April 13th Update

Fun week number one!

Over my now many years making erotic art, I have found myself investigating others and their inspirations. If there’s one name that turns up time and again, it’s Frank Frazetta. When it comes to erotic fantasy art, he’s the yardstick that many still hold themselves against.

If you don’t think you know him, you probably still do. From the 60s to the millennium, he was famous for fantasy book cover illustrations, comics and paintings. Basically, have you ever seen a fantasy painting with a curvy, slightly muscular and scantily dressed woman wielding a spear of something similar? That’s Frazetti.

Here’s some examples :

If you want to see more images, this is quite a good link : http://frankfrazetta.org/

So, as a homage to the late, great Frank Frazetta. I thought I’d try creating a few images in something close to his style.

Enjoy!

March 30th Update

Just a few briefer words today.

Upcoming games

First of all, dsp3000 has given me an update on progress for Bridgette : Part 3. Things are certainly progressing, but slowly right now due to other commitments in his life. Currently, a May release is looking most likely. As always, don’t take that as Bible, and things are always subject to change here.

Personally, I’m still on my break, but I’ve still had a little time to experiment. Specifically, with Marianna. I wanted to create a body for her which was curvy, but not just ‘less skinny with big tits’. After analyzing some real life models to look at their proportions, and actually getting some measurements from a very nice and friendly cammodel, I’ve ended up with this…

Trolls

One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument
So, it seems that recently there has been an influx of trolls stirring up hate on this blog. As narrow minded as obtuse as they are, really the problem is that they refuse to acknowledge any reply, and keep repeating the same thing over and over again.
Typically, I just let these things fly. They’re technically just stating an opinion, but the ban hammer is always and option. I’ve only banned 2 people from this blog ever though, so it’s not my natural first reaction.
So, what does everyone think? To ban those who are clearly just trolls or not?

Ban anyone who is clearly just a troll, or do they have a right to post?

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And as addendum, where do you think the discussion for the site should be? Currently, everything is just discussed here, but there’s also a lot of sense in moving it over to the new lagoon forum. It means I wouldn’t have to moderate everything, and also might encourage more people to join any discussions. I would still post blog updates, and include the occasional poll, but at the end of every one, I’d post a link to the forum where people can talk about it.
So, what do you think?
 

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That’s all for this week. No guarantee there’ll be an update next week, but I do have a series of ‘fun’ posts planned over the next month.

March 9th Update

New games

Today, I’m very happy to announce that Leanna’s big Streak has been released for all members.

When her car breaks down on the freeway, only a mile away from her apartment, Leanna is dared to make her own way home…naked! Control Leanna as she navigates the various routes and hopefully makes it back home.

This is a fairly small game, with 180 images in total.

Also released today is something I’m calling the vdategames ‘Image Collection : vol 1’.

It’s 50 HD, stylized, IRAY rendered images of many of your favorite characters.

All images are 1920×1080, so will also work well as wallpapers for most of you.

Join the members section now to enjoy both!

What next?

Next, if you haven’t been keeping up with the blog, I’m going to take a decent sized break from making games to collect my thoughts. This may mean I’m not making frequent posts on a Friday, so if there’s not one next week, don’t be too surprised.

In the coming weeks, dsp3000 will also no doubt begin posting previews for his next game, A Date with Bridgette : Part 3.

See you all….sometime!

 

 

March 2nd Update

Leanna Epilogue

Today I’m happy to announce that Leanna : The Big Streak will be released for members next week, Friday March 9th.

In case you haven’t been following the blog updates, this is a fairly small game (probably just under 200 images). Stranded just outside of the city, Leanna is dared by the player to streak all of the way back to her apartment.

There’s been an alteration to the game, but I think it’s one that most people won’t mind. Rather than streaking with the player, Leanna does the dare solo, and you control her for most of the game. Not having to stick to conventional, first person camera angles means that I’ve been able to get some much better images rendered that really showcase how she is naked in the open scenery.

And also…

Since this is a smaller game, I’d like the update to be more substantial. So, I’m also going to add a decent sized set of images I’m calling ‘vdategames image collection – Vol 1’. Expect around 50 high resolution images of various different characters from the site, most of which will be nude. It’s like the advent calendar I do every year, but without the Christmas theme.

If it’s well received, I could certainly make this a regular things (maybe every 2 months).

What next?

And after that, I’m going to take a break.

