Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Emoticon 9

Tuesday update!

In the last poll, it was asked what exactly makes Farah an attractive woman, with 1437 votes gathered!

Personality
Won by 69%, being 998 of the votes.
Body
Second, 49% with 718 of the votes.
Breast Size
Third, 45% with 656 of the votes.
Age

Lost by 28%, being 409 of the votes.

I forgot to add voice to the counting, so I imagine that one might've been...hmm, second or third place, maybe?

And this week I have a new expressions to share, Illumi - Normal Expression.
The mysterious fortune teller who'll always be for assistance if you lose your way, and only asks in return that you'll help her close down corrupted rifts in time and collect Dimensional Shards.
Who knows what kinds of rewards she might offer someone who impress her!

As of last friday, the newest beta was also released to everyone with beta access.
Since it seems to be asked in every update, I'll clear it right away, if you're one of those who wish to donate for the cause and get beta access, just mail me personally and ask about it!
My mail can be found in all of my artworks, or check some of the older blog posts.
I rather not publically display it here, mostly because I have enough spam-mail as it is. x3

That's all for this week!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Update

Tuesday update! (Yes, corrected again!)

In the last poll, I asked which one out of all the available women in LoQO: Origin you'd prefer to romance, with 1791 votes gathered, but sadly, it was also rigged with 100+ votes or so.

Osira
Won by 49%, being 893 of the votes.
Farah (Adult)
Came second, 41% of the 747 votes.
Gabrielle
Came third, 41% of the 740 votes.
Farah (Young)
Came fourth, 36% of the 649 votes.
Opala
Came fifth, 28% of the 518 votes. 
Illumi
Came sixth, 24% of the 446 votes.
Laquadia
Came seventh, 24% of the 432 votes.
Layla
Came eight, 23% of the 419 votes.
Masquerade
Came ninth, 20% of the 368 votes. 
Naluna
Came tenth, 19% of the 346 votes.
Ra'Tiki
Lost by 17%, being 305 of the votes.

Clearly number one didn't win, due to the rigged votes...which funny enough seem to happend everytime Osira is actually available for voting, I guess her dark ways are spreading!

Anyway, I'm sorry but I never were able to send out a new beta over the weekend!
But since I also predicted it would be either then or during this week, I still haven't made a lier out of myself as I still intend to release the beta during this window.
I just had to do a lot of polishing to make sure there is even less chances people would have to start over again in any other beta release between this one and the full episode 1 launch, due to bugs or glitches...and I'm still juggling around old Vs new blacksmith systems.

This little extra wait will also add a tiny bit more story and make it possible to select all four, finished protagonist variations, compared to only two that would've been available during the weekend! In short, I've worked even harder these last seven days, than being lazy!

So, the next beta will be released this week, for realsies!

That's all for now!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Update

Thuesday update!

In the last poll, I asked which game seems to have the best looking emoticons from what you've seen so far, with 1286 votes gathered this time around!

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin
Won by 87%, being 1127 of the votes.
Legend of Queen Opala
Came second, 6% of the 83 votes.
Legend of Queen Opala II

Lost by 5%, being 76 of the votes.

This pretty much proof there was really no contest. xD
Sadly, no artwork to share with you this week...and no boobs, shame on me!

Then what is new with the game development, you might ask? Well, the Art Gallery has been tweeked and finished, all episode 1 locations have now been added to the game and Illumi is fully implemented! So, now it comes down to adding all the optional art, trading cards and finishing the rest of the story for episode 1 before my focus will shift on adding side-quests and other bonus stuff on the side, before launch. :3

I'm also thinking if I should hold back trophies for a later episode, as they are quite tricky.
The only way to add or edit new trophies into to the game, is to force everyone to delete their current trophy list, which wouldn't be much fun, but at the same time, it's impossible for me to predict at this day exactly what the rest of the game will contain two years from now, and what related trophies it should have.

But on a positive note, I may be changing up the blacksmith system from LoQOII for this one.
Make it far deeper and more polished with added options, which would let you not only craft gear, but also permanently improving weapons/armor and even brew potions etc.
In short, and in theory, the starting weapon could end up becoming more powerful than the last unlockable weapon if you abuse the system to your advantage. x3
And of course...it would fix all the annoying bugs from the old blacksmith system, like how dismantling is actually costing money when it's supposed to give you some. >>;

And to round things up...
Expect the next beta to be available this weekend, or during the next week at latest!

That's all for this week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Illumi

Thuesday update!

In the last poll, I asked how many of you had donated/pledged to get beta access for Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Episode 1, with 1020 votes gathered this time around!

No
Won by 78%, being 802 of the votes.
Yes
Lost by 21%, being 218 of the votes.

