Monday, 28 September 2015

Newlife 0.3.10

Hello everyone!

First, some Patreon news. I've decided to remove the "twice as wrong" milestone for now. This is because I currently have a bit of a backlog of patron additions, and I don't want to end up with the core Friendship update taking excessively long.
I might re-add the twice as wrong milestone, but I'll see how long it takes to get 0.4.0 out and decide then.

Feel free to submit suggestions for alternative milestones. Ideally they'd be ones that wouldn't slow the addition of core content. 

I have considered adding a milestone where I'd contact some people with a good record of quality erotic writing and see if they'd do commissions. However, I generally like working alone and I can see some potential pitfalls with that sort of thing. Still, it might be something to investigate. 

Well, now that I've spoken about Patreon milestones, there's some minor unimportant news that you probably won't care much about:

Version 0.3.10 of Newlife is finished and I've released it on Patreon. Early-access Patrons can find it in the creations section here. The changelog is below.
That also means that the 0.3.9 release has been made public. I've updated the links here on the blog, so you can download it now from here. The 0.3.9 changelog is here.

As usual, saved files & templates from older versions probably won't work with newer ones. 

For new players - just use one of the links to the right to get either the jar or the exe version. You only need one or the other - not both. I recommend trying the jar first.

For either version you'll need to have Java installed. A lot of programs use Java so you might well already have it. If the jar shows up as an unrecognised file type, then you probably don't. In that case you can get it from
The exe should tell you if you don't have the right version on your computer, but you'll still need to install java to run the game.
There's a guide for new players here which includes some troubleshooting tips for installation & downloading.

0.3.10 is the "Prove me wrong" release. This means that apart from bugfixes, all the new content is based on the recent PMW vote on Patreon. If you like this release, then you owe thanks to the Patron voters who chose the content.
The winning choice was "Consensual submissive/masochistic content (e.g. rough sex, humiliation etc)". That's quite a broad one so I spent the entire release on it. In fact, I could have spent months more on this release, but eventually I had to call a halt and actually do the release. 

The new content is mostly focused on the date/makeout/sex scenes. Some men will take certain actions even if you haven't asked them, but for the most part it's enabled by asking your partner to treat you mean. 
There may be some changes that aren't in the log because I forgot to update it for a few days, but I think everything significant is in there.

Here's the full changelog:
  • Fixes to text issues. Thanks to Cubano, Atc, Death25, BabyJ and Jononamous for reporting problems they found, as well as a whole bunch of patrons who helped me out with finding problems in a dev version a few days ago. Without you girls and guys there'd be just so many typos and text problems with the release version, thank you so much for helping out!
  • The most important change ever – fixed “who to befriend” to correctly read “whom to befriend”. Thanks to Cubano for reporting this problem. With such a big change, it seems almost pointless to do anything else this release. Surely no-one will even notice any other changes after their bedazzlement with the proper use of the objective pronoun.
  • Going to have sex in the gym showers will now correctly strip your character naked, thanks to Cubano for reporting this issue.
  • Fixed a silly bug reported by cubano where the pc could have an orgasm while leaving the changing room.
  • Added some alternative text to fix the odd situation where impregnators can be shocked at the player's pregnancy, even though they were trying to knock her up.
  • Fixed some issues reported over pm on patreon with controls being incorrectly enabled or disabled in character generation.
  • Added a trait “likes rough”. This lets the player ask her partners to be rough with her in some situations, which unlocks a lot of the humiliation/rough-sex content that's added in this release. Some of this content can still be chosen autonomously by jerk npcs though. In the current version men will always agreed to this, but in future I might add traits that give a failure chance.
  • You can also change your mind and ask your partner to stop being rough. In some situations he's able to refuse this request.
  • The "treat me mean" action normally lasts for one date, but you can have a serious talk with your man if you want to be his bitch all the time.
  • Modified many willpower checks, conditions and so on based on the above condition.
  • Improved the npc logic for deciding how they'll behave. Some men can now fake their behaviour in certain circumstances if they want something from the player (usually sex). However, once they've got what they want their true douchebag nature will assert itself.
  • Updated the existing logic behind men choosing which pace to use for sex to take this new trait into account.
  • Made some changes to enjoyment & arousal in sex, mostly to take the new trait into account. Also, having sex at extremely low arousal levels will now quickly drain your enjoyment, with negative consequences both to stress relief and to how your character views her partner.
  • The cowgirl sex position will be unavailable when you've asked him to be rough with you. Also added an action that men can take during non-rough makeouts that lets them initiate sex while you're on top of them.
  • Reworked the conditions & probability of the npc's action where they go back on top of you.
  • Men get a new action in the doggystyle position, which they can take if the pc has asked them to be rough with her, or if their preferences lie in that direction.
  • New content for the oral sex scene.
  • New makeout actions and updated conditions for existing ones.
  • Added a new orgasm possibility to the standing and missionary sex scenes.
  • New npc speech actions for makeout & sex scenes, excluding the cowgirl one.
  • Agreeing to be treated roughly unlocks a new action for the man when you're in your home.
  • Men won't cook breakfast for you if you've asked them to treat you mean, but have another action available instead.
  • Added an alternative text message for booty calls.
  • Say you're uncertain now works differently if you've asked him to be rough. In that situation it's only available for ''cute' girls and represents a clearly fake request that he slow down. You can still use the strong rejection if you actually want him to stop.

Enjoy the new version, and let me know if you find any bugs!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Myles Jackman

Hello everyone!

The next release will be soon - probably tomorrow evening. This post isn't about that though.

As you'll know, this blog is very much focused on Newlife and I don't often post about other matters or link to other sites. However, I've found out about a Patreon account that I think people should know about, especially if you're in the UK.

This is for Myles Jackman, a lawyer in the UK who focuses on obscenity law and helps people unfairly targeted by repressive anti-sex laws on a pro bono basis.

I've never met Mr Jackman or had need to call on his services, but I think it's very good news that he's out there fighting against censorship and so I'm supporting him on Patreon.

You can see his Patreon page at It has a video and a link to a Guardian article explaining more about what he does.
If you're concerned by our government's recent move towards censorship in the UK and want to support one of free speech and sexual freedom's most tireless champions, then I urge you to check it out and consider contributing.