Monday, 31 October 2016

Newlife 0.3.27

Hello everyone,

Version 0.3.27 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.

The previous version will be going public soon. I currently don't have access to the public version of 0.3.26 so I won't be able to upload it today. I'll make it available later this week or, if there proves to be issues with getting that version, I'll upload the patron one.

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 a zipfile containing Newlife. Once unzipped, you'll see a folder containing .jar and .exe files. Either one of these will run the game. 

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.

This version was particularly annoying to implement due to a combination of sickness, writing difficulties and overoptimistic planning. The main addition is the ability to play strip-blackjack as a party game. You can read the rules in-game by choosing the appropriate action when the scene first starts.
This scene is by some distance the largest one to be added to the game - more than a third larger than the most recent sex scene and around 4.5 times the size of the "spin the bottle" one. While this would normally be something for me to be proud of, in this case it looks very much like bad planning. Despite its huge size in the code, the scene doesn't in my opinion provide enough benefit to gameplay to justify the time involved in writing it. 
The fundamental cause is NPC-NPC interaction, and that's something I should really know by now has a tendency to become unmanageably large, so I guess I can only apologise for this. 
I'll try to learn the lesson this time and aim to do better in the future: really I should be aiming for new content to be similar to the original stuff with a strong focus on PC-NPC interaction and minimal interactions between NPCs.

Here's the full changelog:
Major changes & additions:
  • Added a new party game: Strip blackjack, aka the most annoying scene to write ever. This is available when starting a sexy game at the house party: you'll either get this one or spin-the-bottle with a 50% chance of each. Whereas previously you could only play a sexy game once per party, you can now play each different one once. If you've already played one of the games and you choose to play a sexy game again then you'll automatically get the one you didn't play before. 
Minor additions & bugfixes:
  • Fixes to text issues. Thanks to Cubano, Megh and Kayla for reporting problems they found.
  • The NPC added in the last release can now be a custom NPC. Use the INNOCENT_SALES_COLLEAGUE trait to mark them as such – female NPCs only. The female custom NPC guide has been updated to reflect this.
  • Fixed a bug with the “tell her to show herself” action reported by Secondarian where the conditions for removing panties and lower-body clothing were reversed, potentially leading to some bizarre situations.
  • The long action description will now scroll to the top when an action is selected: previously it would scroll to the bottom which meant the player had to scroll it up to read descriptions from the start. 
Have fun with the new version and let me know if you find any bugs.