Chapter six is coming along great and should release to all private backers either at the end of this month or the first few weeks of next month. Prior to the private release, I plan to do a missing text release to WIP backers once the chapter is functionality complete but before I’ve written the remaining chapter text.
I realized it’s been two years since the last new chapter, and I think that has to do a lot with the scope creep for this chapter — the number of new systems implemented / to be implemented for it got a little ridiculous (ie: multiple map support, large map support, text editor, pathfinding, movable NPCs, hands being bound, ability for you to ride certain npcs, ability for certain npcs to ride you, etc)
Anyway, chapter 7 should be lighter than chapter 6, so hopefully will be able to get future chapters done faster and actually finish the story. I do want to get to a point where this is a complete game, and most essential to that goal is completing all the story chapters. The overarching story was mapped out years ago, but for some reason I never shared it. So for the first time I’d like to share the final planned chapter list:
- Chapter 1: First Transformation
- Chapter 2: The Swamp
- Chapter 3: The Dragon Temple
- Chapter 4: Cowgirl Farm
- Chapter 5: The Pound
- Chapter 6: Dinoian Desert
- Chapter 7: Aquatic TF / Aquarium
- Chapter 8: Latex Doll TF
- Chapter 9: The Big Finale
- ( Chapter X / End Game )
By the end of chapter nine, all the story threads should be neatly completed. At between 20~60 minutes per chapter, that puts one playthrough of the game probably somewhere around five hours at a guess. I also want to have chapter 9 have one ending per faction, so depending on how you beat the chapters with faction-specific endings (Chapter 6 has three different endings, each with their own strategies for unlocking), that’ll affect which ending you get later on (note that faction points currently aren’t being tracked, so you’ll have to re-beat chapters 1~8 before 9 comes out).
If your favorite TF isn’t saurian, aquatic, or latex — don’t worry, I’m still planning to add additional non-story enemies and transformations, so keep those suggestions coming.
Chapter X is in parenthesis because it’s tentative. It’s not a story chapter so much as it is my secret plan for adding a lot of replayability and letting you experience the content from chapter 1 ~ chapter 9 again in a different way. It’s also a massive amount of rework, so I’m not going to guarantee it’ll happen for sure yet. Even if chapter X doesn’t happen, you’ll still be able to replay chapters 1~9 and go for each of the three different faction endings.
There’s some other large projects, like mod support for custom TFs and areas, that I’d also like to get in — but due to their size don’t want to guarantee yet. My goal right now is to get to a complete game and try not to let myself scope creep too much along the way.