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The current progress of game things

For some time I've been saying that I'll post a journal about the current progress of Babysitting Cream and how current life things are going.  Unfortunately, I really haven't had much to post about.  Aval0n has been busy with real life and so have I.  I do come baring some good news though.  My fall semester in college actually starts on August 22nd.  With my summer semester ending on August 1st, this gives me some more time to work on the game itself before the fall semester starts.  Though I do have to use that time to prepare for school as well, buying books and planning my day to day schedule.

Right now we're still trying to keep with a deadline of getting the scripts done by August 1st.  My hope was to have them not only finished, but edited and spell checked by then but as I've said before, real life takes priority sometimes.  I can't help but feel like the delays are all my fault though.  We've been having trouble organizing a few ideas that I've shoe horned in over the course of the development.  Chances are if I didn't keep pitching ideas we wouldn't be this far behind.  Even now we're still getting ideas that would go awesome in the game, but we're saving those in a document for perhaps another project.

Along with writing, I've also been doing what I can to help improve the overall engine of the game.  While I've made some small changes to the presentation I haven't completely changed the overall feel of the game.  Things like background and HUD interfaces will remain the same.  The only real significant change I've made is to the dialogue boxes.  I finally devised a dynamic system that will be easy to not only post, but change in case of an emergency.  This text box style also allows me to be able to hide the text box for certain naughty scenes, and for a future build, allow for a toggle to change the displayed the text in another language since we have received a lot of offers to translate the game.

That's all the updates I have to give at the moment.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in journal and I'll respond in a timely manner.  Please keep in mind though that I still don't have a solid release day, and I can't give out spoilers.  Also, I've stopped going to pawsru.org and I really don't care what they're saying about us on there.  So PLEASE don't bring them up.  Have a nice day ^v^
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Added: 7 years, 4 months ago
 
Sonohito
7 years, 4 months ago
Im always of the opinion in games: Get it done right, not fast. So you guys just have fun making it! Im excited to see the end results. Otherwise, good luck with school!
cheken
7 years, 4 months ago
We're all here for the ride, it's your game and as you said, real life takes priority :)
Have fun, get the planning for rl done and only work on the game when you want to don't rush it!
One thing I did notice while playing the old version just now was on the park scene when you choose to grop creams tail, it doesn't actually do it but instead gives you text where you push her back instead... Is this just me not having the right stats or is it something that's not meant to be and has changed? (I know you said no spoilers but just want to confirm I'm not being an idiot)

Anyway hope rl is going well, and hope you have fun in the break! I'm on a year break myself and looking for work... bloody hard :(
Anytime you need help in any way, be it game or not game let me know and I'll see if I can be of assistance :)
jdgray68
7 years, 4 months ago
I think the tail grope is a glitch, I've tried it with a real high RWC and got the same results.
cheken
7 years, 4 months ago
aye I tried it with really low WRC myself just now to find it works when it's a bad idea to do it, but not when it's a good idea. The text is different to if you choose not to grope her tail tho so I suspect there was just a bit missing in the script or it was a variation for the second option and accidentally added instead of the tail grope line
MarcoWolf
7 years, 4 months ago
dude that is an awsome icon
Alfador
7 years, 4 months ago
However this goes, I like the way your development cycle goes: every release so far may not have been complete or bug-free, but it's definitely playable and enjoyable at each stage.
cheken
7 years, 4 months ago
and gets better as people play and note the bugs or incomplete areas which is a sign that they DO progress and haven't forgotten about the game like some impatient people say :)
ShadowwolfTS
7 years, 4 months ago
I think real life always have the priority. So take any time you need, as long as you don’t drop the game completely. :)
otakuman
7 years, 4 months ago
I know you might already have some people lined up for proofreading, etc., but if not, I'd like to volunteer for the job.  I was the proofreader for the translation of Polygon Love 2, and I've worked as a proofreader in real life, as well.

Obviously, I would keep all details of the script a secret, and I don't want to proofread to find out what happens, but rather to help take some of the burden so that you can concentrate on other aspects of the game (or real life, for that matter.)
Terl
7 years, 4 months ago
The easiest way to handle multiple translations was done many years ago, called Locale.
what you do is instead of having text, you have a list of number tokens.
Then, for each language, you have a collection of words and phrases listed against those tokens.
To create text, you take teh language, select that token list, then look at the tokens required in teh game, and fill in.
Consider it full body mail merge if you really want to go old days. 8)
Its also used for text to speech.

