Hi again. I am back with the poll results from last time and some new polls as mentioned last night – as well as a small status update. One quick note: as I said last month, the mini-set list for my Patreon page reset as of this month – so only the most recent three will be available when rewards go out in a week and a half or so. I will try to list the retired mini-sets on my oronjo shop as soon as I can; but I have been very busy as I mentioned last time.
As for the results from the old polls; the first poll asked what type of adult game you preferred. Most people seem to prefer RPG and/or Action/adventure games – as those tied for first place. Visual novels and simulation games tied for second place after that with half as many votes – with a couple votes for puzzle and casino style games at the bottom. As far as the top options: Action/adventure is the one I am least confident in my ability to do well – I have seen many, many crappy Japanese beat-em-up type games with jerky animations and awkward fighting… and I doubt I could do any better at this stage; this is probably the thing I am least likely to try any time soon… but I will look into it for possible future use. RPGs on the other hand I do really want to try, (and I think I could do rather well) but I am not at a point where I can devote enough time/effort into making a decent one; so hopefully I will get to try that a bit later on. Visual novels and simulations I of course have done one of each so far; with one more simulation game in the works right now; so we will see how that works out. (I plan to make another VN after this current game I am working on – like not right after, but in terms of the next game to be made at some point.)
The second previous poll asked what you thought about music in adult games – and many of you seem to think it could be really great if done well. with a few scattered votes below that for the “meh” options; so its about 50/50 with people who care and people who don’t. I want to try and either make some music for my future games myself or possibly hire a professional to do it; but again, this is not something I can really say will happen particularly soon unless I just happen upon someone. The final poll from last time asked about pregnancy in adult games, and most of you seem to be either very or mostly positive about the idea, with a few votes in the “meh” or negative area. This is something I want to include in some future games if I can get the time to do it; but doing it well would be a complex mess and take a lot of time that I do not think I can spare at the moment… but we will see what happens. (This was one of many ideas/features that I am considering implementing in the future.)
So then there are the new polls; the first one is a returning old poll that asks how dark you prefer your adult content – fairly self explanatory. The second poll asks how you feel about “micro” adult games; which is to say adult games with an hour or less of total content, regardless of type. And the final poll for this month asks if I should try and make a demo for my upcoming game as well – which is also self explanatory. So let me know about all those!
Finally, we have a small status update; I am still working on event scenes for the new game – as well as trying to arrange some new voice work. Patreon rewards for this month will likely go out around the 13th or so; I want to really try and get some little playable beta thing for some of my Patrons, now that I have some event images to warrant doing so. There also will be a special mini-set poll for my mid-level patrons next month for the December mini-set; to help decide part of it. (I also posted a special Halloween image for all my patrons late on the 31st featuring Helenya.) For those of you that made it this far, keep in mind that I plan to freely release LITC 1 at some point in the near future – I won’t say when exactly. (I may also post one of those event scene previews from last month on here soonish.) I will see what else I can get done in the next week or so; I have several things that I am working on finishing right now – so a lot of other small things might also pop up if things finally pan out a bit in one of several ways. Anyway… I hope to be back here soon with something; so we will see what happens!
Hi again. So I have taken down the polls from last month and put a few new ones up. The results for the special poll were rather depressing – with a grand total of two votes, both for Faye. I have no idea why votes were so low this time around; but it does not bode well for next year – I will say that much. (I never did another contest because the first one didn’t get much legitimate interest; I do have several ideas for another one though, should that ever change.) I really would have thought that a free image set would garner more interest than this. However, I will make a four image mini-set starring Faye and post it a bit later this month… it will only be the bare minimum number of images this time since nobody seemed particularly interested. As for the other polls, the one condom one was a total tie, which is not helpful; but I am not a huge fan of condoms so that is not likely to happen anyway. (Nobody voted for the highly positive option – so that is my take-away from this one.) The last poll was also rather balanced in terms of results – but it seems to indicate that most of you would be interested in having more information about characters you like – or at least not opposed to it.
As for the new polls, the first one asks what your favorite adult game type is, and please pick three (3) – just to check that again a few years later and see what has changed… if anything. The second poll asks how you feel about the music in adult games – so let me know; as this will be used rather soon potentially. The third poll asks how you feel about pregnancies in adult games… so let me know about that also if you would.
Other than all this, I am currently working on the event images for the game as well as some of the coding bits for the random character generation thing. (I apparently need to add bits to it to get it to work the way I want and do all that i need.) So rather than have anything playable in a week or so; I just hope to have an event preview or two before then for my Patreon patrons. (As noted previously, there would not have been much to it at this stage anyway – plus, more people get to enjoy the event previews; so I think this will work out better for now.) I will continue to work on this and hopefully have something together for next month; for those patrons of mine that get access to the beta versions. I will also post one of the character previews here a bit later this month, we will see what else I have by then. I may also post LITC 1 publicly next month; but that is up in the air still. (I might have a little side thing for my patrons soon as well, not entirely sure just yet; I am working on several smaller things on the sidelines.)
