Hey again. I normally try not to do this, but circumstances make this rather necessary. Long story short, my internet connection is having major issues right now and has been for the past few days. I called Comcast several times and apparently service in the area has been having issues for days and for whatever reason nobody investigated this yet. Comcast has no idea what is wrong (no surprise there) and can’t send someone out to check the lines nearby until late tomorrow, which may or may not fix the problem. Since around two days ago, my connection has basically been going up and down randomly, sometimes staying down for hours; and even when it does work, it is usually pathetically slow for some reason.
I am still working on the anniversary set, so it likely would not get done tonight anyway (but it might) – but even if it does get done there is a reasonable chance I will not be able to post it. I decided to come on and let you all know what is going on at the moment since my internet is working right now, and because I have no way to know when it will crap out again. I do hope to be back soon with the anniversary set and new polls, but just in case I am not around for a bit… that is why.
Hi again. Sorry this is a few days late but I managed to fix one image I was about to give up on last Saturday and needed a day to fix it after that. I really wanted to get it done for DA this month, and I think it was worth the wait, go check it out if you haven’t yet. (Mermaid!) Allegedly people really wanted to see these according to a poll a while back, I did say I was working on it; and here is the current iteration of it. There may be more… detailed stuff with her a bit later. (Or sooner if a lot of people really like it,) Some other cool new stuff is also up on DA for everyone, so check that out and let me know what you think.
As for the game, everything is still set for a 1.0 release candidate early next month; it will remain in beta for a month for testing/balance purposes, and then leave beta the month after that. (And therefore go to normal patrons as well.) I have fixed some issues here and there and worked in a few new text variations as well as putting in a few more sound effects in some places. I am still looking into that one new convenience mechanic I would like to work in, but that may or may not happen; but it is far from critical. I am also fighting itches to put in additional scene images… which for now I have not. (I have to draw the line somewhere.)
I will be back around the weekend with new polls; so vote in the current ones if you haven’t yet.
Hi. As you can guess from the title, the game is not quite done yet; but it is very close. I am taking another month to expand on the text in a few areas a bit, do some balancing, and possibly work in one more small thing. All the base scene content is in the current beta though, which means all scene sets/training options are in and the endings are in as well; and that was sent out to my Patrons last night in the 0.86 beta. As mentioned previously, I can’t see this not being done before a month from now unless something terrible happens again and I am prevented from working somehow.
I think it all came together better than I had hoped, and likely better than it should have given that this is my first real attempt at a game. There are a few things I had to tone back a bit, either because of render limitations or just to try and balance the content; I prefer not to have one scene set be twice as large as another unless there is a good reason. However, as I mentioned various places a while back; I can always add to this later on if people really like it – I already have several ideas for this, but it completely depends on the reception this gets and/or what support I have to do it. (Check out my Patreon page if you want access to the current beta – https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart)
Anyway, more votes in the polls would be appreciated, and I will be back in a week or so with a new mini-set preview and hopefully some new DA stuff as well.
Hi again. I am back with the results from the old polls and two new polls are up on the right. The first poll from last month asked if you are excited for my upcoming game, and thankfully most voters are. 😀 The second poll asked if you still view story/image sets if they don’t have your favorite character/content type; and this was a tie between always and sometimes, so the general consensus seems to be mostly yes. (I was quite interested in this second poll, and it seems that most of you are at least willing to look at new/other things, which is good.)
As for the new polls, the first one asks if you would be interested in a general lore/world info page if I made one; think something like the characters page except with background info/ additional context. The other poll asks how often you check this site, with assorted options. (I assume people would check here rather than my other pages.) Please vote in those new polls and let me know your thoughts on these things!
In other news, I am working to try and “finish” the content for the game for next week; though it is apparent I will not have time to fully test the balancing at the minimum. I am still unsure if I will even be able to squeeze in everything I want to before Patreon rewards sometime next week, but I am trying. It is remarkably hard to decide what to cut and what to expand on. I will be back with an update next week regarding whether or not I managed to get the game content “finished” or if I have to push it back one more month for some additional polish.
