Hey again! So this past week has been messy as well; and thanks to this hurricane crap that is coming it will only get worse apparently. (We will get some rain/outside effects of it where I live; I am not in it’s path or anything) I just sent out Patreon rewards – and I did manage to get the Zayla/tentacles mini-set up to eleven images total; (I redid most of the renders to fix something and added a bit while I was doing that) which is nice for those who get those. 🙂
Otherwise, I also think I have the base code for the new game somewhat ready for now and have since moved on to working on the background images/character stand ups; which I hope to have a few previews of for my patrons next week sometime. I will move to actual event images after that – but I will see how this weather thing goes and what I have time for. (I have had all sorts of emails/messages to write and respond to – including an ongoing issue with DA removing one of my old deviations for no stated reason; and then expecting me to write an appeal when I still don’t even know why it was taken down to begin with…) There was also a setback regarding some new voice work I was hoping to get – (the voice actress is currently having a minor crisis and therefore unable to work for a while) so that is almost certainly pushed back until November unless I decide to find (and/or can find) a replacement.
Also the polls in the right could really use some more votes – especially that special poll regarding the free anniversary mini-set that I make every year; that one has less votes right now than the other two polls… which is just shocking.
So anyway, below is the image that DA deleted and so far refuses to reinstate… for literally no specific reason that they will tell me. It was up for almost three whole years with no issues… and there is nothing wrong with it as far as I can tell from their own content policies. (I am still trying to talk to them, but they have taken over a week to respond each time… and what they say is either useless or wrong – it’s just ridiculous.) I like this image too much to just let it vanish like that; so regardless of whether or not DA decides to get it’s head out of it’s ass or not, here is a re-post of it anyway – though I am sure most of you have seen it already. (There are a few other related images with these two that are still in my DA gallery if you like this and somehow have never looked there before.) I should be back next week with some other update… hopefully things will improve by then; in one of several possible areas.
Hi again. Sorry for this being a couple days late, but the past week has somehow been even worse than the previous three. In addition the the migraines I have had for weeks already, now the humidity/barometric pressure is so weird that my ears are popping/clogging all the time – so my hearing is coming and going as well now. I am doing what I can, but this is all making things far more difficult than they should be – I have basically shifted my schedule back several hours to try and get more time after the heat dies down to get things done. (General work as well, not just work on this project; as things are at their worst mid-day.) This has of course screwed all my plans recently, (along with other assorted setbacks…) for real life and this – but hopefully things will get back to normal soon.
Anyways – I have the old poll results, as well as the new polls posted! For the old polls – the first asked about post frequency vs content; and most seem to prefer a balance… or just more frequent posts. So I will do what I can to get back to that as soon as all the factors involved permit me to do so. The second poll asked about achievements in adult games – and unsurprisingly, most people said they would be in favor of them; so I will consider that for this new game and/or future ones. The last poll was just a fun poll asking what you would do with Helenya if she visited you – and to no-one’s great surprise, most people said they would fuck her and/or be fucked by her until they pass out. 😀
The new polls are also up for around a month – and it’s September once again so the first is a SPECIAL POLL checking who should star in the fourth anniversary mini-set! As before, characters who have already starred in one are not choices again – so it is between Karen, Faye, Lucia, and Tabitha this time. Vote for your favorite, and early next month I will have the results; and hopefully the mini-set itself soon after – and remember, more votes will likely translate into a larger/better mini-set! So everybody make sure to vote. 🙂 The second poll is asking if you would be interested in random other details about characters… this is more related to the new game, but also perhaps to my characters page as well. (I meant this to check as to how much extra info I should have for random slaves in the new game, but if the results are strongly in favor of it – I might also expand the characters page a bit later.) The final poll just asks how you feel about condoms in adult content – pretty self explanatory. So let me know about all that stuff!
As for updates on the new game, I have a bunch of basic side/info screens functioning as far as tests will tell; but I am still testing/working out the main thing I need – getting the character switching to work fully/properly. I think I have it now, but I need to really test this more and make sure there are no weird glitches or anything – and this is all the more difficult with all the headaches I have had from the crap weather over the last month. I hope to begin renders for the actual scenes and such soon – but we will see what happens. I am more or less where I planned to be a bit over a month in – and getting the base code set is the most important thing for a game; as this cannot really be changed out later without causing all sorts of issues. I hope to get this finally situated over the coming weekend, but things have not been going according to plan at all this past month, so we shall see. I hope to be back early next week with another update… we will see what happens before then.
Hey. I just came by with a little status update, as I am not sure when exactly the new DA stuff will be ready. (Should be in the next few days, but the last two have not gone as planned so I am posting this now.) The mini-set from last month ended up at thirteen images; and as you all already know, I managed to even work in a new animation for that last batch somehow.
Also as the title suggests, I sent out the newest version of “Salune’s Slave Training” last Thursday; (1.08) which has all the Zayla voice bits in it that I currently plan to have. So unless there are issues that need to be fixed or this other thing I have been working on acquiring works out, this should be the last version for a while.
