February 15th Update

One more update from dsp3000…

Just a brief update today, as there isn’t much to report unless you would like me to describe what working through 22 pages of production notes and over 3000 html files looks like. I could procrastinate and tell you how much coffee I’m consuming, but ultimately you just need to believe me when I say that it’s really the most tedious and least enjoyable part of the process.

My goal is always to release my games with zero errors, so the past few days have been all about testing and making changes to the critical files that make the game function properly.

In case anybody was wondering; making multi episode games with variables that carry over to create other options and consequences is basically a massive headfuck. Predictable really, but hopefully worth it. I’m working through the game file by file, checking all the links, testing all the checkfiles and making sure the score variables increase and decrease where they should.

As previously mentioned, during the past 10 months or so, I have been producing two episodes at once. This means there is a whole lot of material to go back and check over.

It’s not always possible to catch every single error, particularly as I work in a very fluid way, often deviating and making plot changes as I am working through creating all the images and files. But I will catch them if I can.

In terms of the release date, I don’t think that I’ll get everything completed satisfactorily for next Friday. But I am reasonably confident that Friday 1st March is still achievable.

I wish it didn’t take so long but it really just does.

Until the next update, I have included a few more preview images.

dsp3000

February 8th Update

This week, more from dsp3000 on his upcoming games…

The Date with Bridgette production machine rolls on again this week, despite interruptions from pets, burglars and power cuts. I am now in the final stages of making part three of a Date with Bridgette and, as promised, this time I thought I would focus on the second location that this stage has to offer.

In the grand tradition of Vdategames, no date is complete without a trip to a strip club.

In the Academy universe we have The Pink Pussy club, and maybe Bridgette will agree to visit…

Once inside there are again many story paths to discover. The images will hint at some of those variables, but as usual I don’t want to give too much away. Fans of Didi may well be delighted to know that she will take you up on that offer of a drink, if indeed you ever managed to find out how to invite her during part two. There are several more characters to interact with in and around the strip club. It really is a substantial chunk of gameplay to work your way through and, as ever there are a whole ton of different things to find.

In terms of production, the whole four part game currently stands at over 9200 images. I still have a handful of images to complete the remaining two scenes in the forthcoming part three. As I said last week, part three will consist of over 3000 of those images.

In the last few days I’ve been testing and working out the scoring system to ensure those all important happiness and lust variables actually mean and do something.

I’m tentatively going to say that I think a 22nd February release date is feasible, but 1st March is probably more likely. Please don’t take that as gospel though. The last time I decided on a firm release date my computer processor went into meltdown at a critical moment. But I shall try my best as I reckon out of everybody here, I will be the happiest to see the fruits of my labors bloom.

Until next time, wish me luck.
dsp3000

February 1st Update

Today’s blog update comes courtesy of dsp3000

Hello everybody. I am now very close to completing the next part of the Date with Bridgette game so it’s probably about the right time for a blog update.

I can confirm there will be two more parts to the Date with Bridgette game, making four in total.


Since my last blog update in December I have created around another 600 images, so that means over 6100 images will form the next two stages of the game. I reckon there are another 500 images which still need making to reach the very end of what I have planned for the four parts.

This blog post will focus on what I am planning to release next. I have a handful of images left to create, a few to remake, and plenty of checking and testing to do. I anticipate that this part of the game will be around 3100 images. Hopefully it will be all ready to go in the next two to three weeks.

So here are a few details.


Part three of the evening introduces another two locations to visit during your evening with Bridgette.
Firstly, you can continue your evening with a visit to a nightclub where you meet several familiar and a few other new characters.
You can dance, drink and talk to Bridgette and with the other girls you see there.
There are lots of different options to explore, and your interactions with Bridgette and the other characters will determine what can happen.
Ultimately you can choose to keep Bridgette on side, and/or explore what else is on offer.

Next week I’ll reveal a little more about the next location you can visit and maybe firm up a release date.


January 25th Update

A few things to get through today.

First of all, I know I haven’t stated yet whether or not Molly and Marianna will be free or members only, so – Molly and Marianna will be members only initially.

For most member only games, the plan is to make them free after a couple of years, but this one will be made free after a much shorter wait. I’m thinking something like 6 months. It’ll certainly be later this year. I’ve been wanting to try this as an experiment for a while now, and this seems like a good opportunity.

Next, here’s the new title card for the game.


Last week, I spoke about having trouble getting a island beach to work. I’ve switched to a much more manageable model set (the old one was over a million polygons), and I’m very happy with the result.

Lastly, in Leanna I introduced the option of specifying what your occupation is. I want to do something similar with this game, so let’s see what kind of options people would like.