You may have seen me discussing this in the comments section and twitter, and I think it’s the right decision. I haven’t really had a substantial break from making games since June last year.

I know why – after the first version of Leanna was released, I had a brief break, but pretty much went straight into rendering the extra gender and ethnicity options. Since that was frustrating, and I didn’t get everything done I wanted to, I went straight into planning the next game. Since I didn’t give my brain time to breath, I’ve been indecisive, starting multiple games but loosing conviction as I haven’t had time to think them through properly.

With this new update, it seems like a good time to take a break and come back with renewed conviction.

So, what is the next game

After Leanna’s big streak, the next game will be dsp3000’s Bridgette Part 3. Don’t expect it too soon though as it’s set to be much bigger than parts 1 and 2. A release date in April seems most likely (though not guaranteed). Expect blog posts from dsp3000 in the coming weeks.

Right now, my brain likes the idea of trying to combine games. I have a plan to combine Marianna and Molly (in the Nascar setting). It’ll be cool, but big. A release date just before Christmas seems likely.

So, what to do between now and then? I want something substantial, but fairly easy and stress free. Photographer part 3 seems like a good choice. It should be quite a fun/relaxed project if I a) Use Poser to render everything rather than IRAY. b) Just have the white, male PC. c) Release it in a few parts.

The basic story would have you trying to save Mr Hughes’s pseudo Playboy company following his death. It’s been acquired by a new character, Mia, and you team up with Maddison to recruit enough new models to keep the business going.

This would be a members only game, but I would transfer an older game (or games) to free to compensate.

That only leaves Crystal Part 3. Next year will be the 10th Anniversary of Crystal and myself’s first game. It seems very appropriate that it could be released then.

February 23rd Update

Hi Everyone

This week I’ve decided to finally post my evaluation of Leanna : Breaking the Facade. Since Betsy, When I finish a game, I write a little summary of a games strengths and weaknesses, and it helps me improve for the next one.

Evaluation

The positive

I think the biggest success of Leanna is probably the tone. When trying to write something more character driven, the first reaction is normally to go with more of a brooding drama. That’s never felt right for my games though. Overall, I’ve gone for a more quirky tone to my writing. Betsy and April & Violet embraced this, so I was keen to continue. I love the way that the whole game plays more as a romantic comedy, but at the same time still showcases Leanna’s personality and how it evolves.

My favorite moment has to be this :

There’s something about this specific image. It really sells the frustration and pissed tone building in Leanna. Even the way the shoulders are slightly brought forward, but lowered. the whole stance is perfect. Any image with lots of things going on in the background is always going to look good too. The “Great. Now I’m gonna be on porntube.” line really works for me too, mainly because if this happened in real life, she totally would be.

Another thing I really like about this game are the outfits. Leanna has more outfit changes than any other character I’ve had before, and it’s a great, subtle way of emphasizing how into fashion she is.

Two more scenes I also want to praise a bit are the roller disco, and the studio when you first meet her. For the disco, I really wanted to establish her as being a little sad and pathetic, but I also didn’t want to lay it on too thick. I think I got the balance just right, and you really feel sorry for her by the time you part company. For the studio, I really like the moment when you’re taking her photo and she slowly starts to cry. It was one of those moments I had in my head before I even started production, and I love how close to what I’d imagined it came.

Final positive bit are 2 more favorite images.

I don’t know what it is about this one. Maybe it’s partly the lighting, maybe it’s the pose, maybe it’s both plus some other factors, but Leanna looks crazy hot to me here.

This one has to be my favorite nude shot. The pose, the heels, the way it really shows off her body. I love it.

The negative

I think my negative focus is mainly on the content I ended up cutting. As with Betsy, there’s supposed to be 2 times you get to choose ‘date location’, with 3 options each time. With Betsy, these locations could be long an quite in-depth, but in Leanna, they could be very brief. The second choice in particular, Golf, Jogging or Tennis, are very superficial and don’t really make much of a difference to the plot. I would have liked to have more consequences to theses choices. As it is, the game feels a little more linear than I’d like.

I’m also not convinced that I placed enough emphasis on the thief early on. There was a whole sequence planned where the player and Leanna would thwart a robbery. This would have given the thief a more prominent role earlier in the plot, but it would have been complicated and there was no good place to put it.

