Saturday, 12 August 2017

Simply Mindy 1.7.0 / 1.9.0 Preview

Yo yo yo. Two weeks, new build, that's the score. Here's what to expect.

1.7.0

This week's version of Simply Mindy covers the storyline of Chico, proprietor of the Cosplaying job. It grants the usual plethora of new stuff:

- Branching storyline with two potential directions to go;
- Four new endings / ending animations, three of which relate to Chico's storyline and one to the Cosplaying job;
- All four sexy animations with Chico if you make him into Mindy's lover; and
- Expressions. For Chico. I like expressive characters.

Also included is an Items / Options screen where you can, among other things, disable some of the effects that commonly cause lag, along with a few other fixes. Ayup.


1.9.0 Preview

A lot of things behind the scenes went wrong this week - my drawing tablet crapped out a few hours ago, yaaaaaay - so this build turned into an animations-filled fuckfest. And that's what a lot of you are here for, so I guess that works, right? This includes:

- Three new sex animations for Seu, the bespectacled lass introduced in 1.8.0;
- Six new animations for the Arm Candy job;
- Four new animations for the Prostitute job (aren't they all the Prostitute job, really?); and
- Two new animations for Aember, including one that didn't make it into 1.8.0 even though it was done, so I guess technically three new animations

For a grand total of sixteen new animations. Not bad, eh? Eh? Especially since I pulled together half of 'em in the last three days? You know you want them now. You know it. Just $2, folks! Patreon waits!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Simply Mindy 1.6.0 / 1.8.0 Preview / Flash is Defunct, Y'all

Heydy hey. New build time, as usual. We've got another new storyline this time 'round, so hold onto your butts.

1.6.0

This build revolves around Shirley, the landlady who keeps an eye on Mindy's rent. She was previously a one-animation lover, and now she has a full-on, branching story for you to play through. This includes the following:

- Four new endings, three related to Shirley and one for not paying rent;
- Three new sexy animations with Shirley; and
- A new battle. Because why not.

Before the comments start to fly, you can get at Shirley's storyline by not paying your rent for several days. No one remembers Shirley. Stupid Landlord in Soo Cubus never had this problem...

Also included are two new Ghostings animations for the Maid job, background characters for the Maid job (press the elevator button to make them appear); hints in the Endings Gallery to give you a small idea of how to get each one; and a bunch of little tweaks, including adjusting the Seduction animations for a bunch of the enemies. The next build (1.8.0) finishes them off.

Speaking of which...


1.8.0 Preview

In this brand-new instalment of Simply Mindy we jump into a new job! Took long enough. This one is a Cabaret / Burlesque kinda place, and Mindy will get to jump on stage in a corset and flaunt her goods. The girl above is her emcee, and, yes, her suspenders are inadequate to hide her nipples.

(Seu is actually repurposed from another portrait I drew waaaaaay back before the first build. The main difference is that Seu's breasts are much bigger. Hence...)

This build has the following:

- Six animations for the new job;
- One new animation for Seu, once you turn her into a lover (which means there is also a chunk of the storyline available);
- Four new animations for the School, three for Ink and one for Aember; and
- A whole buncha bug fixes.

Yep. Considering the number of times I got sidetracked the last two weeks I got a fair amount done. Two measly bucks and it is yours!

Flash is Defunct, Y'all

So Flash is dying. Didya know that?

I'm hardly surprised. Flash has been on the decline for years, now, and I knew when I started using Stencyl that its death was imminent. For the good, too - Flash is decent for what it is, but it has lots of security holes, and serious devs have been moving on to bigger and better things for a while now. Probably time I do the same.

I'm not sure when quite yet - maybe in October or November - I plan on taking a two-month-ish break from Simply Mindy in order to learn a new game-making program, most likely GameMaker. I've been eying it for a while now, and have it installed on my computer already. Just need to make the jump. So during that time frame I'm going to make a smaller, practice-run sexy game - I'm thinking a platformer - to get used to GameMaker.

This does not mean Simply Mindy is dead by any means. Stencyl has the capacity to port games to other platforms besides Flash... you just need to pay for a licence. When the time comes I will do this. And, honestly, I'd already planned on taking a Mindy break to try out GameMaker, and the news about Flash is just weird timing that forced my hand. I will finish Mindy, and it will be great, or at least it will be probably better than Soo Cubus. (Stylistically, at least, I'd say it already is.)

