As of today the new tier structure is now in place. This structure is uniform across both Patreon and Subscribestar and features a simplified reward system with faster and more direct benefits.
The reason for the redesign was in part to reduce my over all administrative workload and to create parity between the platforms through which this project can be supported.
So please take a look and if you have any questions please let me know. This weekend I’ll work on updating the download links for each tier while I’m uploading the latest playtest (That’s right, we got an Emily scene done and possibly a Lupita scene before tomorrow is over with!)
This brings me to our next feature. Production polls. Lately we’ve been kicking ass on the artwork and for a few weeks now we’ve been smoothly developing several characters at once. I have several scenes written and ready for art and many more sitting idle in first draft form waiting for a second pass before being pushed into the artwork pipeline.
That’s pretty much the flow these days. Write the Scene, Make the Art, Post Produce and Upload. It’s been working smoothly. So smoothly in fact that as recompense for removing some features, I want to give patrons a chance to influence this pipeline.
I have a rough development timeline in my head, but it’s very flexible. And so starting tomorrow Patrons will have an opportunity to begin steering a portion of the weekly development.
$10+ Patrons – Art Production Polls
Patrons at this level will get to vote every week or two on whose art we’ll be working on. This poll will be limited to characters for which I have a completed second draft ready for artwork. Any given week patrons can vote to fill any number of open slots. The votes will be an aggregated total between Patreon and Subscribestar.
$20+ Patrons – Script Production Polls
Patrons at this level will get to vote every week or two on whose scenes I’ll be working into a final draft so that we can roll them over into art production. Like I said, there is a lot already written in first draft. And a lot more that still needs to be written. As above, the votes will be an aggregated total between Patreon and Subscribestar.
$30+ Patrons – Lewd Production Polls
Patrons at this level will get to vote once a month on which character gets lewd content added. The sex menu in the game is built to be expanded up with new options and positions added after the fact. Once a month I’ll let patrons vote for which existing sex scene in the game will get an expanded event. And of course, this will be an aggregate vote between Subscribestar and Patreon.
Keep in mind these polls won’t determine 100% of the production schedule. I will still be making judgement calls and pushing forward with certain stories and characters as the project dictates. For example we’re full on in with Lupita right now and I’m not going to push her aside for the sake of a poll.
So from time to time one or two of the slots may already be occupied. But that doesn’t mean a portion of our time can’t be spent giving you what you want.
And if we wind up with an overdevelopment of certain characters we may limit their availability in future polls until we feel things have leveled out. Either way, we have plenty of wiggle room and there’s no reason we can’t work with a multi-character development plan.
In any case, I’m excited to give this a try and I hope you are to.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the first poll. My plan is to post them on Fridays and let them run through the weekend. This way we can kick of Monday with a clear objective.