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FeatheredAdventures

My Biology Class and Lab this morning was cancelled

So I had a little extra time to work on the game today.  I wish I had a stable release date but it's still up in the air.  I was hoping that Aval0n would establish one in his recent journal but there are still a few hold ups.  As soon as he gets me what I need I should have the game ready within a week.  Since Aval0n made an update journal I figured I should make one as well and tell you how things are going.  School itself is going okay.  I'm passing my tests and getting my homework turned in on time.  I was a little disappointed at my Biology and Art History test scores though but that indicates that I just need to study a little harder.  The homework for those classes is keeping my GPA up.

As for the game, all I really need from Aval0n is one more crucial ending that's key for the full game experience.  While sorting though what we need, we've found there are a couple other dead ends that need to be addressed but are not crucial for the games release.  Like the art, it can be added later to be discovered in another version.  I really do think you'll like all that we've added.  I can't promise it will be the greatest thing ever but I'm sure you'll enjoy it very much.

While waiting for the content I've needed though I can't help but feel like there's one more change I'd like to make but most people I've suggested this to have said no to it.  For the past couple months while waiting for Aval0n to get in gear I've been playing Sims 3 on Steam.  I've been experiment with generating backgrounds for a couple other game ideas.  This is something I wish I came up with over a year ago since the backgrounds I've been generating have been turning out really nice.  Now I've already changed the background once to mixed results and the concept of changing it again is the main motivation behind the big NO!  Now what I could do is just recreate the backgrounds the best I can so that way they still capture the feel of the backgrounds already established.

The benefit of these 3d generated backgrounds would be to help them fit in better with some of the scenes giving better angles for some of the more adult situations.  Again though, it all really comes down to how the fans feel about this.  I know a lot of you are in love with the established static backgrounds and would hate for another sudden and radical change, so that's why I'm asking first.  I'm sure most of you would say no but I just wanted to present my case.  I've got tomorrow off so I'll post a couple examples tomorrow to show you the potential.  Until then I'm gonna get some rest.

Thank you again for all your support, it's always appreciated.  ^v^
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Added: 6 years, 7 months ago
 
Blacktiger
6 years, 7 months ago
If it adds to the sex I would like new backgrounds :3 well I'm wondering if all the items are still were they used to be
Cap829
6 years, 7 months ago
Take your time, and good job with your classes.  Study hard!
undeadDK43
6 years, 7 months ago
I would be ok with background changes, I am not "in love" with the current ones. I don't think it is "necessary" but I am always ok with personal creativity from people making things. Glad to hear classes are well, and cant wait to see what you guys have been up to!   XD
Lionboy132
6 years, 7 months ago
If it doesn't push the release date back, then go for it! I'm rather ambivalent about the current backgrounds, really, so if you've got something you'd like to try I'm all for it.
FeatheredAdventures
6 years, 7 months ago
I have been considering basing the Sims 3 house on the original backgrounds we started with.
biggerstaff
6 years, 7 months ago
I loved the first backgrounds the game had, I loved the second batch (once I got used to them), and I'm sure I'll love the third batch as well. If it makes it a better game, I'm all for it.

Also once the game is finished (don't cut into programming time), I wonder if there's a way to upload the house and/or schematics to build it for Sims 3 somewhere. Might be interesting.
Blarg257
6 years, 7 months ago
Idk about new backgrounds, I like the backgrounds the game currently has now. I feel like they fit the game perfectly. But hey thats just my opinion. :3
fourball
6 years, 7 months ago

i will be ok whit that if u prefer 3d over 2d. to me, drastical changes are always good ( at least 70% of the time)
hmmm, maybe a preview of the 3d bg?
any ways, gj, keep it comming ;)

4@
Dracfan
6 years, 7 months ago
It could probably be done after the release when the extra art and things are added...maybe during that time you could find a way to toggle between the two so everyone wins.  Also grats on the school stuff.
DrakeTLD
6 years, 7 months ago
Let's see what ya got cookin fer tha backgrounds. Might be better n what we got.
DarkDragon
6 years, 7 months ago
i will base my decision after i see the examples XD , i mean i like the backgrounds now then the old ones but thats just me , if it looks nicer im all for it but as lionboy said i do agree if it pushes the release i would hold off full background change till the full story is out and roll the background change with the art being added sence the background isnt paramount on the story as much , but i would like to see the examples XD
Wildfyre
6 years, 7 months ago
Do the same as with new backgrounds like the art and non-crucial endings: add later once you get the full game out.
crackerspawn
6 years, 7 months ago
like wildfyre said, you could make them a separate download, so we can save the current and try it out and change back if we like... how would that work? it gives you more time to work on them too! :D
humbird0
6 years, 7 months ago
It might be cool. I don't really care what the backgrounds look like, myself.
People might object if they think it'll slow down the release of the game.
But if you're waiting on Aval0nX anyway, you might play around with the idea.
dashowstar
6 years, 7 months ago
If it adds to the over all quality or the game experience I say go for it.
zibi711
6 years, 7 months ago
go for it ^^ on the backgrounds and glad ta know your doing well :P

