Sunday, 14 February 2016

Happy valentine's day!

Happy valentine's day! I hope you've had or are having a good one.

As for myself, I'm doing some coding with a cup of tea by my side, and what could be more romantic than that?

I'll probably be running a vote soon on Patreon - I need to think over my design plans first to be sure it makes sense but if it does then you can expect a patreon post about that in the next day or two.
This won't be the vote on what to do for 0.5. The 0.4 update is some way off - it still needs female npcs to be added, and that'll be a fairly sizable piece of work that I expect will take several releases before it'll be at a state where I'm happy to move the version number on.

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  1. Newlife has 391 likes on Tfgames. Gratz.

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  2. Is there anyway we can not be able to vote but still see the voting list for the next version? so we can see what's eventually going to be added.

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    1. Last time there was a vote for what to do for a major update I put the list on the blog. I don't suppose there'd be any reason not to do th same next time.

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  3. One observation of gym shower content; any chance the 100% odds of being asked to dance if a sleazy character is present when you 'see what the men do' when you peek in the shower being reduced to, i dunno, a 50% chance of that or them taking you into the shower?

    I honestly don't see why theyd always prefer a dance to trying to get some in the showers, being Sleazy and all. Makes it hard to get a good shower fuck if there's too many sleazy gym guys generated by the game.

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    1. The way the changing room works means random chance isn't possible in npc's decisions without a lot of restructuring. The dance option gets priority because it's unique content to that scene, whereas shower sex can happen on dates or in the horse+jerk changing room scene.

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  4. I have 3 questions if you don't mind (new here/no pun intended)
    Number 1.Will there ever be a version where you can play as a male or will this stay a female player only game?
    2.Will this game go deeper into more fetishes and kinks ?(BDSM/Submission/Dominance/or other fetishes these just came to mind)
    3.Can I hug you with the power of the internet?

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    1. I can help a bit here...

      1. Nope. SO's mentioned before that the changes required to allow for playing a male would be so extensive that it'd almost be like rewriting the game.

      2. Actual BDSM, probably not. SO's trying to keep well clear of certain (rather asinine) British laws. As far as more general dom/sub content (rough sex and the like), we've already got the submissive side - I'm *hoping* we'll get player-dominant content eventually.

      For other fetishes, anal is fairly likely - even if SO doesn't decide to add it himself (SO pls~) it'll likely get voted in on the next "prove me wrong" vote, whenever that comes around. I'm personally hoping for a bit of cuckold-type content when relationships get more fleshed out (or at the very least a few particularly cruel ways to break up with a boyfriend) - IIRC certain things SO's said imply there might be at least a little - and now that I think about it, female NPCs mean a potential for cuck*quean* content as well.
      Public sex also seems to be fairly popular around here too, so might get more of that (and perhaps actual exhibitionism? But I'm just guessing here)

      3. Can't help you here :P

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    2. Hi there,

      1: As centerflag says, it would pretty much be an entire new game. If I do start another game after Newlife then having male gameplay is something I'll be considering, but that's so far off that it isn't really worth planning for now.

      2: Well, a somewhat complicated question.

      First of all - the general case. I might add more fetish content later, but Newlife's core fetishes are impregnation and tg. Because it takes so long to add new scenes, it isn't a game that's well suited to trying to satisfy a wide range of kinks.
      There's likely to be more fetish content at some point, but it'll probably remain fairly narrow compared to games which have smaller scenes and can therefore have more of them.

      As for BSDM and the law, while lots of BDSM content is illegal in porn in the UK, I don't think that applies to text.
      It's a real problem for video sites though. If you want to know more then check out http://www.backlash-uk.org.uk/
      I'd normally also link some of Pandora Blake's blog posts, but her site (Dreams of Spanking) was taken down by the government and I think her blog was hosted on it and is gone too. I found it disturbing that she was taken down, because I'd have thought that a site would need to be quite extreme to run afoul of government censorship, but her content didn't seem shocking or extreme to me and I'm not even part of the BDSM community.

      Back to Newlife though, there's no particular reason not to add BDSM content, and there is some stuff in there that touches on it. I tend to prioritise core content rather than more niche kinks that won't appeal to everyone though. In short: it might happen, but I won't guarantee it. BDSM is sort of in the same boat as anal there, although given the choice I'd prefer to do a light-BDSM scene such as bondage or spanking over an anal sex one.
      The best chance of getting a full large BSDM scene would probably be to put it forth in the next PMW vote, although it'll be competing with the ever-popular Anal. Still, anal always seems to come second whenever I do a vote, so BDSM might be in with a chance.
      If I did add BDSM, it'd be limited to the sort of thing that can happen legally in real life. I find things like blood, injury and suffering to be unpleasant and deeply unsexy, so things like bondage, spanking or domination would be fine but not anything like torture.

      Finally, centerflag mentioned cuckold content. I do plan to flesh out cheating a lot more when I work on relationships, and letting bitchy characters humiliate their unfortunate partner certainly would fit with the game.
      NPCs will also be able to cheat on you, although this will depend on traits. It'll probably be fairly simply done - perhaps a "cheater" trait that needs very high knowledge to discover. I don't know how in-depth this will go yet, but it's possible that I might write an option for the pc to accept or even support their partner's cheating and it would certainly make sense for asshole boyfriends to unrepentedly mock you about their cheating instead of being repentant.

