Sunday, October 26, 2014

You can Pre-order Noaika if you want to -__-



Well, since getting a bank loan probably isn't going to happen, and because plenty of people seem willing, I've decided to make Noaika available for pre-order. You can buy the unlock code now, essentially as a means of donating, and it will work with the game once its released.

To clarify, there is no benefit to pre-ordering other than supporting the game's development. There will not be exclusive versions or content. (Before the game is released I'll also be retroactively giving the code to anybody who has donated in the past.)


Pre-orders are closed, thank you to those of who who did! (or were about to right now -__-)

A huge thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered or donated thus far, you've been a big help. Seriously people, you are all awesome. (And don't worry, I read all your feedback and support, even paypal messages in other languages ^_^





216 comments:

  1. I'll try to help, although I don't have much experience with very formal Japanese. This should get the point across, though, without offending anyone. (Well, at least it will do better than Google Translate.)

    エロゲー制作のためにローンを組むことは無理でした。なので、この際お客様方の御希望に応え、Noaikaを事前注文で購入できるよう手配致しました。 Noaika(仮)は$5で販売する予定ですが、もしそれ以上寄付として払ってくださると助かります。

    注意: これは事前注文です! Noaika(仮)はまだ完成しておりません! また、事前注文にはゲームの開発を進め、最終的な品質をあげること以外に、お客様に御利益はありません。 予めご了承ください。

    公正性のため、Noaika(仮)の販売が開始次第、以前寄付をしていただいた方には無料でフルバージョンをお送り致します。

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    1. Oh, thanks! Specifically I just need to make sure the red message is in japanese.

      I essentially need "The game is not complete! This is just a preorder.", or something to that effect. I don't think I need to whole explanation in Japanese.

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    2. No problem. I thought it would be good to have the whole post in Japanese, but eh......

      "注意: これは事前注文です! Noaika(仮)はまだ完成しておりません!" is the part you're looking for.

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    3. Thanks, I appreciate it ^_^

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  2. I can't seem to pre-order; while I can see the pre-order screen, clicking on any of the links leads to a blank page. Can I have some help here?

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    1. Look like Fetchapp is down D:
      That's what I use to sell stuff. For some reason I cant access my page, and the same happens for my previous games >_>

      hopefully it's down and not something worse..

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    2. Huh, other pages that use fetchapp literally just don't work right now -__-

      Grreeaaat timing.

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    3. Clearly, the stampede of enthusiastic preorderers was too much for the site to handle ;P

      Oh well. There's always the donate button, though I guess that'll be a bit more work on your end to push the codes out in the end...

      (And although you probably already got this: When emailing a bunch of supporters, prefer BCC / individual mail - I imagine many supporters wouldn't want their paypal e-mail address broadcast to all other supporters via a huge visible CC: list...)

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    4. Nah, the service is back up already, so it's all good.

      As for codes for donations, I'll be sending them individually.

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    5. Whoo, it's working now!

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    6. Tripoteur VentripotentOctober 26, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      Indeed, I just confirmed that it's working now...

      ...by throwing another 20 at it.

      Considering that I paid so little for Kurovadis and Eroico, I'm now averaging 20 per game, which I feel is fair. These are tiny games, but the quality is excellent.

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  3. I think it's hilarious that people had to scream at you for so long, to give you money. Usually, it's the other way around.

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  4. "supporting the game's development."

    Works for me!

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    1. no its not out yet
      you can pre-order the game (buy it now and get it WHEN ITS RELEASED in some time, but not now)

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  6. how far is the pre -order version from the demo?

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    1. I think you may have misunderstood. There isn't a pre-order "version". This is only pre-ordering the full game when it comes out, no changes.

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  7. Oh,... HOW DARE YOU NOT GIVE US ANY PRE-ORDER SWAG... GEEZ!...

    What kind of person gives people an awesome game geez... =P

    I Pre-ordered.

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  8. I'M THROWING MONEY AT THE SCREEN BUT NOTHING HAPPENS!!!

    On a side note how is development going?

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  9. I pre-ordered. Everything worked fine for me.

    Keep up the good fight

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  10. 海外から投函(英文作成は苦手)。

    事情はわかった。
    Kyrieru、君が作成するゲームは大変に信頼における作品で、Noaikaもきっと素晴らしい作品になるだろうと想像できる。
    $5は安すぎる。
    フルプライスの寄付をしたので、完成を心より待ってるよ!

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  11. Sorry, but I paid more than your asking price. I also got a few friends to support you.
    As a fellow Canadian, I can't allow your modesty to push you into debt.

    I'm sorry if this upsets you. But you deserve better.

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    1. You Canadians are always so nice...

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  12. Shame on you, Ky.

    Shame on you for not taking pre-orders sooner.

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    1. Pre-ordered, got the $10 Exclusive One-Less-Back-Alley-BJ-Ky-Has-To-Perform-To-Keep-His-Lights-On Edition

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    2. Nice! I got the 15$ Looks-Like-The-Dog-Wont-Have-To-Be-Pawned Edition

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    3. Comedic gold!

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  13. Happily donated with the bonus, give kyrieru a boost, addition
    hope it can help

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  14. Oops.
    I got the $20 Ky-should-reward-himself-with-a-Goddamn-pizza edition.
    Seriously dude, I will send Panago your way.

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  15. It's time to give from the heart, people. If you were on the fence about buying or waiting to pirate it later, now's the chance to do the right thing and put the money to good use, because he's a great game maker, and honest-to-goodness great guy, and he could really use the money. You're not ripping off $5 from some hot-shot millionaire or taking from a shady game studio who's fucking him out of it anyways, every dollar counts. Let's keep the warm food in his belly, and as always,

    Keep Ky Happy.

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    1. There's no "on the fence" about buying or pirating a Kyrieru game. The people who would buy it will buy it; and those who wouldn't ever buy it are going to pirate it.

