Friday, January 22, 2016

v0.20 is Live!

Yes, big 20! It's not actually the 20th update, as I skipped a few to jump to v0.10 when there was a big step forward in content. With that in mind, I thought I'd celebrate v0.20 by making another big step! With MVOL v0.20, full-female Lith is finally going public. I know this has been one of my most-requested additions, so I think I'm making a lot of people happy with this update.

The game isn't completely set up to support full-female Lith, as there are three scenes that will take tons of work and still need some more time, but the full story is available along every path, and all art supports any configuration of anatomy. This has been something I've been working on in the background for a long time, letting supporters get a peek in on what I had going so far, but it is close enough to complete to let everyone run around in it now. And to trade off, I've started adding more "advance" content to MVOL for supporters, so they can get a peek further along in the story. The Stone Door is nearing completion, so for v0.20 supporters are getting a little peek at what comes after!

For the main story, the big new addition is the completion of the Blue Collar path for the Stone Door. Now, with each of the collars, you made a choice early on that's had a profound impact on how the story plays out throughout the stone door. The blue collar has actually had the smallest difference, and with the completion of the last choice, you'll see a lot of identical or nearly identical material... Except for one very different ending. I think that folks will like the new addition. I put a lot of work into it, and I still feel like it could be a little better, but I'm excited to put it in people's hands.

I have to admit, though, looking back at the early stone door content, I'm starting to feel like maybe I'm letting some of this content stretch way too long xP I've created a story inside a story, to a degree, and it feels like it needs closure, but these are some of the earliest endings in the game, and I think it's important that they leave you wanting. From the reactions I've seen from my proofers, I think I'm doing well there so far. So! That means just two paths remain to be completed in Chapter Three of the Stone Door! It's been a long and crazy adventure, and I'm pretty excited to push on to what's coming, but we've got some pretty intense stuff to tackle first.

Along with the one new ending and achievement, I've tweaked the achievement display. I hope it'll make it a little clearer to folks when they've reached an ending, since I've gotten some feedback from confused folks running into "gaps in the writing" and not knowing what was going on. I think it makes it a little more satisfying to see the "Trophy" pop up right away rather than after the fact, too.

Also, two new pieces of art going in with this update! One is another piece for the stone door, available on half the paths through. The other is along the black collar route. The art is getting really diverse, and some folks have expressed concern that it's kind of detracting from giving Lith a "look," but to be honest, I'm digging it. Lith has always been a little bit varied, details of his appearance maybe shifting to fit the moment, and he's a different cat to different people. This diversity kind of makes every picture feel special, I think. I'm rather enjoying collecting pieces from lots of different artists, even if it is pretty stressful getting to know a new artist and their way of doing things every time, haha. It's definitely been a learning experience!

That about covers it for this update. I've taken on a new variant writer, but we've hit some delays getting him up to speed, so it doesn't look like any of his work will be going in this version. He's got strong potential, though, so I'm definitely looking forward to enriching a lot of the older scenes with his help in updates to come!

I ran into some trouble with the bi-monthly schedule trying to hit my stride after going all-out on it with v0.19, so I'm not completely happy with this update, but I'm going to be working on my process to find just the right balance of getting things done without letting the quality suffer. I'm honestly glad to be where I am, having these sorts of problems, because it means I'm doing something right, and I just gotta refine it. I really appreciate your support, everyone. I am incredibly grateful that I can get the chance to make a living making something I feel passionate about, and that you guys can trust me to do what I feel is right with this game to make it complete. I hope you guys will enjoy everything I've got coming up.

If you wanna know more about what's coming up, remember, I update on my Twitter about anything and everything I write. If you want to see it for yourself, supporters on Patreon get early access in a couple different tiers, whether it's a week-in-advance release, a monthly preview version, or straight up emails of the raw text straight from my keyboard as I pound this stuff out. There's also art and Lith's diary and other goodies, so if you haven't taken a look already, check it out!

One more big milestone in the bag. v1.00 is still far off, but I'm more confident every day we're going to get there, and that it's going to be fantastic. Thanks, everyone! I hope you enjoy!

28 comments:

  1. Any idea on when you might start thinking about writing content for full female avatar with full female Lith? (i.e. what patch might we expect it in)

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    1. I'm afraid that is one thing that will probably never happen :c I am into a lot of things (and I mean a LOT) but somehow, lesbian scenes just cannot hold my interest. If I can't find passion for the scene, then I know I won't be able to write it well, and it won't be very satisfying for the players. You can get pretty close now, with herm on female and such, but there has to be at least one cock in there for me to feel the mojo, you could say! xP Sorry about that. I hope another game can satisfy you on that front!