So yeah. News about all that shiznit will come in the next few months. In the meantime, have fun with Mindy.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Simply Mindy 1.5.0 / 1.7.0 Preview

Sorry for the lateness, guys. Keeps happening, I know... how dare I take an extra day... blame a big power outage. It fucked me over. I can't draw pixel tits in a coffee shop.

1.5.0

I was sick during the second week of this build - very sick - so I focused more on programming stuff. Hence you wind up with a build that is about evenly split between drawn stuff and vocalized moaning:

- The first big addition is that of little background dudes on the main menu. Each season now has five or six randomized background characters who will pop up and make things a little more interesting when you're between jobs. Gives the world a bit more flair. Mindy also changes positions when she's pondering atop her building, depending on the season, and she has more sexy partners which also change by the season. I'm slowly gonna add background guys to each of the jobs, as well.

- The second big addition is that of sounds. Mindy now moans a lot when she's having sex. Only Mindy moans, so don't expect to hear Shay or Cherry or whatnot vocalizing. Don't want everyone to have the same voice actress. There are sound controls under the Stats menu on the main screen; as of 1.7.0 they've been moved to a different screen.

This feature is in a semi-functional / 'meh' phase. It works well for some poses, not so much for others. I'm hoping to focus a lot of time on it for 1.8.0, 'cause some of Mindy's vocalizations just don't work all that well.  Probably need to shorten some of the sound clips.


1.7.0

Chico! This week's Patreon-only version jumps all over the dapper king of cosplay in Hell. Comes with the usual assortment of storyline stuff:

- A branching plot that goes in a few potential different directions;
- Four new endings / ending animations;
- Four sexy animations between Mindy and Chico (like the above);
- Four new animations for the Cosplaying job; and
- Little tweaks to other stuff.

It's a fun story with some implications for the future. Because, yes, even though there are lots of side stories and endings and shit, Simply Mindy does have an overarching plot. Gonna take a while before it really starts to rear its head, though.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Simply Mindy 1.4.0 / 1.6.0 Preview

Ahoy. I come bearing a new build, and this one is a pretty fun one, if I say so meself. (Well, okay, two builds, but ya gots ta pay for t'other.)

1.4.0

This week's public build focuses more or less exclusively on Skully, guard of the Walls. You'll get the following this time 'round:

- A branching storyline, more or less from start to finish;
- Four sexy animations between Skully and Mindy, assuming you decide to woo her;
- Four new endings, three related to Skully and one to just the Guard job in general; and
- Two new battles.

Also:

- Two new Ghostings animations for the Guard job;
- Fixed a few dungeon-related bugs;
- Fixed the placement of a few janky enemies during combat, though I know for a fact that I haven't got them all (some got address in 1.6.0 but I ran out of time); and
- Fixed up some quest log glitches.

It's a good'un, I daresay.


1.6.0

This is Shirley. Have you met Shirley before? Of course you have, you've watched the intro. Shirley's the landlady, and Mindy's relationship with her is the focus of this build. Don't worry if you're not a GILF-lover, either, as she gets much sexier if you play your cards right. Like, young and nubile sexy.

... though still a ghost.

This week's Patreon-exclusive build features the following:

- Three new sex animations with Shirley;
- A ton more storyline stuff;
- Four new endings;
- A new battle;
- Two new Maid animations; and
- Bug fixes. There are always bug fixes.

Yep. Patreon. $2. The price of a coffee for pixel bewbs a month early.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Re: A Quest

Regarding the Camwhore quest with the four pieces of stone. I've seen a few comments and gotten an email saying that you've gotten all four pieces but nothing has happened. I've tested the game and it all works fine for me, so I can only assume two things are happening:

- You're playing on an older save game. In order to refresh the variables you sometimes need to start anew. Get an ending and try again on another go-through.

- You spotted the quest on one playthrough, didn't manage to get all of the pieces on that playthrough, started over, and then didn't proceed through the quest up until the point that the computer has made its request. You need to do this or the completion of the quest won't trigger.

The only other potential possibility is that you're skipping through the end of the quest's two fights so quickly that the variables aren't being triggered properly, but I doubt that's the issue. Still, giving the game an extra second or two just to be sure can't hurt. Same goes for the two conversations that are part of the quest, assuming you zip right to the Skip button.

