Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Compiler Difficulties

While work on Flexible Survival and its projects has continued, we've run into an unusual series of compiler errors that has required our attention for the last several days.  We are investigating it to the best of our abilities, but its final resolution may be beyond us to solve on our own.  We've contacted the larger Inform community for assistance and will hopefully have better news soon.  We're providing them with details on our findings and the error logs we receive to help locate the core source.

The main gist of our problem seems to be our game somehow overtaxing the compiler, resulting in it adding garbage code to its temporary file and then choking on that same self-made junk.  This occurs during the earliest portions of the compile, before analysis of the code itself begins, so it's very unlikely the fault of anything we wrote - though I won't write that off entirely quite yet.

Fortunately, our Patreon funding has us already working on a revamp of the game into a newer, more modern engine, and this has pushed up the priority of that program.

Unfortunately, the easiest way to circumvent the problem is to remove some content from the game.  As we really don't want to do this, we're doing what we can to find proper solutions to this problem.  I have also taken steps to buy us some breathing space and get the recent commission work active.  At present, the only game content that's been shut off is Omio and her related material.  This was chosen because it was large and pretty much self-contained.  Some other extraneous code was also removed today which shouldn't significantly impact gameplay beyond removing the need for a password to the library computer.

Don't worry, loyal fans, we're not going to stop production on content because of this.  Any commissions we have in the works, Patreon rewards and all the rest will still go ahead as planned.  It may be a little trickier for us to get some material out, but we'll manage as best we can.

I guess there's only so much porn the Inform compiler can take before even it is sated and collapses in a sticky mess of its own making.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Ye Olde Update Tyme

I'm back to fill you all in on the new additions to the game.  Wahn's back to writing and while there's only a few new things from him at the moment, he assures me there'll be more on the way soon.  Blue Bishop's also got some material in and active, with loads more to come once the last bits are ready - he'll make a more complete announcement for all of that soon(tm).

Micaela: A new NPC you can meet in the Urban Forest, this Easter Bunny herm can be met when you come across a stash of her Easter Eggs.  There's a bit more to come, but her dialog, sex scenes and infection are up.
Sidney: Another new NPC, this soldier would like your assistance in making his dream of becoming a woman true.  Being a new multi-form NPC, the player has the choice of helping him take on one of three female forms.  Just the event and description stuff for now.  Post-tf sex'll come soon.
Lindsey: As a Patreon reward, some new scenes have been added for MPreg players.  These'll show up for Wolftaurs and other taurs once you've been suitably trained by the dom wolftaur.  MPreg succumb endings have also been added to the Wolftaur infection.
Alt-Vore: There are now special scenes for the player consuming a Bald Eagle, Hawkman or Gazelle.  Another general feet-first version has been added as well.  The Gazelle is a feet-first, so it'll only appear after you've had your first feet-first meal.
Alt-Vore: A fan (the commissioner of the above) wrote a pair of scenes for consuming a Messy Pig, varying based on player gender.  Since one's feet-first, they also won't appear until after that eating mode's unlocked.
Garrett: An option for a TG scene with defeated herm gryphons if you've got a bottle of gryphon cum.
Artwork: More creature art has been added to the game, courtesy of Anymouse1968.  They include: Bovine (F), Ewe, Mental Mouse, Pink Poodle, Bear and a Friendship Pony.  Also, some are that had been added but wasn't appearing has been fixed: Herm Latex Vixen and two versions of the Feline (F).

Gabriel: The tamed angel now has a sex menu, allowing for repeat fun with him.
Brutus & David: Lots of fun with those two in the works... just a little bit more time and the completed block will be put in the game.

Blue Bishop:
Yamato Dragons: Player victory and revamped endings added.  Fuller details to come when the rest of the material is rolled out.

A massive load of hot, sticky typo corrections all across the board.

Writer For Hire update:
  • Doran (0/3) - Blue Bishop
  • Easter Bunny (8/10) - Stripes
  • Multi-Option NPC (7.5/11) - Stripes
  • Alexandra (0/3.75) - Stripes
  • Stables (0/3) - Stripes
  • Brutus + David (37/40) - Wahn
  • Orcs (0/6) - Wahn
  • Nermine (0/3) - Wahn
  • Lucifer/Ferals (0/6) - Wahn
  • Denise NPC (0/6) - Wahn