Friday, May 26, 2017

TLS Version 0.27.1 Public Release

Download*: https://mega.nz/#!C5kw1Dpa!-l8swHzGp43dykPJktRQBMfsg9tP91keBvysQvTgr7I
Mirror*: https://www.mediafire.com/?1r0c5g9nl4899r4
RTP: https://mega.nz/#!Op8EySxJ!ZTBXaPehNBcq47rBA6F_ov0SFQoru-oKqGQ2-mhdPUQ

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

Version 0.27.0
 - Final iteration of Yhilin before the war.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Four new Synergy Skills available if you have enough affection.
 - There are new (retroactive) consequences to researching Dari's condition. Continue a save from the waiting screen to receive your proper benefits.
 - New Uyae conversations around Ari-Yhilina.
 - During previous Yhilin iterations, you can now summon more people to the throne room. No balance changes.
 - New Eustrin mausoleum graphics thanks to Lamsey.
 - Lucy now has more unclothed images during her naked scenes thanks to Bug Reporting.
 - Bug Reporting is also responsible for the adorable succubus children. Expect to see more of them over time. ^-^
 - Various enemy stat changes (mostly for consistency and to remove unintended exploits).
 - Back in Stineford, there's now a visual effect when the door is destroyed.
 - If you invested in the demon-ridden mineshaft, it now appears properly in your investment ledger.
 - The shop in the outskirts can now reopen depending on investments. This is a retroactive change, but doesn't affect balance much.
 - Several quest log items had been neglected, most notably Conquerer. These have been fixed, though your quest log may need refreshing.

Version 0.27.1
 - Made a major change to the magical shop in the Rose District. If you fulfill the requirements, you'll now have a chance to buy Orgasmic Empire tier equipment here before the war! This one is a balance chance, but can be utilized by any save prior to the ending screen.
 - Various flavor additions around Yhilin.
 - The usual polishing and bugfixes.

Prepare for war, everybody! I am very busy with the launch of Kingdom of Deception, so I'll keep my notes brief. Hope you enjoy! ^-^

Friday, May 19, 2017

Version 0.27.0 Released!

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

Version 0.27.0
 - Final iteration of Yhilin before the war.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Four new Synergy Skills available if you have enough affection.
 - There are new (retroactive) consequences to researching Dari's condition. Continue a save from the waiting screen to receive your proper benefits.
 - New Uyae conversations around Ari-Yhilina.
 - During previous Yhilin iterations, you can now summon more people to the throne room. No balance changes.
 - New Eustrin mausoleum graphics thanks to Lamsey.
 - Lucy now has more unclothed images during her naked scenes thanks to Bug Reporting.
 - Bug Reporting is also responsible for the adorable succubus children. Expect to see more of them over time. ^-^
 - Various enemy stat changes (mostly for consistency and to remove unintended exploits).
 - Back in Stineford, there's now a visual effect when the door is destroyed.
 - If you invested in the demon-ridden mineshaft, it now appears properly in your investment ledger.
 - The shop in the outskirts can now reopen depending on investments. This is a retroactive change, but doesn't affect balance much.
 - Several quest log items had been neglected, most notably Conquerer. These have been fixed, though your quest log may need refreshing.

As you can see, this update is getting a lot of things properly in order so that I can focus fully on the war event. Aside from the retroactive changes, though, it includes one last visit to Yhilin that should be fun. A lot of quests/variables/investments that have been ongoing for a while finally wrap up this time.

Some of the things I've been working on in the background are getting much closer to release, so look forward to some of that. But meanwhile, please enjoy this update!

Friday, April 28, 2017

TLS Version 0.26.2 Public Release

Download*: https://mega.nz/#!LtsXXDzB!e-ZD1E1f7p00l4iNkD7rgSEdsElLI7EPPvjqd3DrGSs
Mirror*: http://www.mediafire.com/file/x39ps6wsfxfswg5/TLS+0.26.2.exe
RTP: https://mega.nz/#!npdxlABR!XxCMQP-_NXzYTDLGWa9dDDKOydHef9pmatEPjxWFe5g

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

Version 0.26.0
 - New section setting the stage in Eustrin and Aram.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Party switching mechanics implemented in preparation for upcoming content.
Version 0.26.2
 - Bugfixes and polishing.