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  2. I do indeed enjoy the new updates after waiting so long to come back again. I can already tell im going to be going for a while until i can find the FREEDOM.

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  3. It would be nice if you added a gallery to the game, so people wouldn't have to start a new file if they wanted to see a specific picture again.

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    1. I've been thinking about adding such a feature! It's a little bit meta to try to include x3 But maybe. The more art that I get, the more likely it becomes I'll include something like this, so I guess you could say it's just a matter of time!

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  4. So, whatcha gonna add next? If you know that is. (And when? :o)

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    1. I'm not sure what all will be going into v0.21, but I'm working on the pink route through the stone door right now. MVOL is on a bi-monthly schedule, so the next update will be out sometime in March!

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    2. Thats odd, thought pink route was pretty finished. Oh well. Good luck with that.

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    3. One major branch of the pink route is done, but not the other one. There are an awful lot of branches just going into the final chapter of the stone door, and many more endings or returning sequences following the final decision you make! xP I certainly set myself up for a challenge, but at least chapter three is more than halfway done! @.@

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  5. Just would want to say I have read/played you're game for some time now, and would like to say that your latest 'All good things...' ending was among the best writing I've ever read. I hope that will continue long after this, and that I would be able to support your work some day. Your work has inspired me, I hope it will inspire others.

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  6. I was just wondering if you had thought of adding some footplay elements... unless you already have and i just can't find them

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  7. Gonna give us the option to Ruin our full-female kitty?

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  8. I hope we get some more Dom Lith and more power bottoming.

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  9. Hey Lithier, are you a brony by any chance?

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    1. I've watched a season or two, it's not bad. But I like the porn better xP

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    2. I was curious since I had a feeling you might be. But yeah the mlp porn is better.

      You know speaking of mlp porn, there's a comic/cyoa going on that stars a cute femboy colt named Emerald Jewel who escaped from his demon worshiping step-parents and got hooked up with a mage who also is a pimp on the side. She agreed to teach Emerald magic in order to get revenge on his step-parents but only if he works off the debt by selling his body on the streets.

      The cyoa is right here if interested.
      https://www.anonpone.com/coltquest/

      And there's a story archive here: (May need to change filters.)
      https://derpiboo.ru/tags/colt+quest

      (first page of the story/cyoa in archive.)
      https://derpiboo.ru/1048629?scope=scpefb63dbabf09e5025492bc946063719e544471098

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    3. I was thinking more like this guy's stuff x3 http://blackjrxiii.tumblr.com/post/135897248710/merry-christmas-christmas-special2015-and-even

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    4. No offense Lithier, but when it comes to mlp I prefer it to be less anthro. Anyway I hope you didn't mind me putting the link in the last post. I was thinking it might appeal to your tastes. The mage is a futa after all.

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    5. I like it anthro or "feral," I just like a lot more porn in my porn xP I searched that booru for all the explicit images under the tag, and the naughtiest things were a few shots of genital peeks and a pony holding a dildo xP Thanks for the suggestion, but it doesn't look like it's quite down my alley. Cheers!

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  10. Yo, im new to the game and was wondering something, i download v0.20 and when i try to start it, it says that several things could not be found, do i need to download all previous versions or am i missing something?

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    1. Hmm. The first thing I'd suggest is updating your Flash Player. If that doesn't do the trick, I may need more details. What machine, OS, and program are you trying to play on? What exactly does it say is the problem? You shouldn't need anything to play the game besides Flash, and if you're playing on Android, Adobe Air.

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    2. im updating right now, but just incase it doesnt work, this is what im getting. VerifyError: Error #1014: Class flash.events::OutputProgressEvent could not be found.

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  11. Will there be a chapter four?

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    1. Chapter three is the final chapter for the stone door, but if you manage to return to the void, you'll eventually be able to go on to other doors that take the story in very different directions :3 There's still lots of content to come! The moment you discover the doors is, as I've estimated it, about the halfway point in the game's planned content.

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  12. I dont know if you already think of or already was suggested, but how about a collar to yourself? Like if you get too dominated by Lith you could summon a collar that you will give to lith, and in return, she will be the one that will bind the collar on you, and of course, this will lead to a new history in stone door, where she will be willing to claim your butt for herself...

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  13. Yo, when's 21? just wondering.

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  14. Hey Lithier, thanks for emailing me the link to this blog. You're the best.

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