Introducing: Project [Redacted] This is an Adventure/Dating sim game set within the X-Men universe and written in Ren’Py.
The premise is the next:
You are a mutant who has not too long ago found he has the facility to nullify different mutants’ powers. You have been taken in by Charles Xavier, who runs a college for mutants with the purpose of defending them and serving to them be taught to manage their powers.
Upon arriving at the college, you meet a bunch of characters fulfilling completely different roles at the college (eg. college students, lecturers, workers), together with Rogue, Emma Frost, and Jean Grey.
Your powers make you an attention-grabbing topic to a lot of these characters. For instance, Rogue’s powers have meant that she has gone a few years with out having the ability to bodily contact one other dwelling being. Your means to nullify this energy means she is in a position to contact you – maintain your hand, kiss you, and so forth.
You shortly be taught that every one of those characters are… single. Some are serious about you from the beginning; others assume you might be beneath them. Through numerous interactions, scenes, and occasions, you possibly can change how the characters view and reply to you, probably culminating in relationships that embody full depictions of sex.
As you discover the college and your rising powers, international occasions will transpire that take a look at the energy and nature of your budding relationships.
Although the game will probably be very NSFW when it comes to artwork, writing, and game mechanics, we intend for it to have a wealthy plot that fills the world with numerous tales to discover and causes to need up to now the characters. The relationships are supposed to really feel plausible and sex will probably be the outcome of funding into these relationships. We are assured that we are able to pair frequent, express sexual content with compelling character and world improvement.
Similar to the undertaking that we first began modding, Building multiple relationships will probably be a wonderfully viable game Strategy.
The remaining game could have multiple narrative layers:
A most important story arc that begins when the participant arrives at the college and continues within the background all through the game. Major occasions will happen alongside this story arc that change the general context of the game.
For instance, the college could also be attacked by the Brotherhood or another faction. This occasion is perhaps foreshadowed by individuals gossiping in the college a few current legislative proposal to require mutants to enroll in a nationwide registry, result in a number of discussions with the characters about the place you stand on the subject, and culminate in an occasion the place your standing with the characters at the college determines the final result of a battle.
Character story arcs that begin while you meet a personality and proceed all through the game. Character occasions will happen alongside this story arc that develop the character’s motivations, personalities, and relationships with the participant.
For instance, you might attain a degree in your relationship with a personality the place they confide in you about being kicked out of their childhood house when their powers surfaced. Your selections throughout this dialogue could carry you nearer collectively, could push you in direction of a “friendship” path (not a dangerous factor!), or could shut the door on the character desirous to work together with you.
Generic occasions and exploration occasions that will not be character-specific. These are usually repeatable interactions that serve to counterpoint your interactions with the characters and the game world.
For instance, you might determine to take a number of characters on a date. Your conduct on the date will (clearly) change how they really feel about you.
The game won’t have an “ending” – gamers will find a way to hold exploring and interacting with the characters and world so long as they need. Story arcs could be constantly and modularly added to the game and designed to set off underneath particular circumstances.
There are just a few particular features of the game value describing extra.
First, it makes use of a stat system to observe every character’s opinion of you. Those stats are: Love and Trust. These sound apparent, nevertheless it’s value explicitly stating what they’re used for in-game. Importantly, they will act each independently or in live performance. These are topic to vary, however the core concepts will keep just about the identical.
Love is a measure of how a lot romantic curiosity a lady has in you. 100 means she desires to spend the remaining of her life with you; 0 means she thinks you’re repugnant.
This is the most important stat that’s used to gate issues like her willingness to go on dates, start a relationship, and have interaction in sex acts with you. It will increase while you reveal your attractiveness to her, and it decreases while you behave unattractively *in accordance with her*. Note that this will probably be extremely character-dependent: some characters could choose the participant be extra assertive whereas others like a variety character; some could reply to an outgoing participant whereas others would possibly choose quiet, brooding varieties.
Trust is a measure of how protected you make her really feel. 100 implies that she trusts you implicitly to behave in her greatest curiosity; 0 means you make her really feel uncomfortable and she or he doesn’t like being round you.
On the one hand, that is impartial from Love – you might not have begun a relationship with a personality and but have maxed Trust together with her. This would possibly imply that she feels comfy altering in entrance of you or having very intimate conversations, regardless of not having emotions for you or wishing to have sex. If, however, she each Loves and Trusts you, she could also be serious about partaking in kinkier acts with you.
This is clearly a a lot, a lot larger undertaking than we initially started off on. As such, we’re increasing. Specifically, we’ve got taken on a number of paid positions for writers, artists, and programmers. We are assured that that is the very best strategy to attain our objectives in a well timed trend.
We will not use artwork developed exterior of our group. Therefore, along with the artists a lot of you will probably be aware of from the server, we’ve got taken on three new artists who will probably be engaged on character and outfit design. They will assist us meet our purpose of that includes > 10 romanceable characters pulled from completely different components of the franchise, every with multiple poses as nicely as variant characters.
Our git will proceed to be public for anybody wishing to comply with the improvement course of, nevertheless it has a new house: https://github.com/ronchonbon/Project-Redacted-
What you possibly can count on
The artists and writers are presently specializing in nailing down the respective kinds of the game. The coders are busy organising the skeleton of the game mechanics that’s steady sufficient to help some preliminary game content whereas well-designed sufficient to help all the options we would like within the “final” game. Once that is performed, we’ll be off to the races, with an estimate of month-to-month content updates that includes new scenes, mechanics, and artwork/characters.
Supporting the game!
We have arrange a Patreon to allow immediately supporting our group. Becoming a patron isn’t, and won’t ever be, required to play the game. Current builds will probably be made publicly available, simply as they have been for Chonky Mod, eternally. This isn’t a industrial undertaking.
Patreon is solely a mechanism for us to gather donations that we are able to inject into the improvement course of to pace issues alongside. Donations to the Patreon will probably be infused proper again into the game through commissioning extra artwork, writing, and code. The revenue will probably be saved public, and Ron won’t personally pocket a cent – if for some cause, the Patreon does nicely, that simply means we will probably be commissioning loads of artwork and writing. To make it crystal clear that this isn’t a paywall, the game won’t be hosted on the Patreon.
IF this association ever adjustments, then it’ll be introduced very publicly and nicely in-advance.
Just to reiterate, if you happen to don’t want to donate, there is completely no requirement to accomplish that. If you do want to donate, your contribution will immediately speed up the charge of artwork and writing manufacturing.
Link to the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ronchon