Wednesday, November 28, 2012

End of November Update

Queen Llend
It's near the end of November and NaNoWriMo and even though I've been busy drawing on my feeding-myself projects, I've been using what free time I have to write for DH. I've also gotten a few friends to help out with that as well. This month has been really busy for me, not only with my manga. But also writing, and drawing commission work. However, my goal still is to produce a Demo as quickly as I can. This is to introduce the characters, and give a good idea of what the game is about. Also to show what DH will be about, and get people more interested in supporting it.

I've also made changes to things to avoid misunderstandings and to remove some tension.

For one, I've decided that none of the sex scenes in the VN will feature Mercilia.

Mercilia and Seriva's relationship is strange but also unique in either of their societies. It's also somewhat of a pure thing in an otherwise debaucherous society. And it's because Mercilia is a loli, and while it's legal in the US, it's not legal in other western countries. I won't get into a debate about why it should be or moral issues around it. Instead I'm taking this as an opportunity to change the story (hopefuly for the better) and drive the message of the story more. Plus it was already difficult for me to justify the sex in a way that didn't seem ham-fisted.

I also want to make other games (Read: Eroge) in the future, and while I'm not going to sell DH. I might want to sell other games and a public image is very important for that. It's also not permitted on sites such as Mangagamer and DLsite due to image of lolicon. As well as laws of other English speaking countries. In the future I also plan to be very careful with the age portrayal of my characters.

A redesign of Mercilia's sprite and minor tweaks to the character. With a practice sketch of Mercilia to try out a different technique of coloring, and drawing without lines. I'm going to be doing more experiments to see how fast and efficient this method is for drawing CGs and sprites.

That said, the sex depicted in the game will be optional and 18+, so you can play it SFW if you want to. However the adult and mature atmosphere and some adult language will remain in the rest of the game. With the sex scenes focusing mainly on the other characters in the game. 

It's my worry that some elements of the game are just unacceptable to some readers. If you are reading this, and have decided not to play or support this game for X and Y reasons. I'd like you to tell me, because criticism is important to me. This has been a driving force through this game from the very beginning of the game over a year ago, to now. I would like to make a game people would enjoy first and foremost. For that to happen, I would like to hear what you have to say. As long as it's honest, and even if it's negative. 

Thanks for your time!


  1. I'm sad to see that there will be no sexual content with what I understood would be the two main characters and I think the only route for the human girl.On the one hand I understand that you would like for future games not to be associated with previous loli content.On the other hand however I hate to see someone who won't make the original vision of his creation.To be honest if it was like this from the start (not having Mercilia sex content) I wouldn't say anything, because I wouldn't be expecting there to be any.I don't know how coding works, or the coding for this game works, but if there was a version with Mercilia sex content aside from the one you'll be working on from now on, I couldn't be happier.Again I don't know if it would be feasible, but bottom line is I would like for there to be Mercilia content. Hell even a separate patch would be awesome.Actually that's a better idea.A separate patch with the loli content.

    Anyway I don't know if you'll read all that ranting but I seriously hope you consider on this "idea" of such a patch, if not I would still play and almost certainly like the game, but I'd know it wouldn't be the "full" version per say.
    Good Luck, Please consider the idea as I am sure I'm not the only one who would like to see it and I wish you all the good things for an awesome artist that could be wished, be well. :]

    1. In this game at least, I realized that including sex with Mercilia wouldn't actually be good for the story. To me it would only be sex for the sake of sex which is perfectly fine. It's also that Mercilia is a loli too, and if I ever wanted to make more games, the fact that loli content exists really hinders it's legal ability to sell. Futanari doesn't. I'm hoping that by excluding them from having sex, in this game, it will make it more believable.

      It's kind of hard to explain without explaining the rest of the story. I would like to make multiple games though, and I'd definitely like to make scenes with Merci and Seri. I'm just stretched thin right now, and I can't include everything, or I'll never finish my game.

      Thanks for the response!

  2. Hey, since you're aiming to remove the loli aspect, will you be taking down the art featuring a certain princess and human girl?

    I've already saved it buuuut...

    1. I've already removed it, however I still want to do pictures like that in the future. I figure most people can see it's intended to be erotic but is not supposed to be exploitative at all.

      The game won't have loli erotica in it, because that really causes major problems with distributing the game. So instead I'll probably making pictures like that on the side, and people who want to get those things can. I've thought about body pillows, but it seems really silly to even consider that until the game has already released.