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There are only 3 weeks left until prom! Go through all kinds of absurd and funny situations to seduce one of your monster classmates.
There are only 3 weeks left until prom! Go through all kinds of absurd and funny situations to seduce one of your monster classmates.
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Secret runs: dating playable characters, gender swap, and more!

Posted by Beautiful Glitch (Creator)
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Hi, my dear backers! (:

Woah, I get distracted and then we're heading towards 22k already?! AMAZING! 

I mean, the 25k stretch goals seems more than doable right now! I know what you're thinking: can we make it into the 30k stretch goal? Who knows! Let's try to get a big last boost! 

NOTE: actually, I don't know what you're thinking. I don't have telepathic powers. Don't get scared.

1. THUNDERCLAP 

As always, I have to remind you that we have an ongoing Thunderclap campaign.

Please sign in to help us into getting that last boost to smash some more stretch goals <3 

Here's the link: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/49900-monster-prom-last-boost 

 2. NEW REWARDS 

Also, a reminder on this one! 

Being so close to the end, I decided to talk costs with the artists so we can make some changes to the higher rewards. 

 As a result, we've erased a couple of rewards and instead we decreased the price of several ones 

 MOST IMPORTANT: the MONSTERSONA thing seems to be quite popular, so now it has been added at all the higher rewards too! 

 Now collaborating with the devteam into creating a new item costs 250€ instead of 400€! 

Now collaborating with the devteam into a creating a whole new secret ending costs 400€ instead of 800€ 

Now collaborating with the devteam into a creating a MINOR CHARACTER!!! costs 500€ instead of 1000€ 

 Now there's little to no margin there, but at least we get to create more content,right? (:

3. SECRET RUNS

These days I want to talk about what could be next once we prepare the core experience of Monster Prom. Yesterday we talked about new love inerests. 

Today we will talk about secret runs. Secret runs is a stupid idea I had: some kind of mode or extra content that is basically isolated runs you unlock. They have very specific and special conditions that turn them into a fine treat for our biggest fans. They have little to no replayability value, since we would create content specifically for them, so it'd be content for no more than a run or two. If playing Monster Prom would be like watching a TV show (since we're adding enough depth so you can play and play and still discover new wacky situations), the secret runs would be like the special episodes, you know?

 Let me share with you some of my ideas for secret runs so far:

  • A run where you play as some of the NPCs and pursue the love of the playable chars! (this one is the one I'm the least sure about it)
  • A gender swap run where everyone has his/her gender swapped! 
  • The attack of the background chars: there are silly chars in some of the backgrounds of the events. In this run, these chars start to complain about our chars stealing their spotlight. They try to become the heroes of this run! 
  • The groundhog day thing: in this run, the chars start to realize that they have been repeating the 3 weeks before Monster Prom again and again. They try to figure out why is this happening (maybe... A CURSE!?!?!)

(who are these guys? what's their story?)

As you can see some of these ones are pretty doable (the last one), some of them require some extra content (the 3rd one) and some of them require A WHOLE LOT OF WORK (1st and 2nd ones).

Do you like the idea? Sometimes I think it's just stupid and sometimes I think it's pure genius. Not quite sure. 

Once again, thanks for all your support! 

I'm amazed by all the people that is believing in us! We're so close to the 25k mark! So... maybe we can make it into the 30k stretch goal before this ends? 

Yay!

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    1. Beautiful Glitch 3-time creator
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      It's good to see you like the secret run ideas. Maybe we can study that for the future. Something like the genderswap might be quite hard to implement; but we could experiment first with storylines that require little to no extra art...

    2. Iretta Parks
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      i'm really gunho about the groundhog idea. the background characters attack seems like it would be quite a bit of fun as well.

    3. Noel Schornhorst
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      I love the secret runs idea,. particularly background characters, the NPC one, and the groundhog day one. The gender-swap one could be fun too, but I'm least excited about that.

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      steriletech
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      I really love the secret run(s) idea! The gender-swap in particular peaks my fancy, but I think the spotlight stealing background characters sounds like a lot of fun, too! :D

    5. Trystan Vel
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      Gender swap and playing as the NPCs!!!

    6. Maggie on

      Gender swap sounds great!!! (I'd already fell in love with the male Vera!!)

    7. solatium_steak on

      pursuing playable characters seems to be an awesome idea!!

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      Sydney on

      I am down for genderswap, I want it so bad. Saw the art you did of it for fun and I want it so bad, so I hope it comes to fruition. If this becomes even DLC or new unlockable in the future of the game I will be over the moon!

    9. Beautiful Glitch 3-time creator
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      @About pursuing the playable chars: well, it's a lot of work because of this:
      > building a whole consistent and appealing personality for all the playable chars (altought this will be made for the MONSTER BOOK
      > writing a good bunch of events where the playable chars are the love interests
      > model and expressions for the playable chars
      > failure ending swap (NPCs being rejected and playable chars rejecting)
      > all the location events with the NPCs instead of the playable chars

      @about gender swap: ok, this is clearly a lot of work since it basically means changing ALL the chars with new art (models, expressions, all endings, location events, icons, etc)

      This means it's impossible for us to get that done eventually? Not at all! Let's focus on the core game (maybe on the new love interests DLC) and then we will see if the game is enough popular for us to add new features!

      And yeah, male Vera looks terrific! Maybe... Vince?

      Ah, and be ready: on next updates we will reveal our idea on what Monster Prom 2 could be!

    10. prototype on

      Betty speaks the truth! Pursuing the playable PCs as one of the NPCs (man, Vera is going to be the most Tsundere character ever. "What? Me actually like someone? Liking people is for losers!")

      But I understand that is a lot of work, so I look forward to it being possible DLC content later. :)

    11. prototype on

      Betty speaks the truth! Pursuing the playable PCs as one of the NPCs (man, Vera is going to be the most Tsundere character ever. "What? Me actually like someone? Liking people is for losers!")

      But I understand that is a lot of work, so I look forward to it being possible DLC content later. :)

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      CJ
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      Gender swap. Gen-der SWAAAAAAAP!

    13. Onita C on

      Yes, as Betty Chiu stated, it's an awesome idea! Probably a lot more work on your guys end, but nonetheless adds more to the game. I'm definitely liking the gender swap one ;)

    14. Muse
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      What do you mean stupid, all of them are AMAZING.

      I'm most interested in the first idea about NPCs pursuing the playable characters; it's so rare to see the main characters being pursued because MCs in so many visual novels or even RPGs does the pursuing... although that would me that much more work for your team just before the campaign ends...

      Anyways, thanks for the constant updates. It's always fun to read yours.

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      Amy Barnett on

      Holy *fish*, male!Vera looks SO GOOD.