Friday, August 26, 2016

v2c4m3 public release!

Chapter 4 Minor 3 is out for the general public!  4m3 is really designed to resolve a lot of the macro issues that you created as you traveled through Celee, enslaving the most beautiful women in the country.  The end of Kathleen's arc in 4m2 introduced a new threat which has to be resolved.   While everyone in the westlands is sworn to you, the relationship between the factions there is unsteady at best.  4m3 also starts the focus swing of 4m4.  4m4 will be heavily focused on individual characters and resolving leftover questions about them before heading into Corsix and adding depth to them.

4m4 is going a bit slower than I hoped.  Well no, it's gotten bigger than I expected.  We'll probably be about 300 images and more than 300 pages of text by the time that it's done.  Probably end up closer to a patreon release on the 10th than the 5th.

But enough talk, lets get to the porn!
v2c4m3.1

v2c4m3
Content Additions
-The end of Kathleen's sequence may have resolved her past, but it was a bit of a cliff-hanger for the rest of Celee. You'll have to work with the Celeean Swords to address this new threat and change your relationship with them fundamentally in the process.
-You control both of the human groups in the Westlands, but the peace between them is shaky at best. You'll need to unify your followers before going further into this new land.
-With a member of the Celeean Swords now part of your Harem, Heather will have additional quests for you.
-Terra, Sarah and Donna all have quests to explore their characters and get sweet unique gear for them as well!
-Added a new shop in Eowen next to Fiona's, Amazing Mechanics, selling off-hand items for those who can't use a shield or dual-wield.
-New Brothel scenes for Donna, Samantha (dark route only), Sarah, Heather and Kathleen
-8 new in game scenes, 5 brothel scenes and two bonus scenes added!
-167 new images, 210 pages of new text!
-Teased a new character!

Bug Fixes/Modifications
-Significant buff to Noemi, giving her new skills and reducing the cost of existing ones.
-Kathleen's Frozen Collar was supposed to be removed at the end of her questline and the stat buffs it gave her transferred to her directly. There was a few scenarios in 4m2 that wouldn't remove the collar, those have now been resolved retroactively.
-Increased the damage scaling of Terra's spells.
-Improved quest guidance through quest log item, still in beta state.
-Put conditionals into Naitay and Phoebe's brothel stories to adapt to plot/personal progression.
-Cleaned up Eowen as you progress the story to reflect the town rebuilding over time.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

4m4 teasers!

Making good progress on 4m4 already!  Jessica, Vanessa, Angelica's writing and images are all complete and mostly coded.  Rhea/Heather/Dianna and Fiona/Angelica are in progress, as are Naitay's and Kathleen's unique quests.  And yes, 4m4 will unlock both Angelica and Fiona's whoring abilities!

What I'm also seeing is a lot of group content.  About half the content will have supporting roles from other slaves and quite a few of the scenes will be threesomes.  So a lot of character interaction and growth as well as a ton of fucking!

I'm working on a higher-res option for Harem as well, but not sure if that will make the 4m4 cut or not.

And let's do teasers!  As usual, Patreon, the blog and the forums will all be getting different teasers!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thanks for everyone's feedback!

Thanks for all your great feedback on how you'd like to see chapter 5 improved this time around!  I've been reading through it all and have come to a few conclusions on changes that must be made.

1.  The timer is gone.
2.  There will be an option to continue the quests after the trial should be decided.  Ralph's events will end, but you'll have the option to continue questing until all of your slaves have had a chance to act in the city.  With that, I might end up forcing a few of the more important plot events to happen early, knowing players who want can continue with their favorite characters after the plot stuff is out of the way.
3.  There will be several solutions that don't involve your slaves running around fucking dudes in the city.  A few of these will be no sexual solutions, some will be lesbian.  A few might be exhibitions.  Not 100% sure on the details.  I'm likely to poll my patrons on if it's worth the time to extend the chapter 5 development to cover those options for all slaves.
4.  Quest guidance will be dramatically improved.  t51, a new volunteer, has given me some great ideas on how to do that and improve the overall quest quality.
 5.  I'm still listening if you have more to say!  (spoilers ahead) http://harem-vx.blogspot.com/p/lets-talk-about-talk-about-chapter-5.html

On the Patreon front, with the start of chapter 5 likely coming in October the player will be entering brand new lands and meeting a variety of new characters that you'll be adding to your harem in the following chapters.  Which gives me a unique opportunity.  While they had names in version 1, I'm not really tied to them at all.  I've decided to give exceptionally generous Patreons a chance to put their own permanent mark on the game by naming the new slaves in thanks for their support.  It won't be cheap, but it will be permanent.

There's significant rules to it and any talk of new characters are spoilers by nature, but follow the link if you're interested!  http://harem-vx.blogspot.com/p/name-slave-spoilers.html

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Let's talk about chapter 5!

Ah Corsix.  Some great story-lines, some not so much.  Mechanically challenging but a unique perspective in the game.  Probably the most divisive section in version 1, I've gotten more feedback that it was the best part of Harem in v1 than any other segment, but also the most in the opposite direction.

