Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Harem c8m7 released, c8m6 gone public!


Hey all, we were able to get through the testing a bit faster than I was expecting and Harem c8m7 is ready to go out!  More content, more scenes, and (now) more challenges!  The two big plotlines continue with new quests from Aries and the Westlands Cheli.  We’re also introducing ‘challenge dungeons’ in this release.  TG22 is far better at combat design than I am, and this is me letting him off the leash a bit.  So if you choose to do the harder parts, expect to have fight a bit harder to get through the new sequences.  If you don’t, they will never be required for the main plot.  And of course, this game is for adults only, so there are new scenes!  Jessica ‘attends’ you and Aries, Vanessa gets a chance to learn a few new tricks at the King’s Pleasure, and you meet High Priestess Anaisha.  In every sense of the term.  Also, for those who didn’t grind out 75k gold in Eowen during chapter 3, you’ll finally get to add Fiona to your harem!  Enjoy your holidays, if you need a few minutes away you’ll have new Harem content to enjoy!

Content additions
-High Priestess Anaisha, a Shada, has gone to the Fire Temple to prove her gifts.  Travel there to see if she's worth a spot in your harem!
-You have started on a plan to remove Aries from your Castra.  Time to see how else you can make his life more... interesting.
-A new feature has been added, Challenge Mode.  A series of harder bosses and encounters to test the player's skill, giving more loot as a reward.
-Her rank means Vanessa can't call you Master in public, but that's no reason she can't train her skills in The King's Pleasure.
-Chinua gets her chance to serve in your brothel.
-If you didn't add Fiona in Eowen, she can be captured in Corsix now.
-A new shop has been added to Denai with more accessories for sale.
-4 new in game scenes added, 1 new brothel scenes added, 1 new non-canon scene. Slight tweaks made to Fiona's first scenes for Corsix event.
-For the Legate+ patrons, Vanessa's Duty gets an new non-canon scene.
-118 pages of new text (not including Fiona's rewrite), 120 new images

-Bug fixes/gameplay tweaks
-Beta for improved Quest UI, can be activated in debug menu.
-Minor buffs to Sarah, Rhea, and Naitay.  Updated UI for Adeline.  Defensive and taunts skills sped up.
-Improvements to autobattler choices and TP management.

With 8m7 being released, that means that Harem c8m6 goes public!  Now everyone gets the chance to reward Angelica or Donna for healing Livia and get a viewing of/by her.  If you had gotten to Shenetore before entering Corsix, you’ll be able to find out what happened to the foul-mouthed Joan and meet some old friends… and they do have a present for you.  Samantha also learns to sing a far more powerful song.  Oh, and some plot stuff happens…

c8m6 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3KuKjSbH2FhYmNGX1Z0U0Zpemc
Content additions
-Angelica or Donna helped Livia recover from her injuries.  They've earned a special reward for doing so!
-With Livia back on her feet, lets see how her view of you has changed
-Aries still occupies your Castra.  It's time to figure out how to get him to leave
-You've found out what happened in the Westlands and recovered Joan.  What else might that territory have to offer you?
-Danielle/Teresa have found a new weapon to use against you.  Their own plots continue
-And if all that sounds too complicated, maybe a relaxing evening with Rhea is in order.  And where did Leona go?
-Bonus off-camera scene for Legate+ patrons, Samantha and Rhea dark.  Sam's dark scene with Terra goes public.
-7 new in game scenes, 1 new off-camera scene, 202 pages of new content, 223 new images

Combat pass 3
-Samantha's singing ability has been made stronger and more complex, with her song changing as the battle progresses.  But if she stops singing, the benefit is lost.
-The enemy leveling system used in chapter 5 and later added to chapters 2-4 with many improvements to the combat there.  No new content, improved old content.
-Gold drops eliminated from non-humanoid enemies, replaced with an upgraded trophy system of saleable drops

Final notes:  There might be a few text issues left, we aren’t fully done with the reproofing.  I should have the CG packs update by the time you read this.  Polls will restart in 2020, not enough time to do one for the 8m8 release in December.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Harem c8m6 released to patrons, public version updated to 8m5!

Your fight to reclaim what is rightfully yours continues. Aries is starting to trust you, giving you the start of an opportunity to evict him from your Castra without him realizing it. And the Ratans also threaten your allies in the Westlands, but they may have a new weapon to aid you both in liberating them and your own quest. But even as you arm yourself, your adversaries are making their own moves with their own new weapons. A challenging time, but fortunately you have women back home eager to help you forget about everything else for a night at least. See all that, and more, in Harem c8m6!