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  16. Hi Ky and all you fans out there!
    I'm so glad that you're fine on the health state, given all the posts in other comment sections here. Even if there are problems with money. But as I read this post of yours, I think they will be resolved slowly but surely.

    Therefore I gladly announce arriving reinforcements to reduce problems with insufficient founds! Donated as much as I could to support your outstanding work – also your good and high ambitions and standards – with everything I could effort at the moment, because currently I have a shortage too. As soon as this issue resolves at my end, I think I might be able to add some extra donations, which should also support you in multiple ways.

    Even if you might need to make smaller games for your upkeep, please keep your high standards up. They are one of your trademarks, that make your games more then special.
    Keep up the good work, the smile on your face, the happiness in your heart and stay healthy. ^^

    Best regards and many good wishes!

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  17. Well this giant flood is great to see myself. I too donated and pre-ordered :D

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  18. That's the wrong expression for the bank clerk. He should look like the principle from To Love Ru when he goes into pervert mode, before refusing you! Because we all know even those stuck up people that pretend to be virtuous are just "closet" perverts.

    Anyway, even though I donated to you pre game release, I still bought/donated for this project. So HA! Take that!

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  19. Everyone, before you spend money to support game development, be sure to remember that it is indeed a pre-order, and ask yourself if you're really sure you want to do this. If Kyrieru *does* end up dying in a gutter before the game is released, that's money that won't be coming back.

    ......not that it stopped me from picking the $20 edition. But yeah, I should throw that out there.

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    1. Point taken.

      But I think most of us realize the risks, and I think most people that throw more than the 5 dollar min realize that too.

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    2. x D Well even considering that as a joke, I hope Ky stays healthy. *knocking on wood* And you know what Kazami said: " 'Personally, I think "I could've done something if I tried' is the worst of all regrets." Even if there is only so much a little money can do. ^ ^

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  20. Bruh, I think you spelt the name of ur gaem wronk

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  21. Donate button's (basically) back! Gonna preorder this game twice next paycheck. Good luck finishing the game!

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  22. Looking forward to the final product, Kyrieru.

    Say, will there also be an all-ages version or the option to disable the hentai elements?

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    1. There will probably be an option to disable hentai elements.

      As for an all ages version...I don't know. I feel like after it's done it might be able to stand on it's own without hentai, but I'm hesitant to make it available like that because of the negative attention I might get if I sold in on a non-hentai site..

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    2. Alright, good to know~

      What do you mean with "negative attention" you mean that it will get hated on just for the fact that the original is all pervy and stuff?

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    3. I think people who are used to hentai kind of underestimate how serious people get over rape in fantasy.

      If the all-ages version found even moderate success, once mainstream audiences realized that there was "an indie game with rape" I don't think it would go over well. The only reason why nobody cares is because barely anybody knows about games like mine, and they certainly aren't sold in the same section as normal games.

      I think...if I ever released an all-ages version of a game with rape, or tried to advertise a game with rape, I'd have to make it so good, and so artistically sound in every regard that it wouldn't be an easy target for self righteous idiots. I'd also try and hide some sort of message beneath the surface about freedom of expression, and sexually in media, so that it might have at least some positive effect.

      Or something.

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    4. Hm, it makes sense when you say it like that.

      Thinking back to that interview you had a while ago...

      I'd argue that bad press might be good for sales but the negative backlash will certainly be annoying to deal with.

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    5. That is a serious issue around adult games. The media is more than welcome to violent and gory games like GTA and Call of Duty however sex games are looked down because they propote objectification of women bla blah blah. If that were true then I guess playing GTA makes you a hitrunner druglord and playing Cooking mama will turn you into a chef. People can't seem to distinguish the line between realist an fictional games.

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    6. One of the problems is that unlike violence in videogames, sexuality is incorrectly viewed as fantasy as opposed to...well, "fantasy"

      The thing is, there's a huge difference between fantasizing about owning a nice house, and imagining what it would be like to fight a dragon. The difference is that one is something we want to happen, and the other is a non-reality we merely want to experience in some form or another, as opposed to something we actually want to happen. (I'd rather not fight a dragon)

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    7. Tripoteur VentripotentOctober 28, 2014 at 7:16 PM

      That's a really good point, and I had never fully realized the risks involved in releasing a "sex game" into the mainstream. Additionally, there's been a lot of criticism of video games recently, specifically with regards to misogyny. Most of it is nonsense, but I can't imagine the kind of heat that could come down on you if the media decided to target actual "hentai" games, and specifically yours, which is much, much more likely if you're one of the first to breach the wall between "hentai" games and "regular" games.

      However, the media heavily discriminates against males. They'll rush to write a story if a female is the victim but don't seem to take female-on-male rape seriously or even acknowledge that it exists. So perhaps Eroico would allow a smoother transition? If you say "See, I control this female character and can make it so she gets raped", you'll be hanged, but if you say "When one of these monster girls beats this dude up, she sexually assaults him" people will just roll their eyes and call you a weirdo.

      Yes, I think the content itself is the issue. Because honestly, self-righteous idiots will find ways to criticize your games no matter how artistic they are. A woman recently said in a video that a game encouraged players to murder strippers, and everyone ate it up and got all outraged despite the fact that the game actually penalizes you for killing the strippers or even interacting with them in any way. The only way to avoid undesirable attention is to focus on content that they don't care about, and "fortunately", males being raped by females is something that no one gives a damn about; as far as the media is concerned it's just not shocking and outrageous enough to be interesting.

      I feel your pain where freedom of expression and sexuality in the media are concerned, but... progress has been terribly slow on that front. We're not there yet.

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    8. Most people also generally fail to consider how the widespread normalization of drunk sex facilitates rape more than all of these games combined.

      I would say that if you try to make your way into the "normal" indie scene, you do so under another pseudonym and hope people don't make the connection. Though, sometimes people invested in internet culture can be more forgiving, just as long as you don't get Flappy Bird famous. I've been seeing more artists on tumblr in particular who are quite open about drawing porn and linking to their adult blogs from their main page. It really just depends on how you draw and keep your community contained.