Poll time! Pick as many options as you want. Feel free to suggest some as well.

What occupations would you like as an option in this game?

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January 18th Update

Slightly different preview this week. I thought it would be fun to showcase all of Molly and Marianna’s planned costume changed for the game.

First up, Marianna.

I’ll be doing one for Molly on another Friday.

This week has mainly been about setting up scenes for the game. Most are done, but I’m still having trouble with one important location.

At one point, the main trio have to hide out in Marianna’s safe house. I thought it would be cool to have it be an island off the grid.

It looks good, but working with it’s really slow as there’s so many polygons. I’ll have to see if I can work out a good solution (or compromise).

January 4th Update

Welcome to 2019 everyone!

I don’t have too much to share this week as I’ve only just slowly started to get back into a work routine following the holidays, so I’ll just start with a small summary about what to expect over the year.

My first game will be the longtime WIP Molly and Marianna. There’s no set release date yet, but it hopefully won’t be longer than a few months away.

Following that, it’s my intention to release Crystal Part 3 later in the year, with a new updated Crystal model.

Along the way, we will hopefully be getting new releases fairly soon from MrStomper and dsp3000.

In the meantime, here’s a freshly rendered pic of the upcoming frenemies.

Here’s to 2019!

December 21st Update

Christmas gallery time!

As stated in a previous post, I haven’t really had time to do the annual advent calendar this year, but I still wanted to do a Christmas gallery. Enjoy!

Link to previous years images : oldcalendar

Hope you all enjoy Christmas or any other holiday you may be celebrating right now. There may be a post next Friday, but if not I’ll see you all in 2019.

December 14th Update

Today, an update from dsp3000 on where he’s currently at with, well,everything…

It has been a few months since I gave an update on progress so here goes.

It’s been a difficult year for me but it is looking better and I have been very busy when time and energy has allowed. Thank you for your ongoing support and patience.

To recap; The Academy series takes place over one week, with each part representing one day. Parts one, two three and four were Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Part five will be Friday.

‘A date with Bridgette’ takes place on the Thursday evening, and that’s where we are at the moment.

It’s been a long week…

In terms of game production, I’m going to present progress in the form of numbers as they seem the most tangible.

Academy : Part One = 997 images

Academy : Part Two = 1500 images

Academy : Part Three = 1797 images

Academy : Part Four = 1824 images

Okay, so the first stage of ‘A Date with Bridgette’ had 848 images and stage two added a further 2287 images. Both of these stages were released earlier in the year.

Since then I have created another 5427 images, which by the time I finished will be pretty much double the images from stages one and two put together. Adding it all together brings the overall image count for everything in ‘Date with Bridgette’ to over 8500 so far.

But size isn’t everything…

Those of you who have played stages one and two will know where you are up to.

The concluding story paths take in another two new locations in an evening which at least starts with Bridgette but doesn’t necessarily have to end with her.

As I have hinted before, there are many options, paths and characters to explore.

I originally intended to make this game in four stages, then changed the plan to three. Due to the sheer size and complexity of the game and the various options in the story, I’m back to thinking that four stages would work better structurally.

I’m over 90% finished with the remainder of the overall ‘Date with Bridgette’ game. Around 95% of what will be stage three is done and about 85% of what will be stage four finished.

This means that I expect to be able to release stage three early in 2019, with stage four completed and ready to release not too long after that.

The size of each part will comfortably exceed anything I’ve created before, partly due to the variety of story paths and partly due to how extensive some scenes are.

Again due to the complexity of ‘A Date with Bridgette’ and it’s role as a critical part of the Academy series, I have already started work on ‘The Academy : Part Five’. I’m kind of having to work backwards from a projected end points in order to make things all connect properly and make sense.

Looking forwards, ‘The Academy : Part Five’ may well be the most complicated part to produce of all of them. But that’s for the future. For now I’m hard a work on just moving forward.

I’ll update with more information in the new year.

In the meantime all the best to you all.

dsp3000

December 7th Update

The Photographer Part 3 expansion has now been added to the members section.

This adds new solo sex scenes with either Lisette or Maddison, as well as small photoshoots for Kimiko and Miranda.

Here’s a quick guide to how to find the new content :

  • Find Kimiko in the studio around 15.05 to 16.00
  • Find Miranda in the studio 16.15 to 17.10
  • Find Lisette in the shower 16.55 to 17.25
  • For Maddison’s new scene, choose to go straight away on Sunday morning.

Hope you all enjoy the new content. Next week hopefully I’ll have some time to get started on the Christmas gallery images and Molly & Marianna.