Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Poll Time!

 


Hello everyone!

It's been a while since I've done a proper blog post since it felt like things were mostly on the rails and there wasn't too much to actually discuss. We're getting closer and closer to our 1.0 beta release at the end of the year, which I suppose is worthy of discussion all by itself. :D

Most of the work over the coming months is going to be on either the main story, or finishing and polishing things. (If you have suggestions on anything that doesn't feel "complete" or "finished", please let us know in our Discord server!) This month the big things are the main story, and adding to the 'pregnant life', along with smaller things like sex toys. 

The pregnant life is something I think a lot of people will appreciate, because as of version 0.50, there have only been some minor events that occur such as food cravings or nausea. Otherwise, being pregnant hasn't been all that much different from normal play with the exception of some extra text available in sex scenes. The goal with this is to add more to the pregnancy experience, to differentiate being pregnant from normal play. A lot of different things will be going into this: additional or changed text in a lot of common activities, restrictions on activities you wouldn't do while gravid, being noticed by others at work and elsewhere, and a few new events relevant to location.

So the elephant in the room...

Does that mean 1.0 is it?

Nope. But it does mean that a lot of the game is going to be considered "done", though we'll continue to fix any bugs that are found, and fix oversights where something could be considered incomplete. In general, you'll be able to enjoy a lot of different lives taking different paths, complete the main story (or fail along the way), and reach an ending. Our focus has been more about the experience of exploring the world and trying out different paths, and when it comes to that there's always more that could be done.

I have been adamant from the beginning that I didn't want AW to be one of those games that are never finished. I wanted to reach a "complete" state, even if we run into the limits of what our small team can accomplish. That's what 1.0 is about. But I'm also aware that there's more we would like to add, and certainly plenty of things all of you would like to add to the AW experience, and that's the point of the expansion post 1.0 phase. 

We'll be adding limited scope expansions of content and/or systems, with our supporters directing us to add specific things they want. This also retains the possibility for everyone to decide that "this is enough". When that happens, because we're focusing on limited scope additions, we'll be left with a working, finished game (instead of a mess that tends to happen when games are abandoned).

AW is a very broad game, being a life simulation, but different areas have different levels of depth, and some 'directions' were excluded completely. Expansions are basically adding depth or scope to the existing game that is AW.

And that brings us to...

The purpose of the poll

We want to get an early look at the expansion subjects you're most interested in. This is mostly for planning purposes, to help us give you better informed options that we're better prepared to accomplish. This is purely an interest poll, so the results of this won't set in stone what we're working on or the order we're doing it. (We're planning on having a new vote prior to the end of each expansion item, we won't be following any advance order anyway.)

Options:

  • Futa Player Expansion: Add the ability for the player to become a futa after their transformation. This will mostly focus on adding a cock to a lot of existing content, along with enabling mechanics to get others pregnant. Another expansion after this one could focus on adding more unique futa content/events.
  • Sex System Expansion: This one is pretty straight forward. Focus on writing more words/action variations for the sex system, improving the mechanics and AI, and adding support for threesomes/foursomes. 
  • Career Expansion: Jobs in AW are set up to transition to a second "phase" where the player takes on more responsibilities in a higher level position. The form this takes depends on the job, not all jobs are on a "management track", after all! This expansion would add in those choices, advancing job stories, and minigame mechanics. Example: fecundate workers may end up pulled into a division focused more on getting mass numbers of not-employees pregnant.
  • Hucow Expansion: Becoming a contracted hucow at the Appletree Farm Coop. This would mean living at the hucow dorms, not having a normal job, mandated pregnancy courtesy of roaming bulls, and lots of milkings. It wouldn't be a totally new game, however. Lily will still want your help to repair the rejuvenator, a prospect likely to become increasingly difficult as your transformation progresses.
  • School Expansion: The skill schools primarily serve the purpose of increasing the player character's skills, but there's a lot of opportunity for filling out the lesson content and adding in more of the teacher's stories.
  • Child Expansion: Bring your kids home from the creche on the weekends for a little family time. Well, at least a few of them, if you have dozens... They're going to be babies, so you won't actually be doing a lot more than feeding and caring for them. This can add some long-term consequences to pregnancy.
  • Transformative Expansion: Add in the support for a wider range of transformations in the player character and NPCs. This would be more like animal/monster girls in Japanese media than going in the furry direction (e.g. ears, tail, skin color, eyes, and limited other traits). New ways to get the transformations, along with mechanics to match the new archetypes.
  • Content Expansion [type]: Generally just adding more content to any one of a number of game areas. Prostitution, dates, relationships, world events, jobs, a kink like exhibitionism, etc. If this expansion is picked, there will be a subsequent vote to pick expansion area/s. 
  • Combat Expansion: Adding in an optional game mode where the player can run into combat encounters with escaped institute experiments, organized crime, and the occasional unhinged rapist. This would include combat mechanics and basic weapons, with defeat scenes/consequences. 
  • Other: This isn't the entire list of what's possible. Suggest your own expansion and we can see what everyone thinks!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