      However, your games do have the potential to gain much more popularity in the hentai community as well. Since you are one of the (dismally) few English-speaking game producers, you have a near monopoly in this region; with the potential to rival Fenoxo and konashion. I'm guessing you've heard of Hentai Foundry? What are your opinions on it? I realize you can't submit your game there, but a lot of artists on the site like to use it to build their fanbase and redirect people to their own blogs/websites. It's a really solid place to advertise and commission.

      -Wall of Text Guy (I should look into making an avatar, also thanks for allowing pre-orders).

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    9. I feel like I would know it's Kyrieru I played a mainstream platformer from him

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  23. Yeah, worried about similar things when thinking about making an H-game.

    D'you ever get flak or sued by a religious group or something, Kyrieru?

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    1. Nope. But that's because nobody knows about my games other than the people who play them >_>

      There have only been a few instances of my game being mentioned on a site that doesn't deal entirely with adult content, and people reacted exactly how you'd expect. A couple people say "This is disgusting!" and a couple people say "As long as people with these fetishes aren't committing crimes who cares?" etc.

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    2. This was supposed to be a reply to the convo above it

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    3. Oh, are you confident about the legal side of things if anything happens, though?

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    4. No idea. There are "obscenity" laws in Canada which are very vague, so I don't know how it would turn out, or what charges would possibly be.I think it's less likely since it isn't something sold or distributed physically in Canada, though.

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    5. "Kreckman",

      As someone reasonably educated in US and Canadian legalese, I'd strongly advise you not make a move to break into a broader audience with something containing the explicit material you have in your games. You are likely to face very serious charges if the public opinion turns against you or you make any kind of waves anywhere, or even if a self-righteous small group of people makes a big fuss against you legally. If you're bored and/or paranoid, please look up some courtroom precedents regarding the possession of (or worse, and in your case, creation of) sexually violent materials or media depicting sexual assaults. Although your best defense is, as you have noted, your small audience and relative anonymity, putting your face out there as the creator or producer of material like this and trying to make it more 'mainstream' would be a very dangerous idea for you.

      I say this not because your game/s aren't worthy of being sold on their game design, because that's actually why I play your games; they are solid platformers reminiscent of Metroid and Castlevania which I loved. Principally because you may not be aware that a great many people are given jail time and their lives destroyed for much less than what you're doing.

      All that said, this is my first post and i've been a silent fan of your game design since Kuro, which was an impressive game and still is. It's good to see you still working and active, and accepting donations/pre-orders.

      All the best,
      -C

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    6. Don't worry, I'm well aware of the risks, and that's exactly why I'm so hesitant to do so. I'm also aware of cases in the past. However, the reason why I answer with "I don't know" is because obscenity laws are enforced on a case by case basis.

      The only part of Canada obscenity laws that could be applied to my work is the description of "undue exploitation of sex". However, whether that applies during a case is subjective. Precedents state that it should be based on the modern public views, and not people who are of one extreme or the other. Normal people.

      How this would be applied to my work is uncertain. My games are by no means violent, so it depends on how rape/sex is interpreted. It's portrayed through low resolution, unrealistic, exaggerated cartoon-like graphics. Many normal people, while they may dismiss it as disgusting or perverted, would not judge such a thing as criminally as say, a 3d game where you beat, and then rape women, with realistic graphics.

      To put it another way, while real rape is judged harshly, as it should be, "It's fine as long as it doesn't harm anyone" is a very common stance to take, and I think it would be much easier to defend my games than say, a live action movie.

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    7. (Very common for average, normal people, I mean.)

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    8. Geez, all this talk about legality makes me second guess on making one.

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    9. That reminds me of the MASSIVE backlash Rapelay got when it was translated for the west, both h-game fans and normal users were outraged by the game's gameplay and objective. I'm not defending it as I think that game is disgusting, however I can see why people would be interested in a game like it even if it's not my cup of tea. It's just fantasy however people like to get offended by everything over the internet

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    10. I don't think it's something you need to worry about, honestly. Unless you're making a physical product, generally people aren't going to go after some random person making porn on the internet unless it's something that's CLEARLY illegal.

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    11. I'm a big fan of Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

      Considering this is all fiction and no one was harmed during the making of it. And it's obviously not intended to promote such behavior. It falls squarely under these guidelines in my opinion. And is no worse than any other media available out there.

      As long as your honest and open about what you do, I doubt that you have much to fear in terms of an actual conviction if such legal challenges arise.

      Not that, that ever stopped some stupid people from trying to make trouble......

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  24. Is Paypal the only option? My card has been having issues with Paypal for a while now. Keeps getting rejected because "Paypal cannot use this card right now", or something along those lines. Usually I manage to get it to work after a while (or find an alternative means / card to use), but this is the most convenient option/card for me, right now.

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    1. Yes, unfortunatly. I don't really have any other payment options set up, at the moment.

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  25. Häää?!? You look like this granny?? °[]° You THAT old?!? And without hair?!? =[]=

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    1. That's supposed to be a banker, not me -__-

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    2. ooohhhh . . . -°_°- hmm so you look more like Kurovadis Girl? hmm or no as a Boy perhaps more like Eroico Boy ^^ Damn it! >[]< give your Chars finally names XD

      Ps: I´m got a new program with wich I can cut Vid´s in Pieces and so on you now what I mean such a . . . äähh Video DJ?? Well The Point is if you want I could try to make an Trailer for Kurovadis and or Eroico ^.^ It would seem to be Fun ^_^ XD Of corse I make it "At Honorem" ; P In other words Gratis! >= ]

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    3. Holy shit, lay off the emoticons. Nobody thinks you're a kooky anime character.

