Sunday, March 5, 2023

FS News - February 2023



Hi everyone, this is Wahn again with the Flexible Survival News for February 2023.



For those who want to support further development of Flexible Survival, we do have a Patreon set up. Reward options include voting on polls for choosing content additions, as well as character artwork or even added content of your choice every month.



As a security in case anything might happen to the FS Patreon account, we now also have a Subscribestar account. If you want to support further development of Flexible Survival, why not become a subscriber there.

Engine Work

Due to the fact that FS recently overtaxed the Inform engine once more, until we thankfully got a fix from the nice developers over there, the decision has been made to port FS to a new platform. Efforts have been started to put together a new version in the more timely engine Godot. For the foreseeable future, FS will still run in Inform and additional updates are coming out for that, but we've got people working on something new and shiny at the same time.


Alpha Fang - Artwork: The best wolf of the library has gotten a number of additional pictures, showing off his more dominant side. [Wahn]
Center of Attention: A new feat has been added to the available fun feats, allowing your character to be the center of attention for the library/bunker npcs. With this, they won't turn their attentions to each other anymore, but give you all the attention you deserve. [Wahn]
Cock Cannon: After defeating one of the strange beasts, you'll now be able to explore its body and learn more about cockmonsters, or fuck it for your own enjoyment. [Wahn]
Feats: The screen for selecting new feats has been adapted, showing you the description of each feat without you having to select it first. [Wahn]
Hercules - Artwork: The former mannequin you can find in the warehouse district and bring home in the library has been posed to take some great pictures of him, giving nice content for the graphics sidebar as you check him out. [Wahn]
Kal' Ren: Winning Route: Anal(With knot-hanging), Oral, Riding(with extreme french kiss) rimming(player on the giving end), Allowing Kal' Ren to use your cock as a dildo. To access the first three scenes, use his first talk option after winning against him and seeing his apology. To see the rimming scene, use the second talk option. The rimming scene unlocks the ability to have Kal' Ren use your cock. [Voidsnaps]
Knight - Artwork: The handsome knights of the urban forest have gotten some all new artwork, showing off their armor and... other things too. [Wahn]
Knight: Revised loss scenes, file formatting changes. Adopted with more content to come! Also receives new artwork. As of 3/5, also has new win scenes involving musk. [Voidsnaps]
Leopardman: A new option (facefuck) has been added to the player victory menu for the leopardmen. [Fuxi]
Malik - Artwork: Malik the orc posed for some sexy pictures, allowing him to show off his green skin for all to see. [Wahn]
Rhino: Two new win scenes, revised anal and vaginal loss scenes, new items. (man-milk, horn fragment.) Punching him out no longer drops a vial of cum! You have to collect it in his handjob win scene. Also an updated bad end. [Voidsnaps]
Ryan: The content involving Ryan, the transgendered fennec fox at the Shag Shack has been greatly expanded. If you choose to see him as more than just a plaything to be bought, you can have a relationship with him and eventually take him home to the library with you. [Fuxi]
Ryousei - Artwork: After a lengthy time in the laundry, Ryousei's kimono is nice and presentable again. The proud tiger will be wearing it in most scenes from now on, with his fundoshi pictures only being shown in appropriate moments. [Wahn]
Sascha - Artwork: To go with the new event to introduce Sascha, there's neat artwork too. You'll see just how much the wild kitty wants to show off as you advance through his event. [Wahn]
Sascha: This pretty kitty boy wants you to come on an adventure with him! Featuring a few different scenes if you express interest in him and don't decline his advances. There may be more to him than meets the eye! Those interested in a nonsexual relationship should say so from the start. [Voidsnaps]
Samson: The male alter ego of Susan the deer has gotten some shiny new artwork to show off his horns in. [Wahn]
Sunbathing Gator: He's letting it all hang out, and if you ask nicely, he might let you play with it. [Voidsnaps]
Urik - Artwork: Urik is getting an update with high quality artwork, in various costumes too. This includes facial expressions, with him now being able to show what he thinks of various situations. [Wahn]
Werewolf Brute - Artwork: The werewolf brute has received a whole new artwork set to better illustrate his true looks! Bigger, cockier and, most importantly, brutish! [Gherod]

