Day 3 is RELEASED!
I’m very glad to say that Day 3 is finally released and can be downloaded and played right now. Everything works…your old savegames, the game itself, even that brainwashing video. No bugs this time, all in all I’m very pleased with this release. I already got a lot of messages and positive feedback (and the only complaint was that it was too short and they want more, which is also a compliment to me. I would be sad if the response would be: *Bah, felt too long this time*).
Although it is the shortest of the 3 episodes, it is by far my favourite, just because of the important choices you make. There are some key actions you have to do in order to get your favourite warden/mistress/nurse to help you. Only a few, though…some others like Elaine or Melanie Horney still have to be convinced in the next episode 😉
So everything good? There is a video in Day 3, and that video was a pain in the ass. It was fun to make, no doubt. The problem was rendering it and getting it into the game. The real video had a high resolution, and whispering robot voices that constantly said things like “OBEY” and “SUBMIT” in your ear…but that somehow always ended up completely muted when I rendered the video. SO I took it out. Then I had to crop it down, because RPG Maker MV would not play it otherwise. Then I had to re-render it because RPG Maker MV only plays the .webm format desktop games (I mean, seriously…WTF? WEBM!? Didn’t even know that existed).
Then I finally got it into the game…and what can I say…RPG Maker MV makes it so you can’t skip the video when you don’t want to see it (yeah, right, you can’t press ENTER, ESC or anything…the game doesn’t care)…and while it is running the game jumps right to the next scene, it doesn’t wait until the video is finished! There is a plugin for the old RPG Maker VX ACE that gets rid of the exact same problem, can someone please make that for RPG Maker MV as well? Damn you, RPG Maker makers! You cost me a lot of sleep in the last days!
That’s all. More updates coming up…maybe even a small comic, because I think I have something to celebrate in the next Days 😉