Thursday, 25 June 2015

No! Stop! Wait! Go back!

Tiny update to Sword Daughter on Steam:

Now, if you hit an ending that I've designated as a BAD END, you'll be automatically prompted with the option to go back to the last choice and pick something different. The last menu you visited is stored, so it can hop back to the correct point and carry on.

I haven't yet uploaded this alteration to the non-Steam version. It shouldn't really make any difference if you've already played the game, though - this is mostly to streamline the gameplay experience for people unfamiliar with old "turn left, instant death" style gamebooks.

Instant death? Oops. Turn back, try again.

(Obviously, you already could turn back via the use of saves, quicksaves, or the section map, but these aren't quite as immediately intuitive to the reader as jamming your finger into a previous page of a CYOA book while you peek ahead is.)

Saturday, 13 June 2015

FLASH! aaa-aaaa.....

For the next eight hours or so, LLTQ is on flash sale on Steam for a ridiculously low price that I will probably never set it to again.

So if for some reason you don't already have it, grab it now.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

White Gloves At The Ready

The 1.1 update for Black Closet is out, bringing with it a whole second set of artwork and new CGs to unlock.

If you liked the old style, that's fine, it's still there, but now you can choose between them:

Another useful new feature that we've added is the "suspend game" option. For balance reasons, you can only make permanent saves at the start of every week, which can be inconvenient if you suddenly need to stop playing in the middle of the week. Now you can quit the game at any point and you'll be given the option to suspend your session. A suspended game will automatically resume the next time you launch the program.

And another thing that some people have been waiting for - details on how to get a discount by playing the demo!

More information, screenshots of the new artwork, and download links for the new demo versions available at the Black Closet webpage.

Please let us know if you run into any problems!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Sextrap Dungeon

So, this came across tumblr recently:

It's a gamebook. It was described as "Leisure Suit Larry meets Saw".

I am so torn about whether this is a thing I must experience for myself.

I love gamebooks, even old and terrible ones. I enjoy perverse nonsense. Not so keen on gore, though.

Also, I'm afraid it's only going to be a choose-your-own-adventure style gamebook and not one full of stats. And really, if you're exploring a SEXY DUNGEON, don't you want it to be an RPG?

No? Just me?