July 13th Update

This week, I’ve been steadily progressing through the main body of the Photographer Part 3. Since you all don’t really know what that means, as you don’t have the plan written out in front of you in childish scrawl like I do, I feel it’s time to go over the fundamentals of this game.

There will be 9 characters altogether. the returning ones will be :

  • Maddison
  • Lisette
  • Miranda
  • Zoe
  • Emma

The new characters will be :

The layout of the game has gone through a few drafts, but I’ve now got something I’m fully happy with.

Mia is the new director of Mr Hughes’s company. Unlike the her predecessor, she wants to take the empire in a new direction. For instance, it’s flagship magazine will no longer be featuring nude women.

Maddison and you (the player character), try to persuade her not to as you know it will doom the company. She gives you one last shot. There is a party in 3 days at her mansion on an island paradise. Organise the party yourselves, and persuade the shareholders to share your vision.

Maddison takes charge of the party fundamentals, such as catering, and your job is to find as many attractive ladies as you can around the island to attend the party, after staying at the mansion for 2 nights first. The more flirty they can be at the party the better, so you have 72 hours to bring out their inner seductresses along the way.

Not counting the prologue of the funeral, there will be 3 days.

The first day you will be exploring the island and finding ladies to recruit. The second will almost exclusively be at the mansion as you hang with everyone there and try to gain their approval (and perhaps something more intimate). The third day will center around the build up to the party, though prepare for sexual shenanigans along the way.

The second say is the ‘main body’ I am currently progressing though.

Finally, some random extra remarks :

  • The will be save checkpoints in this game, one at the start of each day.
  • Unlike other photographer games, this one won’t be over as soon as the sex is. You’ll be able to have sex with multiple characters in one playthough.
  • Threesomes will be present, include one with Maddison and Lisette.

July 6th Update

Photographer Part 3

I’ve made a satisfying amount of progress on Photographer Part 3 this week. My main job has been to build the mansion which most of the game will be taking part in.

After you ‘recruit’ each female character to your team, they’ll be lounging around the mansion and occupying themselves. Visiting them in a certain location at a certain time of day will can yield some very interesting results. Image rendering-wise, it means that right now I’m just trying to cover every image I might need ; Lisette in the kitchen, Lisette by the pool, Liseete by the pool with Maddison etc.

I’ll be going over the details of this next week when I explain the logistics of the game more thoroughly.

June 29th update

Back today with a post that isn’t quite as big as I’d hoped, but I really need to post something today, so here’s what I’ve got.

Nearly all of the initial setting up is now done. This doesn’t mean that I haven’t started making the game yet of course, I’ve got plenty of images rendered and html files done. It’s just that this game needs a lot of character sets and locations setup to make the rest of the game’s production run smoothly.

For example, there’s nine main women to interact with in this game. Each of them has at least three outfits (including nude), so that’s 27 character sets to make. In this case, 9 normal casual outfits, 9 swimsuits, and 9 nudes. The only one now left if Kimiko’s casual outfit.

There’s no obvious way to list what I’ve accomplished since the last blog update, so I’m just going to randomly list everything I can.

  • 26 out of 27 character sets done.
  • all mansion locations done (the mansion will be your main base for the game)
  • I’ve given Lisette a new bikini. Someone pointed out that the one you saw in the title card preview was the same one she wore in her game. I though this would be a nice callback, but then I realized that what people want to see is her in a different, new outfit. I can see her in a new outfit anytime I want. You all can’t.
  • Kimiko also has a new swimsuit. You can see both here.

  • Funeral/intro renders all done.
  • New, detailed genitals added to all characters.
  • Lighting set up for all levels.

Basically, I’m now at the point where I can now just plow ahead with production.

This next week I’ll be able to get a moderate amount of work done, but nothing too dramatic. The week after that however, I should be able to get a crazy amount of stuff done.

June 15th Update

Photographer Part 3

Just a small update today to let you know that progress is being made with Photographer Part 3.

Here are the first two opening images.

