Thursday, July 21, 2016

I want to make a game

One million hits, woohoo!

So what's this announcement I been mentioning? Well...

For those of you who have been following my work way way back, you might remember an adult furry browser-based game I was working in which you manage a brothel, filled with dozens of different races, from humans to anthros to ferals. It was eventually canned, however. Not for lack of trying, though. I worked hard on it for about six months and was nearly at a playable state with it. It was instead plagued by a number of complicated problems, blah blah blah, what's the point?

Fast forward a few years, I been itching to try again. Some might say "Isn't Pokemon Off White a game?". No. It's mostly just a fancy animation gallery and platform. I've been encouraged to make a pokemon adult game by a few people, and I've even drafted up a couple game documents on how it might work. But the thing is, I don't want to only be known for pokemon stuff. I'm pretty unfocused, and my love for pokemon is just one of many fetishes. Pokemon just seemed like a good starting point for my pursuits. I also want to create some original content of my own, instead of riding along this wave of pokemon's popularity.

At first I started making a revised version of the brothel game, but instead I took a step back and decided to go a different direction with it. What I ended up deciding to do is a most-text based adventure, inspired by (but far from resembling) games like Corruption of Champions and Free Cities. I been developing the engine for the past month, and it's shaping up nicely.

Speaking of text, pardon the wall of text this post is. I was planning on having some screenshots to show when it came time to make this post, but I got pulled away from my work for the past couple weeks due to pressing family matters. I'm just using placeholder art at the moment.

So, a bit about the game... you start out creating your character, choosing a race that resembles a fox, avian, or lizard (all anthro).  It is a bit of a rags to riches story, where you find yourself waking up naked, broken memories, unhealthy and unskilled. The player will try to establish themself in the city and figure out their past and what's going on. Of course, this game is very adult, and desperation to survive will most likely lead your character into selling their body to get by, just to name one obvious example.

Visually, the game has two stages: an over world top-down view of the city. A "you are here" icon will be surrounded by things you can do there (most of which you will need to unlock). Some are repeatable tasks, like working, and others may trigger events to move the story forward. The dialog encounters are in this style (screenshot is from another game).

Well, this post is dragging on. The tl;dr is that I'm working on an anthro adult interactive visual novel game.

Oh yeah, and it's totally moddable from the ground up. Users could write up their own events and upload it into the game. The event engine will then consider using it when it decides which encounter to use.

What does this mean for pokemon off white? Not much, in fact I'll be doing some work on it in a bit here. The two projects are pretty different. POW is more of an art outlet, and the other game is more of a writing outlet. My roots in the fandom were in writing, after all! Feel free to ask questions about the game in the comments, if you're curious :)

49 comments:

  1. Corruption of Champions?? for referring that game this might mean you played the game for some time and if you really did, can you describe me your champion?? i can tell you mine..

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    1. I never really had any one character that I could describe. Whenever I played, it was just for one session, then it would be months before I'd come back to see what's new. I was happy when he added the harpy/avian stuff though ;)

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    2. aw man... i should have seen that coming....

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  2. Well TR all i can say is to wish you good luck with this new endeavor of yours and hope things go well for you

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  3. the rags to riches, unskilled and broken memories thing, along with it being a graphic, adult, visual novel reminds me of Hellmoo.

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  4. how to find the second draft?

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  5. When you uptade POW?

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    1. I'm unsure right now. I got a lot going on and it's hard to say!

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  6. looking forward to it!

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  7. As a person who used to write pretty regularly as part of a huge personal project and now just writes to keep the creative juices flowing, I hope to add many a scene with that modding capability of yours. The excited waiting begins.

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  8. Will we be able to mod in different starting races? How easy will it be to mod?

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    1. As much content in the game is all filed away in easy to read XML files, such as all the events and dialog, racial stats, the stats themselves (technically you could add in new character stats), traits, information and demographics about the city... however, adding new races, I dunno. Maybe, maybe not. Right now, no, the problem is I'm unclear on how a modder would add the vector graphics for a new race. However the dialog I've written so far does support modded races, in the event there ever is one.

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    2. Terra Somthing i would like to ask , Is that if you were wondering how modders would work with making a new race why not add a non configured or inactive race profile to the game? an extra one that is sort of off to the side so if poeple wanted to mess with it then it wouldnt impact the project as a whole

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  9. It seems interesting, but the problem with this kind of games is that there's a lot of writting to do and the majority just burn out. But I hope that it foesnt happen to you.

