End of Month Report 7/31/2020


Before I start, I just want to say thank you to all of you who gave encouraging words to me after that hate video came up. They really made me feel better :)

But let's start with the report.

Let's just start off with the big news first. There's only a few more events until the game is finished. I've been working on one event this entire month, I'm not exactly sure if I mentioned this before or not, but the event is where your childhood friend gets into Class B and finds out the player is in Class A. Now on paper, that doesn't sound like that should take a month to write, but it's actually a pretty elaborate. For one, this childhood friend asks the player out on a date. There's a different interaction with the player depending on which character's route you're on. Like, Kirishima for example. He let's the player and her childhood friend have a nice date and after he's happy for her, but it totally jealous that he couldn't spend time with her instead. Then there's Todoroki's, the player and cname get into a fight and the childhood friend nearly hits her until Todoroki shows up and pretects her from her 'friend'. 

This childhood friend is a bit of an asshole. (Actually, he's a really big asshole to everyone who 'gets in his way') He has a massive crush on the player and is a bit yandere. He's not dense at all, he can see that the player has a crush on someone else. But he's very intent on making the player 'his'.

But besides all of that, I have another piece of big news. I have another writer who's helping me write scenarios for the game. One of my biggest issues with writing is the lack of ideas, which is why the game's taken this long. So this is going to be a big help. 

Another thing I wanted to talk about was a gender option. A few months ago, someone on my tumblr asked if there would be a gender option for the game. And there isn't, my reasoning was that the player had to be a girl for the sleepover arc. But there is a simple solution to this. I could rewrite this and instead have a single friend inviting the player for a sleepover. This friend's gender would change depending on what gender the player is, for example, if the player is a girl, the friend is a girl. If the player is a guy, the friend is a guy. I'll leave this choice up to you guys. Do you want a male and female option for the player? Let me know in the comments.

And lastly, I'm going to talk about an 'Adult Route' or 'Adult Routes'. No, this isn't an 18+ thing, it's just playing as an adult with adult dating options. A while back, I removed Dabi from the teen route because it was weird that a 20-year-old man was trying to date a 15 to 16-year-old girl. I could add Dabi back in, but with a whole different route planned. One where the player is around 20. I could also add other characters to this route, like Aizawa or Hawks. or maybe even both. Shinso always felt 'shoehorned' in. So I might give him his own route as an adult with him as a pro hero. 

Let me know your thoughts on this. I hope you all are having a nice day!

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i'm glad you're going to add the gender option , i downloaded the game but i'm waiting for the gender update to play coz being called a girl makes me really uncomfortable :) but overall it's really good keep doing what you're doing you're amazing :))))

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wait i just came back to see if it progressed and realized this note of the hate video that came out? guys???? what is this? i searched on youtube but apparently there's none, could someone clarify this to me and maybe send me the video? 

edit: i saw the video, im very sorry for it. we all understand that the sprites are the draw style of the artist. dont worry, nobody thinks that the game is bad - if we did nobody would be following the development of it.

about the lines being creepy: dont take it seriously. he first says that the characters are creepy and sexually harasses/assaults us and literally the next video is "i love yanderes", nothing less than a girl who kills others to be with the one she loves, showing how he thinks that its not okay for the dude being flirty but the girl is okay killing people. its hypocrisy. anyways, i hope it didnt hurt you badly! sending love <33

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This was a while back, I was really hurt at the time and cried a bit, but now I don't really mind it. This is my first game ever, and I've never gotten a lot of hate for my other projects so it was pretty new to me. I didn't watch the video all the way (I felt too bad after the first minute) and my therapist didn't want me to anyway. But thank you so much for your support! I can't describe how much all these nice comments really make me feel better about everything. <3

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its way better to not watch it tbh, im glad u didnt. its nice to see that u felt better after receiving our support, u deserve the best! <33

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CAN'T WAIT FR IM SO HAPPY BABY

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really excited for the childhood friend part, sounds like a lovely idea to incorporate!! very much looking forward to how the vn develops as well as the potential adult routes. 

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This game is super good. :) better with gender picking. btw who's your favorite mha character?

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It's easily Yaoyorozu or Todoroki. (And the gender option is going to be added soon)

i love this visual novel. 

I love when to the pigiama party you can tell to girls that you are lesbian. (bc i'm lesbian in real live lol) I'm trying to have YaoMomo's ending! I'm with 10/10 hearts with her.

But i have a question, when you will do the next updates, do I uninstall and reinstall the game or will it update automatically? (I have windows 10)

Hope you will add Kyoka Jiro so with her, i can end my waifus route (I'm doying Tsu route too) 

Thank you so much for your support, as for your question, you can delete the old game if you want, I'm not so sure about saving though. For right now, I'm just going to finish with the characters that I have. Maybe in the future I'll have a girls specific route :)

so the game is done

No, it's not. 

Thank you so much! <3

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While I haven't  played this yet, I think having three gender options (male, female, non-binary [this word gives more variety since it can include so many other genders than gender neutral]) since it will ultimately lead to wider inclusion. Also, if you really don't want to cut out or redo the sleepover scene you've written you can have a quick scene in the beginning where the girls say they're comfortable with you and want to include you since they enjoy your company so much. 

I'm honestly really impressed with how much effort you're putting into this, so I'm gonna try and play this soon. Do your best and make sure to take care of yourself!

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i think the gender thing is super amazing! but i think that this option of boy or girl should be added only when the sleepover arc asks for it. like, the whole game is gender neutral (without katsuki calling us "SHITTY WOMAN", put something like "YOU SHIT"), only needed to specify genders when it is necessary to go on the story. but i think trying to always make the player gender neutral its the best, to also include nb people and dont make them choose their sex

the adult part its totally good! i didnt understand how it would work tho. it will be like in the first scene to either get students' or pro heroes' route? im more excited about dabi's, aizawa's and hawk's, but shinsou's would be interesting too!

u said that u plan to complete the game in august, do u think u will do it or take longer? i super excited to play this complete, ive been following the development since the beginning of the year <3

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Maybe there could be three gender options? Male, Female, and Gender Neutral. I really like the sleepover arc, so I'd hate to remove it. But maybe there could be something similiar with a few of the players friends. They can be gender netural or maybe a mix of boys and girls?

There's a route slection menu at the begining of the game, where the player can pick from 'Teen Route', 'Adult Route: Shinso', or 'Adult Route: Aizawa Hawks and Dabi'. In Shinso's route, I plan to have him save the player. I did desiced that his Pro Hero name would be 'Conductor'. And there's a scene where the player says, "Thanks for saving me, Mr. Conductor."

I don't think the game's going to take much longer. After this Childhood Friend Event, it'll be smooth sailing with a bunch of cute interactions with the dateable characters. I still have to wait on ost's, sprite's, and backgrounds for the game. I'm not going to release it until all of those elements are in the game.

It won't take too long. The adult routes are going to be simplier and shorter than the teen route, so it won't add too much development time :).

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sure, if this doesnt add too much time for the final game :D the sleepover arc doesnt need to be removed at all, even with gender neutral player

hmmm yeah thats interesting

i sure hope it doesnt take long lol really excited!

thx for the work! <3

i have a question, when you will do the next updates, do I uninstall and reinstall the game or will it update automatically? (I have windows 10)

i redownload the game and exclude the old one, my game doesnt update for itself and its window 10 too

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I am definetly up for the whole gender options thing ^^

It give's a chance for the guys to feel included  :>

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I love it!