So I'd like to hear what you think.  But it's not a conversation that we can have without spoilers so I've put it on a back page of the blog.  There's enough of an explanation there that even someone who never played v1 should get an idea of what's going to happen, enough to form an opinion.  But that involves significant spoilers.  So be warned!  Either stop by and leave an opinion or send me a direct message.
SPOILERS: http://harem-vx.blogspot.com/p/lets-talk-about-talk-about-chapter-5.html

It's looking like October will be the start of chapter 5.  Development on 4m4 is going fine and I doubt if we'd have enough content left in pre-5 Celee to justify a 4m5.  I'm not sure what the poll will be yet, will depend heavily on the feedback I get.

Friday, August 5, 2016

4m4 teaser!

A few minor issues with 4m3 that I'll have corrected for 4m4, but some of the stories in 4m4 are burning in my mind and I've started writing them.  First one I wanted to work on was Jessica and the Circle Guild.  They weren't directly part of any 4m3 content, but they've had interactions with a few of the major characters in 4m3.  So 4m4 will have some of those relations updated for the new balance of power that happens in 4m3.  And you'll fuck Jessica again (of course!)





Different teasers on the Patreon/forums as usual!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

4m3 comes early! And we got a preview!

So two big things today:  First, the work on 4m3 went extremely well and is ready for release, mostly due to Omnibomb, ofersai and Ichi going above and beyond in testing and helping me clear out the bugs in remarkable time.  A huge thanks to all of them!  If you want to play it now, my patreon does accept both instant donations and paypal.  You can both support development as well as enjoy the great new content ASAP!
https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2583450

Second, Harem got a bit of publicity by getting previewed over at lewdgamer.com  A huge thanks to them for their time.  Make sure to swing over there, check out some of their other content and maybe even leave some nice comments on the preview!
https://www.lewdgamer.com/2016/07/31/preview-harem/

Finally, there's a few additions to the 4m3 content.  I did a lot of work on the quest guide in the game (accessed by the quest log item).  Ideally, it should tell you all the quests you are currently on and tell you where you can find more.  It's still a wip, please let me know if (when) it's wrong.  I've also added a bit more background detail into the Mountain Glory area, letting it evolve as you go through the area.  Finally, there's a few teasers for a new character.  But that's all I'm going to say on that!

Changelog:
v2c4m3
Content Additions
-The end of Kathleen's sequence may have resolved her past, but it was a bit of a cliff-hanger for the rest of Celee. You'll have to work with the Celeean Swords to address this new threat and change your relationship with them fundamentally in the process.
-You control both of the human groups in the Westlands, but the peace between them is shaky at best. You'll need to unify your followers before going further into this new land.
-With a member of the Celeean Swords now part of your Harem, Heather will have additional quests for you.
-Terra, Sarah and Donna all have quests to explore their characters and get sweet unique gear for them as well!
-Added a new shop in Eowen next to Fiona's, Amazing Mechanics, selling off-hand items for those who can't use a shield or dual-wield.
-New Brothel scenes for Donna, Samantha (dark route only), Sarah, Heather and Kathleen
-8 new in game scenes, 5 brothel scenes and two bonus scenes added!
-167 new images, 210 pages of new text!
-Teased a new character!

Bug Fixes/Modifications
-Significant buff to Noemi, giving her new skills and reducing the cost of existing ones.
-Kathleen's Frozen Collar was supposed to be removed at the end of her questline and the stat buffs it gave her transferred to her directly. There was a few scenarios in 4m2 that wouldn't remove the collar, those have now been resolved retroactively.
-Increased the damage scaling of Terra's spells.
-Improved quest guidance through quest log item, still in beta state.
-Put conditionals into Naitay and Phoebe's brothel stories to adapt to plot/personal progression.
-Cleaned up Eowen as you progress the story to reflect the town rebuilding over time.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

4m3 patch notes and bonus teasers!

I finished the very last of writing and coding for v2c4m3 today and my testers (big thanks to both Fiktion and Omnibomb) have done numerous runthroughs catching a tonne of bugs and mistakes.  We're getting very close to release.  They'll keep poking around and since I'm done with content creation I can make a few passes myself.  4m3 Patreon release should be on the 5th, Public on the 26th of August!

Before I give you the patch notes for it, lemme show you some of the teasers for the bonus scenes!


v2c4m3
Content Additions
-The end of Kathleen's sequence may have resolved her past, but it was a bit of a cliff-hanger for the rest of Celee.  You'll have to work with the Celeean Swords to address this new threat and change your relationship with them fundamentally in the process.
-You control both of the human groups in the Westlands, but the peace between them is shaky at best.  You'll need to unify your followers before going further into this new land.
-With a member of the Celeean Swords now part of your Harem, Heather will have additional quests for you.
-Terra, Sarah and Donna all have quests to explore their characters and get sweet unique gear for them as well!
-Added a new shop in Eowen next to Fiona's, Amazing Mechanics, selling off-hand items for those who can't use a shield or duel-wield.
-New Brothel scenes for Donna, Samantha (dark route only), Sarah, Heather and Kathleen
-8 new in game scenes, 5 brothel scenes and two bonus scenes added!
-167 new images, 210 pages of new text!

Bug Fixes/Modifications
-Significant buff to Noemi, giving her new skills and reducing the cost of existing ones.
-Kathleen's Frozen Collar was supposed to be removed at the end of her questline and the stat buffs it gave her transferred to her directly.  There was a few scenarios in 4m2 that wouldn't remove the collar, those have now been resolved retroactively.