EDIT :

June 22nd update

Just an update to the post to say that there won’t be a blog post this week. I’m putting together the bulk of the game right now, so there’s not as much to show until it’s done. I’ll make a bumper post next week though.

June 8th Update

Photographer part 3

Just a small post today to let you all know that things are progressing.

These are the final two ladies to formally introduce you all to. The blonde is named Cherise and the Asian lady is called Kimiko.

Long term followers of the site may remember Cherise from when I planned on doing Crystal part 3. Since that game is most likely going to be done in daz studio with g3 base figures, it seems appropriate to use her for this game.

dsp3000

Since we’re now all aware of dsp3000’s situation, it seems reasonable to just let him continue at whatever pace he can do. If he sends me something to post, I shall do so, but until then I would assume you’ll just be hearing from me on Fridays.

 

June 1st Update

This week, dsp3000 returns with news 

Hello

Firstly, please accept my apology for the lack of communication recently. This is a result of things both within and beyond my control. Suffice to say that these things pull at my time and my energy.

I’ve said before that game production is incredibly labor intensive and time consuming. As a part time hobby, I can’t always fully commit all my resources. Sometimes life just gets in the way.
I’m not ashamed to say that I also suffer from depression and low mood. The black dog hasn’t been far away recently, but I am getting through it.

All this may sound perhaps like I’m building up to an excuse but I guess that’s down to your own interpretation.

Part three of “A Date with Bridgette” isn’t finished yet… But you already guessed that right?

So far I’ve created over 1500 new images, but this still only puts me about half way through the episode.
It is going to be another huge chunk of the overall story.

Speaking of which, I am still fully committed to the Academy series as a whole. The current Bridgette sub-plot is integral to the full narrative.
I originally referred to this game as ‘Part 4a’, which was foolish as it kind of undermined it’s actual importance. With hindsight I should really have structured the evening with Bridgette as chapters five, six and seven. That would leave day five of the series as chapter eight…

Perhaps a different title would have avoided confusion and supressed the dismissive accusations that this isn’t really part of the Academy series.

I’ve included a few images to hint at the direction the plot is taking, the multiple scenarios involved and perhaps reassure a few naysayers that it’s not all about Bridgette, but it is all about the Academy.

Due to the circumstances I’ve briefly mentioned, I can’t really predict a completion date at the moment. I do intend to see this project all the way through to the very end.

I will update further when there is more to tell.

In summary, I’m not dead yet and neither is the Academy series!

dsp3000

And a little from me…

I’ve started the first batch of rendering work for Photographer Part 3. Here’s the new title card image…

http://www.vdategames.com/comingsoon.html

May 25th Update

Poll

So, first of all, thank you to everyone who voted in the poll last week.

Although the ‘Give them their own game’ option did get more votes, there wasn’t that much in it overall. Judging by the comments, the main thing to note seems to be that people weren’t too bothered either way, as long as they get the sisters at some point. So, for now at least, it seems like I’ll just persevere with both Maddison and Lisette being in this game.

Photographer 3

As this game takes place in the island paradise setting, we’ll be seeing returning characters from the games previously set there.

I like both Miranda and Zoe the way they are, so I’m not planning any big alteration to their looks. Emma though never quite reached her full hotness potential. As a test, I thought I’d try her with longer hair. As you can see above, it really, really works, so this is officially her new look!

You may notice that Faye from Miranda’s game is missing. I’m probably not going to use her as I already have three other redheads in this game. Also, I don’t think she was ever really that hot (unless she has a big hidden following here. Shout out if you need her to be in this game).

Dsp3000

Still no news from dsp3000. Hopefully he’s OK. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear something.

 

May 18th Update

Still no news from dsp3000 as of yet (to the point that I’m starting to get a little worried he’s OK), so I shall simply persevere this week with more info about my next game.

Photographer Part 3

Time for a name description of one of the new characters I’m introducing.

This is Paige.

Currently, she is Mia’s assistant (Mia being the new owner of the company following Mr. Hughes death). I’m thinking about giving her a different role though. I feel like I’m always just appointing assistants to stick another female character in the plot (Kristen was Leanna’s assistant. Carol was Mr. Hughes). I’d like to do something a little more original.

