The last week I've been working on a new location for Argleton, which will grow as the development of the game progresses and will also bring a world of new possibilities.
If there's one thing I like about a video game, it's the immersion and the amount of circumstantial activities you can do. That not everything is reduced to going from point A to point B, or you feeling obligated to do a part of the content that you don't want to, just because that way you can continue to progress in the story.
Do you want to just advance the story with one girl and forget about the others?
You can do it
Do you want to move forward with everyone of them without consequences?
You can do it
The main story is totally secondary if you're just looking for a game to build relationships or hang out all the time
But what if you want to know more about the background?
That and much more is what the new Museum of Argleton has been built for. Although for now it's just a solid base for future updates xD
Entering through the front door, the first thing you will see is the reception, where you will find Sarah, the mayor's secretary and Liz's mother.
In the background there is a sign where you can see the names of the patrons from tier Candidate or higher, as long as they want to appear, since it is an optional reward. If you are interested, just send me a message 😊
At the bottom there are other signs that will not be useful yet, but they will be important to know the results of the contests or special events that take place in Argleton.
From the left it is possible to access the garden. A quiet place where you can clear your mind. But in the future it will also have a practical function, as here we will be collecting and learning about the vegetation of Argleton.
From the back we will arrive at the hall of the mayors, with a central table where we can see some of the logs that have been preserved, along with some artifacts that have been left by the mayors. In the future it will be possible to gather the logbook pages in this place, to better understanding of some details and to free up space in the inventory, since going everywhere with the pages can be a bit annoying xD.
In the next room, we will find Liz, who will be in charge of the collection room. At the moment it is kinda empty, although as new content comes out it will take shape, as we will be able to keep here the interesting artifacts you find. It will be necessary to have a high level of knowledge to be able to unravel all the secrets of each artifact and make incursions with the help of Liz, to get them. It works similarly to the Stardew Valley museum, but in this case, it will serve to understand the details much better and unlock new content.
On the second floor we can find the trophy room, which also, will be empty for the time being.
These trophies will be obtained by different secondary activities. In the future there will be new content such as dance, singing, beauty or cosplay contests, culinary competitions between restaurants or simply awards you receive for important achievements made in the village. Each trophy will have categories of third, second and first place. It will depend on your performance and your attributes to get better positions.
Finally, the aquarium room. In the future it will be possible to build a small aquarium here where you will be able to keep fish that you catch by fishing. However, fishing needs a little face washing before this content can work and make sense.
As you can see, the museum is a place with totally optional content, but it will serve to add a layer of depth to the background of the game. Which must be filled with all kinds of things we find on our journey and in which, we will receive other kinds of rewards.
And also... This is where we will be able to continue with the secondary stories of Liz and her mother Sarah, as well as small exchanges that we will have with Johan...
I'm not going that deep to avoid spoilers! XD
Did I already tell you that this place has a completely original musical theme?
I hope you liked the news
See you soon and remember to take care of your health <3
Since the release of version 0.6B I’ve been doing a lot of testing and studying the possibilities of expanding Lucky Paradox. I think it’s time to take a step forward in some of the planned features and make this something much more ambitious.
A lot of people know that one of my main sources of inspiration are the games Stardew Valley and My Time at Portia, but more focused on the characters and less on the grinding. However, I feel that there are still many elements missing that would add a lot to the game, and by that I mean real things that happen in this world.
Don't get me wrong the mechanics of Lucky paradox won't be more complex, but will be deeper intuitive and easy to understand, so that Argleton feels more alive and real.
I have been working on a lot of elements focused exclusively on this and on a general improvement of the game, which will be revealed once version 0.6 is finished. As always, I like to work on creating a solid game base, which can be branched out and enlarged exponentially. For now, we have the 7 main stories (one for each girl) and the secondary stories... But there is still more to come.
One of the great features that I would like to add, is the calendar system. I am interested in the fact that the day counter is not only a number, but also provides value on an individual basis. By this I mean that a month like October feels completely different from February or April. Time is a fundamental element in the story of Lucky Paradox.
New special events will be added. These sort of events are activated during specific days. Halloween events will only appear during the month of October or Christmas events during December. They will change and be different according to the progress we have with each of the girls. It will not be the same to spend Christmas day with Prim as with Mary, who is going to visit her mother, or in the case of the dragons, who have much more traditional Bagliore family customs. It will be possible to enjoy the anniversary of Argleton or even celebrate the birthday of each of the girls.
During these months it will be possible to get special costumes and also adapt to the special content that will come in the future (which is a lot, but I still do not want to reveal everything xD).
Christmas Costumes Example:
Halloween Costumes Example:
During version 0.7, some Christmas content will be added. Although the calendar system will not be implemented in all its glory yet, you will be able to interact with a new firefly that will make it possible to see the future, and thus see part of this content, without having to wait for a specific day within the game. This will only be something temporary.