While the Kristen threesome scene was hot, I also feel that she gets naked a little too quickly. Maybe there should have been a scene earlier in the game where you see her topless or naked first. As it is, the scene feels like I’m in a hurry to go through the checklist and cut to the sex.

Leanna : The Big Streak

So, as stated last week, I’m now working on a small game featuring Leanna for the members section.

Here is the first image from it. Expect more in the coming week.

 

February 15th Update

Success! I finally know where the site is going for the next 6 months (or however long it ends up being).

Thank you to everyone who voted and commented last week. A combination of that and various other personal factors means we have some results I’m happy with.

Leanna : The big Streak

So, I’ll cut to the chase. The first game I’m going to work on is the Leanna streak game. It’s simple, it’s easy(ish) and it’s not too big. It’s based on characters I already have and many scenes I’ve already set up. I’m aiming to make it a members only game as I am feeling compelled to do something for the members section right now.

Production for the game should only be 4 to 6 weeks. In theory, I could do it quicker, but I’ll also be working one a much bigger game alongside it.

Marianna : Speed Demons

Yes, after much deliberation, I’ve decided that this is the most practical way to go. Marianna’s game was the second most popular one pitched last week, so I’m pretty sure this’ll keep everyone happy.

As you can see, I’ve decided to switch her back to the Nascar setting I originally planned. I have lots more ideas for her in this setting compared to Molly, so I’m very confident about it at this point.

I switched to Molly at a while ago thinking that her looked made more sense in this setting, but after some research, I’ve found that Mariannas look is more than appropriate. Feel free to google Danica Patrick or Maryeve Dufault to discover that drivers can still certainly look glamorous.

Over the coming weeks, I’ll be posting many more updates and images for this game.

It will be free, but released to members earlier (probably a month).

Other games

Quite a few interesting results last week, so I’m certainly glad I did the polls like I did.

The final results were (in descending order) :

  • A New Maddison game – 8.8
  • Marianna – 8
  • Crystal Part 3 with new Crystal – 8
  • Molly – 7.7
  • Leanna’s streak game – 7.6
  • Crystal Part 3 with the old Crystal – 6.2

As you can see, there was barely any difference between the middle four games, which was a pleasant surprise for Molly in particular. Whenever there’s been a ‘verses’ poll, she’s always lost, but here it seems that people don’t dislike her, they just always like someone else slightly more. I’m not sure if she’s going to be the secondary woman in Marianna or if she’ll get her own game, but I’m certain to use her somewhere.

Obviously, Maddison came top and I’m sure the posted picture did a lot to sway that. I like the idea of doing a photographer part 3 game featuring her, but I don’t really have enough women for the various photoshoots yet. I like the idea of maybe returning to it after Marianna and Molly have been seen naked elsewhere. The photographer games are always meant to showcase the previous set of characters in one game, so having Leanna, Marianna, Molly, new Crystal and others (Debbie?) all being models in it makes sense.

For Crystal Part 3, I do like the idea of a new Crystal, but I think I’d still like to work on the new version a little more. Hopefully, to integrate more of her old look with the new one.

2018 is looking very fun for me now!

February 8th Update

First of all, Bridgette Part 2 is now available for download in the members section (having previously been online only). there are also some bug fixes if you were having issues.

Thank you for everyone who voted in the polls last week.

Sadly, they weren’t quite as decisive though. Also, as one user correctly pointed out, they weren’t particularly reliable. For instance, a vote for Molly was split up between her solo game and a joint one with Marianna. So, this week, we’re gonna try something similar and use….math!

Each pitch below will have a rating between one and ten. Give the idea a score you like. Later, I will calculate the average score (probably a few times today, then once a day for the rest of the week).

Also, since we’re doing it this way, feel free to make your own pitches in the comments below and I may add them! Since we’re calculating the average rather than total amount of votes, it doesn’t matter when they get added.

EDIT : There were some technical issues with the blog and the first batch of votes were not counted. Please try voting again if you don’t see your earlier vote there.

Pitch 1 – Crystal part 3 with new Crystal

A third entry in the Crystal trilogy. I would be using the new Crystal model show above and rendering in IRAY. The gameplay would be a hybrid between the ‘Maddison style’ game and ‘Betsy style’ game. It will be set over one week when you attempt to rekindle the romance between yourself and Crystal after spending some time apart due to work. Daytimes will be fairly linear, like when you’re at school with Betsy, or at the studio with Leanna. However, evenings will be more like Maddison, where you are free to explore the city together.