Many of my characters body types are typically fairly similar (or at least fall into a few categories). I’ve been determined for a while to have a short, very thing woman with small breasts for variety, and this is her.

Some of you may be finding something familiar about her. Remember last year when I considered dropping rendering Leanna in IRAY? I made a version of her for Poser? Well, this is the heavily altered same model, so if you can see a little of Leanna in her face, that’s why.

Poll

Those of you who follow my twitter will have noticed I’ve added some Maddison images this week. I decided to update both Poser and daz studio. For daz, I actually did a full clean install as there’s been a few issues for a while I though it would solve.

There is a plugin I’ve had for some time which allows you to convert your characters between ‘generation 4’, Which is what Maddison/Lisette/Crystal etc normally are, to Genesis 3, which is what Leanna and co are. Mortze already successfully used it to convert his characters such as Miranda and Chloe to Genesis 3. I’ve had trouble getting it to work previously, but now, thanks to this clean install, it works!

I can now convert most of my characters to Genesis 3 and easily render them in IRAY.

So, of course this opens up lots of choices and options for me. Photographer 3 rendered in Poser needs to happen next. I just don’t have enough spare time to create anything in IRAY over the summer. But what about the next game?

I could have Maddison and Lisette, as Genesis 3 characters rendered in IRAY in a later game. Or I could just use it to convert Crystal for Crystal Part 3 (whenever I do that).

The pitch : Drop Maddison and Lisette from Photographer 3. Give them their own joint game later in the year, or next year.

Pros :

– It makes Photographer part 3 easier for me, and it should be finished a little quicker.

– They’ll look great in IRAY.

– Neither Maddison or Lisette will simply be a side character like they would be in Photographer 3.

Cons :

– You’ll have to wait longer for more Maddison and Lisette.

– It’ll mean waiting longer for Mariana and/or Molly.

– It’ll mean yet another game added to my ‘to do’ pile’, which I’m really not keen on. Poor Molly’s been in the queue for 18th Months now.

Should Maddison and Lisette be in Photographer Part 3, or should they have their own game?

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Disclaimer : I am not legally bound by the results of this poll.

May 11th Update

No news from dsp3000 yet (i’ll give him a poke this week to see what’s happening). So, I might as well summarize what I’ve been doing for Photographer Part 3.

For the returning characters I really didn’t want to just reuse the character models we last saw. Tweaking them, trying to improve them and making them look even hotter is a very good way to motivate me towards this game. I’ve started with the obvious one – Maddison.

The obvious change is the hair, but I’ve also been applying newer morphs to her body, including some subtle breast ones. This isn’t the final version, but I really like what I see so far.

Other work that I’ve done is mainly planning. Prompted by some players saying that they would prefer the game just to be released in one part, I find myself agreeing with them. The last two big games I made, Leanna and April & violet, were both debatably released in two parts. After releasing the first part/version of them, it’s really a struggle for me to get back into the momentum for the final part. So, I think I’ll just aim to release this as one big thing.

Since that means it will all be released in a summer month, I think I’ve decided to have the whole thing take place on the island paradise seen previously in Miranda’s and Zoe’s games. I certainly like the idea of lots of hot established characters wearing bikinis all the time.

May 4th Update

Just a quick update from me today.

After various tests and assessments of what I can do this summer, it looks like there’s a final decision of what my next game will be. As hinted at before my break, I will be working on Photographer Part 3.

As you can see, it will be rendered in Poser as opposed to daz studio and IRAY in order to make production much quicker. I will also (most likely) just be using the white male player character. It will also be a game for the members section, though we will also be releasing a game for free (not a new one).

Also note that all characters seen in the image are not final versions (except Maddison of course).

There’s still a lot of details to figure out, not least of all the setting. Since this’ll be released during the hottest months, I am very tempted to do an idyllic paradise island style setting  (lots of characters in bikinis). I’m also not sure yet how many parts it will be released in.

No news from dsp3000 just yet. I’ll let you know any progress with Bridgette Part 3 as soon as I hear it.