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

January 12th Update

Poll

EDIT : I also want to add a quick poll.

I now have 2 distinct formats for my games :

  • The ‘Betsy format’. A linear main plot, but with the choice of 3 locations for some segments. The advantage is that it’s much easier to have a clear plot and well defined characters this way.
  • The ‘Maddison format’. A more open structure when you can choose many locations at any time. The advantage is that the player experiences much more freedom.

Since both formats have a few examples now, I’m wondering which everyone prefers.

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

dsp3000

This week, news from dsp300 on Bridgette…

“It’s been a few weeks now since the first stage of ‘A Date with Bridgette’ was released so you may be happy to hear that the next stage is almost complete and ready for release. I’m hoping to have it released on or around Friday 26th January.  The reason this stage has taken a little longer than previously anticipated is due to my decision to slightly restructure the game.

Instead of four stages, the game will now have three larger stages. I’ve moved some content originally planned for stage three forward to become part of stage two because I didn’t want the whole of the last part to just be about sex. Without giving too much away, I can assure everyone who was disappointed that they couldn’t get straight into Bridgette’s panties as soon as they met her, that there will be plenty of opportunities for sex during the forthcoming stage two. I guess I like to try to adhere to a level a reality by making you have to work for it.

If you successfully completed stage one you will have earned a completion code and you will be able to continue your evening with Bridgette. The codes record some key achievements which then pass on the the next stage. Those of you familiar with the previous installments of the Academy series should by now be well used to collecting codes and how certain combinations unlock different scenes and pathways. What happening during the early stages of the evening will govern what happens later on.

In terms of structure I will be releasing the next stage in two ways. Firstly there will be a version which only includes the new material for stage two which should be added to the stage one folder you have downloaded. Secondly there will be a version which includes everything from stage one and stage two in the same folder.

There will also be an online version. Whichever version you choose to use will give the option to play through from stage one directly to stage two without the necessity of inputting a code. The same will be true for the next stage after this. I want ‘A Date with Bridgette’ to eventually become a complete game which can be played all the way through without any need for breaks.

Another technical change I’m introducing to this stage is that I will no longer be using GIF files for the animated sequences.  Chaotic has been using a Javascript that allows animations without the image quality loss you get with interpolation banding. Basically, the animated image quality is better and the script gives a few more options too. The other side effect of using this method means a huge boost in image files without a huge boost in overall file size.

To explain. On average about 10% of the images in my games have been animated GIFs. Each animated GIF generally has about 5 frames (and circa 1.5MB) for looping versions and up to 50 frames (and circa 10MB) for things like cumshot sequences. But with GIFs even 50 frame sequences only appear as one image file. By switching to Javasript animations, each individual frame appears as an individual JPEG file. So instead of one GIF file there can be up to 50 JPEG files.

I worked out that if I had used Javascript animations for The Academy Part Four, instead of 1824 images there would have been about 2400 images. I mention this because the image count for stage two of ‘Bridgette’ is currently at about 1750. I have a few more animated sequences to complete and a few technical things to test and iron out. So yeah, it’s another pretty big game.

I’ve included a few images this week, none of which come from any of the sex scenes, but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t any.

More images and more details next week.”

dsp3000

January 8th Update

Just a small update today. I’ll be doing the Leanna evaluation on Friday when I also try and get back into the habit of doing weekly blog posts.

Saving Chloe

Tlaero and Mortze have finished their latest game and asked me to host it on the site. It’s called Saving Chloe and is the conclusion to the story arc they began in Dreaming with Elsa.

The game can be played here. As always, if you like the game, please consider supporting them on Patreon. You can do so for as little as $1 a month, and use Paypal.

Leanna

I’ve also added one (hopefully final) update to Leanna today. No gameplay changes, but I fixed about 100 spelling mistakes.

It should be version 2.3 now.

That’s all for today. See you all on Friday.

January 2nd Update

Happy new year everyone!

Just a list of small things to post today.

Previous Advents

As I normally do, here’s a link to all of the previous advent calendars, including last year’s short story.

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I’ll leave the current calendar online for a little while longer in case anyone wants to save all of the images. Fun fact I forgot to mention – all of the images are 1920×1080, so they should work as wallpapers for most of you.

Leanna’s black male PC

Although I’m not adding it to the game properly, I might as well share all of the images I made for the second male player character in Leanna.

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What to expect from the site in 2018

From myself (Chaotic), I’m planning to do at least 2 games this year. Ideally, I’d like to squeeze in 3 since Leanna took up so much of my time in 2017, but we’ll have to see what happens.

Currently, I’m making plans for my next IRAY rendered game, Molly. The intention is for this game to be free, but with earlier access given to paying members.

I’d like to do at least one new members only game sometime this year too. It’ll probably be smaller (Miranda sized), but I’m not sure what it will entail just yet.

I’m also going to reorganize some parts of the site. Since Tumblr updated the way they work (you have to be logged in to view images now), I’m think I’m going to start posting on twitter instead. If the image is flagged as adult, you still have to click on it to view, but you don’t actually have to have an account or be logged in.

Next week, I’ll be posting a full evaluation of Leanna : Breaking the Facade. See you then.