Sunday, February 18, 2018

Business Month

Busy days, everyone. I'm getting some creative work done, but this is one of those unfortunate periods where the other parts of the job slow down the aspects I love best. But a few of the things I've done are positive, and I'm here to talk about those!

I've begun putting up all the TLS fanart that I've received in collected locations. You can find them at either Hentai Foundry or Tumblr:
http://www.hentai-foundry.com/user/SierraLee/profile
https://sierraleensfw.tumblr.com/

There are already a decent number up (pending approvals, anyway), but there are more to post! I may also have a short story to post eventually.

Pretty soon, it will finally be time to launch Desecration of Wings. This project is a really old one, basically as old as TLS. Its route to getting finished has been weird and involved a lot of rewriting, but I'm happy that it's finally coming out! You can check it out here:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/793450/Desecration_of_Wings

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the process to get the game on Steam will be as simple as I'd hoped. I'm committed to making it available to everyone in uncensored form, but it may end up being time-consuming. =/

I don't like these periods where I have to spend time on preparation, promotion, and other stuff, but they're necessary for this to be a career instead of a hobby. DoW will be coming out soon, with more content than many TLS updates. Then, after that, more TLS!

Friday, February 2, 2018

TLS 0.32.2 Public Release

Download*: https://mega.nz/#!H8dRATLJ!4SVR4kgTQuaJHj3kHTDaNMWk73u07d0-0q1fQDjScBk
Mirror*: http://www.mediafire.com/file/6zkvcint8qyuyxc/TLS%200.32.2.exe
RTP: https://mega.nz/#!ehkWDTDR!VmvSC0JPJLVuV53GFl55GiP5zDiO9g4xJvKVXk2klDE 

*Requires RPG Maker VX Ace RTP to be installed. If you don't know what that means, use the RTP link.

Newest version is out publicly, not a lot to say right now. This month will contain a release of a side project and some other more unusual things, so please be patient for TLS 0.33.0.

Friday, January 26, 2018

TLS 0.32.0 Released!

New update for patrons! Version history updated, you know what to do, etc.

TLS 0.32.0
Core Additions
- New extra-dimensional dungeon and advancement of plot.
- One new plot scene.
- New slate of research unlocked.
Unlockable Content
- It is now possible to finish Yhilin, transforming it into a state where succubi and orcs have fully integrated.
- Janine can now join. One plot scene plus three affection scenes.
- Wynn can also join. One plot scene plus three affection scenes.
- Altina now has a synergy skill.
- The reshaped form of Varia can now create her custom weapons.
Additions and Balance
- Substantial changes to the balance of the Givini Orc Merchant investment.
- Instead of revisiting the southern tunnels in Eustrin, there is a new tunnel area.
- The House of Petitions is open in Ari-Yhilina again, with second chances at certain discretionary funding investments you may have missed.
- There's an event when returning to the merchant camp.
- There's an event if you return to the shrine where you found Starke.
- New miniature quest in the Stineford region, starting in the succubus tower.
- There are three conversations when entering Janine's room, with various conditions.
Details and Visuals
- An anti-crash script has been added that will hopefully cut down on RPG Maker instability.
- Teleport room changed to matched the geography of the continent.
- Some new custom sprites courtesy of Bug Fixing.
- Full base bookshelves courtesy of Decanter.
- Lots of bugfixing and improvements, as always.

TLS 0.32.1
 - You can now customize flowers in the training yard.
 - Patrici now has her proper custom sprite.
 - Andra has a new faceset.
 - The cathedral library has been updated, though not with much.
 - So many minor fixes.

I hope this is the last really broad update and ones after that can be more plot-focused. Having said that, some of the pieces here have been long-awaited. ^-^

Also hope to be able to release publicly in a week, barring problems. My goal is to finish off all the minor side content I've deferred in the past, so as to focus more on new plot segments. Anyway, enjoy!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

2018!

I have just made last week's 2017 in Review post public. Please do read if you are interested in my reflections on the past year as well as an indicator of my focuses for this one.

One thing I want to say unavoidably here: I am not sure how 2018 will go for TLS updates. It remains my primary project, and I hope to advance significantly closer to the end. However, based on the content that I intend to create and other impending events, I'm afraid the releases will be irregular.

I wouldn't do this if I didn't feel it was best for the game overall, but I understand some will be disappointed. In any case, I look forward to bringing you a lot of content in 2018!

Friday, December 22, 2017

TLS 0.31.4 Public Release

Download*: https://mega.nz/#!eg1TkDBa!GMMamz_O9r_Rg0Zfiir7lRhQfpyPYI6YNLixc3mKWC4
Mirror*: http://www.mediafire.com/file/jmj313y4m7j4th3/TLS%200.31.4.exe
RTP: https://mega.nz/#!y1FFWIbS!wuGvBmlp-4W10mo7UtUcvsOUQ6HRrI20eErLTw8rb6E

*Requires RPG Maker VX Ace RTP to be installed. If you don't know what that means, use the RTP link.

