Though apparently this is the “perfect size” for quite a few of you fearless adventurers!!!
Q:I think it's too large, but I don't know these things... it looks like he did a big poo in the front of his undies :o
Hahaha. That’s exactly what my husband said. I’ll repost the work safe version or the waist-up version soon enough. His other features are still being worked on (if you care to look at his other features :)).
Q:Too large. You should just go look at men's underwear online. A lot of them have models and I think that will help drawing bulges right. :p
Haha, thanks. Just so you know, you only see him waist up anyway. His lower half is just for fun. (Waist down will be in the hands of my trusty CG artist!)
Work-in-progress Phil, a romanceable/friendable/you-know-whatable option for Coming out On Top. He’ll probably go through some more changes.
Er-ahem, the bulge size due to the fact I’m still figuring out how to draw these things. Either that or I was shitfaced. My friend says its too large…let me know if you agree.
Q:Can you tell us just a little more about the boys? Brad, Ian and Phil would be nice since we haven't heard much about them. Or revealing anything about them right now would cause spoilers?
I’ll be posting more information (and character art) closer to the release date. I don’t want to reveal too much right now. :)
Getting ready to hand over the first route to my unofficial testers. (The real ones don’t get to see the game until all the routes are incorporated and complete.)
Deadline is May 13th, so if you’ve emailed or written me, you probably won’t hear anything from me until after Monday. Thanks for your patience.
I’ve mentioned it on my blog and twitter, but I thought this song was appropriate for CooT’s title track. I didn’t pick this song because it’s queercore…jes’ ended up that way via an act of fate!
Q:Will the game also have bad/neutral endings? I mean, like ones where you ruin lives and alienating everyone, or one where you end up graduating single and move? To put it simply: Will you end up with a couple in all endings?
Yes, you can end up getting beat with several varieties of the bad ending stick. Though I’m not sure if I can top the current bad ending where you end up as a struggling visual novel developer.
Q:Will this game have any use of safe sex? Like the use of condoms, enema kits, latex gloves, etc. Or is it just going to be a big fantasy romp where every dick is clean and safe and there are no such things as germs/infections.
The game defaults to condom use, though you can turn it off.
As for the other stuff, it doesn’t look like it at this point. There is a latex glove in the demo, but I don’t know if that counts. :O)
Q:What have you been enjoying the most and the least out of this whole process thus far?
Enjoyed the most: Meeting and chatting with many lovely and adorable people, and the fact individuals have met IRL because of my game. And getting featured on a porn blog.
Enjoyed the least: The endless days and nights writing. Writing is tough and I envy any of you geniuses who can do it with ease.
Q:Can you spam some more posts on here please? Bi-daily posts would be best but daily would be tolerable. I want to see as much as possible about CooT!!!!!!!
Imagine my time in terms of a pie. A huge slice of pie goes to writing the game. You know what it’s like trying to hold people’s attention these days? I mean, look at you, you’re already scanning your FB alerts while simultaneously playing Infinity Blade on your iPhone while jacking off to porn in your Tumblr, all the while hoping I’ll hurry and wrap up this post. This is what I’m competing against.
Other slices of the pie go towards asking other people to do stuff. Sometimes I have to write an email asking for cum to look less or more cloudy, with thinner or thicker consistency. How far and how high should it shoot? (Hmm, better convert that to metric for my artist overseas.) So before I even write my instructions, I’ve got to sit there and think about what makes a cumshot appealing. No joke. Just one of many details that require me to reflect and consider the variety of options.
Then another slice of pie goes to playing spoons in the shade of an old oak tree, just because.
So ask yourself, is key lime used for anything other than pie? I think you have your answer.
Latest Kickstarter update for Coming Out On Top. Click the link to read more!
Q:So I pre-ordered through your Kickstarter... And it's not that I have lost faith in you, but more like I'm not getting too many updates... Could you like send out a few more, "OH MY GOD YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS GAME" emails with some sneak-peeks of what's done so far?
Sure thing! I’ll send out a project-wide email in a day or two (I need to figure out what’s safe to release or not).
I stopped sending those out because I didn’t want to spam people, but I guess a quarterly update should be okay.
Saguaro–another Visual Novel maker–will be helping me with some of the more complex programming portions of the game.
If you haven’t seen her stuff already, check out her latest demo for her project called ”Censor.” It’s hands down the coolest VN I’ve ever played. (And yeah, it’s just a demo, but holy shit.) You’d think the fact she only uses silhouetted sprites in her games would be a limitation, but she makes everything look fucking cool.
I feel very lucky to be getting her help with Coming Out On Top–she’s been able to implement things I haven’t seen in other visual novels. On top of that, she’s a scarily good writer, and combined with her aesthetic sense, I’m convinced she’s not altogether human.
Q:Will the game feature an epilogue letting us know what happens to Mark and his chosen love interest after the game ends? I'm a sucker for those mushy happy endings.
Yes. Isn’t everyone? :3