      3: By all means :)

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    3. Speaking of Newlife's core fetishes including impregnation, I had an idea for an event. Likely more viable when female NPCs have been introduced.

      Basically, your boyfriend - or good friend with the impregnator and possibly other traits - invites you over for a "party" at his place. Or even asks to hold one at yours. This turns out to be a "breeding party", where he will attempt to have unprotected sex with you and other girls in quick succession, kind of train-style. IE all the girls on their hands and knees waiting for their turn to be boarded. The epitome of this idea in my mind had the man get the girls inebriated or otherwise charmed(think Tanya chain), while brushing off the absence of other men with some choice lies. Then, he does something like turn up your heat or suggest massages to get everyone's shirts off, and attempts to take advantage from there. Originally, I wanted some sort of group sex breeding event in the same kind of suave charmer vein as the Tanya chain, but I understand the complications of straight out threesomes or group sex in Newlife. Thus, breeding train!

      Alternately, another idea to give this event more of an "orgy" feel would be to introduce more men gifted with the impregnator trait, who would all try to take turns on the girls. IE Brent comes inside you, gives you a heart slap on the ass and moves over to Danielle while Peter mounts up behind you.

      Since full-blown lesbian sex will be it's own update, as you've said, this might be a fun event to toy with for the introduction of female NPCs. It'll let people get some sexual experience with other females while not necessarily being lesbian or needing to introduce copies of existing scenes for girls. Plus, I'm sure a little drunk kisses or massages between ladies while getting bred from behind wouldn't necessarily turn many people off. =]

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  5. Minor grammar error in 3.17. During the intro for a female-only start (running from criminals), this line popped, "You find yourself in a metal box, with a loops (should be either 'a loop' or just 'loops') of wire protruding from the walls and ceiling, the space illuminated by blinking green lights."

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    1. Thanks, I'll fix that for the next version.

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  6. Minor text error in 3.17. While exercising with a partner at the gym, and then choosing to work out solo again, this line pops, "Of course a short goodbye is hard for a chatty person like you and you end up spending taking (should be 'spending' or 'taking,' but not both) quite a bit longer about it than is really necessary."

    Really enjoying the game. Thanks for all your hard work.

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  7. can you add the npc creation program in the next update or in the form? somehow I can't find it.

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    1. Custom NPCs are in the public version. See the ingame help for details.

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  8. Is the version number change a big update? Or is it just "well, i'm done with X, now let's start Y" thing starting a new string of small updates?

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    1. You mean the change to the major number, like version 0.4.0? It marks the milestone that the 0.3 release is completed.
      As for the size of that particular release, it should be similar to normal ones. I try to break up big changes into chunks.

      For example, the next release will include a lot of internal changes to allow female NPCs, but it'll be several versions before there's much content for them.
      It does mean that sometimes there'll be releases where most of the work won't have a payoff until a later version, but I prefer it that way to leaving months between mega-releases whenever there's a particularly large task. It's also a lot better for non-patron players because it means they're generally no more than 2-3 weeks behind.

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  9. Hello,

    Do you think you could add the trait "hard to please" (wasn't that ironman before ?) for custom char ?

    And something along Nympho for the PC ? (A notch above flirty/sexual basically something to allow you to initiate the "go to the bathroom for make out" and other thing

    Also while i know you are agaisnt rape and therefore always let us a way to stop the make out (i remember reading that somewhere some time ago). Do you think based on certains condition there is a way to make it so we can't stop the make out ?

    Like being wasted in the bar, when being highly stressfull, PC weak willed, along with an handsome mate and being nice or shy. Maybe making it so than when 3/4 of those are fufilled you can't refuse to go to the bathroom and/or stop the make out once it's started.

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  10. I really wish you would add a do nothing option when on your knees. I would like for them to automatically begin face fucking. Or maybe a stare at it option for those who are virgins and are shy. This would allow me to fulfill my fantasies.

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  11. Minor text error in 3.17. While engaging in a locker-room threesome at the gym, and being in a stall with the NPC that is not Horse, and asking Mr. Not-Horse to treat you meanly, this line pops, "You ask him to take charge of you and be as mean, rough and abusive as he possibly can. His eyes light up with malicious glee and he tells you that you deserve to suffer a bit, and he'll make sure you that do (should be 'that you do')."

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    1. Fixed for the next version. But hey, maybe it's just that jerk man speak not good.

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  12. Minor text error in 3.17. While participating in a dance competition, choosing to compete solo, and opting to persuade the judge with charm, this line pops, "You plaster a broad smile across your face and do your best to sweet-talk the judge. Sam seems to be very impressed with you. He tells you that he's sure that he's sure ('that he's sure' repeats twice) a lovely girl like you must also be a lovely dancer, and he hopes the competition puts a smile on your face."

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    1. Today's text mistakes are the best. He's so sure that he's sure that he's sure :D

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