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Richard La RuinaBy Richard La Ruina
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Richard La RuinaBy Richard La Ruina
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€21,649
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Funding Suspended
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter over 1 year ago

About

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 *Breaking News:  All backers of the game will receive IMMEDIATE access via Steam Key to the game on Mac/PC as soon as the Kickstarter ends, 4 months before the offical release!*

The Story So Far

For many years we've wanted to make a video game.  Combining a choose-your-own-adventure format with the seduction theme makes perfect sense.  Our YouTube videos and other non-interactive teaching products have been very popular.  People can sit and watch 8 hours of seminar and be on the edge of their seats because dating and seduction is inherently fascinating.  Adding the interactive element makes it compelling to all men, single or not, who have an interest in social dynamics.

A few years ago I played Until Dawn, Heavy Rain, and some Telltale Games titles, and wondered why no one had ever made a similar live-action game.  It would be much more compelling to look at real people.  This is even more the case in a dating context, with pretty girls and emotional moments that we can all relate to. 

The Script

I started scripting out scenes.  Pretty soon I noticed that we were achieving a great level of realism.  The way people meet in sitcoms and Hollywood movies is rarely realistic.  Usually women make the first moves, sometimes guys declare their undying love  - and it somehow works!   The examples of guys who realistically charm women are few and far between. 

Where do people commonly meet?  In bars, coffee shops, the mall, etc.  I followed the flow of a seduction in one of these situations, and at each point I considered:

-What is the right thing to do.

-What is something really dumb/funny/bold that you do

-What is a common mistake in this situation?

I put together a team to shoot the video: director, sound engineer, 3 camera operators, and held auditions for actresses.  We shot one trial scene - the first date in the bar.  It looks great, and we could see how the player would enjoy how realistic the date was and how each choice made sense from a psychological perspective. 

We felt we could do better, and what the game really needed was some more "crazy stuff".  The outlandish things that you like doing when for example you take a break from the missions in GTA to take down a police chopper.  We went back to the script and added all kinds of ridiculous choices, things that would get the police called, get you slapped, or hilariously destroy things. 

Shooting - More Like a Movie Than a Game

We had long shooting days, with different actresses, extras, and venues. 

The film crew and cast from the Street Seduction scene
The film crew and cast from the Street Seduction scene

The feedback on the videos has been brilliant.  Excited developers, friends of course, all those involved. Everyone has said it is hilarious, interesting, and looks and sounds great. 

We shot a total of 10 episodes, giving us 6.5 hours of in-game final edited footage.  We recently shot my feedback clips which come to 1 hour 45 minutes.  So we have over 8 hours of final footage which I believe is the most ever for an FMV game.   The feedback clips are really short clips that explain why a choice was right or wrong for each of the 531 choices.  You will see them on the level completion screen.  We also have multiple endings for each scene and for the game overall.

Here are the levels we have. Remember that we have three or four camera angles for each scene so they look great. 

Daytime street

You see a pretty girl in the street...
You see a pretty girl in the street...

Daytime Park

Summer Park Seduction
Summer Park Seduction

2 Girls in Bar

You approach two pretty girls in a bar
You approach two pretty girls in a bar

Coffee Shop

You see a girl sitting alone reading a book
You see a girl sitting alone reading a book

 

Wingman

Your job is to help your wingman get the girl he likes
Your job is to help your wingman get the girl he likes

Friend to Girlfriend

You've been friends for years, but now it's time to try to turn it into something more
You've been friends for years, but now it's time to try to turn it into something more

Office

Risky business!  You try to seduce your colleague without getting fired
Risky business! You try to seduce your colleague without getting fired

Club/Dance Floor

Your task is to approach her on the dancefloor and then take her somewhere more quite to talk
Your task is to approach her on the dancefloor and then take her somewhere more quite to talk

Daytime First date

You managed to make her want to see you again, now you need a great first date
You managed to make her want to see you again, now you need a great first date

Bar First Date

Try to connect and turn up the heat and see if you can get a kiss`
Try to connect and turn up the heat and see if you can get a kiss`
 

So that's where we are at currently. 

How Does the Game Play?

After the main menu you will choose your level. 

Chapter select screen.
Chapter select screen.

You'll see a short description of the scenario and then get to it. 

After a short scene setting introduction like this:

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You'll have your first choice.  Generally, how to approach her.  The tension will increase as you get closer to the ideal result.  In-game choice screens  look like this. 

Time to make a choice.
Time to make a choice.

