Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy VD everyone <3! Hoping you're having a fantastic day with your special someone, and if you don't have a special someone well that's what you have us for :P.

Been working on porting the old events into the new system along with some major spring cleaning. Thanks to S and Vanilly's hard work we actually have a pretty sizeable backlog of animations that just need to be implemented in the game and my hope is to drop a ton of them in all at once. We actually have upwards of 10 animations waiting to get in; we were just backed-up from the rewrite.

At any rate, I figure I'll repost a bit of the stuff S has been working on recently for you guys:
This guy is going to be part of a Valentine's Day event (it'll happen when you reach 2/14 in game, but probably won't be going in this month with the other events unfortunately).
This is an early concept for what merfolk will look like. We're going to be going for more of a tall, graceful look with them. Let us know how you like the look.
And here's a preview of the futaurus/catgirl animation.

Vanilly said she's going to start doing weekly blog posts up on here as well, to keep you guys updated on what new stuff is going on art-wise in the game. Also, she's still streaming every weekday at 3:00 PM central (you can watch it here: https://picarto.tv/live/channel.php?watch=Vanilly).

I'm also looking to start streaming some of my work as well (it may be a deal less exciting to watch than hers, but those of you who code might find it interesting at least :P). I'll make another blog post once I get around to setting that up.

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  1. Looking forward to it, H-Bomb! Then we'll be able to give better feedback on gameplay and direction. (I will confess I'm finding the new breeding gameplay significantly less intuitive than the old, but I don't know if that's just because I got used to the old.)

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  2. Any gay scenes coming up soon? There's a complete lack of m/m scenes.

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    1. Indeed there are. The next wave of animations that we're going to be working on once this current set of catgirl stuff gets in will be filling in a lot more of the M/M content, since we're aware it's pretty lacking at the moment.

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    2. Oh sweet. Thanks man, for answering and for making me have something to get excited about in the coming updates. Appreciate it.

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    3. Hey H-bomb. Speaking of gay scenes, have you seen that there was a small vocal minority of homophobics, giving s-purple a hard time? That shit is really depressing considering everything else has always had the focus and there's barely any gay scenes in. When you guys finally try to put some focus in on those scenes, there's a few people going apeshit and bashing gays or gay content. Hell there's only...two gay scenes in at the moment? In comparison to what's in there and what you guys have completed, that's really nothing in comparison.

      Just seeing this kind of behavior though is really saddening, because the gay content is something I'm personally only really looking forward to. Granted I love the game as a whole and everything, but I'm only specifically looking forward to "seeing" the gay scenes. I just hope this kind of abusive/offensive behavior from a vocal minority doesn't stop or deter you guys from doing any gay content :c.

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    4. ^ this was getting me down too. As a gay player the stuff S-Purple's been getting...as well as offhand comments and reactions in vanilly's stream, are really off putting :/ I know you can't control your fans, but it'd be nice to know that it was officially not being tolerated by the team.

      And knowing you aren't forgetting fans of gay content despite negative feedback is nice too :P

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    5. I'm amused there's people against gay content in this game.
      "I want to play this game where I make demons rape anthropomorphic cows for profit, but I don't want to see gay sex. That shit just ain't natural."

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    6. This comment gave me a good hearty chuckle^. It's both actually pretty amusing, but also more-so frustrating.

      Due to the circumstances, hopefully h-bomb replies to this in some form or another. I'd like to know his opinion on everything.

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    7. Don't worry; I have extremely few shits to give regarding what bigots want, and the second they're insulting or disrespectful towards my supporters or begin bashing other people for their sexual preferences is the second I stop listening to what they have to say.

      I care pretty exclusively about (1) what the people who have allowed this project to even exist and grow in the first place by generously supporting it want, (2) what fans who've contributed intelligent, constructive, and respectful criticism, feedback, and suggestions to the project want, and (3) what I and my team want, in that order. If you don't fit into one of those three categories I couldn't care less about you or what you want.

      So, to be clear, vocally disrespecting other people is like the number one way to not get me to do what you want, ever. In fact, every time someone bashes gays or transfolk or furries or whatever it only makes me want to put in more of that content to spite them.