I am also working on the new game as well, but most of what I have done so far is researching how to do a few things related to the core of the new game. (This will decide how most of the game works and flows, so it needs to be settled first.) Hopefully I will get this figured out in the next week or two, but I want to get this working as best I can – as I cannot go back and change this later without redoing pretty much everything else. This whole new game project might easily go past the original three month thing I had planned at first, but I had long since known that might be the case; we will see what happens and/or where things are at two months from now. (I have been busy with assorted stuff and the weather here has been awful; which leads to me having migraines every other day recently – as there are thunderstorms and such every other day recently.)
So be sure to vote in the polls on the right, and keep checking back for the new DA stuff in a few days; the new mini-set preview should follow somewhere either late this week or next week. For anyone new that may be stopping by, be sure to check out the tabs up top for a bunch of free story sets and more; and if anyone wants to support my work, check out my Patreon page! https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart
EDIT 8/21: The last few days have been a complete mess, I have not gotten much for this project done due to having no time; so hopefully the new DA stuff and everything will get situated later this week.
EDIT 8/27: I am still working on the new mini-set preview (patrons know the subject) and one of the new DA images – sorry for the delays but it has been a strange week for many reasons. I should be back with a new post within a couple days though.
Hey again, Sorry for the large time gap in posts, I have been working very hard in several ways and I probably should have posted a small update here last weekend or so; but back at the time I did not think the story set would take as long as it did. (And by Thursday it seemed silly to post such a tiny update here, so I just waited.) The weather here has been crazy and I have had migraines every day for over two weeks now; and it looks like that will continue. Anyways, LITC 5 is done and it ended up being 63 images, each with a clean and story version. I added two little X-ray bits, as well as some other fun themes and stuff that I could work in with the general expansion. That was sent out to appropriate Patreon patrons of mine last night, along with everything else in the current rewards cycle. I was incredibly tired last night though, so I need to check it over for typos and such again; as looking it over back then almost made it worse. Either way, it is my largest story set yet by a couple images, and I like it of course – even if I could not work in a couple of the newer things I wanted to try. (One wasn’t working properly, the other just didn’t really fit this chapter.) As I mentioned before, it will be a few months at least before I make the next LITC chapter; the original plan was 3 months for this new game – but I am leaning towards more at this point, we will see how it goes.
Anyways, I am a bit late – but I am starting actual work/renders on the new game as of next week; but before that though, the votes in the polls on the right of this page are rather low – so more votes there would be nice. The mini-set preview for this month will likely show up in a week or so – I am rather drained at the moment and need time to recharge. I also have a bunch of other little side things I am looking in to… more on those later if any pan out. I should be back next week with some sort of preview/update.
EDIT: I did not realize the one poll was closed for some reason… and apparently has been stuck that way for weeks as I did not scroll down to see it and was too busy working to notice it otherwise – my bad. If anyone wants to vote in the middle poll in the last week or so before it closes, feel free.
Hey again, tiny update here. I have posted the new DA stuff, as the title says – though I am a bit behind schedule as you may have guessed. I hope to have the mini-set preview done soon, but I have a dentist appointment on Monday as well as another thing that I need to do – so I am not sure when it will get posted exactly. The previews for the new story set chapter will also likely be a bit late – like sometime early next month. I also have a new commission that should get done soon in theory. Don’t forget to vote in the polls on the right and check out that last post I made for a voice preview and some other info as to what is going on in the next few months. See you soon.
Hi again. So I sent out Patreon rewards late Monday night which included version 1.071 of Salune’s Slave Training – which as I hinted at previously now has almost 50 total voice bits in it, hopefully with a bit more to come. (Zayla voice preview below and on the game preview page… I hope to do more a bit later on but I can only afford so much right now – and I have yet to find a voice for Salune.) The mini-set for last month, which was the modern test set – also ended up at 15 images including one alternate of an existing render. As I mentioned last time, I am working on the new DA images, one commission, and then the mini-set for this month; (mini-set preview may be a bit late, but the DA stuff I hope to have ready in a couple days) but before that I needed to come by and explain what I plan to do starting next month.
Zayla voice preview from Salune’s Slave Training, as the demo was made before any of this was in the game:
Starting with July, I plan to do a three month side project in which I will attempt to make another small game. I made the micro VN two years ago in only one month – back when I had real idea what I was doing… and with all that I now know from making Salune’s Slave Training, I think I can get a fair bit done in three months now. There will still be mini-sets made for my mid-level Patrons in that time, but likely little to no other content; I am skipping the next normal story set month after this one. I plan to post updates, previews and other stuff to all of my tiered Patrons before they get posted here… (my Patrons knew about this for over a month now, for example) and some Patrons will also get access to the beta of this game whenever that is far enough along to be ready. Most of my Patrons will also get access to the full game when it is finished.
My point with this post is twofold, one – to let you all know what is going to happen and two – to hopefully get some more interest and/or support for all this. I made the micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training with minimal support… and I will do whatever I can with this new one, as I have before; but more support from all of you guys while making it, even if it is just comments, reblogs, or whatever – would make a huge difference.