Also a warning – my Patreon mini-set list is going to reset starting next month, so this is the last month to get the full set of currently offered mini-sets; which will be eight (8) total once rewards for this month go out in a week or so. So if anyone out there wants access to this batch of mini-sets before most of them are retired to my oronjo shop, now is the time to get them from my Patreon.
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 again. I am back again with the results from the polls from last month… or at least the two that were working for most of it. (The one from the month before was not working for much of the month, again – my bad… but I was too busy to notice and I am not entirely sure why it did that in the first place.) I was going to do this yesterday, but my webhost was having issues.
Anyway, for the two polls that I am retiring, the one poll asked if you preferred more diversity or more content volume – and literally everyone voted for more content volume… so that answers that; and that is what I will try to do initially with this new game. The other poll was a repeat of an ancient poll that asked what the most important aspects of a female character are – and sexual preferences was the top answer followed by body shape, with backstory and accessories after that and then finally race and personality with one vote each. This is good to know – though I of course wish these had more votes; but this one poll at least was my fault for having it not work for much of last month… so I will likely bring this back again sometime next year or so, depending. I will once again leave the third poll up for another month – meaning the fun Helenya poll in this case; and there should be no issues this time.
Meanwhile, the new polls are up and ask two important game-related questions; the first asks how you feel about achievements in adult games – should they have them, yes or no. The second one is more related to development updates – but it asks if you would prefer more frequent but smaller status updates, or if you prefer less frequent, larger written updates. (Or a balance.) These two polls will impact how I handle game development updates on the site over these next few months (there will be earlier and more detailed updates on my Patreon) – as well as whether or not I might add in some achievements into the game or not. (Just an idea at this point, but I could.) As I have said, I will do what I can for this new game with the time/support I can get – but this is at least one little thing that I am unsure if people would care much… so I want to check. If you want to play the full version of my previous game(s), and/or help support the new one, check out my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart
Anyway, I should be back next week with some sort of update; not totally sure what that will include at this point yet – it depends on how much I can get done this weekend… and what I get done. We will see if I get anything extra done and/or whatever happens in a few days and I will let you guys know. (I will also finish working in some voice bits into SST.) See you soon.
Hey again. It’s a new month, and that means new polls! (I am still working on the story set.) The two new polls are up on the right, so vote away, but first, the results from last month’s polls. For whatever reason, the votes were rather low this time around, but I will go with that I have; but do know that I am keeping the middle poll around to get some more votes – the one about important aspects of a female character. (I don’t think that I have kept a poll for two months for quite a while… if ever; so that is a new thing in and of itself.) As for thew other two old polls, the first poll asked about content focus in adult content – and of the votes cast, there was a tie for first place, some thought that it was best to focus on one content type, and others felt a wide variety was best. Taking that with the other one vote for a small variety, I think it is safe to say most people want at least a little variety in their adult content; even if there should be (and usually is) a main content focus. (Variety is a good thing.)
The other poll from last month asked how you felt about established characters showing up in unrelated VNs and such; and the results were rather clear – most of you think they should show up as much as possible… with one vote for maybe a few in set roles. There are two ways to play this; with either the fanservice route, showing all characters as much as possible… or the more serious route, where you only put in a few established characters – and only as would make sense. I tried to do the second one of those with my first little micro VN; and I am not totally sure what I would do in a second one just yet… (though I did have a few ideas) as I decided against that a few months back and have been preparing for this other new game instead. However, I will keep this all in mind.
Anyway, in addition to the one returning poll about important aspects of a female character, there are two new polls! One asks which of these two options you prefer when it comes to semi-randomly generated characters – more visual diversity/customization or more event/content images? (I only have so much time, so I have to focus on something to start with.) This might be kind of extremely important and immediately relevant – so votes on this would be great. The other poll is another fun poll that asks what you would do if Helenya came to visit you in the middle of the night… and gives a wide variety of options! So let me know about those, and I should be back in a few days with the previews from the new story chapter.
Hi again. I am back as noted earlier with the poll results from last time as well as some new polls on the right! The new polls ask a few different things; the first asks your thoughts on content focus in adult content – which is to say should one adult content item (an image set) focus on one particular fetish or content type, or is it best to diversify? The second poll is an old poll brought back, asking what you think are the three most important aspects of a female character. The last poll asks what you think in regard to major, already established characters appearing in an adult game that features a new character – which is to say should they play major roles or perhaps lesser, more believable ones? (This assumes they are not already the characters the player is controlling.) So let me know your thoughts on these!