      I'm trying to make it so that if there's any content you're not personally into you'll be totally capable of avoiding it in the game. I respect the comments and suggestions of people who feel there is a lack of particular kinds of content they enjoy and would like to see more of it, but anyone who hates on other people for liking stuff just because it's not something they're into will never get my sympathy.

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    8. Thanks H-bomb, I appreciate it.

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    9. well, we all better start bashing the stuff wel like then! XD

      but yeah, in all seriousness, intolerant people don't deserve attention.

      im not really into the m/m stuff myself, but i could really care less if its in their, i can just skip it. or perhaps do a bit of exploring myself and maybe find something i do like about it 'shrug'

      people are entitled to do/be what they want, and as long as nobody's getting hurt by it who cares.. seriously people just need to learn to keep their noses out of others business and get on with their own lives. if you don't like something, then try to understand it, you may be surprised where things might end up. otherwise go find something you do like and stop bothering people trying to enjoy their own lives.

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  3. Happy valentines day! To the above conversation ^ - It looked like they bitched about futa also, it was just people crying about what content they specifically wanted in, and then went full retard on s-purple when the team wasn't working exclusively on what they want. Hell these people probably aren't even patreons, just random asshats who want to be dickbags, I'd ignore them.

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  4. The merfolk don't really look appealing. I think it's the head gear...and the color. Maybe if they were dressed in semi transparent red and yellow robes with pale skin, kinda like the underbelly of a shark...so essentially, I would suggest using tropical fish as the base, and then add in a potion that can turn them into a larger, more sexually aggressive species that uses sharks for the design.

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    1. I agree, while it isn't the color pallet that's a problem for me something about the headgear isn't sexy. It's certainly a cool character though

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    3. Vanilly had a concept idea about what the mermaids would look like during her live-stream and from what I had seen they look pretty awesome so i'm hoping that H-bomb will use that concept for the mermaids or at least the feral version of them.

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    4. It's just the visual effect from those very angular clothes of hers. I'm more interested in how they'll be housed on the farm. Should be an aquarium, methinks. Alternatively, they could be lodged in the beach vicinity. Underwater sex-scenes could prove to be an interesting challenge.

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  5. Will Valentines event be m-breeder only? I hope not! (I like mxm content just fine, but I play f breeder, so I'd be gutted to miss out on anything)

    Can't say I feel...anything, towards the merfolk. They're just not sexy? Like, they look regal/elegant as fuck, but I just don't see anything that attractive about them. Are they gonna be monsters or NPCs? If they're NPCs, then sure, the design is unique and would work fine. As monsters....ehhhh. But that's really just my personal taste.

    Although, merfolk without fish tails? It's not like the game already has naga/lamias or anything to have to avoid going w/ the tail look in designs.

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    1. It was confirmed by s-purple it was m/m only for now. Since the last event had m/f, the next event will be f/f. There's a lot of content that's missing event wise for the male breeder and it looks like they'll have their own exclusive events or such?

      I may be wrong, I'm just judging by s-purple's post. H-bomb would be able to give you a proper answer, just figured I'd try to help on this question.

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    2. Bah, that's unfortunate. (not that I don't understand though, there's certainly a lacking of mxm content in place so far)
      I really liked the NPC design as well (though to be honest, i'm desperate for any mxf scene that doesn't involve a monster or furry being the male part)

      Still, it's nice to know event stuff is getting added, I love little gimmicky stuff like that in games. Thanks for letting me know!

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    3. If fans are really into the monster you might see more of him in other events later, but in the immediate future there's no plans for it.

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    4. Neat! Thanks for the reply, H-Bomb, I appreciate that you're taking the time to reply to fans :) Looking forward to the next update!

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    5. I personally really like the rose-guy design, definitely one of my favorites monsters (if not the favorite). M/m content is definitely my cup of tea but m/f is... hmm... "fappable" as well. So I would really appreciate to see more of that rose-guy (especially if m/m content).

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    6. Don't say he's a monster, he's simply misunderstood...

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  6. I absolutely love that merfolk design the cool capewing looks nice, and the tall and inhuman but still human enough to be hot is great.