How do you rate a game with new the Crystal?

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Final average at 2500 votes  : 8

Pitch 2 – Crystal Part 3, but with old Crystal

The same game as above, but with the older Crystal model. The advantage of this is that it will probably be done quicker since I’d use Poser (maybe just 2 or 3 of months, as opposed to ‘new Crystal’ and IRAY which could take 5 or 6). It may also be better for continuity. It is also work mentioning that, I would still find a use for ‘new Crystal’ in a different game later, but as a different character.

How do you rate Crystal Part 3, but with the old Crystal?

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Final average at 2500 votes  : 6.2

Pitch 3 – Molly in her own game

I’ve been having trouble generating ideas for this game, but I could persevere if people are enthusiastic enough about it. Molly, as she was introduced in Leanna, is a cop. Here, she goes undercover on the Nascar circuit. Now that you’re working at the news studio, Leanna sends you undercover to investigate. You bump into Molly, recognize each other and team up to expose the corruption there. Since Leanna is fine with you sexually experimenting with other women (especially if she can be invited along one time), naughtiness ensues along the way.

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Final average at 2500 votes  : 7.7

Pitch 4 – Marianna in her own game

This is probably the game I have the most amount of conflicting ideas for currently. I did like the idea of her being some sort of international spy/assassin as I hadn’t done it before. Now I’m not so sure as, a) it may just be a bit too far fetched. This isn’t the Marvel Universe. b) this may be complicated ethically. I mean, she’ll be someone who kills people. I generally aim for a more light hearted tone with my games. There are other options though. I like the idea of you just meeting her at the hotel bar, then you spend the evening together. You could have the freedom to fully explore the hotel floor, kinda like the ‘Maddison format’. There can be a pool, a lingerie fashion show happening, maybe a live band. There’s lots of options.

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Final average at 2500 votes  : 8

Pitch 5 – Leanna’s big streak

I know we just had a Leanna game, but this would be a fairly simple one to do as I already have all the characters and scenes ready (some of it’s based on cut content from Leanna’s main game). The pitch is simple : you and Leanna are heading back into the city. Your car breaks down at the city limits. Rather than call for help, you challenge Leanna to streak all the way to her apartment from where you are. Can you make it all the way to the center of the city without getting caught? Obviously, you get up to various naughty things and sex along the way. The advantage of the game is that it’ll be fairly easy and quick to make.

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Final average at 2500 votes : 7.6

Pitch 6 – A new Maddison game

I posted this image on twitter recently and got a very positive response, so let’s float the pitch. As you can see, she’s rendered in IRAY with new skin shaders, and also has new breast morphs which means her boobs hang, flop and squeeze very realistically now. I’m not too sure what to do storyline-wise though. The only Maddison plan I’ve worked on so far is actually Photographer Part 3. Referencing real world events, Mr. Hughes has now died and left his company in the hands of you and Maddison. You visit the island paradise seen in some games and recruit the characters there as models (Miranda, Zoe etc). Another idea could be a Maddison and Lisette double date. The three of you spend the evening exploring the city together. Kinda like a double date, but it’s just you dating both of them together. If I go with this option, I may have a further round of polls to work out the details.

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Final average at 2500 votes : 8.8

And that’s all for now. As I said at the start, if you have your own ideas, post them below! If I like them, I’ll add them to this post. It’s probably a good idea to return to this page and refresh a lot over the next few days, just in case there’s any updates.

February 2nd Update

Now that Bridgette Part 2 is released and dsp3000 is getting to work on the third and final part, it’s time for me to go over where I am with my games.

Last time I posted about it, my intention was to focus on making a game centered around Molly. I began this, but I’ve had a lot of trouble putting together the narrative. I have the first 10% and the last 10% of the story sorted and I love what’s there, but everything in the middle isn’t flowing so well. I don’t feel like I have enough worthwhile ideas for the middle 80%. I can fill it up by going, “well, then they can…have a photoshoot”, but I really want to have more original setups I haven’t done before.

One alternative I was considering was maybe merging the Molly and Mariana games together. I mentioned in a previous post that I liked the idea of Mariana being some sort of international spy/thief/assassin – something in that category. Since Molly has already been established as a police officer, they could compliment each other quite well. Somewhere near the start of the game, you have to side with one or the other,- Pick Molly and you spend the game hunting down Mariana with her, pick Marianna and you spend most of the game helping her evade capture. It’s not a fully fleshed out idea yet, but I wanted to float it here and see what the reaction would be.

