now.

I'm planning on getting that delayed hotfix up today if at all possible. Otherwise it will go up along with the public release tomorrow.

Also, regarding the last blog update; I think everyone caught on pretty quickly, but in case you didn't: April Fools :P

68 comments:

  1. HOLY SHIT THAT WAS A JOKE.................................i crapped my pants again.

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  2. where i can download version 4.4 please help me.

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  3. does the cat girl picture above mean you are going to add a big tits trait?

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  4. If the cat girl with the big tits means we get the big tits trait, can the trait itself go towards other female/futanari monsters and make the cowgirl's tits bigger?

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  5. how can i play alpha 4.4?

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    1. nvm, saw it was up tomorrow :)

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  6. *Finds Dickwolf with big-tits trait*
    ... o_o
    ...
    Reminds me of nul-enigma... not sure if want. o,o
    Anyways,
    Thanks for laying it out and setting some boundaries.
    Looking forward to the next set of updates!

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  7. Listen, I get that you're excited the project is pulling in so much money, but the smart thing to do right now is temporarily close the voting on game expansion aspect of the donation box until you've made more of the core game. Involving the userbase is a great idea, but if this continues, its very easy to imagine the amount of suggestions you've promised to include far outpacing your ability to add them in and that kind of thing will sour the relationship between you and your fans, threatening the project entirely.

    Please, please, please, PLEASE put the project before profit. You already know you can make a ton of money off of fan suggestions and there's no reason to take the donation box down entirely, just make sure you have your limits in mind and work within them.

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    1. I'm worried about this too. He's already accepted 2 donations for brand new monsters and 10 custom animation and to my understanding, this is to be done all next month. On top of all the other more basic things he has to put in the game given the overhaul, it's hard to see this being ready on time.

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    2. This. There are countless h-game developers who misjugde their abilities and take on a lot of work while setting ridicilus deadlines, causing endless delays and upsetting the fanbase. While everything has been going great for BS up until now, there will inevitably be problems and complications that slow down progress, You guys shoulden't take on too much work this early on while handing out promises. Temporarily closing down the voting while focusing on fulfilling the requests you have recived will show us that you are reliable, and that this game is a good investment.

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  8. At what time can we expect version 4.4 to be up tomorrow? Really considering sitting and waiting for the clock to strike midnight.

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  9. Are you guys going to hire a more dedicated animator for the $5k goal? I think well-done animations (instead of the LoK-infamous bone-tween junk) would be more preferable to better sound effects which are easily find/rippable or a new writer.

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    1. +1 to this, also with another animator would make it faster to make more couples, and more animations = more people donating.

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    2. I would have to agree as well. I don't think to many of us care for the writing/sound of the game, but all come here for gameplay/animations.

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    3. im on board with that a guy just for animations would help lighten the work load for u guys

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  10. i hope i dont need to wait til 7th because of the time zone^^ but keep the good work up!

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  11. inb4 OVER A GORILILION OF DOLLARS!

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  12. Really looking forward to the next update. The game really needs some fleshing out, but even if only a fraction of the patreon promises are met, the game will be made of a much more whole cloth. Whats the word on the new monster racers? Are you guys really going to be able to add 2 new monster types every month? What about the supporting animations for such monsters... doesn't that eventually become an exponentially increasing amount of work per monster?

    Very curious to see how you two pull this off... but I'm rooting for you! Can't wait to see you make a good game even greater.

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    1. They'll set it back to one slot next month I believe. (Or non since there's a lot of work involved in this. That's what I'd do at least.) I'm looking forwards on seeing how the two will turn out. (Especially since one of em will be "mine".)

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  13. When you were first planning to make a new website, you said that people who had donated previously for the old voting system would get something in return for that, but that seems to have been forgotten in the move to Patreon?

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    1. I still intend to give people who have donated before points equal to their donations when the voting website rolls around. Unfortunately, I'm not really able to do the same thing with Patreon. I haven't forgotten, though! I've still got the database of all my old donors right here!

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  14. Keep waiting, that time zones D:

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  15. OMG OMG OMG OMG ITS ALMOST AT $5000 *computer explodes.

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  16. I still think the delay for none patrons is still a crappy idea i understand why, although i like the higher patron (although they have been taken) er what does it come up as on statement :S

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  17. Next April Fools, try to make it South Park Style.

