Too much reading

Posted in Uncategorized on June 10, 2016 by Vosmug

So this time I’m going to give you some raw data, no estimations, no dates or anything, you make your own conclusions, your guess is as good as mine.

I have to say though, I’m not that much of a fan of knowing this kind of process before playing a game, I like to know this obviously but only after I’ve played it, it kind of ruins the magic, that’s just me I guess; I know it sounds counter intuitive because this is a blog and all but I never really intended it to be a detailed development blog but more of an informational one, but since I’ don’t do that either then whatever.

First, what I’m doing right now are the so called events, you get to a point in any given area and a dialog or character interaction is triggered, you can call them cutscenes, you could say that’s the gimmick I tend to rely on the most. So, for that I’m making everything with placeholders and a basic layout, everything working as it should but no final graphics yet, a debug version with no level design to go through, I can teleport to every new event in order to test it faster, and of course no final dialogs for easy testing, only the first few lines, and because it’s really not necessary for now, those also need to be coded and numbered one by one and will be completed later. It’s a skeleton pretty much.


This down here is my list of main events bullet pointed for easy reading, there’s another document where they go into detail; each one of those sometimes take 1 day sometimes more to complete, there was a complex one that took about 5 days, and sometimes 2 o 3 in a day when they are relatively simple, it feels like they shouldn’t take that long but for some reason there’s always flaws that need to be fixed and that end up taking a lot of time.


So, the upper arrow is where the demo ended, the green text is what’s done so far, and the blue text is what’s still left to do, the first part doesn’t have that much detail because I thought I didn’t need it but I ended up going back and forth between documents so much that it became annoying, so I started to write more detail to have a better reference.

After all of the events from beginning to end are done, up until the ending, I’ll go back to the beginning and start replacing the placeholders with the final graphics and polishing each event accordingly with sound and proper timing, a lot of those final graphics, animations and sprites are not done yet, so that will be the next big time sink, each animation takes from 1 to several days to complete, even up to 5 or 6 depending on complexity, individual sprites with no animation can take hours up to a day.

Once that’s finished and already has the final look, I’ll add the final text, as I said, for now it only has the first few lines of every dialog , so I’ll have to reorganize and renumber all the lines, is not as complex as it sounds since everything will be working properly by that point, it will fit automatically. The part that takes the most time here is the line break fixing, that is, making the dialog fit into the dialog box, I’m sure there’s automated ways of doing it but I don’t know how, so I have to do it manually line by line; pictured below is not the current spot I’m in but a previous one more representative of the process, is not final either, but I guess you can see that.


By this point I’ll have to add some extra traps and polish some enemies, I know some are not working properly anymore since some things changed along the way, especially some at the end.

After that comes the level design, backgrounds, enemy placement, door/key placement, etc. and most importantly, connecting the events already made, since right now they are placed one after the other for testing purposes, this part will properly space them in the areas and put obstacles and enemies between them. The backgrounds for me are one of the most fun parts to work on but the level design itself is not that much fun and can get confusing, there needs to be proper planning before doing that, mainly a map, but is likely that the game itself won’t have one, instead I’ll try to place landmarks so it becomes easier to navigate without map, also I’ll try to have smaller areas. Something else here to take into account are the transitions, each room needs to lead to another room through doors and by walking right or left when available, you need to calculate the x and y coordinates of the starting points of every room individually and connect them properly, that can take a bit of time but not as much as previous tasks.


By this point the game would be playable already, things left would be music, some more polishing, difficulty balancing and adding galleries and stuff like that… and lots of testing.

This may sounds like a messy process, but I very much disagree with the idea of making a game as if you were playing it, that is, making level 1 and all of its elements, then level 2, then level 3, etc, that doesn’t really work for me, and I would say is a very unproductive way of doing it, making the layers, then combining those layers is in my opinion the best way of doing things, it’s a wonder why I have the patient for that, the process of putting levels togheter comes at the very end. Think Mario Maker, all of the elements are working and the final process is building with the pieces you already have, that’s why although Mario Maker is cool, is a level design tool not a game design tool as some have named it, I don’t know why anyone would call it that; as long as it makes you interested in game desging though then  it works as such I guess.