Everyone ready to explore Eustrin and Aram? As usual for the first update in a new area, this update lays a lot of groundwork and not everything is resolved. Patrons found this one pretty satisfying, though, so I hope everyone enjoys! ^-^

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ouroboros on Newgrounds

The public version of 0.26.x will still be coming out this Friday, but for now, I have another diversion for you. Last night I put version 1.1.7 of Ouroboros up on Newgrounds, and fortunately it managed to get accepted fairly quickly:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/692386

Even subtracting the people I know, it seems Newgrounds doesn't hate the game! =D I didn't think Ouroboros was a great fit for the site, so I'm pleased that it has been somewhat well-received so far. Depending on how well it does, this could be a chance for my work to get exposure to a large group of people who probably haven't seen it before. Please check it out, and if you're a Newgrounds user, maybe give me a vote?

EDIT: Huh, we got frontpaged pretty fast. I thought daily top five was about the best we can hope for, but this is unexpectedly good. Votes are still helpful for potential ranking and longevity on the front page - thanks to everyone!

EDIT 2: Alright: frontpaged, daily 2nd place, and thousands of views so far! I was hesitant about this, but it seems to have been a good choice. Now it's just a question of how long the ratings/views keep us on the front page, but it should stay there for at least a while, pulling in some new attention. One more thanks to everyone!

Full disclosure: if you played the old version of Ouroboros, much less 2.0, there's not really much new for you. I had to make some modifications so that it would be accepted to Newgrounds, but otherwise it's a port of the same game. I hope that some people encounter it for the first time and enjoy it, though!

Anyway, back Friday with the public version of the release.

Friday, April 21, 2017

TLS 0.26.0 Released! (+Demographics!)

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

Version 0.26.0
 - New section setting the stage in Eustrin and Aram.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Party switching mechanics implemented in preparation for upcoming content.

Lots of new content I hope everyone will enjoy, but not a lot to say about that now. Big thanks to everyone who filled out surveys! I've just made my Patreon post on the subject public. Feel free to read it if you want to see the results in considerable detail along with some analysis and the Patreon discussion of those results:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/8851324

But even if you don't read that, I hope you want to see the results of all the character voting! I decided to do it in the style of those manga popularity polls for fun. ^-^ Here it is:

Friday, March 31, 2017

TLS Fan Demographics

Do you like statistics? I do! =D I find it really interesting to know more about the kinds of people who are interested in my games. So on that note, I'd be happy if you wanted to fill out this survey:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxpYacxRczt5S4o72pQrRix67aeiVwgQ-DxHX501OGXFTn0A/viewform?usp=sf_link

NOTICE: Survey closed while I gather all the data in preparation for making a post! I'll open the survey again later for people to leave feedback, but for now I need to deal with a stable dataset.

All information is anonymous and ALL QUESTIONS ARE OPTIONAL. The survey is not intended to be invasive and none of the data can be used in an exploitative way. This is information for information's sake.

If you're a patron, please fill out the version of this survey linked on Patreon instead of this one.

I proposed this idea on Patreon last week and just made the post public now. Click through if you want to see the discussion or find out what the top ten countries interested in TLS are! Those numbers are just based on blog traffic, though... if you fill out the survey, maybe we can get better data! ^-^

Friday, March 17, 2017

TLS 0.25.2 Public Release

Download*: https://mega.nz/#!TkdD2QqJ!__hAfjxYGTx1H7zcBo9kzvmezmUyVh49u0KbjvR943M
Mirror*: http://www.mediafire.com/file/1y8i2xg8rrzey32/TLS+0.25.2.exe
RTP: https://mega.nz/#!SkciiazA!nO8VT1u_WizS6VZEHSNss5oCQ-3yCSpz1zTTRduqvJM

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

Version 0.25.0 [3/3/17]
 - New iteration of Yhilin.
 - Four new plot sex scenes.
 - Three new affection sex scenes.
Version 0.25.1 [3/11/17]
 - New synergy skill system introduced!
 - The bug with restarting the game via F12 has been fixed.
 - Assorted bugfixes and polishing.
Version 0.25.2 [3/17/17]
 - More bugfixes and polishing.
 - Hardcore hugging action added to the reunion section.

This update covers a very busy visit to Yhilin, plus the new system of synergy skills. Lots of fun content in this update, as well as a development I know may be controversial for some. As always, I welcome all feedback and criticism.

That covers it for this release, so I'll be beginning work on the next section of the plot. However, you're also going to see some other fun things here in the near future. So stay tuned for those, and meanwhile enjoy the release!