Bugfixes & Balance Patches

Ancient Tome: The code for using the tome has been almost completely rebuilt, hopefully allowing for a smoother interaction with it. It'll also take much less time for the player to be able to read the book. Be sure to read the entries for creatures you want to interact with first, as this enables the options of summoning them later (after an initial event that will fire within the next day or two after reading the entries).
Bad Alexandra: From now on, she'll only give snarky welcome messages to Hercules and Korvin if she's actually in her bad girl state.
Blanche & Family: They will actually move to the library now, even if there is no other NPC to greet them.
City Map Feat: This feat has been moved over to the "pracitcal" feats available from Dr. Matt, since it didn't really fit into the body focused "fun feats" list.
Demon Fox Fur: The drop item of Kal' Ren should be infective now.
Ewe: Now reduces libido during sex.
Exploration: To avoid possible confusion, the travel rooms into various zones have been adjusted to also belong to that zone's exploration area. (So you'll for example be able to explore/hunt in the beach area without having to walk down to the sand first from the plaza. Same for the Red Light District and others.)
Frozen Yogurt: You should now be able to progress through the event properly when using a sledgehammer as a tool.
Fruit Bat: Code updated to newer standard. (Nothing visible.)
Inflatable Snake: The bound state with the snake should no longer generate negative sanity losses for players with the "Strong Psyche" feat.
J'reth: You'll now actually have less peaches if you give him some.
Menu Format: Some older characters, which had a previous version of the more current menus (arrow keys + enter to select vs number choosing) have been updated to the new format. (Felix, Andre, Thought Eater, Nadia, Horse-Hung Nerd, Val, Sonya)
Mutants: Destabilizing Mutants and the like are no longer infective.
Richard: The right (human) artwork will now be showing if you have sex with him before he transforms into a satyr. Note that there is currently no separate scene set for his human form, so currently you'll see satyr scene text in any case.
Sonny: An option to take Sonny to Leon should now be selectable in his menu.
Sterility: The mechanics of impregnating various NPC and random enemies have been refined, negating impregnations by sterile player characters.
Urik: Giving him orc cum will now actually remove the bottle from your inventory.
Urik's Introduction: Fixed a small code error in Chris greeting Urik, so it doesn't rip open a runtime error anymore.
Yinglets: Can now impregnate the player.
Zigor: He should now be able to give you leather wolf babies.

Upcoming/In the Works

These are projects and commissions that our writers are committed to, something for you to look forward for the future.

Carl: The trusty soldier dog is going to get a content upgrade to continue the soldier squad gritty reboot. [Wahn]
The hyena event is getting an update, complete with the gang's recruiter Gina. You can expect to be able to hold a proper conversation with her, with a talk menu and all. [Gherod]
Kal' Ren: Further expansion of Kal'Ren's content, including the loss route. [Voidsnaps]
Mpreg Expansion: Xerxes and Brutus are lined up to enable mpreg with them. [Wahn]
Tobias: The dog trainer you can meet in the parking lot outside of the Smith Haven Mall will be further expanded upon, giving him more content and interactions with the Player character. [Voidsnaps]
Vincent: An option to rescue Vincent the fox before he's transformed into an orc breeder will be created. [Wahn]

Commission Opportunities

Just a few examples of possible commissions that could be added to the game. Other options are available and can be discussed, be it expansions of existing content or all new additions.

Artwork Addition - Gabriel: The handsome angel you can make into your personal slut posed for a high quality headshot, showing off his pretty face and collar. Got a nice piece of artwork ready for immediate addition to the game. [Wahn]
Fallen King - World Interactions: More ways to make use of your symbiotic companion during your adventures, including scenes with other encounters. [Gherod]
Honey I'm home: A hive full of hunky wasps looking for a new queen(Or king, if he can lay eggs!). [Voidsnaps]
Sascha (Free Running Cat): Pinup artwork can be commissioned. Further events with a thrillseeking theme. [Voidsnaps]
Urik/Gregory: The half-wyvern transformed soldier that you and Urik can save from the wyvern nesting tree so far is still playing sleeping beauty. His content could be expanded to wake him up, or not, or both one after the other. This would allow for somnophiliac scenes, as well as seeing how the man reacts to not being quite human anymore, and finding himself faced with a huge orc and the player character when he wakes up. [Wahn]

Recruitment Drive

If you do want to join up and contribute writing, editing, programming or artwork, please do visit the FS Discord here and contact me. 
Note: We now also have someone doing coding support for those who just want to write, so you won't have to worry about that side of things too much if you can't wrap your head around it.

Writer for Hire / Commissions


Thanks to our new and greatly increased number of writers, we are even more ready than before to fulfill any wishes for new content specific to your desires. If you are interested in commissioning us, please do contact me on the FS Discord - then we can find the right writer for your project. The going rate for hired writing is 15$/hour.

FS Artwork

Here are examples of the new ingame artwork: