Hi guys, I have received numerous question regarding the status of Portal Stuffing. I have been spending whatever time I have left to develop the visual novel version of PS, and everything is going well, if not a bit slow. Due to the interactive and dynamic nature, I have to code the VN stuff (dialogues, character display, interactions, interface) from the ground up in Game Maker Studio, rather than using Renpy.
The gameworld will be a set of locations (dorm, different classrooms, store, …). Characters will appear in the respective location based on their given schedule. You just need to go to the location and click on the character to show the menu (talk, observe, interact)
Right now, I have gotten the hard stuff out of the way (dialogue system, dynamic display of character weight stages + expressions). The only major mechanics left are map navigation, character interaction screen (allowing players to fill targets with food or other stuff).
Here’s a quick test of the dialogue system, character expressions and fat stages rendering. These are the hardest part that I managed to kinda finished.
WIP Characters and planned events
Since I can’t really draw well, I’m making characters using Koikatu.
First character, Anna. She will be the player’s roommate. She’s shy, hardworking, but very pressured by her family to maintain good grades. She’ll often have nightmares that wakes the player up in the middle of the night, and the player can either stuff her with food so she’ll sleep soundly, or just wear ear plugs.
For now she’ll be the typical bully. There’ll be many annoying events where she corners the player and mess with her. The player can choose to be bullied, or other actions (using portals creatively , like dropping laxatives down her stomach, pumping her backside with air and let her fart uncontrolably…)
A very mischievous, flirty, and active girl. She came on strong to the player at the start, but then the player will notice that she flirts with everyone. Deep down she’s very lonely (kind of abandoned by family) and is looking for attention.
The player can go to interactive mode with any girl from the interact option that pops up when they click on the girl. The mode allow access to items in backpack, and options for using them, just like in the text version of portal stuffing.
I know that many are looking forward to try the game, but do give me at least a few weeks or so to put together a working prototype. I have been, and still is very busy with life, but portal stuffing is my passion and I’ll try my best to finish it. Also please don’t necro my thread asking when is the next update, the mods really don’t like that.