As the game progresses, you'll either totally fail, do quite well and get an "okay" end result, or do everything right and get the best possible result for that scene.  There are two or three endings for each level, and usually another thirty or so ways that you can destroy things and end it before then. 

After the level ends, you'll get a star rating which will show how well you did

The results screen.
The results screen.

and then you'll be able to review all your decisions along with why that was right or wrong.

Now you'll have unlocked the next level and can proceed, or can play again trying to get 5 stars, seeing different choices, and unlocking the achievement trophy and also some extra bonuses. 

Will I learn Something?

Most definitely!  If you play through the game, you will become massively better with women.

First and foremost the game is fun and entertaining, but everything makes sense psychologically.  If it works in the game, it will work in real life.  I have been a dating coach for 11 years, and so I was sure to include the most common mistakes guys make, the most common challenges girls present, and counter-intuitive things that later make perfect sense.  To give just five examples:

-The specific steps for getting out of the friend zone.

-When to talk about yourself.

-What to text her. 

-How to smoothly escalate to a kiss.

-How to approach a group, and what specific things you can say to start conversations. 

...and many many more. 

There is no doubt that by the end of playing through any particular scenario, you'll know the perfect way to seduce a woman in that scenario.  By the end of the whole game you'll know what to do better than 99% of guys out there.  An added side benefit is that we are talking about human interaction, meeting people, and good conversation in general, so even outside of a dating context, it's very useful stuff. 

Are There Any Sexy Bits? 

This is a game for adults, and we wanted to give the player lots of freedom so there are quite a few moments of strong language.  Often this is not the correct way to go, but it's there as an option for the player if they want to be overtly sexual.  We decided we didn't want to have any scenes that went all the way to the bedroom with nudity.  On the other hand, we realized that having pretty girls to look at could only be a good thing. 

After playing Metal Gear Solid V, and seeing the character Quiet, I figured that if it's fine in an action game, we'd be fine with having some beautiful girls in skimpy clothes in our Seduction Game.  When you complete a level, you'll see scenes like this, explaining why the choices were right or wrong psychologically.

When you review your choices, you'll see a scene like this if you chose correctly.
When you review your choices, you'll see a scene like this if you chose correctly.


What's Left to Do? 

The game is fully-funded to completion irrespective of reaching the target goal.  The Kickstarter donations work both as a pre-sale of the game and also to provide a global translation, marketing and PR budget for the title.

The coding is being handled by Fair Play Labs.

I was very careful to only start this Kickstarter project once the end was in sight.  We have already invested a lot of time, money, love and stress into this project.  Now, we need just a couple more months of coding and testing before a Steam release.  The current beta is 95% done, only lacking a tutorial and multi-language support. 

Platforms and Languages

Steam for Mac and PC on Day 1 - Feb 14 2018. Remember that backers will receive immediate access to the 95% completed Beta version.

Additional platforms TBD.

We have begun working on subtitles.  First will be Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Italian, German.   

Made it this Far?

Remember that this Kickstarter will give you immediate access to the game, meaning you can be totally confident that there won't be slips or delays. The game will be updated regularly until final release on Feb 14th, 2018.

Thank you for reading through until the end!  I hope you are excited to play the game!  Check out the different reward levels and please go ahead and pick the one that is right for you.  I've made sure they all offer great value and I look forward to delivering them and getting the game into your hands!

Sincerely,

      Richard La Ruina

Keeping in Touch

Richard La Ruina on Facebook

My Personal website

Super Seducer Page

Super Seducer Facebook

My Book on Amazon

Press:  Philomena Muinzer - philomenapr@googlemail.com

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Risks and challenges

We overcame lots of challenges in filming the footage. Now we have one challenge in the remaining development and one in terms of marketing the game. There is no risk of not completing the project, the bulk of the work has been completed.

It's very important that the game is fun and entertaining, and that the interesting learning aspects as an additional bonus rather than the main feature. We called the game Super Seducer and not Seduction School because first and foremost we want it to be a fun game that anyone can play.

The second challenge we will face is overcoming all the negative connotations associated with the men's dating advice industry. It's something I have battled against for the past ten years. There are a lot of disreputable characters in the industry, there has been lots of negative press, and it's very easy to get tarred with the brush. I won't be able to deflect all of this, but simply to say that my goal is:
To make guys more charming, honest, and respectful and therefore give the women they meet better dates and boyfriends. I am very sure that the vast majority of you reading this right now are good guys.

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