As for what this next game will be about… I was initially planning for a small VN centered around another one-off character, but since I have basically no feedback and minimal support for all this right now, I decided against this for now. I have instead decided to just take an initial stab at what I have always wanted to make – an actual full-on slave training game; with many different and randomized girls to buy, train, and sell… not just one as in my previous game. More interest/feedback/support means that I will be able to put in more and better content! (I have tons of ideas and features I would like to put in but I have no idea how much I will be able to actually fit in due to assorted factors.) Hell, I could put in animations if I could get the support/interest… but I can only do so much with my one render machine and the time I can spare right now; and I personally would rather have several dozen different scenes/images rather than one little animation – both of which takes around the same time to render. This is my current plan – I doubt too many people will even read this, but it never hurts to try, I guess; I’ll likely be back in a few days with some other update.
Hey again. Just a quick update – I pinched my back again a little bit last Wednesday and wasn’t able to do much at all for the rest of that week. Then I have had several days of stuff to catch up on this week – both real life stuff and work on this project. Things are still being worked on of course, but I haven’t had the time or the ability to sit and fix all the issues that the animation apparently still has – and then render it all. I think I may have gotten it now, and I will have all that render tonight (usually 60+ images even for a tiny animation – so a lot of render time) and see how it came out tomorrow; but just know that I am doing what I can to get all this done and then get this month’s stuff sorted out after this.
I am also almost done working in several dozen new voice bits into the game – (this was less done when I started again this week but this was much easier for me to do in this state) and that should be really nice and will of course go out to my appropriate patrons as well whenever I can get this sorted in the next couple days. I have some re-post images for DA and plans for a new image or two; as well as the story boards for the story set this month – patrons got a small hint about that already as well… I just have to get to it first. So I will be back soon with something more visual, but I just felt the need to post a small update here – as I did post something similar on my Patreon page a day or two ago.
Hi. So as the title mentions, I am having a slight flooding problem at the moment; the US northeast has gotten a ton of rain the past few days/weeks and it finally has saturated the water table to the point of causing constant seepage into my basement – as it is apparently slightly below where the water table is now. Therefore, I have had to spend probably about ten of the last 36 hours or so coming down here every hour or two to vacuum as much of it up as possible with a wet/dry vac. (I have a bunch of electronics and such down there plus it will only make the water damage that much worse if I just leave it – ironically it is flooding on the other side of the basement, away from the storm drain.)
This mess is still going on, and this coupled with me not getting much sleep due to this whole thing means I have not been able to get much of anything done towards this project this week as of yet. I have no idea how long this will go on for… but I am really hoping it stops soon as I am way past tired of this crap. I will try to post an update soon whenever this gets situated; and I do have two weeks or even three until I send out rewards… so there should still be plenty of time to get things done. However, my house obviously takes prescience here and I will do what I can (if anything) to get this situated as soon as possible.
Hi again. As per usual, I am a bit later than I had hoped; but I think it was all for the best in the end – I ended up effectively doubling the size of LITC chapter four (it is 61 images total now, with a clean and a story version of each image) and making it even more fun in the process. I have just sent that and the other assorted rewards out to my applicable patrons, and I will soon begin work on the mini-set for this month; the subject of which was voted on by some of my patrons – but is known to all of them. I made a lot more than I really should have in more ways than one in the last month, but I plan to keep going – and I have a good feeling about this new mini-set as well. Other than that, I have a bit of new voice content to add to the game and another bit of content planned… if I have time. There may also be a separate surprise or two coming soon as well; but we shall see.
Besides all that, I think I may finally have found a site to post all my old mini-sets for sale! I have to check out out a bit more of course, but if all goes well, I may have all that available again soon. So please vote in those polls and let me know about all that, and I will get back to all of you in a week or so with a preview of that new mini-set and/or a status update!
Hi again. As I just mentioned a short while ago, I am back with the new polls and the quick tally of the results for the old ones. There are three polls up right now: with a good variety of topics covered. The first polls asks how much text/dialogue you prefer in your adult scenes; the second asks if you prefer detailed but preset characters in adult games, or more generic custom ones… and finally the last poll asks whether you prefer cocks with or without foreskin in adult images. So get in there and let me know what you guys think about those!
In regard to the older polls: apparently most of you are happy to re-view adult content every day if you really like it, which is good to know. (Me too. :D) Most of you also apparently look at porn at least once a day or more; which is also expected and good to know. (Also, me too. :D) As for that romance poll; apparently most of you think romance can work if done well – with one vote highly in favor, one vote for not a fan, and one thinking it is just for plot/setup. This is all good to know, but I will definitely take that last one into account for some future bits – so thanks to those who voted.
As for a status update, I am aiming to get the LITC 4 previews posted over the weekend; as I am a bit behind with that due to assorted things – but knowing how this tends to work out, it will likely be posted early next week. I will do what I can of course, and I will be back when I have those ready.
EDIT: One of the new polls was not displaying properly for whatever reason, I have now fixed it; sorry for the inconvenience.