The Boob Window Release v0.50

 


On one hand, boob windows seem like a really silly fashion choice. On the other, I absolutely love them. Probably because I love boobs.

I'm going to keep this release post pretty short because the universe seems to hate my release schedule. It seems like things are always popping up right before a release. This time it's my stepdaughter, yesterday she was admitted to the hospital for an infection. She had surgery almost two weeks ago, and it seems a small infection survived the antibiotics and was festering in there until it basically exploded into a full-on infection. She suddenly developed a really high fever and other symptoms, turns out she had developed sepsis and was declining rapidly. My only prior experience with it was medical TV shows where sepsis is a really bad thing. Luckily all the IV antibiotics seem to be working, but she's still in the hospital and may need another surgery to remove the source. Labor Day Weekend probably isn't the best time to suddenly fall ill.

Besty has also had some bad medical things in his family the last month. I don't want to share any of his personal stuff for him, but feel free to ask him about it on Discord. He's been having a rough time, and extra cheering up won't hurt!

So this release is a little bit rushed, so I apologize in advance if I make any mistakes. Still, we have some pretty good stuff for you this time. Better sex scenes. The end of that ugly home management menu. More content for common activities.

Thanks for your support, we hope you enjoy the game!

Changes (condensed version)

  • Design overhaul for the home management menu.
    • Easier to use and understand.
    • 73% less ugly than before!
  • Sex system sex toys!
    • More sex toys are enabled, such as buttplugs and gags, restricting certain actions and adding some spice to the scene.
    • NPC actions will correspond with the toys used in the scene.
    • NPCs will occasionally use toys if you have them (and they have the correct traits and kinks).
  • Sex system NPC behavior has been further improved. 
    • Better AI for better sex!
  • Female-on-female orgasms are now a thing!
    • You no longer need to exit the scene when you feel like it's gone on enough.
  • Moving from one apartment to another should now be much smoother.
  • Added a "forward" button to the meditation screen because some people didn't realize you needed to click on the images to progress.
    • If you've never gone through the meditation image series I highly recommend it, it's pretty good.
    • Meditate in your living room, it's really good for lowering stress.
  • A new scene/s is available for each of the main story component mission quests, depending on your choices.
    • Can help to get certain items easier by using your body.
  • Multiple additional scenes/content for each of the common outdoor activities.
    • Jogging
    • Swimming
    • Sunbathing
  • Additional school scenes when taking classes at a skill school.
    • Deep Drilling (oral & cockmongering)
    • Oldest Profession (employment & prostitution skills)
    • Freak Dance (dancing school)
    • Maid Pouffiasse (cooking, cleaning, shopping, seduction)
  • Some additional content for the Lake Clitea area, including a scene involving alcohol and various choices.
  • Some sexy telemarketing may slip through the anti-spam system.
  • Usual bug fixing efforts.
    • Remember: You can report bugs at www.aw-wiki.com/mantis It's easier to fix bugs when we know they exist, and you can check for existing bugs and our progress fixing them!
  • Additional spelling and grammar fixes thanks to Klorpa. (Thanks a lot!)