    Ps I hope that we will be able to play as human��

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    1. I'll do what I can. Hopefully people will like the platform I've developed and a little modding community will grow around it to help bolster addition content and keep things going.

      Much as I'd like to add more races, a good chunk of the writing I've done so far is written non-generic, meaning it's race specific narrative. With each additional race I add, that just piles on the workload. A human probably would been a good idea except that it conflicted with the plot I was going for.

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    2. Kinda sad to hear that. As somebody who's only into furry for the porn it's hard for me to really get into a game where you play as a furry. Maybe if you ever get to the point where you start considering additional races have humans at the front of the line? Though you said it conflicted with the narrative so if it doesn't work, then it doesn't work.

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  10. will it be mostly text based, like corruption of champions? or will it have visuals, like monster girl quest? or will it be compleatly different?

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    1. i had the same question too but if i have to guess, it would be like the ''meet n fuck'' games but instead of having wrong or correct answers, all are correct, they just change the story plus the rpg system of corruption of champions... i might be wrong but it could be a possibility

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    2. Dialog looks something like this: http://indiegames.com/screen_sol1.jpg

      Except in my own art style, vector graphics like in POW. Their pose and expression shifts along with the dialog.

      And between events, you'd see the overworld to decide where you're going and/or what your doing, looking something like this: https://www.cartographersguild.com/external/slider/slider_62281.jpg

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  11. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/20654635/ those are mostly YOUR words. and remember that sheliopriono of yours?(helioptile) i got my revenge, sorta... (ps. this is a comedic story, not a serious one like the other..)

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  12. I hope this doesn't change POW's progress too much. Locked away my penis just so I could explode for Latias' arrival.

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  13. oh crap! July 21 was my b-day! thanks for making my life better terraraptor!!

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  14. Hey when will next update come put

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  15. Stop askiing him about POW. He tell us about a new project he want to make and I'm sure that will be a better game then POW. continue to make a good job terra.

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    1. didnt terra say pow is an animation gallery and not a game? either way you do have a point with the ''stop asking him about pow'' because its really annoying...

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  16. You can create your game. but first ends this game pokemon C:

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  17. hey Terra, have you heard about Wings of the Defilers? is a russian erotic game that has that overworld view to decide where to go that you speak of. And it has dragons.

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    1. I heard it as just Defiler Wings, has it updated any from the Kimochi release?

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    2. Well, the developer has a blogspot, but it is written in deep russian, and my russian is even worse than my english...

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    3. i think i know a way.. im a member of a fucked up steam group and there are like every kind of nationalities there i think so they might help us out.... if they accept lololololol

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    4. Any place I can download an English version? I found a few sites but they seemed sort of... virus-ey

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    5. There's an English version available on the blog
      https://mega.nz/#!DRE3TArD!A6V1b8TiGkknpDBlHX8q3N022XRPniCfDe3WinOsMaA

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    6. I found an english version for smartphones, but I don't remember where...

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  18. You want to make a game.

    Jigsaw wants to play that game.

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  19. Not interested in a text based game. But I wish you the best and give you my support. Any chance on an update to POW? Not even a new version, just an update on the progress would be nice.

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    1. I post the occasional blurb about it on my twitter, link at the top ;)

      I been working on Latias today.

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    2. GODDDD I cant wait for the next update, I've been jerking off to only Glaceon and Liepard for almost a month now :(

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    3. That's great.

      Do you plan to update at some point or will you be posting simply to masturbate at us from now on?

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  20. Any of the new Pokemon caught your eye at all? I'm liking alolan vulpix and ninetails the most but I'm looking forward to seeing what people do with lurantis

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    1. Yes the alolan vulpix is pretty good! As is the ninetales. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  21. hey terra are you gonna add 4th walls, cameos, references or even yourself too in the game?

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  22. NightFury here
    When will you do your next live stream, I love watching you work.

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    1. Probably pretty soon. I was going to do a showcase animation just to something a bit on the lighter side for a bit.

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  23. Hey, love your POW animation gallery. If you don't mind me asking, can I help you with the game? I have some experience working with programs that make Visual Novels (like Ren'py), and would love to compose music for your project as well.

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    1. Thanks for the offer to help. I ended up just programming my own story manager. Reinventing the wheel, I suppose. Most of the functionality is done and the content is all done through XML (though writing a back-end interface is something I've considered doing).

      Got a way I can reach you later? An account on FA or SoFurry or anything like that?

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