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    4. Well, I don't think that as well, but the emoticons give the text or in other words the resently written as the name itself says more emotion this is the reason why i always use them because without them the written seems grey and without color -.-

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  26. Kyrieru really does reply to everything, even notes that are simply youtube links to music.

    How'd you like that, by the way?

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    1. Sounded good, and the playing was pretty smooth for the majority of the song, with the exception of the very end, which seemed like it was a little too fast to pull off as cleanly as the rest of it. Overall it sounded great, though.

      Far better than I am at guitar -__-

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  27. Bought myself a preorder and bought Eroico for a good friend of mine who's strapped for cash! Best of luck, man! I love your work!

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  28. It's nice to have an option to shut off the porn aspects of the game, not to make it "appropriate for all ages", but for adults who wish to enjoy the game without the sexual content. If I were to ever make a porn game, I'd release it as an adult-only game, but set the adult content off by default.

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    1. yeah erico is much easier to speed run just because you can turn it off, you don't need to censor crap when you mess up, so i too hope this one will have that option

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  29. So what's been slowing you down the most on this particular game these last few months?

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    1. A combination of factors. I'll probably talk about it once I release the game.

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  30. Random question but:
    How did you learn to make music? Did it just come naturally? Besides the function tutorials for FL studio. I mean more along the music theory lines.

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    1. I didn't do any tutorials, I never took music classes, and I didn't play any instruments when I started. I more or less just made random stuff here and there, and over time I naturally began to develop as a composer based on the kind of music I liked, which was mostly video game music. So it mostly came down to observation, for me.

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    2. When I listen to a lot of my old music from when I started, I actually find a lot of it more interesting, because I wasn't bound by preconceptions of how to make songs. If you making music, I'd certainly keep it all.

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    3. Ooooohhhh, cool. How long you been making music?

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    4. About 6-7 years, pretty much the same amount of time I've been using Game maker and doing pixel art. However unlike pixel art, I wasn't actively making music during that time, but rather I was making a song every month or two, and just making a couple short melodies every week or so.

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    5. The oldest midis I have are from 2008, so I suppose that's how long.

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  31. So what's the new expected time frame or are we just rolling at this point?

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    1. It's one of those "when it's done" kind of situations...any time I've ever said it will take one more month, it ends up taking more, so I don't even want to try and guess at this point -__-

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  32. To be honest... there isn't many a thing I pre-order.I pre-order almost nothing at all to be honest. And there wasn't even a single H-Game I preordered (Hell, even the number I actually buy is... VERY limited). But here I am, having pre-ordered your game. Not only because it has amazing pixel-hentai. No, also because its gameplay is plainly amazing. It's simple yet elaborate, classy and VERY smooth and fun to play up to this point. I was playing Kurovadis over and over again, just for the fun and gameplay. And it's going to be the same with this one as well, maybe even more so. Hope you'll be able to keep up your amazing work, I'm expecting great things from you! Never change :P

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  33. Kurovadis was just amazing. I want to play a game for good gameplay first, and then other aspects add on to that. You make games that are fun to play with hentai as a bonus.

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  34. Hi, big fan of your work. While I come for the hentai aspect, I seem to get (happily) distracted by the awesome difficulty.
    Just bought a pre-order, but I am curious.
    When do you think the game might be released?
    Sorry if this has already been asked.

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    1. I don't have any idea, to be honest. I don't think I've ever said "at the end of the month" without it taking another month or two, or three.

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  35. 日本語で失礼します。
    この度少しばかりではありますが事前購入という形で支援させていただきました。
    そこで提案なのですが、Noaika発売前に事前注文者にはテスターを兼ねてプレイしてもらう、というのはどうでしょう?
    販売前にバグを取り除くこともでき、事前注文者、兼ねては今後正規で購入される方にも快適なプレイ環境を提供できる、等のメリットが発生します。
    悪魔で提案なのですが是非一度ご検討ください。

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    1. If I understand correctly, you're suggesting that players who pre-ordered the game could have the option to play the game early, for the purpose of play-testing / bug testing.

      Certainly, it would be an easy benefit to attach to pre-orders, However, players will almost always play a game early, given the choice, even if it means having less fun. I feel like it would be a bit backwards if people who pre-ordered ended up having a sub-optimal experience as a result.

      I think I should have 5-10 playtesters, with half of them playing casually, giving feedback, and half of them intentionally trying to break the game. Ideally, the game should be fairly bug-free before it ever reaches someone who paid for it.

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    2. If someone pre-orders to get early access and allows pirating, won't that hurt non-preorder sales?

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    3. I mean, by it's nature I'm sure it would have a negative impact. Regardless of the developer's intentions, players don't really appreciate it when they're told "This game is playable. but "you" can't play it". If there's no way for them to get the game legally at the time, and it's available through other means, they'll pirate it. But isn't that understandable?

      I don't really think I'd be giving the game out early to people who pre-ordered, regardless. I'm the kind of guy who thinks that everyone should have the same experience, no paid content, no exclusive content, no timed exclusivity, etc.

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    4. In my experience it's best to play an H game a year after it comes out, because the developer is usually finished adding things. That being said, I wouldn't be able to help myself if Kyrieru put out an unfinished version. I don't have the will power to wait for the final release, even though I know I'd enjoy it more.

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    5. TBH, any kind of pre-order advantage might hurt the sales anyway. If it's for testing there might be benefit. But a few trusted testers can do a lot already - speaking from experience.

      Since it's a hassle to put in DRM to avoid any negative impact from piracy, it probably isn't worth doing any kind of pre-order advantage for people. Might as well release it equally for everyone. And with pre-orders working just as advances or donations atm, I think it reflects well on the community.

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      Also noticed that the Japanese しろこ is very respectful in tone.