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  18. Great that you snagged an artist to help easen the workload AND got funding for the game.

    Just a bit curious though, what prompted the move away from vector based graphics and into what is basically animated oekaki? (hope I'm using the right term)

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  19. I nearly screamed when I read that update XD of course I do have to admit I did like the art from before better in the game I have not be able to get into the game the last few times I've got on here, are there problems with it coming up on chrome?

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  20. FIVE THOUSAND BUCKS

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  21. $ 5.003, good job guys!

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  22. ITS OVER 5,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Any progress with payment options?

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  24. where i can download version 4.4 please help me.

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    1. i think it will be up later today, or if you are from europe/asia it will be on the 7th most likely

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  25. Wanna see this big-titted catgirl in the game! ^__^
    And congrats with 5000$ for the moment! I hope you'll have some progress with any widespread payment system so many other guys also can support you with bucks. ;)

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    1. stop spaming, it will be there when they want it to be there..

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    2. H-Bomb's timezone is US Central time iirc (that would be GMT-06:00) which means that it's currently 8:40 in the morning there. I think you might have to wait a bit longer.

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    3. Though considering my timestamp said 6:39 AM I'm guessing he's actually at Eastern US time...

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    4. Holy crap, just wait another hour

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    5. seems like hes from russia so it will propably up tomorrow early in the morning ^^

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  27. Why did you remove captions when you hover cursor over farm buildings? Kennels, Harpy nest etc...
    It was much better with them.

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  28. sorry but i don`t can wait more because 4.4 version very good (maybe)...

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    1. Друг, почини свой английский)

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    1. never.... cause money is more important...
      on the other hand i'm quite surprised to see so many donate that easily...
      i mean for some one with a track record like his...

      i guess time will tell if he is really better with keeping his promises now or not...

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    2. @ Anon1 well the 4.4 version is already released on patreon, and today should be the public release. so he kinda already kept his promise for this month.

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    3. Если уж так прямо горит, подр*чить хочется, зайди на пронохаб и успокойся; от того, что ты каждые полчаса спамишь своё "when i can download this game" раньше она тут не появится

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  30. ура наконец-то здесь говорят на русском а то надоело выставлять себя на посмешище.

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    1. Кончились русские

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  32. так я не понял когда ждать игру из-за разницы во времени ... кстати сколько часов она составляет?

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    1. 10 часов - Москва +4, у автора -6. Так что ещё без малого 13 часов, если по максимуму.

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    2. Составляет?

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  33. With the drawing, is there going to be a big tits and/or big butt trait in the game?

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    1. I think it's planned eventually, but keep in mind that even with $5k+ a month, that's really cheap compared to what their time would cost on the open market. That is, even though we're donating a decent chunk of change, they're also giving their time at a significant amount below market rate; basically asking for just enough money to make ends meet. I'm sure Hbomb is working on this full time now and S-purple giving at least a significant part-time effort, but I doubt that 1)their third member is going to get hired without a lot of thought and 2)this third member will be working on the project full-time. So, while I'm sure they're devoting a lot of time and effort to this, they're also not some kind of large well-funded game development team that can churn out features by the dozen. Like others have said above, I really hope they put the project ahead of other concerns.

      Not to say that you implied you expected it any time soon, but whenever I see people anticipating future features I get worried that fans will again develop really unrealistic expectations of the BS team

      Also, I completely hope that I'm being too pessimistic and we'll see such a trait way sooner than I think.

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  34. я понял что игра будет сегодня-завтра, но в каком часу не ясно?

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  35. You guys reached the $5000 mark. Congratulations!

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  36. fuckin time zone -_-, congratulations for new target guys :)

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  37. Well, this time zone thing sucks, here it's 21:36/9:36 PM already (April 6th) and still nothing. Anyways, congratulations on hitting the $5k mark, best of luck to the project in the future.

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  38. I can't wait! its 4:10 here in NY hope it comes up soon!

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  39. its 17:16 here ... april 6th ... shit ... dont tell me youll upload it at 23:59 pm

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    1. its 10:25pm here you got the better chances^^

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    2. Due to the whole time zone thing it's probably best to add one day to every date that H-Bomb sets unless you live in or close to the US. Less painful that way.

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  40. Here it's 7:00 April 7.... FUUUUUUUCK

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    1. well and where the creator lives its apparently 2pm ^^

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