Few words from Joshua 😄
On the scripting side, there is not a whole lot to talk about except to say the scripting is going well. There has been a bit of refinement on episode 3.1 as well to keep the story a little tighter than the past couple of releases. Generally that's the way I write anyway—put in a lot of lines and then cull afterwards.
Episode 3.2's script is progressing along nicely, I'm in the middle of a lewd scene at the moment that I think will be a big hit for people who subscribe to the idea that 'two is company, but three is a party'. Oh, who is in it? Well I think that'll be kept under wraps for the moment. I think it'll be more fun for people to discover that as the game progresses.
Writing lewd scenes is always a weird kind of experience. Too much dialogue and it becomes a weird sort of verbal diarrhea, too little and it loses all sense of passion, and if it's just filled with <grunt> and <moan> it just seems weird, at least to me. It's definitely something that takes some effort, especially with how it integrates with the renders. I've been writing a bit of stuff for Ham lately, so I've been using this playlist to help set the mood for him. He's a grumpy old bastard most of the time, but he does have a huge soft spot for his little Jammin, which makes him an interesting character to try and bring to life. I see him as sort of a cross between Nigel Mansell and Joe Cabot from Reservior Dogs.
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats - S.O.B.
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky
Dropkick Murphys - Shipping out to Boston
Rag’n’Bone man - Human
Guns ‘n’ Roses - Mr Brownstone
Rob Zombie - Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix)
Eyes set to kill - Not Sorry
Gemini Syndrome - Remember we die
Spiritbox - Blessed Be
Baby Animals - Early Warning
Trace Adkins - You’re gonna miss this
Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
Tool - Sober
Hellyeah - You wouldn’t know
Unfortunately, the date of my surgery will be rescheduled. I've been sick for about two weeks now, and just a week ago when I had a fever I called the hospital where I was supposed to have the surgery. They informed me that at least two weeks should pass between any infection and the surgery. I was hoping to receive a new surgery date from them this week to inform you all but unfortunately I haven't received a new date yet. I will write another post once I get information from the hospital. I'm not happy about this and I really wanted to get it over with ASAP but it will still be some time before that happens. 😓
In the meantime, I managed to do renders for one scene for Episode 3 Part 1! 🥳 There are 8 scenes in Part 1 but as it always turns out - one is larger and the other is shorter. In this Part I have two larger scenes ahead of me - one is, as usual, a racing scene, and the other is a date with one of the love interests, for those who are on her path. I don't want to spoil any more… 😉
I hope the production of this update goes smoothly but it depends a lot on my surgery. But anyway, I'll keep you informed, for now, keep your fingers crossed!