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    6. お答えいただき感謝いたします。
      そしてまた日本語でのコメントになってしまい申し訳ありません。
      今回提案させていただいた案に関してですがこちらの考え不足でした。
      配布データを悪用される、というのを考慮しておりませんでした…誠に申し訳ありません。
      又、このような提案をしてしまい、皆様のお気を少しでも害してしまったことを重ねてお詫び申し上げます。

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    7. No problem! I appreciate the suggestion nonetheless. I don't think it would be that harmful to let people play the game early, it's just not something I'd do personally.

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    8. i'm sure you don't but if you need any testers I'm more than game, Either way I'm going to try and break it as one of the few speed runners of your games so its when i do that is ultimately affected.

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    9. 連日のコメント返信に対して感謝申し上げます。
      そして、また日本語でコメントにする事をお許しください。
      私は、英語をあまりできません、自分なりに勉強して翻訳しており、
      返信していただいたコメントの解釈が違っておりましたら申し訳ありません...

      今回のテスターという提案を少しでも良案として受け取っていただけたのなら嬉しいですが
      やはり考慮不足だったのが個人的にもすごく悔やんでおります。
      問題ない!と言っていただいておりますが、もう一度謝罪をさせてください、本当にごめんなさい。
      もちろんこれからも作品を、強く言うならKyrieruさんを応援します!
      1ユーザーとしての私ですが協力できることが何でも言ってください!

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  36. sorry. I can't English. I'm Japanese.

    I always enjoy your game.

    I understood your circumstances. There is a few it, but I contribute it, too.

    By the way, are these measures not possible in DLSite or DMM?

    すいません。どなたか日本語の出来る方いらっしゃいましたら、「DLSiteやDMM等でも事前購入ができませんか?」と書いているのですが、上記の英語で伝わるか自信がありません。間違っていたらフォローをお願い出来ないでしょうか?

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    1. You mean pre-ordering?
      It might be possible, however DLsite takes a cut, whereas I make 100% of the profits when I sell games on my own blog. That's the reason the game is cheaper here than it would be on DLsite.

      (Assuming that's what you were asking, apologies if it wasn't,)

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    2. I understood it.
      I'm sorry.I cannot perform pre-order. This is because a credit card is not usable.
      However, I purchase it by all means if released in DLsite.
      I look forward to. Thank you.

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    3. Ah, I see, thanks for the translation.

      Unfortunately I can't really use any other payment options on my blog at the moment, but I appreciate that you'll purchase it once it's released.

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  37. Have your shared your little joke sketches anywhere else? I wanted to find some of the old images, but I'm just wondering if I have to look through all the old posts or not.

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    1. Well, they're kinda new. Never saw anything quite like these in older existing posts.

      Closest I know are:
      http://www.kyrieru.com/2013/02/the-trouble-with-chibi-sprites.html.
      http://www.kyrieru.com/2012/09/stuff.html

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      http://datanony.blogspot.com/p/sketches.html?m=1&zx=66d701c47e38871f

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  38. I don't want to bother or pressure you, Kyrieru. But would it be possible to provide an ETA of when the game will be finished, or another demo will be released? I highly enjoyed playing your first demo, and will donate when I get the chance. Best of luck!

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    1. Kreckman responded to this further up the comments with "I don't know" and that he didn't want to say a month because when he does it never works out that way.

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  39. Well, I've been waiting, and waiting, but I've come to a decision. This is a not only good game, but a great game, if the demo is anything like the full game. (I'm sure it is.)
    As it is, the very moment I get a credit card, my first action will be to give the full $20.
    Worth every penny.
    Keep strong man, and keep going.

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  40. Since you were making comics, couldn't help but:
    http://puu.sh/cDLKt/a295d82aee.png

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    1. Heh.

      It's always fun seeing other people draw my characters. Especially since I don't draw them enough myself -__-

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    2. I should ask, how do you feel about Hentai/Ryona of your characters, then?

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    3. Hentai is fine, but I dislike Ryona, personally.

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    4. How cuuuteee! >///< you are pretty good at drawing ^.^

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    5. @Kyrieru, duly noted
      @Christin Eleven, thanks! ^^

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    6. You are welcome ^.^ does you draw Mangas or something like that? And are you actually good at it?? -•.•-

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    7. Nah, I just do illustrations as a hobby.

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    8. Wow but you are pretty good °.° do you think I could give you a few Quests?? (I can´t draw but I want some Charakters Illustrated from a story I am working with) -^.^-

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    9. Aaahhh, there's no way I can draw a manga though. I'm a bit busy preparing for a convention.

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  41. Kyri I have an Question •.• what actualy is ryona?? (never understand it) isnt it just hentai?? °.°

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    1. A fetish genre of (usually drawn) pornography which depicts a character physically hurt either in a sensual way, or in a sexual situation. Ryona usually has situations where the character of focus is beaten up or tortured and is subsequently psychologically damaged in a dominating way by his or her attacker. Typically, the victim is hurt in a way that wouldn't immediately draw blood, cause lasting physical harm, or cause death, which are more the territory of Guro, although the two genres can overlap.

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    2. Soo Ryona then is torturing?? •.•

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    3. Tripoteur VentripotentNovember 5, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      As far as I understand it, it has quite a range. At its mildest form it's just a "damsel in distress" thing, or can just be about a female character getting her ass kicked in a fighting game. But more extreme versions would have, for example, a bound woman being physically injured (with blood and everything), which indeed crosses the line into guro.

      I think most people think the classic image of a beautiful woman in chains with her clothes ripped is pretty sexy. But I also think most, like me, don't find the gratuitous violence attractive at all. Even nonconsensual sex, which many would say is a very violent act, is still essentially more of a sexual act than a violent one. But hurting women for fun isn't sexy; it just looks misogynistic to me.

      Then again, people have been found to be aroused by much more unusual things, so who knows. As with everything else, as long as it's fantasy and no one's being hurt, it doesn't really matter what people are into.

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    4. Argh >.< too much >~< My brain is over filed QoQ

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    5. You're right, ryona is basically torture.

