Good news, everyone! I think I’ve finally decided what I’m doing next game-wise. Well,l one of them anyway.
Next free game
It’s looking like the next free game will be a large one based around the Nascar premise.
I think what was bugging me was the main character. As mentioned in a previous blog post, I have a bunch of Spanish hacienda style scenes and was looking for a reason to use them. This is why I leaned towards the main character being Hispanic.
She has a name now : Mariana. The problem with the character is that I just don’t think she looks the part though. There’s something a little stylized about her skin textures that I haven’t been able to change. I’m not fully sure what it is. Is she a little cartoony? Does she look more like a Poser character rather than an IRAY?
I was working on the plot a little and really liked the idea of it being a direct sequel to Leanna. I’m going with the idea that you are now working with Leanna at the TV station, aspiring to be a journalist reporter yourself. She gets a tip off regarding the corruption at the Nascar track and sends you undercover to investigate.
The plan was to have you befriend the driver, who would also be the main object of your affections. A secondary character would be Molly, who I introduced as a police officer in Leanna. She would also be undercover here. The three of you would team up and defeat the villain and expose the corruption.
I mentioned my reservations about Mariana above, so I though, “Let’s play around with Molly and see where this goes.”
I think I’m smitten.
So, basically, I’ve decided to make the game with Molly as the main character. It actually makes a lot more sense this way too!
She can be undercover posing as a driver. You go undercover too, you meet, recognize each other, then team up.
I feel like her look even matches the role better. The slightly Tom boy style. She suits being a grease monkey. She looks great in the outfit too.
Next members game
I still want to do a members game next though. The only thing about it that I’ve truly decided on is that I want it to be a bit shorter. Not a mini game, but maybe half the size of the standard. Miranda is a good example of this.
The girl group game is a possibility, though if there’s at least 3 main women, I don’t see how it can be short.
Re-purposing Mariana is a possibility. I can’t remember if I’ve even mentioned it before on the blog, but I was considering a game with Mia at one point. The whole thing would be set in a hotel. You meet the main female at the bar, but the whole thing is based around discovering who she really is. Evidence like a gun you can discover in her room hints one thing, her diary can indicate another. She would look good as a femme fatale type. I’ll try and render her in a black dress sometime this week.
I still wouldn’t be using the hacienda sets though. Maybe do a western? That would work, and be a little different for me.
I did mention a Lisette and Maddison game in previous week, but I’m less enthusiastic now. We’ve already had one threesome with them in Lisette’s game. Would an entire game based around the technicality of them touching vaginas this time be worth it?
I also thought an add-on to Leanna might be fun. Set after the main game, it could all be about a wild day you have. Maybe one of you challenges the other to get from one point of the city to the other, but completely naked. I’ve already mentioned that lots of stuff was cut from the streak ending in the main game. It might be fun to put them all together in their own game. Just nude Leanna trying to cross the city in the middle of the day. Using the subway, sneaking across the freeway, cutting though the park with sex along the way.
I need to have a good long think.
Speaking of Leanna, the remaining renders for the ‘complete’ version of the game are well underway. Looks like there’s about 200 images to do, plus animations. Hopefully, it’ll only take a couple of weeks.
One of the issues players noted was that the homeless woman was too dark. I’ve re-rendered the images with her and made them a little brighter if you were curious.
One possibility I’ve been considering occasionally is doing an interactive erotic story, rather than the normal first person type I make.
In it, you would essentially play the role of a narrator, rather than being there. It would be a case of “After looking for a while, Jenny finds a cave.” Then you can pick ‘Jenny enters the cave’ or Jenny keeps looking’.
It would be a good way of doing the pseudo Tombraider game I made some renders of recently. It could be a good way of doing a fantasy game or superhero game too. Using the Egyptian characters and setting is also a possibility. Something I can make a little cinematic. I’d be willing to take suggestions.
It means you wouldn’t essentially be playing as character in it, but that also means I could probably produce the game much quicker, since I won’t have to do dialog choices or extra image for genders and ethnicities.
So, to summarize : It would be a game where you control the plot, rather than controlling a character in a game.
What do you think?