Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Gambling Added

Tuesday update, sweet!

In the last poll, it was asked how LoQO:O should eventually end, with 1661 votes gathered!

Harem Ending
Won by 75%, being 1246 of the votes.
Good Ending
Second, 15% with 250 of the votes.
Bad Ending
Lost by 9%, being 165 of the votes.

It really wasn't a contest, Harem Ending became the obvious winner!

Alright, so let's begin with something really important...
Over the weekend, I finally decided to make and setup one of these - Patreon
If it provides enough fundings, I won't need to go back to Offbeatr and will instead let the workflow and remaining episodes come naturally! I still plan to have yearly releases and everyone who already did pledge money when I crowdfunded the first episode will of course still get their rewards!
So, nothing has really changed in the long run...except maybe making the ride smoother. :D

But enough of that, back to the game related news!

The title/reward system was finished the previous Sunday, at long last! It "only" took two weeks, with a total of 30-40 hours of coding and careful structuring to make it all come together, geez...

And in the time between then and now, I also added a gambling system to the game, with dices added for episode 1 and a upcoming strip-poker kinda game planned for episode 2, with the main females in focus! As of now though, I went the extra mile to spice up the dice game and make it more fun by letting you find/unlock different dices you can use when playing.

Next up, focusing all attention to the story and additional side-quests.
So, let's finish up this week by releasing a screenshot of the dice gamble system!


70 comments:

  1. Poker. We need Poker. Strip Poker. Who want some Poker? I want some Poker. Yes.

    Also, what gonna happen to Kai? Because he much more likeble than Jake (especiallywhen he threw people of the cliffs) and it would be sad, if he just lost everything we, players, achieved with him in second game. Just sad.

    PS. Also, fuck Jake. I could not stand him in first game and he can go die in same pit as Ecplipse, Lord Cross and that knight who's been gaying after Jake for some reason.

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    1. One thing I like about this new protagonist already is that from the start you can choose if he is evil or good. It didn't really matter with Kai, whatever you did he was always this super awesome hero that saves the day. He was about friends and whatnot. What I liked in Jake is that he is more normal.

      A question. Is the new protagonist going to have a bigger dick than Kai? (yes i know a weird question) I sure hope he does, he needs to get back at Kai. When Opala said to Kai that even the Hero of Egypt would be jealous that just made me feel even more bad about Jake. Oh well.

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    2. Lol! Well, I think the protagonist in Origin is by default bigger than Kai, even with every single Growth Pill used up. xD

      Poor Jake though, no love for the guy who just wanted to score...yet I hardly blame anyone to hate him for that. x3

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    3. Oh, nice to hear that.

      And don't worry. I like Jake. Infact, I'm completely opposite to the poster above me. After I saw Jake, I just couldn't bring myself to like anything about Kai...

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    4. Hehe, well they are two very different persons. ^^

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    5. Yeah I guess. Can't wait to see what the new protagonist is going to be like.

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    6. His personality is far more affected by your choises as a player. ^^

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  2. Say Gabe, for those people who neither can/want to pay monthly via patreon, can we just still throw money at you randomly via paypal(at least 20$)?...And still get beta acess for later episodes?

    p.s. finally gotta do it, the emoticon pictures are just breath taking, makes me wonder how a full scene by the artist would look like (now dont you "but he does so alredy" me like last time...)

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    1. I'm afraid not, but PayPal can be used with Patreon, and you don't have to be donating every month, it's easily cancelled by the press of a button.
      Even with Offbeatr, episode 2 would be a clean slate, those who pledged to get beta access for episode 1, wouldn't get episode 2 for free since it's still costing money to make.

      And sadly, the artist would never have time to draw scenes for the game, only the occassional optional artwork...like the two he did for LoQOII. ;)

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  3. i do believe that 10$ a month for beta is a little over the top and i believe that the one time payment is ideal for this.

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    1. Others charge $20 per month for the beta, you'd only have to pay those $10 for each month you want it, see it more as a paysite subscription.

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  4. Good for you for setting up a Patreon. Might whanna throw a $5 reward in there though. $10's a little steep for something I already back in offbeatr, thought I'd be happy to hand that out for episodes 2+ every month.

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    1. That wouldn't be an issue for me to include...I just don't know what kind of reward would be good. x3

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    2. Maybe a piece of artwork? Or a sneak peak at something? I don't know.