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  7. I like the merfolk design except for the head thing. Assuming that's going to be a variable (like hairstyles) though it should be fine

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    1. Just curious, do you mean the star on her forehead or the headfins?

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  8. looking great H-bomb keep up the good work.

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  9. Poor work H-bomb do some actual work

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  10. Is that bottle next to the mer the collectable from them or do you only get them by giving monsters some of that stuff and transforming them into mer? Also liking there's a female monster bigger than the breeders now.

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    1. There's a few bigger than the breeder already.

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    2. Really? Maybe I'm just crap at judging sizes when they aren't standing side by side then. Still really like the mer design.

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  11. To be honest, I'm not a fan of the early concept art shown for the merfolk; they look like Zora (from the Legend of Zelda games) wearing uncomfortable clothes. I think probably the biggest thing you could do to fix them up would be to ditch the clothing entirely and just go with the naked Zora look, which would not only score points with Zora hentai fans but would fit in better with the overall theme thus-far of monsters not wearing clothes (except the Seraphs, whose clothing styles actually work pretty nicely for them). Not to say that the monsters in the game shouldn't wear clothes, but that for some types it just feels like it doesn't/wouldn't work.

    Also, a side question I have regarding them (if you wouldn't mind answering it) is that I'm wondering if you guys went with the more humanoid-y Zora look for the merfolk as opposed to a more traditional/cliche mermaid style (human-ish top half, fish-ish bottom half) as a matter of style or if it was a matter of animation logistics? I can imagine that with the more humanoid Zora style it's easier to manage animating them in the various poses, as opposed to a monster that is a fish-thing from the waist down. Just curious about the thought process, is all.

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    1. ...isn't the only thing she's wearing stockings and jewlery? I just assumed her skin was fishy and they didn't bother drawing genitals on a concept art

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    2. Well, I think we're both assuming what parts are what, since it hasn't been explained beyond the picture. To me, it seems like the character has blue skin and is wearing a silver colored bodysuit; this is largely because the face is the same color as the part you see as leggings, as well as the arms and wing-like bits. It also seems that way to me because the silver part at the chest level seems to be a clothing covering up the chest since you don't see exposed breasts/nipples, and similar issues at the groin area.

      I suppose it could be some sort of body armor or chitin of some kind (and on closer look it seems like there might be a set of gills around the collar bone area?), but either way I don't personally think it looks good and that overall the character would look better with just a sort of naked one-color-body-skin type. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    3. Vanilly had made some concept art of the mermaids (I hope she will post it on her tumbler) but she made them look a bit like the traditional ones they're pretty cool and like I posted earlier H-bomb could always make the traditional mermaids into a feral version or something.

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    4. I thought Vanilly's design wys Fing amaaaaaaazing! Kind of a little traditional but also not at all. Sexy-scary.

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  12. Happy lonliness awareness day to you too, H-bomb! Keep up the good work!

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  13. Omg yes to this merfolk, too much fur and not enough scales or chitin in breeding season as it is.

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  14. I actually would have preferred the traditional merfolk to this, but I oh well.

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  15. You going to live stream your work huh hbomb? I can watch a dude sitting on his couch collecting paychecks anytime I want. His name is Kramer, he lives in the world of Seinfeld.

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    1. I dunno. I would hate to see him working and realize that all of my confident assertions that making games is easy and Hbomb isn't really doing anything were based on my own ignorance.

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  16. Unfortunately nothing about the mermaid concept really say "aquatic" to me :/

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  17. Yo, H-bomb, what's your policy on responding to fans/supporters? I know I contacted you via e-mail and never got a response, but I hear differently from other people. I'm only asking since...ok, to be honest, I feel you should respond to fans/supporters even if they even say hi. One of the reasons I stopped funding my measly buck to the project is that it feels like you ignore people who directly try to contact you. And this was *months* ago, and I doubt not much has changed in that end. Idk if I should try again.

    Well, w/e, at least the Valentine's content looks good.