Version 0.31.0
 - Three brand new nations: New Givini, the Chalice States, and Tak'Kan
 - Free travel: access opened to nearly every nation on Arclent
 - Conclusion of the party gathering quest
 - New plot dungeon
 - Two new plot scenes
 - New round of investment returns
 - 25+ new investment opportunities
 - Unrestricted ability to convert ProN to Sx
 - Enemies have regenerated around the world
Version 0.31.1
 - Tons of polishing
 - Changes made to make headquarters saves more viable
Version 0.31.2
 - Save compatibility event added
 - Time travel bug fixed
 - Further polishing
Version 0.31.3
 - Yet more polishing.
 - Added a Megail/Qum scene at the base.
 - Some additional affection bonuses.
 - New custom sprites for recovered unsuccubi!
Version 0.31.4
 - Succubi who were Qum recolors in Stineford have been replaced.
 - Galvia can now be found in Eustrin for a quick conversation.
 - The Goddess of Magic cult has a conversation (only after the dungeon).
 - You can get equipment back from Sho by talking to her.
 - Elleani relationship box added.
 - Bug affecting many synergy skills fixed.
 - Guards in the Yhilini bar no longer carry weapons in chapter four onward.
 - Misc encounters around the Chalice States.
 - Misc minor comments around Wynn's house.

Phew, this was a long one. I hope it's out in a very polished form for everyone, but I've been adding in content up until the very end, so it's possible that I've added some new bugs. Hope everyone enjoys, though - these two updates released publicly combine the base and all the new regions!

After so long, I don't have a lot left to say. I will sleep once I check everything is in order, but hopefully all is well. Enjoy the release! ^-^

Friday, December 8, 2017

TLS 0.31.0 Released!

New update for patrons! Version history updated, you know what to do, etc.

TLS 0.31.0
 - Three brand new nations: New Givini, the Chalice States, and Tak'Kan
 - Free travel: access opened to nearly every nation on Arclent
 - Conclusion of the party gathering quest
 - New plot dungeon
 - Two new plot scenes
 - New round of investment returns
 - 25+ new investment opportunities
 - Unrestricted ability to convert ProN to Sx
 - Enemies have regenerated around the world

This is a really broad update and honestly I'm kind of stretched thin. But this one is definitely going public, since it ties together the basebuilding stuff, lets you progress the main quests, and advances the story. I'm just not sure when. Either in one week, or in two weeks with more content added. I wanted to add more sex scenes, for example, but ran out of time.

Will keep it short for now and get back to work.

Friday, October 27, 2017

TLS 0.30.0 Released!

NOTE: Updated post with new section for the unusual 0.30.2 release, see below.

New update for patrons! Version history updated, you know what to do, etc.

TLS 0.30.0
 - Intro to chapter four.
 - Base customization, expansion, and upgrading.
 - One new plot sex scene.
 - Many affection scenes are now available for the first time.
 - Nine new synergy skills.
TLS 0.30.1
 - General bugfixing. An expansion update may be coming, so this is mostly for new players.

So... things did not go as planned at all and I'm releasing this early instead of the side project (which is complete but waiting on art assets). I am super behind schedule, so I won't say a lot here. Check Patreon for links, or the usual forums for screenshots and more info.

Rather than focusing on story, this update introduces a first for the game: a heavily customizable home base. You can expand new rooms, upgrade various systems, and so on, but that includes cosmetic customization.

I'm not sure about a public release for this one. It will depend on how many changes I make based on patron feedback and how soon I think the next update will be. See everybody then!

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TLS 0.30.2
General Changes:
 - NOTICE: There have been minor affection changes added to the investments at the end of the war. These only affect the very end after the final battle, but you may want to re-select investments to optimize affection.
 - New sex scene when accessing your bed, if certain relationship points are high enough
 - New character interaction, requires unlocker event
 - Two new synergy skills
 - Misc bugfixing
Customization Stuff:
 - The courtyard is now customized by your wall choice and you can choose your ground type.
 - The courtyard now contains training orcs to test new skills
 - Nine new wall choices
 - Nine new floor choices, including wood floors
 - Six new carpet choices
 - Thirteen new statue options available, including pillars
 - Many statues now have left/right versions
 - Two new big statues
 - Eight new banners, including other wall ornaments
 - One additional bed, one additional throne
 - The library shelves are now symmetrical. A few of you are quite pleased, I'm sure. =P
 - You can now sit on your throne. It doesn't do much, but you can feel thronely?

As you can see, a lot of effort went into base-building stuff. There are a few quirks that seem to be built into the script I'm using, but otherwise we cleaned up a lot of bugs as well as adding a bunch of new options. Also replaced some of the drabbest default options.

Those of you not really interested in base-building, rest assured that we are done with that for the foreseeable future. For my sanity, if nothing else. Those of you who enjoy it, though, please have fun!

Unlike the usual secondary updates, this one actually has a little content expansion. Full description above, but I think you'll want to check out the bed for a scene that I've been waiting to write for a very long time.