I only have 5 more stills to make for this update. As you know, I don't normally like to give dates for when the update would be ready when I'm not 100% sure, but I can say that it is possible that it will be ready in March, if not then early April. Again please take this with a grain of salt as I am not 100% sure.
Next week's update might be a little lack luster as I am going out of state this weekend to attend a funeral. I should be back around Tuesday or Wednesday.
As for this week's sneak peak I decided to give our friend the spotlight. Speaking of Braden, You have probably noticed that I haven't been using his name lately. This is because I am changing his name starting in this update. His name will now be "Barry Briggs". I am doing this because I know someone irl named Braden and I don't want it to feel weird when I start programming his sex scenes. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (I find it weird if I make a sex scene that involve names of people I actually know.)
TL;DR: Only 5 more stills left. Braden's name is now Barry.
I got quite a few stills done this last week. I know that a few of you commented your concern last week on the number of scenes that will contain Bailey and her brother in this build. I apologize to those who wanted more than one scene for this relationship, but my main focus on this build is Bailey's route and her relation with the MC.
Bailey's brother will get more optional scenes in future builds.
Hopefully today's sneak peak will get people excited for Bailey's build regardless. :)
TL;DR: Sorry and stills are close to being finished.
Got quite a bit done this week. Not too many stills left to do. Next I have to work on Bailey's shower scene, The optional scene between Bailey and her little brother, and the anticipated threesome scene between Bailey, the MC, and his sister.
I also decided to re-work the scene replay system so it would be easier for players to know if there was a scene that they missed as well as where you can find it. I'll shed more light on this at a later date.
TL;DR: Stills are progressing smoothly and a possible new replay system.
Getting back into weekly updates that don't come so late into the week. Just started work on stills for Bailey's first sex scene, but first I wanted to give you a sneak peak for 2 new characters that will be introduced in this build.
I originally planned for introducing these characters somewhere in the last builds, but I never felt like I had room for them. You may probably find their silhouettes familiar as they are on my banner. I drew these characters before I even published the first build of AtF, but I decided to re-work them the last few days since I've been at home sick.
I figured since I will be doing a poll after the Bailey update comes out to see which character will be the focus of Build 4 that I'd introduce these 2 so they can throw their hats into the ring.
The public post for this update will only feature the silhouettes of these new characters. $1 and $5 tiers will see a post containing what the characters actually look like.
TL;DR: Adding 2 new characters to this build for the Build 4 poll.
Sorry that I waited until the last second again for this one, but good news! I finished the last still for Bailey's story climax, so now I will be working on stills for sex scenes.
Now it will be a little easier for me to post sneak peaks as they will be a lot more enticing. I also have some new info regarding new characters that I will share with you this coming week for the next weekly update. I'd share it today but I want to compliment it with a proper teaser image.
Today's teaser is an angry Bailey who is upset about the late updates these last two weeks.
TL;DR: Finished the boring stills and am now moving on to more sex stuff.
I apologize for the late update this week. It's been really crazy busy for me this week.
Unfortunately my week was busy with other things and I didn't get nearly as many things done this week as I wanted. I wanted to have a good sneak peek this week, but everything I worked on this week doesn't have any boobs or butts so it wouldn't be too interesting.
So for today's teaser I decided to show you how all of the Briggs family will look in-game. If you compare it to the family picture I posted last week, you'll see that some of them got a little dolled up for picture day, so this is them in their casual state.
TL;DR: Not a lot got done this week and I'm sorry.
Short update today. Finished the art for some new character busts!
Now I am going back to finishing the rest of the art stills I have for Bailey's route. It was nice to take a break from working on stills. Obviously the new busts had to be made sometime so it's nice to also get them out of the way.
Last week I promised a teaser for some new characters in the next weekly update, so here is a family portrait for our neighbors, the Briggs. :)
TL;DR: Finished some new character busts. Going back to art stills.
Sorry that this update came a bit later this week. These first couple of days of 2021 hit me like a truck!
Still progressing in Bailey's story. I think that this week I will work on some new character that will be introduced in Bailey's Build, so next week be prepared for a possible teaser for some new characters.