Progress in this manner is not very noticeable for an outsider, I can see how things move but if I were to show you this in a week by week or even month by month basis, progress it’s almost invisible and not very interesting.

So there you have it, I think I overdid it but hey, you can’t tell me I don’t share info anymore, this raw data is as much use for you as it is for me to know any significant span of time needed for it, I don’t know you but I can’t really pinpoint a time from all of this (and I dont want to either, there’s that), so you draw your own conlcusions, even if I kind of know how much some things would take, there are others that there’s no way of knowing until I’m actually doing it, I hope this is enough of an information dump for the following 56.7 years, I’ll check back next time on that list of events and see where we are on that.

If you have any questions about the development process feel free to ask, this is the post where all the technical and design information should go in.

BTW, thanks to all for the comments and input on the whole existential crisis business I was having last post, I appreciate it, It may not sound like I do, but I do, I might not answer to every comment but I read all of them, so thanks.


Stuff and things

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2016 by Vosmug



First thing I want to say is, I’m getting a bit annoyed about things, the game is fine in my opinion, but I’m worried about time, I know you want faster progress but that’s something I can’t control, either it moves slowly or it doesn’t at all, I’m starting to fear the day I have to start something new, just the fact that I know it will last more than a year up to 2 years is very discouraging… I know I complicate things myself but I can’t help it, both the games I have, Xeno and this one, started as small projects, and look how they ended up, so, it sucks, there’s no solution, there’s no workaround, it just sucks… only thing I can do is stick with it until the end… hope you do too… I’m not asking for moral support or anything like that, just patience, this is something I wanted to talk about after release but I better mention it now, and then talk about it after too, and is something I would like to know your opinion on…

The fact that these things take so long makes me wonder how long people are willing to stick with it, not on particular projects but in pervy games/hentai in general… people change over time, maybe you’ll “grow out of it” after a while, maybe you’ll stop caring about porn in general when you get a girlfriend or just get tired and jaded to it, who knows, the point is, how many games with long dev times will be able to be released while you still care? and more importantly, how many games will I be able to make before I grow out of it? Let’s say I have 10 more years still in my porn clock, at this rate, that’s  4 to 5 games… that sucks, I want to make more than that, will I still care at 30 or 35? Wizardhood might help but who knows.

We were getting a bit existential there; maybe I’m having a quarter life crisis.

So in relation to that, I know story is something some of you don’t care about, while I do care about it, I think I’ll have the option to remove it completely, as in, characters will still move and interact but you’ll never see the dialog box appear and it’ll move automatically through it, I haven’t tried it yet but it shouldn’t be hard, I hope. What do you think? That doesn’t mean I won’t invest time in story, since that’s the kind of game we’re making here, if that’s not your thing or if it’s not what you want, then I guess what I’m offering is not for you, but at least I will try to have that option. Also, given my likes/dislikes, it may not be everybody’s cup of tea; I talked about how I hate sex talk, so there’s that.

Also… wait for it…

“I’m working on it…”

I bet you didn’t expect that, did you?

Also, animation.

More things and stuffs

Posted in Uncategorized on March 8, 2016 by Vosmug



The most notable thing recently is that I’m changing the portraits for a more clean style in terms of colors and lines, also I didn’t like the previous ones so now after they should fit better the in-game sprites, they still need work but I like them quite more than before.




As someone mentioned before the portraits are a bit too big and cover quite a bit of the screen, it does get too cluttered at times but I rather have big portraits, I’ll try to center everything within the first 3/4ths of the screen on dialogs, to be honest tho portraits are kind of unnecessary but what the hell now.

Other than that, everything keeps moving normally I guess, nothing to report… I should mention maybe that some new not very important things like the ghost stealing gloves and some other minor addiotions were stitched togheter since they were not planned, so that’s been complicating things a bit, but that’s not really something that important, I shouldn’t complain about it since I could have decided not to do those things but I did it anyway, it’s just something more on the list… so I guess there’s that.