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    6. Oohh now I understand ^.^ thank you very much for the declaration = D

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  42. You should make a game where you control a succubus, and you have to go around fucking men. There are demons that make you less powerful, and then the men can enslave her 0_o

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  43. Sry Pal but Kyri don't like raper games •.• only hero is the victim games ^.^ and in my opinion i'm glad about it ; p

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    1. Hero would be the victim...

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    2. Well you know this standart game thing ^^

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  44. Kyrieru when do you realise, pregnancy and birth are the future of hentai games? :X

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    1. Oh my god! I always think the same! I absolutely love pregnancy and birth games! >.< You . . . you have to be my soulmate! Q.Q

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    2. Parasite in city and Hounds of the blade have pregnancy in game but it's actually an annoying feature, as it literally STOPS you from fighting from time to time and then when the creature births it's another enemy to kill, which can become a chain reaction if you're unlucky. I'm okay with pregnancy in h-games but I can't see myself enjoying a game fully focused on that fetish :|

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    3. I think it would be easy to execute without making it too annoying, however it's one of those thing that tends to be on the "I could do this if I have time at the end" list. The problem is that the list is very long, and once I've finished a game, it's difficult to add more content since I'm usually eager to work on the next game.

      You never know, though.

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    4. Tripoteur VentripotentNovember 8, 2014 at 1:19 PM

      In a sex game, incorporating fetishes into the gameplay makes sense. In Parasite in City, getting assaulted by a monster that gets the girl pregnant results in a few short stuns later on, plus a very long stun and extra monster eventually. The sex isn't just something that happens randomly, it's a consequence of playing badly and affecting the gameplay directly makes it a tangible penalty. One that's more logical than having to start again at a checkpoint or losing coins or whatever penalty these types of games usually impose.

      It's easy to imagine a Metroidvania game where fetishes like Breast Expansion and Pregnancy function as "status ailments", reducing your character's abilities while she's being affected. In a normal game, getting hit by a cold-based ability (frost bolt, ice breath, whatever) might slow your character for a few seconds. In a sex game (let's say a fantasy one for this example), maybe enemy wizards fire breast-enlarging blasts of magic and goblins finishing a grapple-type attack get your character pregnant for a short time, limiting character movement in some way or another. Haven't put that much thought into it but you could throw in a bunch of different fetishes in there, with various effects, making sure that nothing gets too annoying too often.

      In any case Noaika won't be like this, so no worries here if that's not your thing.

      Looking at Kurovadis, Eroico and the Noaika demo, there's usually just one animation involving any specific fetish and there's never any focus on any single one. For a game with sexual content it's surprisingly un-niche (that's a word now, deal with it). That's probably a good thing, since any game that has a huge focus on a particular fetish is likely to only appeal to a vastly more limited percentage of potential players.

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    5. My games are pretty un-niche because my interests are fairly un-niche. I tend to like a bit of everything, save for the extremes.Of course, ideally I'd be able to spend more time on each fetish and just have more of everything, but H-animations take a lot of time.

      That's one of the reasons why I want to try working with 3d in an action game at some point. They make a bit more sense for H-games because you can focus on having more animations, since you're using the same model each time. Plus you can dynamically change them, without the need to change the animation too.

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    6. TBH, I barely had any fetishes when I started playing H-games. H-games are what gave them to me, pretty much.

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    7. Nooope. If those are the future then fuck this gay earth. Childbirth is a gross fetish. Hell it's gross enough as a biological function.

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    8. Well can't make everyone happy unless you run through a giant checklist at the start of the game to confirm/deny the fetishes included and force said monster to not perform it, which wouldn't be a bad idea for people like him (and myself) who would rather stray from impregnation and such. Granted I personally won't knock anyone who enjoys it but certainly not my taste either.

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    9. If you know my preferences, I don't really like fetishes unless those on the receiving end can be shown to enjoy it to some degree. Like with most hentai, childbirth isn't really portrayed realistically, especially when it's with monsters. The same way rape can go from something horrible and violent to something that's more or less just sex with a pre-tense, pregnancy can go from something extremely painful to a mild inconvenience, or pleasurable for the protsgonist.

      Also, in Noaika and future games, I plan on having filters for such fetishes, so you can have a gay ol' time without pregnancy all you like -__-.

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    10. Nooo! Q.Q Please I like pregnancy! .>~<.
      . .
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    11. Tripoteur VentripotentNovember 9, 2014 at 5:27 PM

      Oooooh, 3D.

      I have a preference for 2D (grew up with NES/SNES), but I know it can be more work than 3D nowadays; with 3D you can spend time making a really good-looking model with "articulations" and then use it for everything, which indeed makes it a great investment if you're planning on making lots of animations. And I can't really argue with high amounts of content, even if it's not 2D.

      A fetish filter can't hurt. I don't see myself using one much... maybe for vore-ish scenes (I don't like vore, even soft), but everything else in those games was pretty cool fetish-wise. I favor breast enlargement, but I'm a bit into almost everything else too, including monster pregnancy. Aside from very mild vore, the most disturbing fetishes (guro, urine/scat, etc) haven't come up, which I think is nice. Good for sales too, I would imagine, as those things are not just unappealing but actually repulsive for most people, and even a filter might not be enough to make people accept such content being in a game.

      In any case I'm looking forward to future games and really glad that one is coming out relatively soon. Eroico set the bar pretty high so I'm actually expecting Noaika to be less good, but still great.

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    12. I had almost forgotten that the Flintstones existed...what an interesting place to be reminded.

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  45. Captain Hindsight here, you probably should have gotten a part time job to supplement your income.

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    1. If we're talking hindsight here, all I would of had to do is finish any of the projects I put aside, and I never would have been in financial trouble in the first place.

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  46. Kyrieru, do you think you will ever make a game that rewards the player with H-scenes by succeeding instead of by failing?

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    1. Yes, but usually in those games there will be both.

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  47. Does the protagonist have a name? .-.