Content additions
-Angelica or Donna helped Livia recover from her injuries. They've earned a special reward for doing so!
-With Livia back on her feet, lets see how her view of you has changed
-Aries still occupies your Castra. It's time to figure out how to get him to leave
-You've found out what happened in the Westlands and recovered Joan. What else might that territory have to offer you?
-Danielle/Teresa have found a new weapon to use against you. Their own plots continue
-And if all that sounds too complicated, maybe a relaxing evening with Rhea is in order. And where did Leona go?
-Bonus off-camera scene for Legate+ patrons, Samantha and Rhea dark. Sam's dark scene with Terra goes public.
-7 new in game scenes, 1 new off-camera scene, 202 pages of new content, 223 new images
Combat pass 3
-Samantha's singing ability has been made stronger and more complex, with her song changing as the battle progresses. But if she stops singing, the benefit is lost.
-The enemy leveling system used in chapter 5 and later added to chapters 2-4 with many improvements to the combat there. No new content, improved old content.
-Gold drops eliminated from non-humanoid enemies, replaced with an upgraded trophy system of saleable drops

And with c8m6 coming out for patrons, Harem c8m5 becomes available to everyone. While my patrons can see your adversaries new weapon in action, 8m5 is when the arm themselves. And time to find out what dangers your Cheli are in as well as start to earn that trust you’ll need to betray Aries. Business as usual, killing monsters and running your newly redesigned Brothel!

Content additions
-The plot quickens!
-You've done as Mercalius requested by helping Aries. Time to recover your healer and start on a plan to betray Aries.
-With gaining entry to Eowen, you should check on your friend Hanno the governor. Make sure to bring his daughter along!
-Westalnds opened. It's been too long since you've visited your assets in there.
-You've met many new women... time to reopen your brothel and get them working!
-Bonus scene with Yvone involving her, you, and Donnie or Tomas. A small conversation if you sen them packing.
-6 new scenes, 202 pages of new text in game, 205 new images

Bug fixes/combat adjustments
-Fixed a memory leak that was causing crashes.
-Ralph has a new passive aura, Vanessa has a new TP mode. Various other character fixes.
-Brand new brothel UI! https://harem-db.lewdbit.studio/wiki/Eowen_Brothel
-Fixed an issue where you could get back to Celee without Adeline. Talk to Mercalius to have her added to your party if she was not after her questline completed.
-Retconned Shenetore Elders to have names, Kyruth and Safio
-Improved item UI and many moderate to minor bug fixes/combat improvements.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Harem c8m6 update 2





Greetings to everyone!  I’m hoping that you’ve enjoyed the new Harem c8m5 if you’re supporting me on Patreon, c8m4 if not.  It was good to get as much positive feedback as I did after my return, really helped me get back into stride.  Progress has been going well on both new and old content.

We’re currently doing the combat pass 3 “beta” testing.  TG22 has been helping me update the class design over the last few releases, trying to improve the admittedly basic combat loop for Harem.  CP3 is trying to improve the early game, both with more interesting classes but overall a better monster system.  In 8m6 it should be complete, with all the non-sequenced fights in chapters 1-4 adapting to your level.  So you won’t ever significantly under or over level any fight, making things like composition choices and gearing more important than simple grinding.  And if you don’t like any of that, it will make the difficulty controls work properly in c1-4 where previously they only had an effect after chapter 5.  Including going to -100 and making almost all fights trivial if you’re just in this for the “story”.  A big thanks to him and all the testers!

As to c8m6, progress is great.  I’m almost at the 200 pages written, the majority of code is in place, the only big jobs left are imaging and testing.  If things go according to plan, testing that content should start next week and have us ready for an c8m6 release in early September.  I’ll post patch notes for it next week so you all know what’s coming!

And as always, thanks to everyone who supports the game.  Doubly so for those pledging on Patreon, I’d be hard pressed to generate 50 pages of content a month if I wasn’t able to rely on your generosity to pay the bills.  If you want to help support Harem’s development as well, my thanks in advance!  https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2583450&u

Friday, August 16, 2019

Harem 8m6 update!


 
 
Hey everyone, hoping that you’re enjoying the new content! Development for Harem c8m6 is coming along nicely. We’re up to 141 pages of writing done already which is ahead of schedule, even have a touch of coding and imaging done. In terms of new content, I’m doing a bit of both progressing the main plot along and finishing up some old plots. 
 
Both the Westlands and Castra plots are getting another step in, those are essentially done, as are Angelica and Donna’s reward scenes from their time with Livia. Speaking of our favorite Magni, you’ll also get to know her better in 8m6, although her capture is a long way off. I’m also hoping to get Leona’s capture done this month (mostly done already) as well as Rhea’s quickie. If I have much space left in the 200 page budget I’m going to try for either another off camera scene for the legates and/or another bit for the adversary plot. If the off-camera scene gets done, it would bump Sam and Terra dark to public. 
 
And as always, when 8m6 goes to my patrons, 8m5 will become available to everyone! But if you don’t want to wait, hey I’d love your support and a $5 pledge will get you instant access to the new content, as well as the chance to vote in the 2 polls running.  Maybe a few teasers to motivate you!


https://www.patreon.com/posts/harem-c8m5-1-29039605
 
I’ve been keeping an eye on the polls and so far, it’s looking like Chinua is getting her turn in the brothel next and that the Eldari need more attention. Which means that the Fiona/Mary plot needs to get done so we can make the Solis Diamond. The brothel poll is set to end on the 25th and the focus plot on the 30th, so remember to vote if you haven’t already.
https://www.patreon.com/posts/development-poll-8347674