Hi again. I am back with a small status update and a new image gallery to try out! As noted in last month’s poll, people supposedly wanted image galleries; so I made one, as I said I would. It is linked up top, and it is comprised of all the old RTL story arc previews in chapter order for convenience. There are many options for this gallery thing I found, but the defaults seem pretty good so far; however, I will likely tweak it around a bit to see what I can do a bit later on. Depending on feedback I get regarding this new gallery and/or the usage/views it gets, I may add more/other galleries depending; though I am not totally sure what else would make for a good gallery other than the mini-set previews.
As for the status update, I have some new stuff done for the game; most of it relating to the middle/lower endings… the top one is not done yet. I am also still trying to work out how to render this last scene set properly due to the high number of figures… but I may just have to do it the hard way, which is just trial and error. I still can’t say for sure that it will get totally “done” before next month’s rewards go out; but it will be close. There is just so much I want to do with many aspects that I need to tone down or hold back on for balancing/time reasons. Even if I want to work on it for another month though, that should definitely be it; so this is close to the end either way. Once it is “done” I plan to send it to a few artist friends of mine to hopefully get some feedback; my patrons will also get it of course, but it will stay in the mid level tier for a couple more months while I hopefully make some adjustments/fixes from the feedback I get.
Anyway, I should be back in a week or so with something; in the mean time, please vote in the current polls if you haven’t yet and let me know how the new gallery thing looks/works. As per usual I get little to no feedback regarding anything… so it would be nice if that could change for once. (Otherwise I just have to guess whether or not people like it from pageviews, which doesn’t really work well.)
Hey again. I am back with some updates regarding work I have been doing and one new commission, in case you didn’t read the title. I sent out the updated beta of the game to applicable Patrons of mine a few days ago; and there is only one main scene set left to put in now. The 1.0 release of “Salune’s slave training” is very close; I can’t see it taking more than two months at the outside, and I hope to have it basically complete when next month’s main rewards message goes out. (When it is at 1.0 I will repost some of the previews and some info/other things about it for convenience sake; but I would think regular viewers here know what to expect by now.)
I still have a lot of text expansions to work in and balancing to do, but some of that may need more testing than I can do myself. (I am in the process of putting in the endings now.) In other news, there are also some fixes and new images as well as one new addition to the characters page, [with a few things left out for story reasons] which I have been meaning to fix for months but forgetting. (One additional new character to come for that as well, but I will wait until I actually put out chapter one of the next story arc to put her bio here.) Regardless, I will be back next week with the preview for this month’s new Patreon mini-set, perhaps more depending on assorted time factors.
Anyway, here is that new anonymous commission, featuring Tabitha and some bondage/tentacle action!
If you are interested in a commission from me, check out my commissions page! http://redleatherart.com/wp/?page_id=1370
Hey again. I am back with a small status update and the new DA stuff that I posted last night. (I was too tired to post here and Patreon last night so I waited until now.) Sorry about the delays on the DA stuff, but I had to take my car in for repairs earlier this week and lost a lot of spare time related to that.
Regardless, I am working on the new game scene sets, but I am having some technical issues involving scene texture limits with one of the remaining two; so I may have to push that back to next month. I am not totally sure of this yet, but it seems highly likely. Quick note here, I know it seems like I haven’t been doing as much for this project due to working so much on this game, but this is actually a story set worth of work each month; so it is realistically more work for me than before, and I really hope people enjoy it. It is almost done though, so the end is in sight and all that. (Another month or two I think, hard to say.)
Regarding that other thing I mentioned a post or two ago, I still haven’t heard back from the person involved with that yet; so I guess that needs more time. There are a few new commissions for me though on my DA/tumblr, so check those out if you haven’t already. I will be back in a couple days with new polls, so vote now if you haven’t yet!
Hey guys. I am back with a short status update and the poll results/new poll update. First off, I have one new image scene set for the game ready to be rendered this weekend; and I think I will have time to get the second one done as well before the 12th or so when rewards get sent out if all stays calm. I also posted a long post to my patreon page a while ago with some ideas I have been considering for future content; I am not sure when I will go over some of that here, but I likely will at some point.