As for the old polls, the results were rather clear for most of them – in regard to the amount of exposition in adult content, most people prefer a balance… which I expected. (Even the number of votes for and against on either side of the balance was balanced, ironically.) This is good, as that is what I try to do most of the time, I just like to check if people might want more or less. The second poll asked about custom player characters in adult games, and most people prefer having a totally custom character… which I can understand, but in pretty much any case that will lead to a significant decrease in quality over having one (or a few) preset ones; plus doing fully custom characters with 3D renders is rather hard to do… so I guess I will see what happens. (Second place was preset characters, which is nice.) The last poll was a bit more spread out, but that in itself tells me a lot; apparently people want more of a mix in regard to cock/foreskin appearance – which I have already started working towards in the latest mini-set that I posted a preview of last week. I will continue to work on mixing that up a bit more in the future… and we will see how it all goes.
i am still working on the rest of what I wanted to get done for this interval – and I hope to be back in a couple days with something.
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.
Hey. I am back with the results from that poll on my Patreon page that was deciding the star of a special celebratory mini-set that I hope to get done this coming weekend – as well as a small status update. Long story short, the poll ended in a tie and I decided to go with Zayla as the focus of this special mini-set; which I am sure surprised no-one. The actual content focus is still being decided,… but I have a few ideas. Whenever I do get this done, it will be posted immediately for all tiered patrons of mine – and will remain available to future patrons. To those of you who actually read all this and check here constantly, there might be a mini-set reset next month… so if you want access to all the current mini-sets available to my mid level patrons, you may want to act within the next few days. This month’s mini-set that I posted previews for earlier this week somehow ended up at double it’s previously stated size at 14 images by the way… if that influences anyone at all.
Other than all that, the story set is going well so far, but I am a ways away from getting final previews ready; especially with me working on this special mini-set this weekend/Monday. (It should still be ready by rewards time though, so no worries.) I will do the best I can, and I hope to be back late next week with the previews – but I will be back mid-next week with new polls at the minimum! So vote in those polls on the right if you haven’t already, and I will see you guys again soon.
Hi there. I am back as promised with new polls and the results from the previous polls! Three new polls are up on the right; one asks how often you look at porn, one asks how often you revisit porn you have previously viewed, and the third asks how you feel about romance in adult content. I went with two fun polls this time around, just to mix things up – but there should still be lessons to lean and such.
As for the old polls, apparently most people liked the demo for the game I made; which is nice – but a few people didn’t try it for whatever reason… so go on, it’s free! (One person didn’t like futa stuff which I understand, so that makes sense.) The next poll asked about playing in development game builds – and apparently everyone who voted either plays everything they can possibly get (2/3 of votes) or waits until full release for balance/stability patches (1/3 of votes). The last poll was the dominance poll, and surprisingly a lot of you are open minded, and think either can be fun depending on the situation. A few also preferred to always be dominant, and there was one who was a real life submissive that preferred to be dominant online. Decent number of votes for these, let’s try to keep that going up!
In regards to my current status, my leg is still cramping up weirdly if I sit for over two minutes; and I have no idea why. (This isn’t usually what happens when my back acts up – at any point.) It seems to be passing slowly… so hopefully this will be totally sorted out by early next week. I did those couple new images for the game, and am working on the animation – as I have yet to hear back regarding that other thing as of yet. (I will send an email out tomorrow if I don’t hear anything before then, probably.) I am still hoping to get that worked in this time around… but I need to get it and have time to inspect, implement, and test it. (Which I may not get, but I am optimistic.) I should be back closer to the weekend with a preview/gif of this animation assuming nothing horrible happens again.
UPDATE 4/7: I am still working out a minor kink in the animation; I hope to get this hand issue fixed tomorrow but it may go into Monday – also I did get most of that new thing for the game that I was waiting for and am in the middle of getting some of that worked in as well. I will have a bigger update in a day or so.
Hi again. The old polls are over, and the new polls are up; so check those out if you haven’t already! As for last month’s polls, people seem to greatly prefer fantasy settings, which is to be expected – with a vote or two for modern, sci-fi, and historical. Another poll asked if you would be a well behaved sex slave for Zayla – unsurprisingly most people said they wouldn’t as they prefer to be in charge. (A few did say they would though.) The last poll was a fairly even split and somewhat inconclusive; it asked what type of game you prefer from the selection given and while the choose your own adventure option did win by a decent margin, the other options were only a vote or two behind. (Less people voted in this poll for whatever reason; which is strange.) So it would seem people want puzzle games and/or choose your own adventure style stuff; and less dating sim type things – but this is all rather close regardless.
Anyway, the new polls are up and there are three different ones – two normal ones and another fun one. The two normal polls ask how you liked the demo I put out a while ago and what your thoughts on beta versions of games are. The fun poll asks what your dominance preference is in real life vs what you prefer online/otherwise. So let me know about all that and I hope to be back in a couple days with the public previews for LITC chapter 3; my Patrons already have a pretty good idea of what the set will feature… but it will be revealed soon enough.