Vilsa here! As you can tell from the banner, we’ve got a lot of eye-candy to show off.
Rosas are Red
Thao has been making progress on tidying up the first CG set for Rosas are Red. The ‘R’ on the back of the phone is just placeholder for a cute rose-related case.
We’ve received some more art from Scapefiend for the sublevels! The rest will be in soon to help make them stand out from the main fiend hub.
No fancy art here, but bearcore and I have been hard at work on patching all the softlocks that have been plaguing 0.10 and 0.9. We’ve also been working on a resource management system to make memory usage a LOT lower than it has been especially for Android devices. Initial tests have dropped memory usage of the game from around 1.67GBs to ~200MB, so we’re super excited to have it complete. This will mean that the game won’t crash from out-of-memory problems on lower-end Android devices.
The only problem is that there are hitches during dialogues when the images load in and out, which obviously we don’t want. We’re looking to find a happy balance between performance and memory usage before releasing the bugfix patches (0.9.2-r and 0.10.1-pr).
As we’ve told you guys before, rated is going to be taking over for the CGs. Originally she was just doing character art for us, but now she’ll be bringing the CGs in-line with the art-style of the characters in dialogue. She’ll only been able to dedicate a few days a month to us because she’s a busy person, but the sheer volume of work she does in those three days should be enough to carry updates. I’ll show you what I mean, buckle up.
These above images are little excerpts from the completed CG set and dialogue sprite for a new character that will be introduced in 0.11.0. The amount of variants in the one CG set are insane! If I showed you all the possible combinations, we’d be here all day.
Now here are the CGs that we have sketches for, but they weren’t able to be finished in time. These are only barely scratching the surface of the variants that rated ‘s done for these CG sets. It’s uncertain whether these CG sets will be able to make it into 0.11.0, because she won’t have much more time for this month to dedicate to us. No worries though, because they will be eventually making their way into the game to replace old CGs and help create new scenes ASAP. There is also a blowjob CG set that is on the way to replace a couple of the old blowjob CG sets, but we don’t have sketches of that one yet.
Rated has been an MVP these past few days with how much work she’s managed to get done in such a short time.
That’s all for this week! We’ll see you all next week on Wednesday for another Development Update!