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    1. I've been assuming that the protagonist is Aika-chan, but I honestly have no idea. Aika is a nice name though (^ω^)

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    2. To be honest, I'd actually gravitate more towards Noa, which is actually a female given name.

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    3. Aika-chan is a female given name too! ......in Japanese, at least. There's 愛花, 彩歌, 葵花, and so on.

      If the creator wants to call her Noa, though, who am I to disagree? :P

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  48. Loving your games so far just leaves me with a sence of satisfaction when you finally beat it on a good difficulty will definitely be pre-ordering your new one have already loved the demo

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  49. Just preordered, but I didn't recieve an email in regards to the purchase. Am I supposed to recieve one with a link to the unlock file now, or does that only come at the time of the game's release?

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    1. The system is automated, so you should have received an email instantly. If not, email me and I'll give you a link manually.

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    2. What's the proper address to send my email to?

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    3. Nvm, I'm blind. :P

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  50. Didn't you say most of your sales are from when a game is first released. Won't this start a cycle of needing money from a game before the game is done?

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    1. Nope. The number of pre-orders was a fraction of how many sales I usually make upon release (because it's a pre-order), yet with the price option, the amount that people paid was much higher. More people chose the $10 and $20 options than people who paid $5.

      Plus, these pre-orders don't really effect DLsite sales, which is where I usually make around 50% of my profits.

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  51. then how about letting people choose to pay one of those 3 options from your games ? this may give them the means to help you out more with cash, if they want.

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  52. Hi, this may be late asking or the wrong time since you're having some financial issues but do you think that once the game is finish you'll ever make a tutorial on making monster sprites? Also do you create all your models from scratch or have you ever used references? I've always been decent at making my own characters from edits but always wanted to try making my own creations.

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    1. I'm curious about this, too. I do illustrations but I'm wondering how far off pixel animation is.

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    2. I do everything from scratch.

      After I'm a bit more financially stable (after I release this game or the next one), I plan on working on a template for making H games, and as a part of that I'll also try and do some video tutorials covering pretty much all aspects of development.

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    3. Hey If you want I could do them Free for you ^.^ I meen the vid´s like from Kurovadis??

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    4. I mean video tutorials showing things step by step, and explaining things as I go along, more or less. I haven't really done any video tutorials yet.

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    5. I know! Moo! But Again! I could do them for you! >.< The Game Tutoriels! = P Moo

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    6. I mean, the entire point of me making a tutorial is to teach people how I personally do something, and explain it in my words -__-

      It's not really something that can be done for me, save for editing, which is more or less the easy part.

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    7. Ooohh not how you play thw game but how you play konstrucktor?? Building something?? Cool then AGAIN should i make (in other words) trailer for your games? Seems like fun ^^

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    8. How I design the game, how I program the game, how I design characters, how I sprite characters, how I make music, etc. As for trailers, I don't really need trailers. At most, I'll record game-play without editing. (I mean, if the game doesn't just look fun during normal gameplay, then something is probably wrong.)

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    9. Hmm but an awesome trailer is good to heat the oven up even more ^^

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    10. Yeah, but I don't like hyping up my own games -__-

      Hype just leads to disappointment. I'd much prefer that people go into my games with a neutral outlook. That way they have a good or bad time based on the game, rather than expectations.

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    11. Hmmm . . . yeah you are right this really would be an shot against the wind ^.^ your pretty cool i think and in some way i love it to write with you ; D

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    12. I know you don't like trailers, but I do remember the TAS video for Kurovadis getting quite a few people excited about the game...... (No idea how much it did in the long run, mind you.)

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    13. Yup, I remember that. I made like 5 times as much money that month. Good times.

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    14. How many hours a week do you usually work on games? And what's the % time distribution between animating, programming, music and CG after designing?

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    15. It's hard to say, honestly. I don't really know what the distribution of time would be. Sometimes I'll work on a game for 3 hours and spend a lot of time being indecisive about something, and other times I'll work pretty much all day. In total, I'd say that CGs and music take the least amount of time, though.

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    16. Per day, of course. Three-five hours in a week would be kind of pathetic -__-.

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    17. Ahaha, gotcha. Sounds like designing is unavoidably time consuming. Is it gonna be similar this time, too, for CGs? Or are you gearing toward animating the CGs?

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    18. Well,with CGs, things are pretty simple. I need to practice for a while to regain even a semblance of competence, but once I do it's just a matter of working on them until I'm done. When I do CGs, the end is usually in sight, so it's much easier to work enthusiastically.

      Design/programming can be time consuming because of balancing and testing. I'll decide on a certain design, only to test it and have my doubts. Then I sort of go through the long process of trying to decide if the design works, and I just need to balance something, if I need to add something, or it doesn't work at all and I need to make major changes.

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  53. Tripoteur VentripotentNovember 15, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    I was checking out new games on DLSite and saw one (called Dark Star, just came out today) that had quite remarkable animations from what I've seen on the dev site, higher-res than Parasite in City. I usually prefer lower-res stuff but these look really good.

    They're also much more on the realistic size proportion-wise (though idealized; girl's got long legs and is quite busty), which led me to think about Kurovadis/Eroico/Noaika's protagonists' proportions. Is it just me or do they actually get "chibier" (you're forcing me to make up more words here) with every new game? It strikes me as unusual, but I don't dislike it.

    If you eventually switch to 3D, are the characters going to have more realistic proportions or are they still going to be more cartoony? I have a hard time picturing chibi 3D, and realistic 3D is extremely hard to pull off (while still being attractive), so I'm guessing it would be somewhere in the middle, with mildly cartoony 3D?

    But I'm in no hurry, like I said I prefer 2D. Just curious about the direction you're going to be taking with your games.

    I used to be into super long epic RPGs, but nowadays "erotic Metroidvania" has got to be my favorite genre, next to "action Roguelikes" and real Roguelikes, so whatever you're planning on making is of huge interest to me... especially since it's always really high quality stuff with amazing design.

