Development Update #27
Hey folks, hope you're doing well! Please excuse this a-typical update!
1) Thank you for all the feedback on the teaser! I've made lots of fixes based on your feedback, I really appreciate it.
2) Important: there will be no typically scheduled development updates until the demo is finished, after that goes up, development updates will resume its monthly update schedule (I don't see the need to post teaser images of content you're all about to play), the demo should be up next month, but I WILL post an update at the end of September or sooner if anything major happens that would delay it.
3) New feature!
A lot of folks asked if there would be something like this, and initially the answer was no because it seemed like it would be a lot of effort (and, to be honest, it still was) but in the end I decided it would be worth doing!
So, now there's a bit of customization for the main character:
A note about the options: the biggest determining factor in what options were customizeable and how many options within each category there are is actually the cutscenes. All cutscenes in the game are pre-rendered outside of renpy, and due to customization, any which feature Kunal (the player character) have to be remade several times to accommodate the different combinations of options available. So, I decided to limit each category to just two options, as the number of cutscenes required increases exponentially the more I add, which doesn’t even factor in how cutscenes can be different based on prior player decisions .
No customization of non-player characters will be available for this reason.
I tried to pick choices I thought would be meaningful to players and also allowing them to play as someone they would be comfortable embodying.
Here's some more pictures of the different options:
You can do any combination of any of these options, no restrictions based on any other choices.
Customization will change your side images, how you look in cutscenes, and how you look in special illustrated sequences (sometimes called CGs)
Pronoun choice will change how everyone refers to you in the game.
That's all for now, thanks again for playing the teaser, can't wait for you all to play the new version of the demo!