Life in May (Devlog #002)


Hey, lovesomes,

Welcome to our now-monthly devlog! I hope you're all safe and healthy wherever you are. There's a lot happening around here, but if there's one thing that didn't change, it's how lucky I feel every time one of you gives me feedback. I'm really glad you're enjoying this game so much, and I hope I can continue to create worlds and stories that bring joy to you all, even if just for a little while.

As for this month's progress:

  • Decisions about the Extra Story;

Based on your feedback, I made two big decisions for the Extra Story. First, I'll incorporate it into the main game chapter flow. It'll now automatically start after the player finishes Chapter 2, although you'll still be able to restart the story in the game menu. I thought this might make the story flow better while also avoiding the break of immersion during the first gameplay. Thank you for the suggestion, @hurricaneginger ♥ 

Second, I rewrote the romantic rendezvous between MC and Mandra. At this point in the story, The Destroyer archetype already has a certain dominance inherent to them. To make sure the scene wouldn't feel jarring to those playing as a Destroyer, I changed it a bit to represent that. Thank you for pointing that out, @Erized. ♥

  • Bugs found;

While combing through my code, I realized I made two small mistakes with my variables in Chapter 2. If you're playing The Ruler || Friendship route, OR The Destroyer || Servitude route, you might not have unlocked a little scene at the end of chapter 2. This little bug might also impact the beginning of Chapter 3, so I'm now thinking about ways to work around that.

  • Chapter 3 progress;

My outline is basically ready, and I have a clear idea of how I want to tackle things for this chapter. I have ~3k words written already, and I estimate I'll need at least around 15k more to reach the point I want with this chapter.

  • Art created;

This one was so much fun to work on. Mathias now has different sprites for his "final" look in the game. As he starts to get ready for the blooming ceremony, he'll try on his ceremonial garb, a slightly different hairstyle, and, depending on your relationship, he might even have a different body language while talking to you. 8) Let's see if the code works heh.

For this devlog, this is basically it. 

If you'd like to keep an eye out on snippets of text, additional lore, short stories, and sneak peeks, please check my ko-fi page and my tumblr, where I'm a lot more active. You can send asks, say hi, or just laugh at my silly posts about dinosaurs.

Thank you all for reading! Here's a small, teasing sneak peek to you all. >8)))

Love,

Ligia

Get Love the Guard, Be the King

Comments

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Thanks for the update - I'm so looking forward to seeing how the scenes leading up to and including the Blooming Ceremony turn out, as well as the alterations to the existing story. :)
Also, the sneak peek of Matthias kinda gives the impression of a blushing virgin being led to the alter. Cute! The sheer material is a nice touch. <3

Thank you! Well, now that I have that image in my head, I don't want it to go away. ♥ haha Thank you for your comment and support, and I'm really sorry for taking forever to answer you. i,i'

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Thanks for the update! I love this game so much. Everything feels so coherently and wonderfully put together; you have such a perfect and clear vision of the game and it's a delight to play it (I actually replayed it yesterday!). The Ruler is my favourite archetype and I can't wait to see how it's influenced Mathias – that part about how he might even have a different body language has made me so excited to see it in action!

It took me forever to answer your comment. I'm so sorry! But I'm glad you liked this update and the more recent one; it's always such a joy to read your comments. ♥♥♥ And this one really resonated with me, because I always try my best to make each route and choice feel powerful to the player and impactful in the story. CH03 will definitely show more of your influence on Mathias, so I can't wait to share it with you! haha ♥

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Hi, Ligia!

I’m happy things are going well! Take your time, and remember to rest.

Ps: I looooooved the sneak peek ❤️

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Hi, dear! Thank yooou! And I'm so sorry for not answering before. a-a'

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A little while.? I hope you're well. You've conjured something magical and captivating. I hope you're well and know that your creativity is connecting x

Aww, thank you! I'm so glad you like my game. Thank you for your comment, and I hope you're well too ♥ (and I'm sorry for taking so long to answer your comment x.x)