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  18. IMHO, priorities should be:

    - basic animations for old monster (NOT harvesting. Those are least important)
    - new monsters
    - NPC stuff

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    1. Why do you think harvesting is least important? IMO you're more likely to run into them than certain pairs (ie futasaurus and catgirl) Plus you only have to worry about doing one for each monster and then you're set.
      I'd also argue that NPC stuff should come before new monsters, mostly because introducing a new monster means a whole new set of animations, and NPC stuff has been teased for a long time with v little being added to do with it.

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    2. Hi there! Currently the priorities are all the Player harvesting animations, then old monsters, then everything else. While NPC stuff is important, it's more important to fill in all of the current monster combinations. It'd be weird to see newer monster animations and missing catgirl x_____ wouldn't it?

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    3. Does this mean with the increased team size that the goal is now to fill all possible combinations? Asking as Hartista Pipebomb said many months ago, both when solo and when with S Purple, that it was too lofty a task to aim for, so confirming now you intend to fill all potential animations at some point.

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    4. Vanilly, prove my math wrong, but even finishing current monster and NPC animations will require quite a bit of time. Even basic set of combinations of existing monster and breeder makes a field of 120 possible scenarios, each of them will be animated, as you say. Plus, player harvesting of all monsters will raise this number up to 184. Plus, each new monster added will raise this number by 37. NPC's are still not counted.

      Furthermore, I didn't say anything about that mystical Feral trait, which was promised (I honestly looking forward to see it), but I do hope, that through tolerating some insignificant deviations such as homosexusality you won't make any mare-humping animations in the name of bronies, so let's suppose that only male creatures will have this bestial-morphing trait. That means that your basic set of animations will rise from 120 up to 253, and each new monster will raise this number by 72, and all scenes will take one slide, so no pose shiftings or cumshots. I cannot name any flash game which have that amount of animation. Not even close number. Not even any good indie stuff made by larger teams such as Mark of the ninja or Dragon crown. NPC are still not counted.

      I was watching your streams and I really love the way you work and how do you usually relentlessly polish your animations, but sometimes the amount of work is objectively unbearable. And I don't mean this is some sort of challenge, I'm quite sure that it is absolutely impossible to complete. You have to figure out this issue, nothing wrong with some amount of missing animations, or un-morphable monsters, or some other logical explanation of inability of monsters to copulate with each other, such as natural enmity. There are many ways to solve this problem without making any unreliable promises.

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  19. i like the Updates but does it also include in the Free version for us Free users? or is it JUST for the people who are Paying?

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  20. That thing looks more like a hamer shark than a mermaid. Please use Vanilly's concept, as it's buch better.

    If you scrapped that because of her mouth having more of a snakewoman like thing, just try to work thing around, because I really prefer the mainstream concept for mermaids that tha strange dark blue/grayish thing there.

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  21. Wait, wasn't there supposed to be an update "sooner rather than later"? Is that not happening anymore?

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  22. Current mermaid is awesome, but to placate the whiners it might be good to have something closer to vanilly's design as either a rare variant, morpher, or feral.

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    1. Funny how anyone who disagrees with you is suddenly a whiner. Maybe you could take a tip from all the other people respectfully disagreeing with the released concept art and recognize that everyone's preferences and tastes are different and without being a douchebag about it like you are.

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    2. Eh.
      I just don't know why they can't be more traditional, 's all. I get that BS tends to stray from 'traditional' monster designs (to a very small point, though) but I think appealing to a larger audience > a very unique monster design.

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  23. Did he wish us happy venereal disease?

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  24. your mermaid could look better make it more human like with fish features

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  25. I'm not a big fan of the headfins on the merfolk, but everything else looks fine.

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  26. To be honest, i don't really like the current mermaid concept all that much. It's nice that it's a unique concept, but i don't think there's anything especially sexy about it? I think Vanilly's concept for the more traditional mermaid fits a little bit better because its just more attractive? at least, in my option. I think the traditional should definitely be included somehow for the people who like the regular mermaid.

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  27. would love the option of one or two hirelings based on player character mods (random hair/skin like the monsters) givin a hand for the average worn out monster breeder (well surely no high priority but maybe less effort than a new creature)

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  28. Please add some foot fetish! If you do, I'll become a patreon sub!

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