Idol Manager [business sim, dark comedy]

Discussion in 'Game Development' started by SadamBober, May 3, 2016.

  1. Ice Apollo

    Ice Apollo Anime is HARAM

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    I get enough in the doujin's man
    still the of idol's to pay debt sounds like a cool and really dark idea
     
  2. DDD-kun

    DDD-kun Senior Member

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    If that element of danger and alternate risk is in there, I'll admit to being interested. Sounds like you & your team put thought & detailed planning into this.
     
  3. SadamBober

    SadamBober Recruit

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    Hey, we're still alive and we'll be releasing a bunch of dev log videos showing off various gameplay systems and features. Here's the first one:

     
  4. Minuteworld_92

    Minuteworld_92 Senior Member

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    Thx for keeping us up to date.
     
  5. DDD-kun

    DDD-kun Senior Member

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    Think I have some questions:

    Negative Stats
    - How in control will the player be as far as factors that will possibly trigger bad publicity and the liability clause? Ex: An idol having a boyfriend (or girlfriend) on the sly, will you have the option to spy on and possibly disrupt that, or is it a random negative effect that will be tied to models most-likely to have that kind of goings on?
    - Is there a LOSE condition for this game? How about Bad Ends or Bad Cumulative Results?
    - Will the negative choices one make in the game have any incentives tied to them? As in, you decide to be expressly difficult on a girl in order to push a gravure image with her (or even more adult). Would that option just lead to a flat game over/bad end for that girl, or with that path instead be something more akin to Hard/Nightmare Mode level play?
    - I think I asked this before, but how negative will the consequences & choices get in this game? Is it meant to be a lighthearted style game ([email protected]), or will their be deeper exploration through the various managing functions? Things like the aforementioned gravure, issues like bodyguards for the idols in some circumstances, possible negative reputation events such as a body double caught in a pleasure district, rebelious streaks in the idols, various stages of less-than-savory work offers, inter-production house drama, various levels of sex scandals from boyfriends despite contract to art or even AV level work not disclosed to your studio or was done under some coercion/free will.
     
  6. SadamBober

    SadamBober Recruit

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    This might slightly change later, but right now there's a hidden stat "risk of scandal" for each girl, the factors that affect it the most are her mental stamina and relationships within other girls and the player.
    About stamina: there are two bars - physical and mental. They work like shield/health in fps games - girls spend physical stamina to do activities, and if it's at 0, then they'll spend mental stamina instead. It's easy to restore physical stamina, but restoring mental stamina takes a lot of time.
    So basically an overworked idol that hates you and has no friends is at the highest risk of scandal.

    Going bankrupt is an obvious one, but there will be some other "bad ends" too that I don't want to spoil

    In this particular case nothing serious will happen if you pick a negative option, you can still try to improve relationship with her later if you want. Or just fire her and hire a bunch of new ones. The game is kinda "procedural" regarding relationships, so if you didn't have any conversations or events with this girl before, then you won't miss any content by firing her.

    Oh there'll be plenty of trigger warnings.
    This is the intended reaction:
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  7. Minuteworld_92

    Minuteworld_92 Senior Member

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    I hope you choke to death a piece of shit that Trashes your waifus shit.
     
  8. DDD-kun

    DDD-kun Senior Member

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    Normal people shouldn't smile at that kind of news. And yet. :D
    Keen beans. Looking more & more forward to this.
    Very looking forward to this.

    >Having a waifu in this day & age
    >In a multiple choice game

    Sure hope you don't do something like this. :^)
     
  9. Narmy

    Narmy Senior Member

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    Sounds pretty interesting. I'll be looking forward to this.
     
  10. Dendro Batidae

    Dendro Batidae Quite the Cynic

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    How ya doing, man?

    Have you added the rape already?
     
  11. DDD-kun

    DDD-kun Senior Member

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    Rape's boring.

    In this case, blackmail and maintaining the blackmail is 10 times more interesting.
     
  12. Ice Apollo

    Ice Apollo Anime is HARAM

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    I guess your right
    still it should be in or at least hinted at
     
  13. Syndromic

    Syndromic Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering why you're so stuck on rape.

    That aside, I'm liking the aesthetics of the game. For once, it doesn't have that weeaboo anime aesthetics quite a few western dev used to have trying to imitate anime visual novel. Also the interface looks neat. Loving how the game looks very well-put together.
     
  14. Dendro Batidae

    Dendro Batidae Quite the Cynic

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    It's still rape if she's doing it because of blackmail.

    I just think it would be a fun mechanic.

    But seriously now... not really rape but having bad ends or darker turns like selling the girls to underground yakuza porn producers, that kind of stuff.
     
  15. SadamBober

    SadamBober Recruit

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    Here's a new video. Still no new info on rape though, unless you consider vaporwave rape-related
     
  16. Kro

    Kro The King of Lolis

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    You clearly have this forum's interests at heart. It's looking nice.
     
  17. DDD-kun

    DDD-kun Senior Member

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    Far as singles go, is there a possibility for a break-out super hit result from tooling with the single creation process (like going platinum equivalent)? If so, do the requirements constantly change to prevent abusing the engine for gains?
     
  18. Dendro Batidae

    Dendro Batidae Quite the Cynic

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    Looking great, bro.

    I mean, for a western group you guys are doing a great work on japanese idol culture. Can't wait for the Devlog about rape features.
     
  19. Minuteworld_92

    Minuteworld_92 Senior Member

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    please let there be a dating sim element. I wanna date my waifu.
     
  20. DDD-kun

    DDD-kun Senior Member

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    waifus ruin lives.