It seems you want me to talk about stuff, and I really don’t know what about right now, so feel free to ask in the comments. I’m supposed to make a FAQ page but I don’t know anymore, I’m lazy, but feel free to suggest questions, release and progress questions will have the same answer for a while: “I don’t know”, that’s the first question.

…this is taking some time indeed.

Edit: Forgot to mention,thanks fdor the windows 10 feedback, seems that compatibility with windows 10 is fine.



Posted in Uncategorized on January 7, 2016 by Vosmug


So yeah there’s that thing the steals your glove, it took a bit of work since I forgot most about enemy behavior and had to relearn some stuff, it works well enough, but there are things that need to be accounted for that I didn’t realize before like moving forward without the glove could block you off if you need it, like for jumping or when you find a defeat-all-enemies-to-continue kind of block which you can’t do without the glove, so this enemy needs to be in controlled locations instead of the random approach I wanted to use, places where you can freely backtrack (or advance) to search for it without the fear of getting blocked, will have to work a bit more on it, so there’s that….

Aside from that, had some problems and still have, got stuck for a while because of a pretty nasty glitch that ended up being pretty simple, turns out using exit; inside a script doesn’t affect whatever code is happening outside that script, it makes sense, I guess, but I didn’t know that and assumed everything inside a script affects the entirety of the instance calling it… as, you know, everything else usually does… took me about 4 days to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem, fun times, also got super sick for a week, as it is an honorable tradition for that to happen that time of the year, and of course family reunions and stuff.

Also, I’m having an asset compiler error when I try to preview texture pages, if anyone knows anything about that, it would be really helpful, it used to work normally and now it just doesn’t… so, no idea.

Uh… yeah.

Edit: Something about compatibility just came to my attention, I really didn’t think about this before.

If anyone out there has windows 10, are you able to run the previous demo version 0.1.1? I don’t have windows 10 so I can’t test it myself, it would be really helpful, thanks.


Posted in Uncategorized on December 2, 2015 by Vosmug



Um… so yeah… nothing to report as I said… slowly moving while job things happen…

So not to waste a post, what do you think about Kimochi? Have you used it? How is it? I know it’s still in development so it’s only normal it has some rough edges, I got contacted recently so I was wondering, would you like to see Xeno and ghosty ghosties there? If you don’t have paypal and have to use a credit card would you rather use it instead of dlsite? I like the idea of a new platform but I don’t have much of an opinion yet. What are your thoughts on it?

The bummer post

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2015 by Vosmug


I know some of you, (or all of you) want a new post but I have nothing, I’m still working in the same thing I said last post, it just never ends, I can’t believe it’s been a month already and I can’t move forward, also there’s a big problem, I just got a big editorial project at work due for January, so I’ll have to work on that and not as much in the game for a while. Fun.

I’ve tried to avoid saying anything conclusive about release but now let’s just be real and say release is not happening this year, and again, I don’t know when…. yup.

I’m really bummed out, not even about work, that’s normal and I fully expected it to get in the way at some point, but the fact that this has been so slow is really discouraging.

To be fair I’m pretty sure by next week I can start working in the “event” set pieces, meaning sprites and animations for particular story scenes, which is really one of the last things to work on, before actually building the areas and placing enemies and events according to the script. This means almost there but not quite there yet.

Also I just remembered most traps are still missing, I think I’ll just cut most of them out, additional to the ones I already have I’ll probably make the suggested ones only (frame painting ghost, statue ghost, backyard underground ghost), I think those are all.

Anyway, sorry but yeah, that’s how we are.



Posted in Uncategorized on September 17, 2015 by Vosmug



I’ve been doing terrible this past couple of weeks, I’m starting to pick up the pace just now but yeah, you should know that not everything is nice and dandy anymore for some reason, I used to say I was doing just fine, now not so much anymore, whatever, it’s still moving well enough I guess so it’s okay, no need to worry about the details.

I’m done with the general layout of the enemy sex animations (took more than expected), now I’m fixing details, unifying layers and stuff before exporting to sprite form in batch, still a lot of other animations to be done, the story event ones and some extra trap ones, after that let’s go back to code again.

Nothing much else really, I’ve been really tired lately and I need to focus so… not much controversial statements for now.

See you.

Don’t click me.