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    3. That is a delicate thing to balance, I allow most artists to upload their work whenever they want, which would make it less meaningful...but if showing off something from a scene, that would be a spoiler. x3

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    4. Yeah that makes sense, didn't think of it like that. But as far as sneak peaks go it doesn't have to be a sex scene (although I wouldn't complain, I'd go for half a scene even), I was actually thinking of behind the scenes type stuff or plans you have for the future. Like concept art for a new or old character, a cool location that we haven't seen yet. Something hinting to an old character returning or a new enemy appearing.

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    5. Hmm, most of those ideas end up here anyway...since I'm not that good to keep my big mouth shut. xD
      And I don't want to be one of those who gives false hope or can't deliver on promises, everything I've said so far has come true. :)

      But on the concept art and such, that would certainly be possible.

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    6. I'm a dirty filthy liar. Ended up backing you for $20 because you have your grubby little hooks into me.

      Your games fill a nice little niche that nothing else does. At least nothing I'm aware of.

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    7. And after I went through all this trouble to add a $5 option! Ah well, guess I can't complain...got my grubby little hooks into you after all. ;)

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  5. Can't say that I like Patreon myself.

    With Offbeatr I don't mind making a one off donation. Since I can give as much as I can afford.
    With Patreon I don't like the idea of signing up to donate a set amount on a regular basis. Since being unemployed means I'm not even sure how much I will have next month for myself.

    Not that I wouldn't sign up if I had a good job and wages. Just for now Offbeatr seems a lot more fair.

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    1. Even $1 a month makes a big difference. :)

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    2. How can I not give 20. :-P
      I'd feel guilty with just 1 dollar, every time I get a cheeseburger in McDonalds it would say "That would be two months for Gabe, you don't need that junk food".

      I'll donate 20 but after Xmas, just my money situation is pure ass (and not the fun kind of ass)

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    3. Lol! Well, you don't have to donate every month, Patreon even lets you set limits to how much you can spend. ^^

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    4. You my friend are now earning an extra 20 a month. :-P

      There was something special I was going to get myself for Xmas but I rather see you have the money. Hope it helps. :-)

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    5. Aww...Now I feel bad for robbing you of that special thing. D:

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    6. You can make up for it by making great porn games. :-P

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  6. Alright Big question.

    For the ppl that donated Alot , does that count for getting them rewards form offbeatr and Patreaon , or do we need to do a monthly pay up for the new ones from Patreaon? Does this cover all episodes. (Meaning the money from the Offbeatr) Rewards.

    Because that alot of money ppl Doinated.

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    1. Whatever people donated for Episode 1, they're of course getting what they pledged for, this hasn't changed at all! But Episode 2 was/is a new crowdfunding, Patreon or not, this also hasn't changed.

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  7. Gambling is not my thing, but sidequests are! ;) keep the updates coming. Great job!

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  8. Hey Gabe, are you actually the type of woman who prefers one-night-stands over realtionships or the other way around ?
    The way the heroines are in your games makes me think that you would be the more ons type of person (since there are rarely any married women, or women like Farah who prefer multiple sexpartners).
    To be honest that's actually something I'm wondering about conecerning every H-Game creator... if they actually let a bit of their private life run into the story/the characters etc.
    I don't want to sound offensive by any means and of course you don't have to answer me if you don't want to.
    No dirty backthoughts either, just asked out of sheer curiosity.

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    1. I'm the one-night-stand type of person, but mostly because I don't really have time for relationships these days...with the games taking all of my time. x3
      And it's true a small part of you goes into every character, especially when you work alone, since they are after all created by my mind :)

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    2. Cool, congrats to you that you actually are brave enough to answer a personal question like that (Y)
      What do you actually care for when it comes to dating a dude ? :3

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    3. Since my identity is fairly protected, it's easier to answer things without having to feel embarrassed. ;)
      And what do I care for, hmm...tall, funny guys with a big package? x3

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  9. i''ve been a fan for years and I've been very curious as to where you got your insparation for the LOQO games. another question that interests me is why you chose Egypt

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    1. The LoQO games themselves are more or less just drawn out of my head without any clear insperation I can put my finger on.
      As for why I choose Egypt...it was just something that hadn't been used much, so I figured I'd strike before anyone else did. x3

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  11. Maybe make some card game out of Trading Cards like Triple Triad from Final Fantasy VIII or like in Vitamin Plus so Trading Cards don't become just another picture category to collect like in LOQO2?

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    1. I think that would be really cool instead of just swapping cards with an npc, play them for their cards with a chance to win some or lose some

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  12. I think the problem with that Good/Bad/Harem End question is that it's really almost two questions at once.