...If you can really call it a win/loss this time, but either way, that's still a lot of people I can win over if I do good and hopefully entice to help crowdfund the two later episodes. :D

And this week I'm sharing the battlepose for Illumi with her final costume design as she'll appear in the game, for those who've forgot or missed out on when I introduced her, Illumi will act as guidance and a fortune teller to keep you updated on where you need to go next in the story, you'll also be helping her collect "Dimensional Shards" across the world for her to close down distorted rifts in time and space...and maybe get a little something in return for your trouble. >:3

So over the past week, I've worked on finalizing the Art Gallery and made quite a few changes that I think will make it easier to navigate, such as letting the top option in the Art Gallery menu take you directly into the gallery for your unlocked art without any sub-options, but also adding Trading Cards as its own option through the main page.

Trading Cards has also been redone for this game, so their thumbnail and gallery layout will be different than before, giving more of an impression that you are actually collecting Trading Cards, with name and card # now being displayed both in the gallery thumbnail and during the pop-up when you unlock a new one!

I'm still a little unsure when the next beta might become available since there is a ton of work being done beneath the hood, so to speak, but I'm working hard every day to make it happen soon!

That's all for this week!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Emoticon 8

Thuesday update!

In the last poll, it was asked how you'd deem the text description placement during the adult scenes, with 1008 votes gathered!

It's been perfectly fine so far
Won by 70%, being 709 of the votes.
Could be lower on the screen
Second, 28% with 285 of the votes.
Could be higher up on the screen

Lost by 1%, being 14 of the votes.

The results surprised me a little, I was getting the feeling the text blocked too much of the scenes, but it sounds like I was among the minority!

And this week the expressions to share is, Farah - Normal Expression.
Surely what people have been waiting for all along, the adult and motherly version of the woman you get to lecture and train on your journey...depending on your choises of course!

As for LoQO: Origin progression, the town of Brightstone is finally completed and the last explorable field with monsters is currently under way too, after that is done, only three ranches/farms/mansions remain before all explorable locations in Episode I is finished! I think that makes it around 28 explorable locations, more or less the same amount as the whole Kingdom of Namaria map (before ship access) in LoQOII. 

Sorry for the light update, but I've catched a cold as of today so I'm a little thick headed. x3
That's all for this week!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Emoticon 7

Thuesday update, yo'h!

In the last poll, it was asked who Trading Cards should focus on in the upcoming game, with 1434 votes gathered!

All Females
Won by 78%, being 1131 of the votes.
Only Gabrielle
Second, 12% with 184 of the votes.
Only Farah

Lost by 8%, being 119 of the votes.

How nice of people to be thoughtful enough to let poor Gabrielle share the loads she otherwise had to take all alone, with the other girls. ;)


This week I have a new expression to share, Opala - Normal Expression.
And she sure has been growing up across the games from the carefree Queen we saw in LoQO to a determined young woman who had to reclaim her nation in LoQOII!

As for the progress on LoQO: Origin, I've been working nearly a week straight now on finishing the noble/political town of Brightstone...I was a little worried at first with how long it's taking, but then again, when I released the first beta after nearly 6 months of work, Port Ronod wasn't even fully completed with missing indoor NPC's!
Towns/Villages naturally takes the longest time to complete among all locations, since I'll not only have to build the places, but also add all the looting spots, stores, NPC's and all of their text.

I'm also introducing a new collectable, gone are the Tablet of History since they are no longer serving a purpose and Ancient Pages due to unlocking enemy stats by simply fighting them, and replacing them instead are Dimensional Shards you'll have to collect for Illumi to help restore time and space...and maybe get on her good side at the same time!

However, the next beta might force players to start over yet again...but for a damn good reason!
I came up with a way for the game to track progress in each individual zone without using a ton of different triggers/variations to tax on the engine, the problem is it can't track what you've already done before it's added to the system.

But I think it'll be worth it, since it'll allow you to check if you have 100% in a zone, meaning you've found all treasure chests, Ruby Coins, mined all ore deposits etc. in that location.

So, that's all for this week!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Emoticon 6


Thuesday!

In the last poll, it was asked which Legend of Queen Opala game had the best ending, with 871 votes gathered!

Legend of Queen Opala (LoQO)
Won by 52%, being 459 of the votes.
Legend of Queen Opala II (LoQOII)
Lost by 47%, being 412 of the votes.

So, that is one the original game actually won for once!








Sure, it was close, but hey, you take what you get! xD

And this week I have a new expression to share, Osira - Normal Expression.
The wicked sister who is always looking to obtain the throne of Egypt and rule as the Queen.
Of course, Opala and Farah will come in the following weeks!

As for the beta, the huge scene I've been whining about for weeks, the one with 12 outcomes, is now finally and fully completed with everything added and all variations finished...included the extended scene that'll be available with the next beta version, whenever that might be!

Still have to work on finishing the remaining areas in the next region after Highland Pass though, I think it might be the last region too for episode 1 as it would make for a good stop point between episodes as the game already has 27+ locations to explore and I could use the remaining time to just add content to the places available so far.
The rest of the story for the episode is also all planned out in my head and just needs to be added to the game. :3

It really is way too early to say, but if I had to take a wild guess...
I'd say Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Episode 1 could see a January release, early next year.

But that's all for this week!