This last week I was working stills for a pivotal point in Bailey's story arc. Enjoy this tiny teaser of our MC cupping a quick feel of Katelyn before Bailey's story climaxes. :P
TL;DR: Working on Bailey's stills and will additionally work on some new characters this week.
First off I want to apologize for my two week absence. I didn't intend to be gone for so long, but shit happens and now I'm back to work!
I started working on the Bailey update again. Right now I am working on some cheerleading scenes. I'll put the one I just finished as today's sneak peak.
I also reworked Chloe's bust a bit. I did not like how her first pose turned out so I decided to change it slightly since she will have a bigger role in this update. I hope you all like it.
I don't have much else to say today, since I just got back. I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I do not plan on travelling during Christmas time so hopefully there won't be anymore absences or distractions during the production of Bailey's update.
For those who are still here supporting me, I really appreciate it. :)
Working on the art stills for this build. So far I have the art leading up to Bailey's first animated scene done!
I also noticed that we reached 100 subscribers again! :D Hopefully it will stay that way. I am still planning on adding more sound to the game. I do want to have music in the background at some point. Now that I reached this goal I will try to incorporate it into this build.
I want to address a debate going on in the F95 thread regarding Braden. I see that there are some people that want Braden to join in on the fun and some who are apposed, because of this I have come to the conclusion of only having Braden in scenes optionally. This won't affect Bailey's route at all. Braden was always going to be incorporated into Bailey's Post-route content anyways, so it should be easy to implement her little bro as an optional partner in the end. Bailey is the only potential partner for Braden right now. I hope this resolves this issue.
One other thing I'd like to share is the fact that more locations will need to be added for this route. Up until now, the only girls with routes already live with the MC. Since Bailey does not live with the MC, we will need to flesh out a few new locations in order to cater to our busty blonde.
Here is a preview of a new location; The Briggs' house.
TL;DR: Going to incorporate more sound into this update. Braden will be strictly optional to post-route scenes with Bailey. New locations are being added.
Here we are! Back to the weekly updates! As you all probably guessed based on the header image, Bailey Briggs is going to be the focus of the next build!
I am already working on stills for her update and think I have a good flow for her route figured out. Right now I am still trying to fix some bugs in Katelyn's build. A couple of users on F95 have found a bug while obtaining Katelyn's second yoga outfit. I believe I found a fix and I am uploading the bug fixes to the links right now. The links should be updated tonight.
It looks like the bug happens when you talk to Katelyn twice about obtaining the second outfit which messes with a crucial variable for the scene.
But enough of that boring stuff, I decided to update a couple of character busts for this update as I feel like their original artwork was kind of choppy. Today's sneak preview shows the re-done busts for Bailey, Braden, and the sister. Let me know what you think in the comments and let me know if you think there are any other old character busts that I should redo.
I saw that I passed my first $100/month goal a couple of days ago, but it has since gone back down to $92/month. I am still grateful that I was able to obtain the first goal even if was only briefly.
I am super thankful for everyone's patience and feedback during the release of Katelyn's update. This was my first update release for a VN and it was definitely a learning experience.
Thank you, everyone!
TL;DR: Starting on Bailey's update. A Bug fix is currently being uploaded
The second build for After the Fire has been released to the $5 tier. For those of you in the $1 tier, the build will be available to you on November 1st. It will then be released free to the public on November 3rd.
Happy early Halloween everyone! Decided to whip something up for all of you! :)
Coding is progressing smoothly. I just finished up Katelyn's biggest scene a few minutes ago.
This build is almost done! It may be ready this month for the $5 tier.
The way I am planning on releasing the build is; $5 will gain access to the build as soon as it's ready, then the $1 tier will gain access to it 2 days later. Then it will become public 2 days after that.
Also, I have noticed that my SubscribeStar posts have been reposted other places. I honestly have no problem with this. Those updates are meant for whoever is interested in After the Fire. I am actually going to start making these weekly updates public so it is easier for everyone to be updated.
However, when builds are posted to subscribers, I hope they are not reposted to the public for free until the public builds are ready. I'm not going to try and delete reposts of the build (I'd rather just work on the next build than worry about the last build.). I'm just gonna rely on the honor system. If you want to play a build before it is public, then hopefully you will consider supporting. :)
TL;DR: Coding is almost done and Weekly Updates will now be public.