Sunday, June 16, 2024

FS News - May 2024

Hi everyone, this is Wahn again with the Flexible Survival News for what was written/added during May 2024.


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.


Ava and Alp 69: Belated seasons greeting eager breeders, despite some setbacks, Ava’s pregnancy quest is now more or less complete though a few changes had to be made to get the content to play nice with Inform. For starters, the event Breeding Materials has undergone a slight rework. By request, you will no longer be required to have the Vore Pred feat to view some of the special scenes with Dr. Medea. Unfortunately, the parasite turn in event chain has been cut due to issues with inform, in addition the item requirements have been removed. This has also necessitated a reset in the Alp 69 event to ensure the following content works as intended. If you have already done so in the last update, you’ll need to do so again to view the rest of the quest chain. [Sundered-Dragon]
Ava’s sex scene changes: Completing Ava’s preg quest will unlock four new sex scenes with Ava that change based on whether or not she’s pregnant and how far along she is. Her old stuff will be locked out at this point, though this may be subject to change depending on player feedback. [Sundered-Dragon]
Baby photo: Available only to good kittens after they’ve bred Ava four times, beyond providing a tiny sanity boost. This item is little more than a piece of charming fluff. [Sundered-Dragon]
Baby Pictures: A sweet scene for the good kitties among you, awards you with a picture of your fourth litter and their mother. Don’t lose it though, you’ll only get one. [Sundered-Dragon]
Cuddle Puddle: An interesting vignette for the naughty kittens where Kathy plays babysitter for your little ones, surely nothing can go wrong with her watching over them in Drake and Ava’s stead. [Sundered-Dragon]
Drake: The big man now has art of his human and leonine forms created by the very talented Gherodv. [Sundered-Dragon]
Good kitty meets her kids: A walk-in event for those of you who’ve helped Drake out and respected his desire to remain ‘human’, will find the old man has taken a shine to his grandkids and has begun training them to better assist you in combat. [Sundered-Dragon]
Industrial canning facility: Found in the warehouse district, this event had to undergo a minor rewrite to bring it in line with the overall tone of FS. That said, gravid female Margay taurs with exceptionally large families may find the guardians of this place rather amenable to their presence, if they choose to negotiate with them. [Sundered-Dragon]
Lazaros: If you come to his camp during the night you might learn something new about him! [Voidsnaps]
Naughty kitten greets their brood: To those of you who’ve never helped Drake or transformed him against his will, this alternative walk-in event will play when you meet your first litter with Ava. [Sundered-Dragon]
Open Floodgates and Unlimited Taurs: The penultimate walk-in scenes for Ava’s preg quest are now active. Completing these will forever alter the Margay taur infection, allowing you and Ava to breed. Please be aware, due to the way the pregnancy code is structured, that Ava is not guaranteed to impregnate your character. Ava though is hyper fertile and will always give birth to eight kittens every twenty-nine turns after you’ve knocked her up. [Sundered-Dragon]
Rucksack: An article of useful size five clothing which is obtainable via the industrial canning facility event, though only if you have the cash to pay for it, or if you have a sufficiently large brood. [Sundered-Dragon]
Sandy: The mindbroken mare can now be used (if the Thomas's storyline is at the very start), or brought back to her senses for some slightly less nonconsensual fun! Currently a variant for centaurs for one of the scenes. Possibly will be expanded to the others. [Voidsnaps]

Bugfixes & Balance Patches

Bug Fix: Thanks to some help from emerald, it should no longer be possible to accidentally wander into the Last Chance.

 Upcoming/In the Works

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

Blanche/Sturm: Continuation of the multiple ways in which they can spend time together. [Prometheus]
Fang/Altus: Scenes of the wolf and the gryphon together. [Prometheus]
Hazel: A visit to the museum, with the possibility of loot. (Assuming Valerie doesn't add you to the exhibits.) [Prometheus]
Void: Expansions to the swamp, including further exploration of Ignacio and Matteo (some of which is noncon!). Also POSSIBLY (not set in stone) a storyline to take advantage of some feral dragons near the dam. [Voidsnaps]

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's an example of the new ingame artwork: