Birth of a Superhero... or Villain? (Poll on personality system #912)


Oh, I’m not complaining! Sorry if it came off that way. I was glad to see he was still on the poll, then I saw that he’s set to like default if you don’t pick a listed job. So, I was reassured he still exists. :slight_smile:

I can handle the boss being the same. We don’t really have any positive interactions with her. But, as we can date or otherwise have outside interactions with the coworkers, I really think they should be different.

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Sorry once again for the lack of updates or progress, last week was hell. Hopefully I will slowly be able to re-start work on the game this week.

And, I just can’t resist sharing this post from a new online review this morning (of another of my games, Tokyo Wizard):

“Would rate 5 stars, but a major flaw in the game is that nothing prevents stats from going over 100%, making the game completely broken.”

You sometimes just have to laugh… :slight_smile:


Just posted a small update (introducing the option to go to a casino, and some extra dialogue options with John). Not much progress otherwise on the branching out part of the game… somehow my job is keeping me really busy in the run-up to Xmas, but hoping to make some progress then!


I would have liked the option to be stoic and intimidating. I only got to scare the s*** out of a robber once, and it was soo satisfying, but I’d like that option more. As for stoic, I would like dialogue options that allow you to stay silent or stare.


For the shadow power can we like turn into a shadow? :stuck_out_tongue:

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@DontJudge actually I stopped adding any major new powers, as they would just break any existing mechanics, sorry…

@ClaimedMinotaur ok, if you tell me what you would like to say in specific instances of the game I’ll be happy to add the extra dialogue options!


I’ll have to replay it again and take screenshots.

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Well for the turn into shadow powers you could just replace turn invisible with it for the shadow set and it would work basically the same but you might need to change a few dialogue otions

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@adrao -

For the choice determining motivation of being a super villain, I really did not feel any of them fit.

The closest I found was:

I was looking for an answer that allowed me to just do whatever I wanted for whatever reason I wanted to do it … not to rule the world or destroy the economic system or exact revenge…

I’m trying to play a chaotic character that sometimes does good things and sometimes bad things for no ulterior motive.


@majinmike actually that’s an idea… mmmmmmm can you also let me know places where you would like to use this power? (I think so far there aren’t many places were invisibility can be used…)

@Eiwynn yes I was not too sure about this part, but I can add such an option. How does playing such character work? (I mean, does the game work ok for you… I think that it should, although choosing good or evil at the beginning does block some parts of the game… mmmmmmmm but if I leave them open some others might complain that the game doesn’t make sense…)


I’m not sure if this has been mentioned but the villain you work with Catalina to take down seems to switch names halfway through the game. On the first quest he’s Mr. Watson and on the follow-up he’s Mr. Wood. Also, when getting lunch with Carol in the beginning she was referred to with him/his pronouns but switches back to she/her afterwards.

Thank you for sharing this game with us! It’s wonderful and I can’t wait to see where it goes!

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@Kotosinica, thanks, addressed all your comments and bugs! (you can now say you didnt kiss anybody, plus the typos, etc). I didn’t understand what you meant by "can say “I just sent it”, better “I have just sent it”. In the shop, there is a sentence that reads “There are some cardboard boxes right next to you and a space behind them where you swiftly ${costume_change}.”]

@ClaimedMinotaur I’ve just added a few more options randomly, but please let me know if you want to say/do anything else (I know many people are roleplayers, so it helps me when people can give me the exact options of what they want to say, to add variety!)

@DontJudge, good point, added it! You also prompted me to think that this can be used to escape a few of the robot fights later on… so added those options also (if you can think of any other chance to use this power let me know)

@Eiwynn I added: #My powers allow me to be free. I do whatever I want. _
_ Sometimes you do good things, and others not, for no ulterior motive. You just follow whatever you want to do at any given moment.

Let me know if you want me to add something else!

@imaginemagics thanks, corrected about Mr. Watson. However, I cannot find the pronoun you are talking about… can you please copy paste the sentence, or take a screenshot? (if you find it again).

Note that I probably wont be uploading a fix of these things for another few hours, or maybe even a couple of days (trying to patch lots of bugs here and in private threads, adding those who gave recent feedback to private threads)

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Or, maybe not yet… not sure why once again I cannot add people to my second private thread. Anyway will try to come back here and add people later (or tell me again)

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Well for the turn into a shadow powers you can use it as soon as the first fight when you’re facing the giant old man turned cockroach. Add an option to blend into the shadows in the store and sneak around him to catch him off guard. I know there are more but I have to go to work and will check them out when I get off.

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I stand corrected in this case.

Present Perfect tense instead of Past Simple, I think?

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I didn’t see any of the quiet or intimidating choices except for one after the gala (where you can leave without answering questions) Are they only in certain paths?

Personally I’d like the option to just nod, ignore someone and shoulder past them or an option not to talk so much and be vague about something.

Some things I ran into

After going gamling and cheating twice, and then going for a third time gives me this

When giving someone a nightmare ( doesn’t matter who it is) the first option always pops up and affect the ginger woman in the Steel Aeronaut but not the person you originally picked.

Also, is it possible to make an option to go to the hospital before going to work? Like, my dude strolled in with 2% health after getting punched by the Steel Aeronaut and was acting fine but his co-workers and hospital staff treat him as mortally wounded. Wouldn’t it make sense to have it make more of an impact on the mc self instead of other characters?

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For the animal power, can we like “shapeshift” our body parts into other animals? Like sharper teeth or better ears.

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This is great i hope that u will continue this procject

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Very minor update, trying to iron out some bugs and minor modifications of some sections, tying up various stuff. Somehow a bit of work that was needed to tidy code etc, which will hopefully allow me to move forward with the story in the coming days. I’m also hoping to work on some of the comments in this main thread and the private threads (sorry that in the private threads I haven’t replied to everybody…)

@majinmike I think the option should now exist to use shadow powers during fight with black cockroach (though I didnt alter the rest of the scene, as I think it would become incredibly complicated for various structural reasons). If you do get any other ideas let me know thought! (plus I added you and others to a new private testing thread)

@Ninja1 I hadn’t updated the game, will do so after posting this (note that I only regularly update the private thread, which I added to you now). If you have any other intimidating suggestions let me know. Hopefully I corrected those bugs.

Regarding the feeling of the MC being badly wounded… with a health of 2%, isn’t this obvious? I mean, obviously you should be feeling bad, and other characters are just pointing this out. Then, you have the opportunity to go to hospital at some points… but I also wanted to create this feeling of the MC not always being able to do whatever they wanted due to work constraints, etc. Not sure if this works?

@DontJudge currently I don’t want to add any more powers to the game, there are just too many already… sorry…

To do list
-Place all powers chosen in the power choosing page, add possibility to clear and choose again. Add a number of pre-determined super-heroes (wolverine-type, etc)
-Add some more 5 point or 15 point “small powers” (thanks @Sempurus, post #409. For example, "I can identify enemy weak points (fighting +15), thanks Blank).
-Add possibility of port official trying to run away (fly, teleportation, water breathing to catch him, weapons dealer has a mercenary to fight). Possibility to turn them in.
-Add option for MC to invent a gadget? (high engineering and intelligence) High Frequency Blades, Railguns or Gauss rifles, sprays to stun,
-More choices of professions (student, scientist?). On the 4th day there should be difference (engineer called away to building, student going to lecture). Thanks @GenecoInheritor
-Re-write some of the dialogues for co-workers, to add flavour (a frequent complaint, so I need to work on this!). More interaction with them.
-Possibility to romance boss/Emily? to have a base?
-Mr Watson chapter part II and III (romance Catalina?), sidekicks billards bar (total 5 extra)
-Possible human genome storyline? (post #431)
-Have co-worker have a birthday party? (post #470)
-Change the definition of the MC (san-kyu, ni-kyu, depending on the number of hero points that they have)
-Dream between co-worker and secretary, make them break up?
-Side mission to properly romance the date from the masquerade
-Add side missions for villains
-Add engineering/biology checks to lower HP of enemies (aside from existing checks?)


Small update, taking the supergroup path a little bit further. Also, ironed out quite a few bugs reported in private threads, etc.