Honor Bound: Creme de la Creme 4—Protect a boarding school as a military bodyguard! [Ch 1-6, 263K words, updated May 8]

This isn't necessarily done yet, but I'm not sure when I'll manage to continue, so have the current state of the cat in the uniform. (I'm picturing a Norwegian Forest Cat from the description.)

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OH. MY. GOSH.

:heart_eyes_cat::heart_eyes_cat::heart_eyes_cat::heart_eyes_cat::heart_eyes_cat:

SO CUTE!

I love it so much. Thank you for sharing!!!

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Hi! Found a little bug in chapter 5 on itch.io when PC talks to Korzha after class. Bug that shows up:
“An embedded page at html-classic.itch.zone says
5-return line 5190: Non-existent variable ‘var_speak’”

It’s the choice below:

bugged choice

“It’s unlikely that there would be an emergency,” Korzha says, “but if there were, there would be difficult consequences. I will make sure it’s done tomorrow whether or not you’re able to help, but your presence would be very useful.”

  • “I’d be happy to help.”
  • “I don’t know if I can spare the time.”
  • “I don’t think so.”
  • “I should talk to Raffi first. We’re meant to be going to Cattlehead tomorrow.”
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Thank you so much for letting me know! Can I check whether you’re loading an old save, or whether you played through (from the start or skipping chapters) after the 7th May update? The var_speak variable was added in that update, so I’m wondering if an old save is causing problems with the new variable.

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Oooh, okay! I am playing from an old save, so that must be it.

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@DAlariaa I hope it works - let me know if it’s still being wonky and I’ll take another look!

In other news, after more playtesting I submitted Chapters 9 and 10 today - tomorrow is when I start planning out Chapter 11. Really hoping to get things pinned down efficiently so I can start having fun coding it and putting it all together!

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Unfortunately, it’s still the same. My last save was at the beginning of ch5 (“Part 2: Summer” screen), should I try previous from the middle of chapter 4?

Thanks for reacting so quickly! :heart:

I think you’ll need to start from the beginning, I’m afraid - the saves don’t work if the variable being referred to didn’t exist when the save was originally made. I’m sorry about that - you should be able to skip to the chapter of your choice, though. I’ve mostly managed to avoid that problem with this project, but this time I got caught by it.

Im probably late to party lol but just saw the cover art on here and it looks so pretty and comforting! Sorry if this post seems weird I just really like it. And the wip obviously :slightly_smiling_face: :heartpulse:

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I only hope you made wiki or a website just like cataphrak infinity seas. So it will be easier to see world settings, info of place and persona of important. Patreon post just not really easy to search

@parisgracex never too late for the admiring-cover party! I was so delighted when I saw it - it was exactly the sort of thing I was hoping for with the lovely warm lighting and cosy campfire feel.

@Saf11 On the Patreon for Sneak Preview subscribers there’s a link to a setting wiki so there’s always that! There are also some setting descriptions in the first post of this thread and on the stats pages of each game :slight_smile:

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It occurred to me that now that Chapter 6 is up, you can start a romance with any of the characters if you want to! (This isn’t the last place you can start one: that’s Chapter 9. And the polyamorous romances can start properly in Chapter 7 for one of them, or Chapter 9 for others.)

So I wondered how you feel about the pacing of the romances - each is a bit different, with Raffi and Matia being more physically forward and both them and Savarel happy to start dating early, Fiore being more tentative early on because of not having dated in a while, Korzha only letting themself consider it once you’re working together more closely, and Denario being happy to get physical and be emotionally open, but not able to be present as much as the others. If you’ve romanced someone, and especially if you’ve tried romancing more than one person, how did you feel about the timing of getting to know them and moving into romance?

My goal with the slower ones was to have the sense of them being slower to open up to romance while also giving the chance for players to have plenty of time with them in that more opened-up stage - hence having the opportunity in this chapter to start romances with the slower ones if desired.

And since I’m curious…

(Here “romancing” means either actively starting a romance where you get the achievement come up, discussing romance for the future, meaningfully flirting, or holding a candle and not saying anything for now.)

Which character(s) have you tried romancing so far?
  • Denario
  • Fiore
  • Korzha
  • Matia
  • Raffi
  • Savarel
  • Matia and Korzha
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