hey it can be taken out or changed once the open release is put out for us all to play with. so im not in any worries :P
985323
6 years, 7 months ago
Take your time, And Im sure we will love it!!!!
Blackscar
6 years, 7 months ago
I'ma hold on to my opinion untill I see the examples till then, thanks for the update and keeping us up to date. :3
shadowkingbne
6 years, 7 months ago
If it would delay the next release id ixnay on the new backgrounds. Keep up the good work!
mrmostlymittens
6 years, 7 months ago
Thank you!  Can't wait!
rudneve
6 years, 7 months ago
Yeah, Examples would help... after all, how can we judge the quality of things we've not seen?

<.< and no... this isn't a thinly veiled ploy to get an early release...
geosapient
6 years, 7 months ago
I agree it would be nice to see some examples before saying yea or nay. And it could possibly warm people up to the idea if it is going to happen so that it's not a major shock.

My initial thought is 'NO WAY!' since I was shocked by the first change... Those examples may change my opinion.

Also, I assume that the samples will just be the backgrounds, but could you post one or two with the actual scene so that we could get a better idea of what you are saying?
fbug
6 years, 7 months ago
i feel the same way. (the color of the words was because i was playing saints row the 3rd.)
FurrySin
6 years, 7 months ago
yay for canceled classes
kabage
6 years, 7 months ago
Thanks for the update.
As to the issue of the proposed new backgrounds, I'd say finish the release as-is, then experiment with them... that way if it doesn't work out the game release isn't delayed, and if it does work you can release it as an alternate "improved" version later.
BrodieBoy
6 years, 7 months ago
I'll have to wait and see the backgrounds you said you'll be posting tomorrow... I can't say yes or no without even knowing what it'll look like... though to be honest, I've become quite used to the backgrounds in the already released version, so it'll take some convincing for me....
iFailed
6 years, 7 months ago
i dont think the background image changing  was what really upset people, but rather the way the layout got changed dramatically. so since your considering only changing the image, and for a somewhat dynamic reason too i dont think there should be much issue with it if you do , though haters will hate saying your wasting time but it would make the game feel more home grown ya know?
TheHikoriOne
6 years, 7 months ago
sounds like a good idea


.... but it's not.... so yeh, don't change the backgrounds. the only reason i say this is changing the backgrounds now will make the game take another year to release, and i for one am getting too restless
sneaka
6 years, 7 months ago
get the school part , brought up to where you need them, and then , when you have time work on the game.Rember its your Game..Thanks and good luck. How great these guys are developing this fun , and some what U`mmmm kinky, game .. heh heh heh heh heh heh !!! Good things come to those who wait...
gintsu
6 years, 7 months ago
I say go for it  =) you put all this work into it why not do 1 thing you like =)
trapspringer
6 years, 7 months ago
if it adds to the game go for it. but in the mean time something posted would be good too so we can see the progression and then the new scenes could be added in a later release.
xPitbullPetex
6 years, 7 months ago
It's not "our" (the fans) game, it belongs to you and Aval0nX.  You guys do what you want and people will either happily play it or b*tch about it.  Either way, doesn't matter.

Do what feels right to you.
RyuHayabusha
6 years, 7 months ago
Honostly I wouldn't mind 3d backgrounds it's a nice concept whether or not it adds to the sex. I can live with a change, I mean the game has changed a lot since it was first made why not change it more.
HathgarNiche
6 years, 7 months ago
I would like the created background better i think. As much as i like the house as part of the game, it''s a little creepy too.

One thing i would like to know about the game though. Will you be able to play with just cream and sonic, or will the group things and other characters be forced at any point?
Terl
6 years, 7 months ago
Thank you for the update, and continuing to work on the game engine. Hopefully it will give you a comprehensive basis to use for any future ideas you might consider using HTML 5 or other such widely used extended standards that will eventually turn up.

8)
Drood
6 years, 7 months ago
"I've got tomorrow off so I'll post a couple examples tomorrow to show you the potential."
Then I'll wait until you post them to make up an opinion.
strikecentral
6 years, 7 months ago
Why not have both static backgrounds and 3d ones and let the players choose which they want with a toggle in the options page? It's just like changing the background music.
Incaros
6 years, 7 months ago
I used to like sims 3. But I'm sick of all the game wreaking glitches. Y.Y
smantha2
6 years, 7 months ago
Can we see some non story spoiler teaser screenshots
megafat
6 years, 7 months ago
It's nice to hear that it's so close to a release. I think that i can hold out for a little longer.