I don't remember any problems with the Patreon crew when this build first came out last month, and there have been few complaints about this issue beyond what I noted above, so I'm assuming the people having trouble are falling into one of those two categories. Sorry if you keep having problems, but I've tested and dived into the code and everything checks out.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Simply Mindy 1.3.0 / 1.5.0 Preview

1.3.0

This build is low on new stuff - no new storylines - but high on spank material. There are two reasons for this:

- There are a bunch of new animations for the teachers. Aember has also been added into the mix. Cherry, JizzWhiz, and Gloo are all done, and Punch Drunk got two more animations. Lots spooge material in there.

- The brothel has been expanded. It now has a second floor, and when you go there during Darkly you can find a gallery for all the monsters you can fight in the dungeon. Normal monsters are added when you kill five of one type; bosses are added when you take them down once. So long as you don't erase your save these gallery additions will carry over to new games.

Simply but effective. Have fun with all the monster luv.

As for bugs... the seduction system is still riddled with 'em. Next time I take a deep dive into the RPG stuff I'll address these. The monster placements should be nice and clean for the gallery, though.


1.5.0 Preview

I'll be honest, I'm too fuckin' tired to lay out a song-and-dance to snag your money this week. Here are the salient points:

- Six new 'can't pay your rent' animations. Yes, including sultry hobos.
- Tons of background stuff flying all over the main menu, some sexy, some silly, some both.
- Sound. Sound. Mindy moans and everything.

Yep. That sums up 1.5.0. $2 and it's yours right now, folks. You know you wanna pay for the pizza I'm totally going to order right now.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Simply Mindy 1.2.0 / 1.4.0 Preview

Tired. So tired. Let's get to it.

1.2.0

This build consists of a fairly major overhaul of the combat system, and brings with it a new set of moves under the Seduction family. These allow Mindy to seduce monsters in combat and lower their stats, steal shit, and other stuff. You can learn Seduction moves from Aember, a new schooling NPC who has been added to the dungeons. (And she makes her teaching appearance in 1.3.0.)

Seduction moves added a toooon of new animations for the monsters, so you'll have plenty of new spank material. That said, some of the positioning in this build is still a bit off (hell, it's still off in fuckin' 1.4.0), so you may see the occasional enemy not appearing as they should. I'm planning a major polishing of all this for either next week's Patreon build or the next.

In addition to Seduction:

- There's now also a meter that fills up on the side, either from failed Seduction moves or enemy attacks. If it hits four fails you get an alternate sex animation. Note that not every enemy gets this.

- A few new spells. Only one left to go. Per usual, they are largely sexy in nature.

- The enemies are a bit more robust, and universally have more moves.

- There are four new quests, two per dungeon. Two of these quests allow you to unlock Seduction moves.

- The CamWhore storyline - or its beginnings - are now in place. The lumps of rock you've found in earlier quests now have a purpose. Collect them all!

Yep. Lots of new stuff to see. And if you get annoyed trying to trigger the alt sex animations, don't worry - there's a gallery coming in 1.3.0 that makes it much easier to view them.

Known Bugs

A few notes for 1.2.0, off the top of my head:

- As mentioned, some of the animation alignments are probably a little wonky.

- Submitting to FrogLord or giving in to lust 'round him will freeze the game. Kill him normally to avoid this. (Yes, you can fight FrogLord.) This has been fixed.

- Talking to JizzWhiz in DirtFeast can get you stuck in a wall when you leave the conversation. If this happens, go into the inventory screen (click the bag at the top) and use Escape Dungeon. This has been fixed.

- Backing on one of the buttons in combat disappears for some reason. No biggie.

- The A button doesn't fade properly in most of the dungeon sections. I still can't figure out why it works okay for the first dungeon and not the rest. Largely harmless.

- There are some invisible quest NPCs in BloodOrb Forest that you can detect if you get close enough. They appear as part of a quest. Interacting with them doesn't really do anything - just bear in mind that's probably what you're hitting if the A button thing appears and you don't know why.


1.4.0

Remember her? That one cut scene and that one sex scene? Yep. Skully now has her full storyline, including:

- Four lover animations;
- A bunch of cut scenes;
- Two new boss battles; and
- Four new endings, all pertaining to the Guard job.

It's a fun expansion. Skully is nifty. She and Mindy should hang out more. And for a mere $2...!