Thanks for keeping up with the game, happily waiting. 8)
Slimywolf
7 years, 4 months ago
Thanks for giving us an update on things.  Don't worry about pushing yourself too hard with the game development.  The description in your journal is enough to let me know that you're already dealing with plenty of real life pressures as it is.  (O__o)
    Just be sure to focus more on solid execution rather than deadlines and you should be fine.  I'll be waiting patiently!  \(^o^)/
Arious
7 years, 4 months ago
more stuff?  Alright get the shotgun!!...  Just kidding take all the time you need I don't mind, more items can make it better, unless of course their isn't enough time to do everything in the game that you come up with, don't get me wrong though.  I've enjoyed every rendition of the game and would love to see this thing finally finished.
sarge77
7 years, 4 months ago
Keep up the great work. I just hope you don't have any game ending glitches in the next update.
RoobieDoo
7 years, 4 months ago
Glad to hear things are still getting done even if they are going slow as you say. Also, I'd be happy to do some editing of text and such for you if you'd like. I'm great with grammar and spelling! Unlike that kid from the Simpsons - "I fail engrish? That's unpossible!"
ProjectDemise
7 years, 4 months ago
Ralph Wiggum, who saw the leprechaun in his back yard.  It told him to burn things.
iFailed
7 years, 4 months ago
he also had a sand box, and wasent allowed in the deep end.
SkippyTheFox
7 years, 4 months ago
Good luck with school! I'm going back to school soon myself within a matter of a couple weeks.
KevinSnowpaw
7 years, 4 months ago
Thanks for the update, been itching for a little info for a while now. Just keep us posted and your real fans will remain happy =p
tnick123
7 years, 4 months ago
Woot I really hope the update comes out when said too but if it doesnt  it doesnt. I just cant wait cause This games really good and im seeing so mych progression and stuff. You guys are amazing. If I can ask, do you guys already think you know what your other game will be if? You know with all the other Ideas? Cause whatever it is Im defiantly gonna go along as long as that one takes as well
sneaka
7 years, 4 months ago
thank you , for the time and thought , that your putting into this just way too awesum game.. going to be fun, checking it out.. but good game are hard to find, and with all kinds of sugestions, that have been made.. This next release sounds too freaking good !!!!!  I`ll wait , for you to release it.. looking forward to haveing even more fun playing !!! take care.
TheGamer
7 years, 4 months ago
Sounds good so far. I can't wait for the next version.
eddyez
7 years, 3 months ago
Thanks for the heads up. don't stress out too much
DrakeTLD
7 years, 3 months ago
Hope school is going well for you Avian. Thanks for the update.
renny17
7 years, 3 months ago
Thanks for the update, "A"! Good luck in school and continue to take good care on the game.
Domanese
7 years, 3 months ago
*Writing his own tabletop game* Carry on Feathered.
gintsu
7 years, 3 months ago
Keep pitching ideas =) who cares how far behind you get making a great game is like painting a master piece it cant be rushed
DrakeTLD
7 years, 3 months ago
Another benefit of ideas is if there is a sequel a year or two down the road. Hope life is treating you & Aval0nX well.
mikesike
7 years, 3 months ago
please put a updated version up i love this game to death email me a answer please mikegarcia131997@gmail.com
gintsu
7 years, 3 months ago
There wont be a sequel andryu but another game +)
DrakeTLD
7 years, 3 months ago
Sure there will be a sequel. What will happen when Cream gets pregnant? LOL
gintsu
7 years, 3 months ago
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DrakeTLD
7 years, 3 months ago
Killjoy... :-(
Lolcat61
7 years, 3 months ago
Actually your onto something there what about like babysitting tails for the female population
 or maybe even allowing you to chose your character like being Amy or Rouge

and maybe they could all have advantages and disadvantages like Amy being more trusted and Rouge being more sneaky
vortex2k5
7 years, 3 months ago
Missed your deadline. Avaion and you got that habit bad it seems. Good Luck look forward to trying your game<S> when they are done.
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