Early access to the latest version of the game.
Early access to the latest version of the game.
Access to the latest version, plus influence in creative direction and fetish polling.
Early access, more votes, unique polls, first release of demos of upcoming projects/ side projects.
Another month almost gone by… It feels like time is accelerating the older I get :\
Development continues. It was a bit random the past week - I ended up writing for a bunch of unrelated to Transfigure projects for a few days.
I have also accepted a fairly substantial commission from Director Rin, so that’s something that will appear in large part during the next update. The topic is top secret for now… but it is one of the more wholesome adventures in Transfigure.
I was writing a scene earlier where Mitch and Louise fight over Taylor. I had a lot of fun with the dialogue!
The Evan content is coming together pretty well, it will definitely be the focus of the next update. I am a bit surprised how far I advanced the story with a small word count, so I am enlarging a few of the more sentimental scenes. There might also be some consequences to all those womb-blasts Taylor has taken on that route :P
Progress wise, I have been hesitating to do a status report since I wasn’t really sure where I was at, plus a lot of people don’t like inaccurate timelines. As has become a habit, I like to write up to a monthly deadline and then start to cram things together. The pressure helps move things along and crystalize into an update. I usually clear the last few days of the month to work on the game because that’s the way the dev cycle has worked out to.
The extra commissions are helping to flesh out some extra hours and routes. I don’t really make a lot per hour with the structure but it will hopefully bring in a few extra pledges and allow me to potentially release an extra update here and there or an XL update like I did last month.
I have two directors at the moment and I am willing to take on one more for the December holiday update(s) if someone wants in. If anyone is interested let me know in the next week or so and I will fit it in. Anything beyond that will have to wait until the new year.
.92 still needs some love and I have a director request to flesh out a bit. I have edited at least 5k words into something readable. I hope to include some of the content I cut last month to be a pseudo Halloween special. So there are two super creepy scenes that will pop up either in this update or maybe somewhat randomly on Christmas.
It is looking like another release around the 30th or so. I have a family function on Saturday afternoon so I will try and finish up the release when I return. Otherwise I will spend the rest of the week trying to finish this up.
Writing, like life, has its ups and downs so thanks for being there for me!
Transitioning from Alpha to Beta
I have been asked about Transfigure transitioning to a Beta version and what some of the differences will be vs its current iteration.
To me an Alpha is a functional demo. Eventually, when all of the design’s primary features and content are added it becomes a Beta where minor features are added and the game’s systems and content are polished to a level that justifies calling it complete. I have tried to make this process gradual and not just have a hard jump from alpha to beta to final release.
As I attempt to upgrade the earlier portions of the story, it has led to some ideas about how to restructure it a bit.
One of the main problems I (and others) have with the story is some of the paths include routes with uncomfortable topics. I think it is important that this content exists but it is also equally important a lot of the content is avoidable and that the situation be accurately conveyed to the reader.
So I am adding in more bypasses and smaller variable triggers like the recent touch up to Drew’s route where a player can use a towel. Drew’s route is going to get a big overhaul to have the romantic part and the “just friends” relationship in parallel that will provide different avenues to certain end game content.
Recently I have done a few tests with mixed results but I finally managed to get the most important final feature added (the ending tracker). It sucks not being as productive as I (and others) would like but it is part of the learning process. Generally, smarter people help me with the code and then I learn to cobble it together and imitate similar features afterwards. Many of the polish features (even just simple things centered pictures) were recently added within the past year because ValidFlorian helped me
Key features in development:
Ending tracker - a tracker to figure out which of Transfigure’s 100+ upcoming endings you’ve unlocked. The first part has been successfully added.
Route hint toggle - a switch that will turn decision hints on/off.
It will look something like this:
Music volume adjuster- an option to control the music in the Transfigure Alternative section.
Scene tracker Simple turn based combat system Clothing system/ improved avatar system CSS toggle for color alt color schemes - make the text dark and the background light if desired. Option toggle to turn off pictures and media.
There were/are a number of other things to update like improved character portraits and the like as well as some media swaps and additions that should flesh things out a bit as we transition to beta. At 1.00 Alpha I will reset the designation to Beta .49 and then by the time I get to the 1.00 designation again it should be complete or very close and be about ~1 million words. Now that is still an insane amount of writing (~3 years) at current rate, but I am confident development well in hand with everything I have prepared and setup with. I will probably keep the 80085 (BOOBS) designation because it makes me giggle.
Thanks for supporting my writing habit! We’ve got a lot of work to go but the foundation has already been built.
Hey Tango Fictioneers!
I am launching an expanded commission section for the site with new rules for directors that should be much more informative.
Currently I have a single director slot able to dictate a path that gets a monthly update (often with included suggestions/themes). I think the director slot has been one of my better ideas. The extra money raised is almost as helpful as the extra focus. The directors are among the most passionate of my readers and interacting with them is always a joy. A lot of great ideas and discussion has come from this group and I really appreciate it.
I’d like to thank my past and present directors as well as the first commissioner who helped me get a lot of this rolling, director BUsybat. I think some of the best content has come at their direction, - so thank you!
Usually I try to devote ⅓ of an update to the Corps vote winner, ⅓ to the director's request, and the last third to the hummingbird spirit (aka whatever I randomly work on). Since I generally shoot for at least 10k words a month of finished content this means the director gets around ~3,333 words per month, usually a fair bit more but proportion wise that is generally what I do.
One thing I do (and will continue to do for all upcoming commissions) that is unique is I include content I have already written for free. So this one reason why the chosen director route often gets some extra “juice”. If a director says: “write me some Evan content x route!” and I check my notes and already have ~1500 words, I will write an additional ~3k words of new content and throw the rest in as a bonus. Some directors may luck out and allow me to chain together get a substantial update just merely because it allows me to connect a bunch of in development content.
More content benefits everyone and I think it will help me create more to get out of the slow activity and growth phase of the past few months.
These commission updates do take a lot of time in addition to what I already do and they aren’t exactly super lucrative so I still don’t intend to take very many of these paid requests. Currently I intend to do up to ~3 total per month to start out, so this is roughly equivalent to 2 additional director slots since one is full. These commissions will be on top of my current quota, so if I have all 3 filled I will probably produce in the ballpark of 17-20k words a month, which is a significant upgrade from the normal 10k target.
The Rules are as follows: 1.5 cents a word - $30 USD minimum - Payment through Patreon or Paypal I will include bonus content I already have written and write new, fresh content for each commission (ie you pay for 3k words and I already have 500 written in my notes, the release will be ~3500 words.) I maintain control and right of refusal for certain content (ie no bestiality, scat or anything overly controversial fetish wise or something that breaks my creative vision.) It has to fit within Transfigure or one of my other story narratives. You must be over 18 (of course). Your content will appear in an update the following month, or the next preceding update if it is complete. Commissions are first come, first serve. If I go over what I am comfortable with, it gets bumped until next month.
If anyone would like to take me up on one of these offers, feel free to send me a message on any platform or email me at [email protected]. If you’re a current patron and want to merely upgrade to a director slot (and save a few bucks) let me know and I’ll add another one.
Now I know what you’re all thinking: “Take my money and finish that Galamoth arc!”