A relevant Oglaf comic:
It's a pretty good webcomic, check it out!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Website Troubles

Our webpage at www.thaumx.com is down currently. It started with a disconnect between my domain/DNS services and my website host service... but then in the process of "fixing it" I messed up the name server settings at Google. It's fixed now, but will likely take another day or two before it's back up properly. Sorry about the inconvenience!

If you'd like to download the public release (0.47), you can do so here: https://mega.nz/file/6cxGFQKI#lxLFJLpy_PHrqXeK36lPzqejl2MP-B_QI0ruHWSUzOs

Sunday, August 8, 2021

The Intercourse Release - v0.49

 


Did you know that the word intercourse originally had nothing to do with sex? It actually just means communication or dealings between individuals or groups. But because of general prudishness, we ended up with "sexual intercourse" as a euphemism for sex. Now if you asked someone "Hey, did you have intercourse with Amy?" it means "Did you fuck Amy?" instead of the original meaning "Did you talk to Amy?". 

Well, this release has a lot of stuff related to sex, and a lot of stuff related to talking, so the release name might actually make sense for once! There have been some upgrades to the sex system, including the AI and even adding a new scissoring position for lesbian scenes. We've also added NPCs initiating interaction with the player, instead of leaving it up to the player to start an interaction with an NPC in the same location. So... talking and fucking.

We also spent a lot of time working on bug fixes this month, and our bug count should be significantly reduced. If not, you have my permission to turn Besty into Shashliki (Russian BBQ). As usual, we've thrown in some new content for you to enjoy as well. 

From all of us at Arcanist: Thanks for your support, and we hope you enjoy the game!


Changes

Word Count: 2,578,728 (16,761,732 characters)

  • A lot of testing and fixing bugs, and general polish.
    • More editing from Klorpa to fix spelling & grammar issues.
  • Faster drying/draining of liquids in the pussy and anus.
    • You can lose fluids more rapidly if you are overfilled.
    • Overall drying is now 3x faster than before.
    • A buttplug is your solution if you wish to retain fluids for some reason.
  • Even more text in the sex system.
    • More alternative action texts for various PC and NPC actions.
    • More kinks are now taken into account for various actions.
  • The sex system can't be escaped while you are enduring a forced/rape scene.
    • You will now be stuck in the scene until your attacker finishes.
  • The NPC will now undress both of you much more quickly during a sex scene.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the NPC from removing your top altogether.
  • Improved endings for ending a sex scene early.
    • Now takes your persona into account.
  • Having sex in public can now have consequences.
    • Strangers may film you while you're having sex, probably to share with the internet.
    • They may try to blackmail you instead...
  • Sex toy support added to the sex system.
    • Finally!
    • Currently, only leather handcuffs can be used to restrict the player's arms.
    • Not 100% tested with all action text, so there may be some incorrect text that doesn't take them into account.
    • More items will be arriving soon.
  • New sex position tribadism added to the sex system.
    • Only available with a fully female sex partner.
  • NPCs will now occasionally start a conversation with you while in public.
    • NPCs have a range of interactions from hitting on you to just saying hello based on their personality.
    • Conversations can end in a variety of ways, from telling them to fuck off, getting their info to keep in touch, starting a date right away, or even having sex.
    • There is an option in the game settings to reduce the amount that NPCs try to talk to you.
    • The rate that NPCs talk to you depends on several factors, such as location, time of day, how popular the location is, etc.
  • Two new event chains for the Institute Services Division job.
    • One event chain involves a management type who enjoys trying to get girls on the cleaning crew pregnant (by fucking them, of course).
    • A couple of events involving coworkers who enjoy a good orgy after a hard day at work.
  • The Camwhoring system has been streamlined somewhat, making it a little less obnoxious.
  • A new lesbian massage event for the fairy tail massage therapist job.
  • There are two new events that can happen while working as a maid for Maid Pouffiasse.
  • Since we worked on a lot of small things, several small items that someone forgot to mention or record.
    • Example: Besty's "meow" commit that somehow involves the dating system.



