The Asylum is coming!
My patreons have decided: The next game is going to be “Femdom Stories: The Asylum”! I finally have almost all materials together and, as you see on the image, have started working on it. This game will (unlike BDSM Tournament) not feature any combat sequences, instead it will be about story, puzzles and the characters. I don’t want to give anything away yet, but I’ll do it TelltaleGames style: A new Episode every month. So you will spend 5-7 days in the asylum, make decisions that matter and have different endings. I have to be careful since this project is a lot bigger than my first game, and at some point I want to work on 2 projects at once, but I think I’ve improved a lot during the past months and I am confident that “The Asylum” will be a lot of fun!
There are still some difficulties. Finding the right sound for example. The setting of this game will be very dark, sometimes calm, sometimes mysterious, but never as agressive as “BDSM Tournament” was (mostly because it completely lacks combat action). I loved the soundtrack of my first game, but it just wouldn’t fit my new project. Right now I’m looking everywhere for a music packs that fits and even thought about picking up Fruity Loops to get into music making myself (interesting, but very time consuming…I don’t think it’ll work out fast enough).
I hope I can give my patreons a playable intro soon (aiming for the beginning of next month), so they know what they are pledging for right now. April is coming to an end and I’ve gained over 30 patreons in my first month which is way more than I expected. Again, thanks for the support! I hope that this little community continues to grow, and I am confident that it will when I keep improving day by day.
Some of my patreons have send me messages, asking about “Captured by Dark Elves” and if it will not be created at all. Of course it will! I like the idea of the setting way too much, so don’t worry about that. It just means that you have to wait a little longer for it.
It is time for a new game. I’ve learned a lot and I think this time I’m about to make a real, complex story game. My patreons will be able to decide if the setting will be Dark Elves or the Asylum. Both have a lot of potential and I can’t wait to start, since I already have a ton of ideas! The poll will run the whole weekend, so feel free to join and share your opinion on what should be the setting of the next game.
While I played around with Daz3D lately (a LOT), I realized that I don’t like it as much as I thought I would. The Daz Render Engine IRAY produces the highest quality, that’s for sure. But it takes a ton of time. A complex scene with background, good lighting and multiple persons? I could fly to Japan, have myself some decent sushi, fly back and the render would be 35% done. The same scene with poser? Press render, open up google, google ‘decent sushi in Japan’, check Poser and you realize it is already 100% done. I just wish Poser would have more assets to choose from. Compared to Daz3D it lacks quality structures and places.
Anyway, have a nice weekend and stay kinky!
The next game…
I am still thinking about the scenario that my next game will be about. Which is not very good right now because instead of gathering materials that I need I just randomly select and buy material that I like. Mostly on Daz right now since I am planning to switch from poser to DAZ3D. The image quality is better, it takes a lot of time to render and it has just tons and tons of fun assets for wicked adult scenarios.
Maybe too much. It is not that I have no ideas for my next game, it is that I have too much and can’t decide. A prison scenario? Mental Asylum? Hell? Maybe a combination of two different settings? I don’t know, maybe I will let my patrons decide.
There is also a new game engine coming out in the next few days/weeks, so I will have a close look at that and if it will be worth the investment. Until then I will upload some of the test results while I try to get comfortable with Daz3D.
Marketing and why I suck at it!
Meow is one of my favourite characters in the game. It was so much fun to design her and I regret that I didn’t make a bigger backstory for her (I will do it for BDSM Tournament 2 😉 ). She would have kicked me in the nuts if I told her how I failed at “advertising” my game.
My plan was simple: Put out some pictures and a gametrailer…and maybe some twitter posts…and then lean back, relax and let the hordes of kinksters come to my website. The good news is: I got my first patreon. The first one is always the hardest, since you are the first one willing to spend money for something no one else wanted to spend money on.
The bad news is: 4 days have passed and I had 50 visitors so far. 50 people visited my website since the game is out and ready to be played. Well, I thought it would be at least 1000 people at this time, and this was clearly a mistake. Uploading a video on a porntube is simple, but getting people to watch it seems to be very difficult. I have tried it for myself: When I search for something like “femdom 3d game” my trailer won’t appear. I have asked around and it seems like it can take weeks until a video ranks in a popular porntube. That sucks. 152 people have watched the trailer on pornhub so far, xhamster didn’t even let me upload it. So far I fucked it up 🙁 .
By the way if someone wants to upload the trailers by himself, or just wants to look at them (careful, the 2nd one contains spoilers):
Here they are!
And twitter? Twitter has a new anti adult spam policy since february, meaning everytime I tweet and use dirty words like fetish, xxx, strap-on and other things in my tweets no one is able to see them unless they turn off the filter for that (which almost no one does). I am trying a different approach now, by following people with similar interests. I hope that works out.
And my next game? Right now I am gathering material…and I will soon give a first glance (maybe pictures, maybe a small comic) at my new artstyle (waaaaaaay better now). I just need a few more hairstyles and 1-2 more shoes. I hope I can release them on patreon next week. Until then I will try to get more people to watch the trailer and play the demo.
Oh, and if you are reading this: Thank you so much for taking interest in what I do. While I only have very few visitors, they almost all stay for a longer period of time and read my different articles. So thanks for stepping by and stay kinky!