    I might split 'em up into Good Harem (everybody wants to be here) and Bad Harem (everybody *has* to be here), fer instance.

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    1. I like the way you think. Harem is a good life target for any character. The question is how.

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    2. Hehe, well for Bad Endings, I was probably thinking more along the lines of how they were in LoQOII. ^^

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  13. It's not like you need anyone to annoy you with advices, but I have some regarding Patreon.
    - Make all betas for each episode available after one-time donations (price is up to you to decide).
    - Involve people in game creation with actually meaningful polls: content of future scenes, area design and other stuff. And those who donate regularly will have access to those.

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  14. Sorry to bother you but there are two more things I'm quite interested about:
    How did you actually come up with the idea to make a H-Game ?
    Do you plan on staying in Sweden or will you eventually move to some other place and eventually found a software company or something like that ? x3

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    1. Someone was meant to make a porn flash game with Queen Opala, but like so many other empty promises, it never happened...instead, I decided to do something myself, and that ended up being the first LoQO. :)
      I'm pretty sure I'll stay in Sweden and just do my thing. ^^

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  15. Better and better. Awesome job!

    Gotta question. Are giant boobs and cocks common in the LOQO world or are the main characters a special case?

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    1. Thanks! Hehe, I think the main characters are special cases, but according to LoQOII lore, advancements are being made to increase manhoods. xD

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    2. So.. would those advances take place in the current or future time line..? LOQO 2 takes place later right? Or am I missing something o_O *Brain explodes*

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    3. LoQO: Origin takes place one year after LoQOII. :3

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    4. Hey Gabe, just a suggestion. Since you mentioned that you will be making a LOQO III after Origins, I think it would a much better idea to call Origins LOQO III:Origins as a the subtitle and then "LOQO III" can be LOQO IV as it's the 4th game. Don't want you to confuse the archivists of the future as Yahtzee Crowshaw would say.

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    5. It'd be confusing either way, to both be a numbered title AND be called Origin is just contradicting... xD

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  16. i realy dont like the idea of patreon to fund parts 2 and 3, at least with offbeatr you are guaranteed to get enough money to fund the game assuming it gets funded, with patreon you are guaranteed nothing, what would happen to the game if people stopped contributing half way through making the game, would it get abandoned

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    1. Well I heard that Offbeatr takes 30%. So out of the 44k Gabe raised, she only got 32k or so. That stolen 12k could have gone a long way.

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    2. true but that's 32ish months (2 and a half years) at the current patreon amount gabe is getting and its guaranteed

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    3. Offbeatr isn't any better, by the end of the crowdfunding period when the money was actually supposed to be collected, nearly 100 supporters dropped out.

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  17. If you are a patreon and you give someone your money why would you stop at the half of the way?

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    1. there are many reasons like having no job/money, not liking something about the way things are going with the game etc (just an example i like the way its going)

      i would prefer it to go the same way it currently is going with the game being funded via offbeatr then having patreon on the side

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    2. to me even a paypal donation directly to gabe that matches my offbeatr pledge would be preferable to patreon

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    3. Just pay her directly. There's no real difference between the two when it comes to getting her money. If people are going to back out they'll do it regardless, neither option has any kind of guarantee attached to it.

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  18. Hey Gabe would you actually prefer to look like someone from the LOQO family ?

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    1. Hmm...Tricky question, I don't think so, but I do love a tan!

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    2. Hope it doesn't sound too perverted, but Farah, Opala and Osira all have their specialities when it comes to sex... Farah giving titfucks/paizuri for japanese people, Opala giving blowjobs (which I actually only noticed during the minigame and after paying attention on how detailed her lips are portraited) and Osira doing the obvious footjobs.
      My question is: does one of those sexual characteristics apply to you and if they do which would it most likely be ?
      Oh my god I think I should stop bothering you with questions, it would be better if there was a FAQ for those kinds of questions lol :3

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    3. Hey Gabe, so i have a question to go along with thechronicle619's ^^.
      Gabrielle is supposed to be you right? so how much of that actually is you? Is it more physical appearance or personality? Just curious.

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    4. Gabrielle was mostly made to be a parody of me, if I really was that naive, I'd probably be locked up in some porn basement somewhere and STILL think it's something positive... xP
      She does share some of my bodily details though, such as the beauty mark on the forehead, although it's mirrored.

      And to answer the other question, I'd just say I love anal. xD

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    5. So you inherit one of Osira's sexual specialities :3

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