Sunday, July 11, 2021

The Lady Release - Version 0.48

 


This release was scheduled a little later than usual, mostly because of the Independence Day holiday and a short vacation to visit family over the holiday weekend. That said, this release has got a lot of stuff in it. We're transitioned from marriage to starting the process of polishing and completing things as we move toward the 1.0 release. This is a bit of an unusual release because there's such a large variety of different things in it... 

Without a major theme to focus on, probably the biggest item is the Lady of the Woods event series. I had this idea a long time ago (it's why there is a woods area near the Hoden Springs), so it's great to actually see it implemented. In addition to being rather large with a lot of erotic writing and a ton of new art, it also has some useful side benefits for players who want to get their mental stats under control. You only get so many visits to the lady though before you'll want to stay with her forever... (Which of course has a fun "bad" end scene!)

We also have a lot of unification and improvement/fixing of our menus to make the various areas of the game look more uniform. Even the sex system UI got an overhaul and should be a little easier to use as well. There were some improvements to the sex system AI, and we started working on expanding the positions available for lesbian sex scenes (like scissoring or using a strapon), but unfortunately, that wasn't ready enough for inclusion in version 48.

We have some new items, a new hucow milking scene that's a lot of fun, a bunch of new dreams that can happen while you're sleeping, including standard, horny, and pregnant dreams, and a big expansion of living together events. 

Next month, we'll continue to work on improving various facets of the game, and we're also going to start back on the main story. Getting those extra sex options in, making further AI improvements, tweaking dating behavior, getting more spontaneous NPC interactions, etc. As usual, some fun ideas will probably sneak their way in too!

Thank you everyone for your support! It really means a lot to us. We're going to keep working to make AW the best game we possibly can, and remember, you can always stop by discord to give us your feedback! We may be busy/away at the time you visit, but I promise all three of us read each and every suggestion you send us!

We hope you enjoy the release!

Changes

Word Count: 2,554,633 (16,016,873 characters)

  • Improvement to the Backward Compatibility system
    • Includes a new merger method for saved data with newly implemented variables (particularly flags). 
    • I tested a bunch of old saves with the new code and found they worked just fine, and also tried all our new content with a version 45 save without any errors.
  • Added support for "special" cum owners.
    • Allows scenario NPCs (without full NPC data) to leave their mark, as it were.
  • Changes to Farm Coop membership.
    • You now gain a membership card when you become a member of the Farm Coop 
    • If you load an old save, you will not receive this membership card in your inventory, but you will still get all the effects.
  • New Farm Coop hucow milking event.
    • If you are a member of the coop, you can talk to the receptionist in the coop office to learn about getting milked using professional equipment.
    • Allows you to go get milked at the dairy, though you'll probably end up getting 'serviced' by a certain bull named Ferdinand.
      • He's a hucow bull, so you're probably going to ovulate (and wind up pregnant) if you aren't already. 
  • More spelling fixes courtesy of Klorpa.
  • New breast weight calculation.
    • You can now view how much your breasts weigh in the character details menu.