I just want to add the four seasons in the future and see the four faces of Argleton (Winter, Fall, Spring and Summer), where you will see subtle changes in the backgrounds and many other details in people's behaviors and the way they play. For now this is a dream that seems far away, though if our community keep growing as it has til’ now, I’ll keep dreaming about it and maybe one day I would be able to do it <3
If everything goes well, I will soon make another announcement, which will impact in a very positive way the development of Lucky Paradox and that will allow to have more content in less time, besides being able to improve the quality of everything seen until now.
Thank from the bottom of my heart all those who have supported me and made all this possible!!!
If you wanna know something just ask and see you soon with more news <3
A lot of people asked me recently the same questions, so I decided to make a list and answer each one of them in the best possible way.
So here we go!
What is the difference between the Patreon version and the free version?
The versions released for patrons are an early access. When the full update is completed, is released free after one week.
When the new update is released, can I continue with my saved game from the previous version?
Yes, saves from old versions are compatible, so you can continue from where you left off. The only exception is the Android version, since in that case you have to make a manual backup of your saved games.
How can I update the on Android without losing my saves?
Because of the security system on android you have to follow a few steps.
First, you have to make a backup of your saves, then you have to uninstall the game LPX then install the new version of the game and make sure that you copy and paste the backup you made it on the same route. Remember to always have a backup of your saves.
Where are the saves of the game on Android?
The saves files are in the next route: Android > data > Lucky paradox > Files > Saves
Where are the saves of the game on Windows?
The saves files are in the next route: Lucky paradox > Game > Saves
Where are the saves of the game on MAC?
The saves files are in the next route: ~/Library/RenPy/game_directory, Also remember to show hidden folders it has to be turned on
When is going to be released the next free update?
The free version will be available one week after part D of each version has been released.
For now, it is difficult for me to define specific dates, since apart from developing Lucky Paradox, I have a full-time job and must pass the exams at my university xD.
My intention at this moment is to dedicate more and more time to Lucky Paradox, to make bigger updates in less time. My goal for now is to have a new update every month.
Where do I get the other scenes of the gallery?
Besides the main story, there are secondary scenes with each girl, some events appear when performing certain activities that are detailed in the character log. Others may be shower events...You can tell if someone is taking a bath by hearing the sound of the shower.
What does the letter of each version mean?
Each version is composed of different parts, where each one will contain the content of the previous version; this means that since part A is the first to be published, it will only contain the content of part A. Part B, being the second one, will also contain the content of part A. Part C will contain parts A, B and C, and version D includes all the content that will be public in the next free update.
The game just crashed, after a certain event behind the door, should this happen?
Yes, it’s part of the game. When this happens, small variations in the story will be unlocked, in addition to unlocking some secret events. It is a permanent change, so these variations will also happen when playing a new game.
There will be NTR?
No, never. Please do not insist.
I will update this list of questions over time. This way you will be well informed of all the details.
I think version 0.5 had very good results. A lot of new possibilities and new content have been added, and a lot of background details have been introduced. However, it wasn’t possible to add everything I had planned, due to time constraints, so I have had to redo the roadmap for version 0.6 to better cover the content that is to come.
So, what’s new in the next version?
A lot of things!!!
But for now, I’ll try to explain what is coming and while I develop the game, I’m gonna give you more details.
For me, from the beginning I have wanted Argleton to feel like a living town, where one can walk around every place, discover details and learn about its inhabitants. However, until now I have only concentrated on developing the story of the main girls and with the addition of the secondary stories, like Kaede's, new possibilities have opened.
In version 0.6, this will be the focus for the development of the version, adding new characters to the places we already know. As these change, depending on the things you do during the story or know other details of life in Argleton, for this will be added new characters as development progresses, there are 8 new girls planned and possibly 4 will be added in this update.
An example of this is Bonnie, the new waitress at the Yorokobi, whom we will meet in case Charlotte has already stopped working there and joined our restaurant. She is a rather innocent and clumsy girl, quite the opposite of Miss Baguette xD
New side stories will also be added. In which we will be able to know in detail Sophia, Charlotte's sister and Clara, the person in charge of the hot springs. And if you're a tough guy, it will be possible to continue the pilgrimage and try to defeat Shizuka, or maybe not.
More secondary interactions for the main girls, some random events or being able to find Mary or Maxy in the shower (depending on the alter change).
I still want to improve the attributes of the game, allowing you to unlock new dialogue options and other activities. This is something I planned a while ago on version 0.5, but I prioritized other things. I think now is the moment to go deeper on this kind of things and the time will give me the feedback.
How will the versions be distributed?
Version 0.6A: Shizuka Side Story – New Yui and Layla content.
Version 0.6B: Sophia Side Story – New Charlotte and Prim content.
Version 0.6C: Clara Side Story – New Sasha content.
Version 0.6D: New Mary and Maxy content.
There are more things to detail that will be revealed in the future. Since I don't want this to take forever to read, but I do want to leave a main idea 😊
Thank you all for your support and making this possible!
There are many great things to come in the future!
The total content of the game has increased by 50%, there are many new extraordinary things to discover, in addition to hundreds of fixes and improvements. From the first of the side stories to new locations and amazing activities.
