Oh wow, has it been a while. Game is now posted with all the updates from the last half year or so. Go check it out. I'll wait. ;)
Quick list of what's new:
- Finished all three special armors (ruby plate, chain bikini, sorceress robes)
- Naga double teams
- Poison has been revamped
- Dash attacks of enemies have been slightly changed
- Events with shopkeeper inside dunecrawler
- Able to steal / return all three special armor sets once inside dunecrawler
Honestly, it's not a ton of new content, but I'm glad to say there's new content once again. A long time ago I had said that I wasn't going to work on the game a lot on any given day, but I was planning to work consistently. The idea being that slow, steady progress wouldn't burn me out. Naturally I fell off that wagon almost as soon as I said it. Ever since I've started my Patreon account though, I feel like I'm hitting that stride more often than not. It's a nice reminder that I need to produce, but not so much that I feel burdened. So, I feel like the experiment is working. I hope you do too.
So now it's just a race to make sure I finish the game before Flash falls so far into obscurity that y'all ca no longer play it. Which, by the way, I think some of you are already struggling here. I'm seeing more notes about how the game doesn't play like it used to, or doesn't play in your browser, or doesn't play at all. With Flash support slowly being discontinued, you may have to hunt around a bit to ensure your version of Flash is actually installed & up to the challenge. Back when I started this, Flash was practically a default setting, now it requires work to get it running. Don't be shy about checking YouTube for some how-to install Flash videos. For those of you who like to future-proof yourselves, you might want to find a stand alone Flash player as well.
Around the interwebs
So I assume you're already familiar with Cock Hero? I consider them games, although you could argue they aren't. You're just sitting there watching a video, the interactive part is largely up to you. Which I have to say is kind of nice. As a game designer (HA!) I have to worry about whether or not one hand is free during certain parts of my games.
Anyway, a guy going by WatchItDry had the great idea of combining cock hero videos with the RPG game engine. The result.... honestly isn't great. At least, not yet. It's like all the ingredients are there and greatness is just around the corner, but he hasn't found the right ratio for chocolate to peanut butter.
If I've got your interest, the original beta release is over at Milovana, and he now has his own web site set up called Decadence Island. Fair warning, his site looks sleazy as fuck. I haven't signed up, and I liked the demo enough that I'm talking about it now. Also be aware that the game is over 4 GB. That's just one of the problems he's trying to address. His current plan to address that is releasing episodes instead of a full game. Which although I totally understand it's a technical limitation he's trying to work around, it's not helping the sleazy angle.
I've spent far too much time thinking how the game could be better if he'd do this or that, but all of that gets pushed aside by my biggest concern, which is I'm not sure that such a game is actually legal. Or I should say, he won't get his ass sued into oblivion. Regular Cock Hero videos take existing porn videos (which are copyrighted) and add catchy music (which is also copyrighted). I assume that the only reason those creators aren't getting shut down is because they do it for free (and/or are hard to track down). It looks like WatchItDry is hoping to earn money creating the RPG side. That certainly is value added work, but I think he's going to get himself in hot water for the Cock Hero side. Here's hoping I'm wrong. (Also, not an attorney, so if I've gotten my copyright/trademark/patent terms crossed, forgive me & move on).
Til Next Time