  • A breast-size bad end has been added to the game.
    • A "weight" status icon now appears when your breasts start approaching the breast size limit.
    • The maximum breast volume is now a very generous 24,999 cc per breast (25 liters). This does not include any extra size from milk.
    • If you exceed this limit it will trigger a bad end overnight, so make sure your breasts are below the limit before going to sleep!
    • The bad end is a fun scene that results in life as a hucow with new art. I recommend checking it out if you're into that sort of thing.
  • New Bullmilk health/protein drink item.
    • Can be bought at the Cum & Go convenience store.
    • Item is very good at improving your mood and reducing stress, with a long-term effect to keep you happier, less stressed, and more energetic.
    • Also causes cum addiction gain, and can be used to feed a cum addiction.
    • (It's a big can of semen modified for easy drinkability with a few extra ingredients.)
  • Lady of the Woods megaevent.
    • The Lady of the woods can be found in the woods area of Hoden Springs.
    • Once you spot her the first time, you can search for her deliberately.
      • Oblivious characters will probably never spot her the first time.
    •  The event chain includes two unique sex scenes, the second of which changes slightly as you visit the Lady more times.
    • Includes 8 new pieces of art centered around the Lady, who is a rather unique character.
    • Primary content includes consentacles and pregnancy.
    • Visiting the Lady of the Woods comes with a massive immediate benefit to mental stats, with a lingering beneficial status effect.
      • Initial boost increases companionship and satisfaction dramatically. It also reduces stress dramatically.
      • The lingering status effect increases happiness and reduces stress.
    • Visiting the Lady too many times (you are given a choice) will result in a bad end.
      • Probably the nicest "bad" end in the game so far.
  • Changed the odds for the sex action chooser function so NPC will act with more variety/spontaneity during sex.
  • Facelifted sex system screen eliminating unused parts.
    • Overall it should be easier to use the system now
    • Better support for different resolutions and screen sizes.
  • Ending sex early will have repercussions now!
  • Manual laundry action button added to the top menu.
    • It will be available when you are wearing dirty clothes at home.
  • Main interface facelifting, better support for different screen sizes and resolutions, better details, spaces and UI.
    • Besty change log writing... we'll just call it mysterious.
    • Unified backgrounds in most game screens.
    • Bathroom menus made prettier.
    • Alarm clock interface made more uniform too.
    • Tweaked status icons behavior and UI.
    • Lots of dead ends removed from the interface (e.g. unused buttons and menus)
  • Some Hairstyle improvements
    • It's now much easier to learn new hairstyles at the salon.
    • Descriptions and images for hairstyles added.
  • Gov district filled a little bit with some content.
    • (this is the district of Appletree, not the town hall building downtown)
  • New events for living together with a romantic partner.
    • About 75 new random events for husbands/wives/futa wives that occur at home.
  • A large expansion of dreams added to the sleep system.
    • 35 new dreams.
      • some dreams only happen when you meet certain conditions, such as nights when you're horny/unsatisfied or pregnant.
  • Updated camgirl/laptop layout.
    • Now resembles schizophrenia 50% less than before.
    • Max earnings from cam whoring have been capped to a reasonable value.
      • (you can earn no more than 20c/hr)
  • The usual amount of bug fixing and minor changes.