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    1. Eh...The actual animation it's self was actually kind of sub-par, with no in-between animations, and a lot of single frame poses just using bones and deformation. It doesn't really compare to parasite in the city, which had very smooth and extremely well done frame by frame animation. The tilesets and images in Dark Star "looked" nice, though. I suppose you could say it's more or less like a series of animated CGs in-game. Even though it wasn't really for me, it was still commendable.

      In terms of proportions, if you look at most of the games I didn't release, the sprite size varies quite a bit. It just so happened that the head sizes ended up that way with Noaika. It's also a bit more chibi-ish since like many other games it began as a small project.

      If I made 3d games, the characters would be somewhere between megaman legends and Kingdom Hearts. I wouldn't really be going for realism, and it would be more stylized, focusing less on realistic effects, and more on hand-drawn textures.

      I plan on making a rogue-lite (as many call them) at some point. I think it's a very fitting genre for H-games, since unlike most games there are real consequences for failure, which may make make certain H oriented choices relevant beyond choosing them to see a sex scene, only to re-load a save and move on.

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  54. Tripoteur VentripotentNovember 15, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Oh yes, the animations themselves weren't smooth, it's just that they were just much higher-res than what I'm used to. Sorry if I didn't express that correctly; I have zero art background so it doesn't come easily to me. Plus I don't even really speak English, I'm pretty much faking all of this text.

    I seem to recall the blue-haired character in your semirecent fantasyish game project was a bit more realistically proportioned, but again, my brain doesn't usually notice these things. I'd have to go back and take another look.

    That kind of 3D sounds good to me. Not too hard to make (gotta think about efficiency), visually pleasant, no chance of the characters accidentally looking creepy. Optimal, really.

    That last paragraph has me drooling all over myself. Very much looking forward to it. I thought Rogue Legacy was just OK, but I loved Magicite and I think this genre has loads of potential, and replay value as well (thanks not only to difficulty, but to challenges/unlocks too). H content is a sweet, sweet bonus, and indeed very fitting.

    Thanks!

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      And I meant to post that as a reply to the above. Must have started typing before selecting "reply".

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  55. I just wanted to say, your latest game is shaping up to be god damn awesome. Really slick, hot H-material, as well as just general high quality gameplay. The particle effects, lighting, even down to the music is fantastic. Looking through your blog too I figured you're awesome enough that I'll buy your games legit. I admit, I've had Kurovadis a while, but bought it legit just now, hope you can forgive me. <3
    And I look forward to buying Noaika, too! (I'll wait for the finished product, awesome as it is now)
    Though out of interest, how much does the demo have in it currently? I've found four 'interactable' enemies thus far.

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  56. Deleted a comment by mistake D:

    Comment made by "Sam Her"

    "After playing both of your games and this demo I decided that I should support you in the only way I can. Honestly if you put $100 I would have choose that option instead but I suppose it's the thought that counts~.

    By the way, you ever though of having a poster girl as your front? Checkpoint loli would have been a nice poster girl/cameo (Plushie when? :D). Also, since you're able to do lot of fetishes without caving into biased preferences, I was wondering if you're going to be doing things like age regression, perhaps pregnancy or egg laying? These suggestions may have been mentioned already so sorry if I'm being repetitive.

    I look forward to the full version of this game. Please keep up the amazing work <3 "

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    1. To answer Sam Her,

      Once I have time, I want to overhaul a website and do a bunch of custom artwork for it. The current banner has been there for quite a while.

      As for fetishes, age regression is possible, but not with H-scenes because of laws where I live. As for pretty much anything related to pregnancy, it's a fetish I'm fine with, so there may be such things. (Though I'll probably never show human babies being born)

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    2. That sounds cool, a little gallery on the side for concept art sounds great. By the way I forgot to mention, the seemingly corruption(?) heroine system you got going for Noaika is really good as far as a fan favorite fetish goes. I love it <3

      That's strange. I *ahem* know of a few people based in Canada that, in the 4 years so far, have yet to be witch hunted (Assuming you're based in Canada). Then again, since the content in question will be forever in the gray area I can understand your fear. Quite the sad, sad day for lolicons and pettanko lovers everywhere...

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    3. The only law here in Canada that could even have a half chance at convicting you is the "corruption of public morals" law, and it's very concept is so outdated and retarded it's hard not to laugh at it.

      However I understand your concerns. We have quite a few nanny nincompoops here that would lynch you like a baby killer just because you said something that they don't like. And would justify their actions just on popular belief only.

      It would be so nice to have more "Asian" laws when it came to artwork and fictional creations.

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  57. Hey its good if you are repetitive because then the more subscribe about egg laying and pregnancy the higher the possibility that it will get made ^^

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  58. Hey Kyrieru, have you played Bleed? It's a short action-platformer with really fun bullet-time and airdashing mechanics. Your score in each stage gives you credits to buy new weapons and upgrades, and there's lots of other stuff to encourage replays of old levels. I just heard the dev is working on a sequel, and I remembered that this was one of my favorite PC sidescrollers.
    http://www.bootdiskrevolution.com/bleed/

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  59. This game has taken so long... Just how much are you working on really? I can't help but feel like you're not even trying. I'm only speaking for myself. I love the quality of your work, but you do not work efficiently.

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    1. If you've ever worked on a game, especially one where you're doing your own graphics and animation, You'd know it takes for freaking ever. This can be mitigated by having low standards, but then nobody's happy, especially not Ky. Also, let's not forget how difficult it is to maintain your motivation and focus when you're working on a long-term project.

      I don't mean to berate you, Anon, I just don't appreciate it when people complain about high quality work taking a long time. :<

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    2. It's ridiculously tough to stay motivated in a solo project. ;_____;

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    3. March 2014 is the first time we saw any trace of Noaika. It's been 8 months now. I understand his work can take long, but maybe smaller games would work out better. March!!

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