There is, of course one more possibility those of you following me on twitter may have already noticed – Crystal Part 3. This has been something I’ve been toying with for at least a couple of years now. I think the reason I’ve never followed through is because, although she’s the poster girl for the site and I love her, I’ve already spend a ton of time over the years with Crystal. I did some counting at the start of last year and she is the character with the second highest amount of images on the site (Rachel has the most images, Maddison is third). So, since I’m using IRAY and G3 figures now, I thought I’d try remaking Crystal. Here are the results :

Personally, I love it. I remember doing a poll a while ago with the suggestion of remaking Crystal like this, but most were against it. I suspect however that it’s one of those things where, you’re against the idea initially because it’s different to something you already like, but when you see the results, you completely change your mind.

Getting Crystal Part 3 done while I try and assemble more interesting scenarios for Molly or Marianna sounds like a good idea to me. I actually have the entire Crystal plot worked out (had it for over a year now), so I can just get on with it right now.

So, what does anyone think about any of these? There’s a couple of polls here, though as always it’s even more useful if you can make a comment below.

Also, here’s a reminder of what Molly and Marianna look like for those who don’t regularly follow the blog.

Molly :

Marianna :

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment. Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

And one more question phrased a bit differently. Which of the ideas do you simply like? Pick as many as you want.

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

January 26th Update

From dsp3000…

Once again I am very happy to be able to release another game on the VDategames site, and this game is another big one.
“The Academy : A Date with Bridgette : Stage Two” is the second stage of a three part game. This installment adds another 2287 images to the 848 from stage one making a total of 3135 images so far.
The downloadable version of the game will comprise stages one and two together. There have been a few minor modifications to some of the stage one files so it makes sense to release both parts together to ensure consistency.

You can play straight through from stage one to stage two, or you can use your code from stage one and jump straight in at the start of stage two.

The second phase of your evening with Bridgette takes in a choice of locations and encounters. What happens in these scenarios is largely effected by what you did earlier on in your date and what you choose to the time. There are a huge range of variables to discover so the game should be worthy of several playthroughs to find everything. There is also sex, plenty of sex and not just with Bridgette.

Please avoid posting up any spoilers on the blog.

The game has been thoroughly tested but if you do find any errors please report them. A word on that though. The game can be quite difficult, and just because you can’t get some achievements doesn’t mean that there is a bug.
Some achievements cancel out others, and some are impossible to get if other factors aren’t quite right. But even then failing can be fun.

There are 20 achievements in stage one and 30 in stage two. You will not be able to get all of them in a single playthrough.

Good luck and have fun playing.

dsp3000

January 18th Update

Small changes

First of all, a very quick note from me (Chaotic) on some site changes. As you can see, I’ve changed the front page of the site to emphasize the blog more. I’ve also removed tumblr since I won’t be using it anymore, and I’ve moved the twitter widget further up so everyone can see it. I’ll be positing various experiments and images there intermittently, so follow and check it when you can.

dsp3000

From dsp3000 on his next game, Bridgette : part 2…

“The second stage of “A Date with Bridgette” is very nearly complete and should be ready for release next week.

All the images are done (unless I add some more) and this game is weighing in at a hefty 2240 images, which when added to stage one already makes 3135.

The switch to Javascripted animations has inflated the image count somewhat. I guess it’s added about 400 or 500 images over using GIFs for the animations. While it is difficult to compare accurately, stage two will be about the same size as most of the later parts of the Academy series.

By the time stage three of Bridgette is complete I am now thinking that 5000 images is a more realistic number.

For now here’s a little more information about the forthcoming stage two of ‘A Date with Bridgette’.

There were three locations to explore in stage one, in various combinations. In stage two there are two locations to choose from but each location gives longer scenes with multiple pathways within them. Several factors influence what can happen and some of these derive from what happened during stage one. Each of these pathways has a sex scene to discover.
The two paths then converge for another scene and if you make it past that then you are on the home straight.
If you crash and burn with Bridgette then there is also a substantial bonus scene in this game. The images should give away a little about this, but it is the most extensive sex scene I’ve ever created, especially in terms of how many options you have.

Over the next few days the game will be going through some pretty extensive testing to make sure it gets released without any errors.
That’s the aim anyway.

See you next week.”

dsp3000