I figured since I already had quite a bit of NSFW content from Episode 2, I'd let Mechanics and higher Patrons (20$+) decide which NSFW preview characters they want to see. You won't be able to choose all the characters that appear in Episode 2 so as not to spoil too much, but I think the choice may be difficult for some anyway 😄Which character's NSFW preview you would like to see - HERE!
Also here are few words from Joshua 😄
We're getting closer and closer to release. I know there have been rumblings about a date, but we're not quite ready to lock that down yet. What I can say is that the front half of the episode has been beta tested, and the music has been selected, the renders, animations and final testing are all that remains, but that's no small thing.
We've talked about the scale before, but Jachu put it in perspective recently when he told me that one major scene in episode 2 has almost as many renders and animations as the whole of episode 1. A big part of this is that is has a very broad way to play through that scene, depending on a few factors that I don't want to reveal before people can play, but yes, it will involve different girls.
The bonus scene for episode 2 has been voted on, and the winning combinations have been scripted into a scene that will be released after episode 2 as an additional bonus for patrons. It's always interesting to see how people vote, especially their preferred love interest, and how that tracks over time. I think if anything, this bonus scene will only increase her fans appreciation of her.
There has also been some background work into episode 3 scripting, as well as preemptive discussions around compliance with Steam for release after episode 3.In the last coupe of weeks, I've been doing the usual scripting, as well as checking out some options for music. It's quite challenging to find royalty and licence free music that is OK to associate with an AVN. It makes me wish I could actually play an instrument, but as it stands I don't think bad vocals on top of tapping on my desk would help the game much.
As I've mentioned before, I have playlists for each character that help me kind of get into the vibe of that character in scenes where they are heavily represented. With that in mind, here's Jasmine:
Awolnation - Burn it down
Bellusira - Culprit
Breaking Benjamin - I will not Bow
Bring me the Horizon (feat. Babymetal) - Kingslayer
Within Temptation (ft Xzibit) - And We Run
Linkin Park – Bleed It Out
FALLING IN REVERSE - Watch the World Burn
Royal Blood - Figure it out
Denzel Curry - Bulls on Parade
Lacuna Coil - Spellbound
Linkin Park - Numb
Motley Crue - Kickstart My Heart
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nonpoint - Wheel against Will
Paramore - Crush
Powerman 5000 - Bombshell
Rob Zombie - DragulaSlipknot - Devil in I
Stitched up heart - Catch me when I fall
Tim Minchin - Prejudice
Trivium - The Heart from your Hate
I finally finished the biggest scene in this Episode. It has a total of 1110 renders and over 64 3D sex animations 😄 It is one big scene though in fact it’s dozens of scenes combined into one. This is because how the scene unfolds depends on your choices. It will definitely be the most replayable scene of all so far. In addition 2 other much smaller scenes have also been completed. I'm currently working on the scene with Veronica, I think one of the most important for her story, but I won't give away any more details. When I finish this scene I will send the updated version of the game to the beta testers and proofreaders. Then we can officially say that ¾ of the game is completed - animations, renders, music, code and of course testing 😄 There will only be one big racing scene and 2 definitely smaller scenes left, which I hope will go smoothly. After that, all that's left to do is to code these last 3 scenes, add music/sound effects and test (this will definitely need to be tested more carefully because there will be a new racing mini-game). Like I said before, I'll probably be able to give Episode 2 a release date when I'm done with the race scene.
Also I had to change Natalya's haircut for the event scene because it didn’t quite work in animations. Here you can see the old one and the new one I chose (in the last development update I posted here in the previous one). How do you like the new one?