Wow, this post is filled with double entendres.
MercyAngel
6 years, 7 months ago
I repeat: You should be the sole deliverer of updates. Keep up with school work man. I have senioritis for my last semester of school ever and it is damn hard to stay attentive so I feel ya. Here's to you, Avian. Looking forward to this update.
lolmiester
6 years, 7 months ago
Thanks for the update!
KungFuBunny
6 years, 7 months ago
I'd love to have new backgrounds. Can we have both? Like, a toggle option in the options menu?
renny17
6 years, 7 months ago
Thanks for the update, FA. How about adding the new backgrounds as a future add-on or a reward for 100% finish?
Rashira
6 years, 7 months ago
New backgrounds? DO WANT. I love the current ones. I was kinda "eeehhh..." about the bathroom when you first updated the BG's, I though the shower from the old BG was beast, plus the old one showed more of the bathroom itself. It allowed the mind to wander...if you know what I mean. But everything else is awesome. But still, If it adds to the awesomeness of the game, I say go for it.
hpbunny
6 years, 7 months ago
I think no one in here can give you a suitable answer, if your new backgrounds are more suitable than your old ones, because no one in here except yourself knows how your new backgrounds will look like.

It could be helpful, when you just upload a few example backgrounds -- then we would be able to give you a honest rating.
FurrySin
6 years, 7 months ago
I don't think the background is what upset people it was the navigation

Living Room to Foyer to Kitchen to Backyard ect...
Navigation HELL
Probably would have been easier for YOU and US if you just added map.

Just create a new layer with map images and buttons(not literal buttons but flash "on press go to")
Change it to a symbol, add all your maps into it (none frame 0, house frame 1, mall frame 2 ect..)
then extend it throughout the whole flash.
Turn the maps off during a scene (frame 0) and change the map to the location (frame 1-X)

OR, If you feel lazy and don't want to write the scripts to change maps and save some space on the screen then you could...

Create a map, change it to a symbol/animation, put the animation into a button.
Use a "on press" to play the map symbol/animation.
*The animation should be the map popping up from the button location*
put a "on press" and "on rollout" script on the map symbol/animation so when you click or move your mouse off the map it changes back to the default button image.
Create each of the maps this way then put them in the correct locations.
For scenes create a transparent box and place it in a layer above the map button.
This will prevent the player from pressing the button.

I used this method for a flash animation. It was a map with several locations, when you hovered over one it poped up with a sub map. sub maps that were not unlocked were rendered unaccessible just by adding and invisible box. I used a .png file but i'm sure a swf image would work as well.
hotfire111
6 years, 7 months ago
non essential, maybe later?
Gamer816
6 years, 7 months ago
So question, do we expect the game within a week of you getting it, or within a week?

Pretty sure it's the former but... eh. May as well ask.
Wakka
6 years, 7 months ago
Thanks for the update and its awesome to hear that your schooling is going along well.
rocsen
6 years, 7 months ago
If its not an inconvience to you or pushes back the release date Id say go ahead or just put it another version later on.
jdgray68
6 years, 7 months ago

the 3D backgrounds sounds good, but really it's your game. I know you want to try and please your fans, but if you think it looks better, then your true fans will not have a problem waiting a little longer to get a better version.
Tzarchasem
6 years, 7 months ago
I for one don't like the current backgrounds all that much. I mean, they're passable, but Im all for a new one
xzut56
6 years, 7 months ago
If it pushes back the release date I'd add it to the list of extras to be added in later. New backgrounds are essentially new art within the game and there's already plenty of that on the list to be added later.
Metalbror
6 years, 7 months ago
Keep up the good work!
Nightwind292
6 years, 7 months ago
How about draw them when you've got the time, and save them for a version 3 with it's own "someday" ... just don't tell us that your working on it.
tsmith5143
6 years, 7 months ago
When the game is finished will you be the one that posts it or will Aval0nX post it on his site or will it be both?
DrakeTLD
6 years, 7 months ago
Aval0n already said tha game'd be posted here on Inkbunny.
tsmith5143
6 years, 7 months ago
Yeah, but will the game be posted under Aval0nX or FeatheredAdventures or both through Inkbunny?
DrakeTLD
6 years, 7 months ago
All tha other ones was on Aval0n's page. So I reckon this one'll be too.
Anchor
6 years, 7 months ago
Any news is good news, if it's not news from the tax office, my grandfather used to say.
Joke aside, seems like you're on the virge of completing the game, and will soon be rady for release? YAY!

Keep up the good workm and remember to studdy hard and good.
Forsaken
6 years, 7 months ago
Take your time
FurrySin
6 years, 7 months ago
no, take my time =D
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