Monday, June 7, 2021

The Flower Release - Version 0.47

 

Release Image

Hello everyone, it's time for another release. This is a big one with a bit extra beyond just marriage, and also the end of our three-month marriage cycle. We'll still be doing some more "married life" work next month, but it won't be the primary focus for all of us. It's time we start making some overdue improvements and finalization to the core systems, with a focus on making things more playable and polished.

Personally, it's been a challenging week for me, my grandmother died in her sleep sometime in the early morning of May 26th. I know everyone has different levels of closeness to various family members, we happened to be pretty close to our grandparents. We buried her next to my grandfather. The isolation from covid really took a toll on her, and if it hadn't been for that she'd most likely still be alive and well. If you have some older family members, it won't hurt to spend some time with them on the phone, or better yet, visit if you can.

To add insult to injury, I caught a common garden variety cold that seems to be kicking my ass right now. Probably because it's been so long since I've been sick. That being said, let's move on to the actual changes!

Thanks so much for all your support, Accidental Woman wouldn't be possible without you.

Changes

Word Count: 2,517,722 (15,602,785 characters)

  • Lots of spelling/grammar fixes courtesy of Klorpa
  • Skill gain from zero bug fix
    • A bug in the code made it impossible to gain a skill point in a skill with zero points, so those zero skills would never increase. This has been fixed.
  • Skill gain cap has been implemented
    • You can now gain a maximum of 1 skill point in each skill per day via skill checks. Other forms of skill advancement do not count toward this limit.
      • Prevents spamming certain low-difficulty skill checks to earn a lot of skill points.
  • Schools will now grant a minimum of 1 skill point for each lesson attended.
    • This gain happens regardless of the course's difficulty level.
    • The skill is randomized based on the skills taught by the course.
    • You can still earn skill points via skill checks that occur during the course.
  • A bimbo stat record has been added to the game.
    • Available from the character status menu like the other stat records.
    • Shows the last 10 changes to the bimbo stat and their cause.
  • You can now beat the Appletree record for number of babies in a live birth.
    • The previous record is 19 babies...
    • It is possible to break your own record once you've set one.
    • This is mostly related to the Progenerate Fedundate Division job.
      • A sizable special party event will occur at work each time you beat the record.
      • Also reveals some new information about working at Progenerate.
  • Giving birth will now properly cause some vaginal gaping that will last a few days until it heals. (If you want a permanent gape, do it the old-fashioned way.)
  • Fixed the bug that caused a certain pregnancy icon to appear even when you shouldn't know that you're pregnant. 
  • The ability to randomize your starting skills has been added to the game.
    • Two randomization modes are available, but in both cases the randomization is controlled to create playable characters.
    • If you choose to randomize your skill points during character creation, you can't change your mind or redistribute them afterward.
  • The Envy transformative has been added to the game.
    • While the ultimate effects are unlikely to be appealing to many, the administration and transformation events are quite fun. (Make a save, try it out, and then load your save to see the content without the permanent effects.)
    • Available from the general practice doctor in the medical district.
    • Removes most feminine characteristics and makes you pretty much androgynous.
    • Reduces fertility significantly. 
    • Reduces pleasure gained from sexual activity, making orgasms more difficult to achieve.
    • Causes your orifices to re-tighten to near virginal levels every night.
    • Totally insane, blame Rory. 
  • The Anuwet treatment has been added to the game.
    • Available from the general practice doctor in the medical district.
    • Causes your anus/rectum to self-lubricate like a vagina, profusely.
      • Makes anal easier/less likely to be painful
  • Lots of bug fixes!
    • Besty swears that the NPC "disappearing" bug is dead.
    • The "Peek body" and "Peek face" buttons in the character creation menu were merged to make UI look better.
    • Bugs in the new marriage & relationships content
  • Now when you are living together with someone or married, they will sleep with you.
    • Depending on the time you go to bed and their schedule, they will either already be asleep when you go to bed, or will join you after you go to sleep.
  • Taking a shower in the home of your significant other (or while living together and they are home) will cause them to join you from time to time.
    • They may have urges and rejecting them may affect your relationship.
  • Divorce has been added to the game.
    • Your spouse may initiate a divorce if they get upset enough with you.
      • Breaking vows, not sexing them, and other things can piss them off to various levels.
    • You can initiate a divorce yourself if you feel like it for some reason.
      • You mean heart breaker, you!
    • If you thought that your stress stat didn't go up enough on its own, divorce provides an exciting opportunity for you!
    • Appletree is actually pretty sane when it comes to divorce, so don't expect to strike it rich if you divorce your sugar daddy.
  • Drinking and driving is bad kids - trying to pull this off in AW will cause you to be fined by the police if they catch you.
    • Now you can take a taxi if you're drunk instead of driving your car. 
      • Smart choice but won't taxi driver molest you? Who knows...
  • You can now start instant dates with your lover when you are at their home, this includes when you are in your home whilst living together or married.
  • Arousal now affects the initial pleasure levels at the sex scene.
  • Living Together Events
    • A metric fuck-ton of events that can happen at home when living together or married.
    • These events can happen for all sorts of reasons and range from sexytimes to heartwarming to minor fluff.
    • Most events require prerequisite criteria to happen, for example watching TV can cause a number of events.
    • Most events are sensitive to your partner's mood. They won't be as likely to help you cook if they're pissed at you.
    • Of course, one of the biggest time investments in terms of written content has such a small entry in the change log... but I'm not going to list every variation, criteria, and such BS here.
  • Some new small random events have been added to some of the jobs.
We hope you enjoy the release!




Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Release Delay

 


Sorry everyone, due to a death in the family, there will be a one-day delay in the latest release. I'll be releasing on Sunday the 6th instead of Saturday the 5th. On the 5th I'll be flying home after the funeral, so it's not the best day for a smooth release. Thanks for your understanding, and as always, thanks for supporting Accidental Woman!

Poll Time!

  Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've done a proper blog post since it felt like things were mostly on the rails and there ...