Anyway, last month’s polls asked two things; first of all, I asked your gender and it seems most people who answered are male, which is no real surprise… but there were a few girls out there as well which is nice. The other poll asked what gender you prefer for player characters in adult games, and it seems most people prefer futa with female being a close second; it was only two votes off from a tie. There were also two votes for male, but that seems to be a distant third compared to the other two. As noted, I have already made a micro VN with a female main character, and the game I am working on now has Salune as the main focus/character; so I have sort of covered both of these. I have mentioned previously though that I am not the biggest fan of futa, and though I do make stuff with futa content, I try to mix it in only once in a while; both to keep it special and to allow for some other content types as well. What I am trying to say here is that both because I am about to finish a game with mostly futa content and because of my preferences, I think a female main character is much more likely in my next game… whenever that is.
Also, there are two new polls up; one asks which version of an image set you look at first, story or clean and the other asks how you feel about adult image galleries; since I am considering throwing one in on my site with all the assorted previews posted together. Please vote in these new polls and I will be back next week with some other update; I have several other smaller things in the works at the moment as well and if everything goes perfectly I may be able to get one posted shortly after my patreon rewards go out.
Hey. So as mentioned last time, here is a quick status update regarding some assorted things. First of all, I am currently working on the full size, ten-ish image story set for my Patrons this month, which will feature Zayla. (I won’t give away the full scenario idea yet; my patrons already know though.) I gave several different options in the patreon poll this time, including modern and sci-fi scenarios; but the one with Zayla won by a fair bit as she usually does. So I hope to have at least one preview of that, maybe two in a few days or so; but it looks like it is going to be very fun. A couple new commissions for me got posted recently, and I added them to the “commissions and stuff for me” gallery on my DA page (one on my tumblr), so check that out if that interests you. As for game content this month, I won’t get into that until I finish this image set; but there should be at least one, preferably two new scene sets… and there are only four main training ones left to put in. (I don’t count the endings/other scenes as scene sets… but there is much of that left to do as well.)
In other news, it looks like I will have a lot more time for all this stuff somewhat soon; though I am not sure how long it will last… that really depends on all sorts of things. I hope to make a fair bit of progress on the game during this time, and maybe get it to 1.0 in two/three months. When that happens, I will likely repost some of the older previews and/or make a few new ones for some more general gameplay insight. I will also make a post to all my patrons sometime before the end of the month with assorted ideas regarding other content ideas/events that may happen after this game is done… partly to just let people know what I am thinking and partly to see there is interest for these things. The polls on the right are doing fairly well, but there is still time for results to shift, so vote now if you haven’t yet!
Hey again. Sorry this is later than I’d hoped but yesterday was really rough and I slept in today. Long story short, the game is at what I am calling beta 0.6; although about 70% of the actual image content planned for the base game is in the game now. (75% of the training scene sets are implemented; though I do plan to expand the written bits for some of the early ones.) There is still of course other stuff to work out like the stat balancing and the endings; but I did get the “anal training” scene set in the build I sent out last night to my patrons. That was pretty fun and has a bit of fisting at the end because why not. (People wanted that according to a poll a while back.) The game also has a title screen now; though that may still get updated a bit. (The words, not the image I don’t think; I like this one.)
So that went better than I thought it would given that mess last month, and I will see what this month holds for the game beta in a week or so; for now my patrons are voting on which mini-set idea will become a full size image set, and it looks to have been decided already. (Most votes were for one option; more on that later next week I hope.) I really am not sure what else will happen this month, as I am waiting for three/four people to get back to me about different things… and have been for weeks in most cases. So the game beta is doing pretty well and there will be a ten(ish) image story set for mid level patrons starting next month with a preview image here; maybe two, one clean and one story… not sure yet. I have all kinds of ideas and possibilities on the table in terms of other content and stuff I have been thinking about… especially given something coming up rather soon; I am planning to mention some of this to patrons before mentioning it here, so I don’t know when most of you will get more details. Please continue to vote in the polls here and leave comments with any questions/concerns; I plan to post again next week with an update at the minimum, hopefully with a preview of the not so mini-set for the month.