Thursday, March 3, 2016

Coolguy AMD.

Alright, time for some updates.

Basically, my previous video card failed on me. Since then, I've been able to use most of, but not all of my software, and some of it has had some weird issues (For example, GM had a bunch of error messages I've never seen before, so I can only assume it was something about the integrated graphics). As a result, I've mostly been working on music, in the meantime

That said, after going back and fourth with AMD customer service for about a week and a half, they eventually agreed to send me a refurbished replacement card (I had a 7970, and they sent me a 7990, which is about $500 more than what I had). It arrived today, and I've just finished setting it up. At least so far, I haven't run into any problems, so hopefully that whole set of problems is over and done with.

MangaGamer / Kurovadis

Manga Gamer Approached me about selling my games with their service. However, I'm feeling pretty ashamed of how bad the CGs were, particularly in regards to anatomy.

So, I'm considering going back and fixing some of the more obvious mistakes in the CGs before selling it with MangaGamer. I thought about fixing some other stuff, and adding some of the things people have been asking for, but I probably shouldn't be doing stuff like that, at the moment, so I'll resist the urge for now.

If I do the Cgs, though, maybe I'll stream the process, for the heck of it.

Patreon Stuff

First off, the winner of the Vote was Hatsune Miku.

Also, I should have done this a while ago; but I'm going to do the draw for the animations and image after I'm done with this post. The first person who won the draw never got back to me, so I'll be doing two of them, as well as an image one.

Other than that, there's still a bunch of stuff I've gotta do, and should have had done by now. However, I'll get through it eventually.


To give some insight into what still needs to be done, the bulk of the remaining work pretty much comes down to tilesets, music, sound, a small category of H-animations, the main bosses (not the ones that roam around), any fixes I'll end up needing to do at the end, and then stuff like H options, menus, and all the other stuff you need to do to wrap things up. Oh, and CGs, though that's only if I decide to have them at all.

Honestly, the most time consuming part of it will probably be the music. People always talk about how long it takes to make something, but the real problem is how long it takes to make the 3-5 things that  come before the thing that works. It's pretty rare for me to just work on a song from beginning to end, without running into roadblocks.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Character vote

Making such a small post feels awkward so here's a picture.

Anyhow, sorry about the delay. Got caught up in trying to fix something yesterday and completely forgot to put up the character vote. Here it is.

Shoutouts to the guy who literally made an excel document covering the number of votes and scenario requests - . -

Sunday, January 31, 2016

So what now?

Once again, I'm of the state of mind where I wish I could properly explain my situation, but finding the words seems impossible. So, instead of wasting your time trying to describe the pulses in my brain running into brick walls, I'll just go over the information that actually matters.

Also, I apologize for my absence from the comments recently.

Patreon Animations
For the past month I've had absolutely no drive to work on Patreon animations at all. There's no use fooling myself into thinking that it's a disinterest that will pass. Before I close the Patreon, I'll finish everything I have an obligation to finish (with extras being based on the number of animations I've done)

After that, I may do animations every so often, even if it's not as a Patreon. But I won't be going back to the weekly thing. Oh, and I'll check who won the voting and open a poll tomorrow.

Weekly Game
I need to work on something that will help me renew my motivation, and allow me to explore ideas that are impossible with Noaika. Animation is great, but games are where my heart is, and Noaika has been my focus for so long that while it will be amazing to finish it, getting there isn't as exciting as it used to be, and there's other stuff I want to do while I work on it.

I'll be making it with the intention of updating it weekly. It may be a Patreon thing, or it may not be. Dunno yet.

Secret game
So, I sent out an unlock code on Patreon a while back,

Way before I ever did the Patreon (almost a year ago now), I worked on an H-game during my free time while still working on Noaika. It originally started as a "let's make something simple in a week!" sort of thing but only got as far as one level. As time went on, I worked on it here and there, and almost finished it. However once I started the Patreon and it took more time and energy than I originally anticipated, the game fell to the wayside, and I never got around to finishing it. I figured I'd pick it back up at some point.

So, in the next month I want to try to finish it. I sent out the unlock code then in case some of the people quit the Patreon at some point.

Once it's done, everyone who pre-ordered Noaika will get it for free, and anyone who supported the Patreon will get it for free (I'll send out the code again soon on Patreon for new Patrons, and anyone who left can email me to get it).

The game is about the size of Eroico, or a little bigger (and with much better H-animations), so I'll charge $4 for it if it ends up having no CGs, or $5 if it does.

Other than that, that's about it. Sorry for being dumb, and sorry that I'm probably going to keep being dumb for a while. Someday Noaika will be done and I'll take new steps, but until then being in the midst of such a big project isn't easy. But it will be done.

Anyhow, thanks for watching.