Now you can enjoy six new Incredible costumes that you can buy in the store of Kamen Rinor. Just ask Kendra about the new products and you’ll find many more surprises :D
If you have advanced enough in the story of Yui, from now on you can also enjoy the side story of Kaede, the Red Dragon of the Bagliore family. You will be able to discover new details of the history and carry out new activities.
12 new and totally original musical soundtracks have been added. So old free music tracks have been replaced, giving a more relaxed and unique atmosphere to your visit in Argleton.
Enjoy the new night events. From now on you will be able to visit the girls during the night, unlocking new special events and activities.
In addition, sometimes you may be able to find Prim or Charlotte taking a bath during the mornings. You can look at them and do more interesting things, depending on your level of relationship with them.
There are a lot of new things, but you must discover them by yourself!
I hope you enjoy this release and we'll see you soon with more news <3
Summary of Changes:
320 min of New Content ~
75 new sex animations ~
100 Renders has been Reworked ~
12 New Original Tracks Has been Added.
New Location: Hot Springs.
New Location: Anton's Room.
New Location: Shogukuni.
New Location: Dojo.
New Layla Story Content.
New Prim Story Content.
New Charlotte Story Content.
New Maxy Story Content.
New Sasha Story Content.
New Yui Story Content.
New Mary Story Content.
New Side Story: Kaede Story Content.
1 New Girl: Sophia.
1 New Secret event.
New Side Girl Gui for Kaede and future Side Girls.
New Costume for Layla (Bowsette).
New costume for Yui (Kizuna AI).
New costume for Charlotte (Yui Kotegawa).
New costume for Maxy (Magician).
New costume for Sasha (Yoruichi).
New costume for Mary (Raven).
Two new Costumes for the MC (Green Keikoji (Gatakiriba) & Red Keikoji (Tajador)) depending on your level of pilgrimage.
1 New Secret and Very Long Event (It will be activated automatically, if you opened the room in the previous version).
From now on it is possible to interact during the night with the girls.
Night System Implemented.
Introductory Night event for each girl.
It is possible to sleep with Prim at night (More interactions will come in the future).
Navigation Icons Added to Kamen Rinor’s Shop.
Maps Has Been Reworked With Better Graphics.
Navigation Icons Added to Shogukuni.
Old sex scenes with Layla have been remastered: Shower Sex and Thighjob.
Old sex scene with Charlotte has been remastered.
You can train with Yui at the dojo in the morning on weekends.
Three new interaction with Kaede.
New random event: Training with Layla on Weekends Morning.
New random event: Prim in the shower, with three levels: Watching her, bathing with her and having sex with her, depending on the progress in her story.
New random event: Charlotte in the shower, with three levels: Watching her, bathing with her and anal sex, depending on the progress in her story.
The font has been changed.
Changes in the code should make the animations more fluid.
Two new interactions with Sasha.
Works have been balanced, now you earn more money.
One new interaction with Maxy on weekend mornings at Kamen Rinor's Costume Shop.
Three new interactions with Mary.
The interface had a small redesign, to make it more intuitive to find information about Mary.
Added Keybind to info in the quick menu.
Now is easy to unlock the first secret event with Sasha ( "Have fun with the girls" ).
New Night interaction with Mary.
New Night interaction with Sasha.
New Gallery entry for Mary.
A Small Compression Has Been Done.
Hundreds of bugs have been fixed.
Hundreds of Typos have been fixed.
Thank you very much to everyone who has given their support to make this possible, many great things are yet to come <3 LINKS:
The work done on version 0.5 so far has opened up a lot of expansion possibilities for Lucky Paradox, not only night events have been added, but from now on we will be able to see side stories with exclusive content.
However, every new feature comes with a good design, and for now I want to find the best way to add this new type of content.
The secondary stories have a totally linear progress, in which it is possible to progress by visiting the girl in a specific place and make a certain interaction. It's so easy and fast.
It was necessary to create an expansion for the character interface because of the secondary girls. In the recent version 0.5B, a new information tab has been added, where we can see the name of the girl, the place (Icon that matches the one seen on the map) and a certain time of the day. If we meet these simple requirements, when we perform a certain action with the girl, we’ll play her story.
A simple example of this is in version 0.5B.
If we have progressed enough in the history of Yui, we can access the content of Kaede. To do this we must go to the dojo during the sunset and perform a training. We will be able to do this action once a day and each one will have unique content. When we have completed all the available content, it will appear as completed in the secondary story log.
There is a lot of content planned for the future, as there are 48 spaces available for girls in sub stories and it can be expanded even more (I don't expect to use all of it, but who knows?).
I want to see the feedback of Kaede's content, to adjust all the details and make this content as intuitive as possible. In the future version 0.6, will be added the Shizuka’s story (The blue dragon), Sophia (Charlotte's sister) and Clara (The woman of the hot springs), as secondary stories.
I hope you will be as excited as we are about all the new content that is to come. For now, my focus will be 100% on Maxy, Sasha and Mary's content to have the full version by the end of September or early October.
Soon I will make a poll to choose the next Sasha and Maxy costume available for the patrons (There are 3 available for each :D)
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoy a beautiful weekend and we’ll see you soon with more news :D