Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bouncing good time

A player contributed a new critter! I added her to the red light area for your enjoyment. Post any bugs that may be bothering her here. A well groomed roo is a happy roo.

Stream Over

Stream over, updates:

Fixed the bug with the Drakenoids: Note, you MUST have loot entries, even if you set the loot chance to 0.

Added 3 feats!
   Youthful Tide(Make all your kids attack!)
   Expert Medic(25% more healing power! 20% chance of not losing your medkit!)
   Like Attracts Like(Make monsters you are infected with show up more often!)

New feature to an old feat:
   Survivalist(Now allows you to scavenge medkits while scavenging)

Stream time!

I'm thinking to work on some general game improvements, will be taking requests from the players(That's you!).

Stream here:

Code Repo Levelup!

So I learned how to add the primary source to the repo, and did. Enjoy!


A fan saw the template and went to work, and we have a new beast, the Drakenoid, wandering outside the general city. Enjoy, post bugs here.

The extension has already been posted to the git repo for extensions, I'm getting used to working with that.

We have an ad banner? Yea, the game's open source, and folks aren't donating like they used to(aside from commissions from one person, I've gotten less than 100$ over the last two months from the single player crowd), I slipped in a lone banner to see how it does.

It shouldn't be in the way, but let me know if it is.

Extensions Code

All the code for the extensions that I have on my computer are now posted. Check it out here!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

There's no otter excuse.

I neglected to actually include the otter file, so there were no otters.

This has been rectified. As a bonus, you can now 'hunt' the beach plaza room.

This Otter be Fun!

Stream is over, and we have otters now, and the deer is done, yay!


Ok, going to give this thing a whirl.

Fan Art

Artwork is copyright © 2011 by kv1nn4

Character is copyright © 2011 by SwordFox

Source code!

First, a minor update, the skunk in the park will no longer do a lust check. You will always have the option to opt out of it now.

Second, I am now releasing the game with source code. Click 'home page' in the game window, and you'll see the link for it.


It seems to be all the rage, but maybe we can make it productive? I was thinking, what if we grabbed the template, and I, live with a studio audience, morphed it into some new creature. People get to ask questions, we get a new critter, and maybe people feel confident enough to make their own? Win win win? Thoughts welcome.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gator Template

Here's another version for those who do not have word or compatible: Click here

Moth Bugfixes

No, she's still fertile, but she has less errors, a thorough spellchecking, and some grammar fixes at no additional charge. Enjoy!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Moth on the Beach

A new contributor did up a moth girl. After massaging the code into compiling, and adding a 'Beach' explore area, it should now work! Bug reports(ha!) go here.

Template for Creatures

I decided to go ahead and post a more advanced template, so here's the sewer gator. It's a monster, and a place you can go to where things happen, and multiple endings! Working off of this should let you make interesting beasts.

Something not demonstrated in here? Just ask.

Get it here: gator template


Just checking for interest. How many folks out there want to add content to the game, that is, new monsters and/or situations?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Minor Updates

A few little bugfixes, and some slight progress on Susan's behavior if she stays in the lab.

Spirited Youth

That feat should work again.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

You asked for it.

Trailing behind you, your child stays close, they have a Pit bull face and Wyvern body, covered in human skin.
Trailing behind you, your child stays close, they have a Drone Wasp face and German Shepherd body, covered in German Shepherd skin.
The children remain as alert and human as you are, taking after you eagerly. Despite their age, they are already grown to a young adult, somewhere between 18 and 22 years of age, both in physical size and apparent emotional and mental development.

A subtle hint.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oh Dear Me

Some bugfixes for the new story element. Do poke around the park if she runs off.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Story continue? No way

Well, at least one more task from Matt. It's not 100% complete, but enough to look at.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Feat

I noticed it mentioned on a post elsewhere on the internets that someone didn't like having to eat and drink to survive. Well, far be it for me to deny someone their pleasure.

New feat: Automatic Survival

You take it, you lose 600 points, but hunger and thirst remain 0 forever.

No requirements.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What is that guy up to?

Got a request&donation for a new critter by the same person who requested the gator girl, so something new is boiling in the pot that I hope to share soon!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Poor Gator

After some bug reports, I've cleaned out a couple of issues, including her not wanting to ever play the female role.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Scaly Bugfix

Her endings should work now.

Also, are folks doing more than fight her? She has so much love to give!

Gator Girl

There's something snapping in the sewer. Encounter is complete, with a few endings. Give it a try, I'm sure you'll like her.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Potential Fix

Just had an idea. I disabled the reload option from the main menu, use the restore command instead.

Tell me if you can still get the too many rulebook error.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Too many Rulebooks

I really want to fix this. Can people give me SPECIFIC situations that cause it to occur? What did you do up to that point? Was it a restored game? New? The more details, the better!

Second Verse, same as the first

Went back to the old engine, since I'm getting all kinds of odd reports about the new one. Ah well. If anyone else knows a web engine for Inform code, let me know.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fix fix

Removed the word 'parking' from the mall room, allowing 'hunt park' to get you to... the park!
The red light district was set as an encounter to find, I removed that. You can now hunt red light as well.
Still trying to make the engine work for everyone. I'm getting a lot of mixed reviews on it. Considering switching back. Thoughts?

Engine Update

I hear your cries!

I modified the prompt to have some of the info you're used to having readily available. It's not as cool looking as it was before(awww) but at least it's there.

Does that work?

Also, I have not heard from the folks who were getting 'too many rulebook' errors, though I do hear the new engine is faster, which is awesome.

Feedback wanted!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New engine

Ok, trying a new engine that runs the same game code. Tell me if it's nicer about save preservation, and that ever annoying 'too many rulebooks' error I keep hearing about.

A nifty pic

May Report

The MUD's growth has leveled off a bit, still orbiting around 50 logins at a time.

April Donations: 2,274
May Donations: 1,806

The bills are being paid. This is proving to be quite an interesting profession, running an online game. My heartfelt thanks goes out to our great community for supporting me, and the game itself. I've never staffed for such an astoundingly friendly and open community before. You guys are fantastic!

PS: The blog is over 400k hits now, woot!

PPS: Working on a new encounter someone specifically asked for, but I won't announce it until it's actually -finished-, completely. Which I hope will be soon, I will be focusing on it.

Until it's right!

Telanda submitted another revision. The hunt command is also bugfixed, so that hunting a location and going there immediately marks that location as known, so you can travel back to it later.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hellacious Bugfix

Talenda sent an update that hopefully fixes the lil bugs in the hell hound encounter/ending.

Hell Hound

A big thank you to Telanda, who swooped in out of nowhere with more great content for the hellhound. I'm sure you'll all have a hell of a good time with her.