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.