Leas: City of the Sun (WIP - Final Demo) - Updated March 28th 2024

Do you play as a Fey

@E_RedMark Hahaha omg, that would definitely be a sight! :joy: I’m so glad you enjoyed the update, thanks for playing!

@JBento Thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it! :smiley:

@KamenSentaiRed I’m so happy to hear you feel at home in the story! Really appreciate your kind words, and if you have the time and energy to post those pronoun mismatches I’d love to see them :smiley: I always seem to have a couple of those I miss. I’m working on drafting a script that I hope will catch more of them for me!

@Custodes There is currently no option to play as a Fey, no. Thanks for your question!

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Oy you got me brain going now…lol

Rin: Why are we stopping again?!
MC: Look! Look!
Rin: Roll eyes Yes, trees…and more trees.
MC: No! between the Trees!
Wren: Squint What? I don’t see-…Oh dear!
MC: FEY! And they are-…
Kao: In a state of undress Blush
Rin: Spit Just what we needed, I’m getting therapy after this is over!
MC: Look at Kao You gotta K! You just gotta!
K: Startled What?
MC: This is a chance in a LIFETIME!!! wave helplessly toward the you know what
K: Blush furiously B-but…the m-mission…
MC: Consider it part of the mission!
Rin: LIKE HELL!!! WE DON’T HAVE TIME FOR MUSCLE TO GO NATIVE!!! STOMP HER FEETS LETS GET OUT OF HERE BEFORE STUPID OVER HERE MAKE US HUG A TREE OR FORNICATE TO CALL THE DASHAD!
Wren: It’s actually Asheed…Dashad is a force eater creature from a world called Stars Wars and that’s-…
Rin: AUTHOR GET ME OUT OF HERE!!! NEXT SCENE! LET’S GO!
Mc: I come with you K! Start undressing
K: :smiling_face:
Rin: HALP!!!

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@saggittarius Thanks very much! Every now and then I seem to slip up and hardcode a pronoun, smh. I’m working on a script that I hope will help me catch more of those in the future :slight_smile: I’m so glad you’re having fun with the game, thanks for playing!

To answer your questions:

  1. The current demo update removed the random generation, so you should see consistent genders from here on out! They’re determined now based on a combination of MC pronouns/sexuality. I understand how the switching could feel jarring between playthroughs and to be honest, when I wrote the first 3 chapters I just… didn’t consider people would play it more than once? :joy: So this was actually some of my favorite feedback to get when I received it on tumblr and here. Thanks very much! If for any reason you replay and it’s not working, let me know and I’ll look into it.

  2. The jack of all trades doesn’t receive a penalty! I’m still fiddling with the stats, but the intent is to give a broader set of base stats for the jack that are slightly lower than someone who specializes in one discipline. After that, MC’s choices can increase their skills. There are also sometimes “background” checks, since sometimes regardless of what skills a player has trained via choices, it just makes sense that their MC would know how to do something. This is where I think the jack gets the most “balancing” from, since they tend to auto-pass more of these than other backgrounds, even if they might have to put in more effort to pass super-high skill checks. An example of this is that the jack will have an easy time climbing up to the window in chapter 2.

  3. My plan is to include the option for players to engage in nsfw scenes where it makes sense in the game(s) (my original intent has been to make this 3 games but I’m seeing how well this first one goes before I jump to that conclusion, lol) but never to require it! A full romance can be done with or without those scenes.

  4. Yes! And not super stat-heavy. There aren’t any “bad” endings or game-overs, but failing a stat check at a crucial moment can have an impact on the scenes you get. I tend to write conscious player choices as having a bigger impact, though. So stats matter, but your MC’s choices matter more.

  5. After a bit of googling I believe a face frame = character art, yes? I’d love to do something like that in the future, oh my goodness. Unfortunately I’m not an artist, and a fair commission price for 9 pieces of art (since Keo/Rin/Wren can have 3 different genders) isn’t something I think I can afford. What I could do, though, is put together some mood boards that speak to each of their appearances! If that’s something you’d be interested in, let me know and I’ll add it to my items to create for tumblr :slight_smile:

Hope this was helpful, and thanks for your questions!

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Well we are screwed. Who knew that the Asheed would walk up once we get close, this plan wasn’t a very good one XD.

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@E_RedMark lol oh my goodness you’ve got me cracking up :joy:

@Dahariel Who indeed! Poor MC continues to have their work cut out for them :laughing:

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For anyone following along with this WIP, the demo’s second update is live! :smiley:

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Are you sure? I get this right after the Little Wish scene:

That’s from a reloaded save, do I need to start a fresh playthrough?

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Probably? When I click through myself it worked fine. I tried it again just now and I can see chapter 6 :thinking: The startup.txt file had some changes made to it (and so had to be reuploaded), so it’s possible that’s affecting things in the way you’re describing. If it persists after a restart let me know and I can try reuploading all the assets. And thanks for playing! :slight_smile:

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deku-excited
A new update!

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My pleasure to play. :slight_smile:

There’s a double “begin to narrow” with Keo at the waterfall.

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Can you change mygame in sm_init to something else so saves don’t mix

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Is the world/land returning to its original state (before the war between the fay and humans)?

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Here to report a continuity error!

Where MC chooses to relinquish a memory to the Guardian, the next scenes leads the reader to the other scenario instead where the magic is let loose

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Love the story so far

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The only issue I had was when it came to the one thing showing the sibling it wouldn’t load and I had to pick something else

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Awesome work.

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Is there a reason why the name Leilana for the name selection has quotation marks?

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@ChaoticWhisp thank you! This should be fixed now :slight_smile:

@Darkside thank you for the kind words! The issue you saw should be fixed now :slight_smile:

@FleurJane thank you so much! :smiley:

@Mao Nope, just a typo! Should be fixed now :slight_smile:

@Asturias interesting theory! I guess we’ll find out :wink:

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found error: calculate_mc_strongest_personality_stat line 23: Variable ‘posdifffromfiftyone’ exists but has no value

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