Chapter 19 (Build 0.7) Release & Changelog


Chapter 19 is here!


Changelog

  • Chapter 19 added, which has about 75k words and lots of variations.
  • Argos' sprites have been redone.
  • Minor typos and bug fixes.
  • Removed the ranking at the end of the game.

Now, before you get scared with that word count, keep in mind that Chapter 19 changes a lot depending on your choices. Namely, there's a lot of Argos content accounting for your choices involving him, and there are scenes that change quite significantly if you have certain characters recruited, like Khenbish or Themba. A single playthrough won't have you going over all those 75k words we added.

Let's take a look at the Argos' sprite rework, and for this part I'll let nanoff do the talking.




Argos was one of the first sprites I made for the game, and while I think out of the whole cast Luke is the one in most dire need of a rework (argos did get some tweaks for 0.5), considering how much this update centers on Nikos I think he should get the honor first.

My art style has changed a lot in the last 4 years and while I tried to remain faithful to the original sprites, I did make some changes here and there. Some are non-negotiable, but others like increasing the shading under the pelt to make him look more sinister, or making his arms a little less muscular, I may tweak for the next build if people feel like it affects the presentation of the character significantly, so I'm eager to listen to your feedback.


About the rankings... Originally we designed them to work in tandem with the polls we used to do. The ranking let us collect some data on how people were playing the game, how they were treating Asterion, and that helped with fine tuning the game. We decided to make it fun and entertaining with the Metal Gear Solid-esque rankings, as opposed to a more straightforward and boring "You scored X points, please input that on the form."

However, we later saw that some people got a bit obsessed with the ranking or what it could mean, why they didn't get a perfect score, that sort of stuff. That's not how we want people to approach the game so we decided to remove the ranking at the end of the game. But it's fine, we don't need to collect that kind of data at this point in time.

What about Build 0.8?

Up next is Chapter 20, which is a whole build revolving around the MC's time with Asterion. Writing and editing is reasonably advanced, but we thought it'd be good to wait and see the reaction to Chapter 19 before finishing it up. It's also a pretty big chunk of content, too. As a result we aren't too far off from having the next build ready to be coded, but it's still gonna take some time and we can't say how much just yet.

That said, we've been cooking some stuff that might help you pass the time...

Sex Drive


In case you didn't check our last DevLog, I've been working on a little side project with Eddio and earlier this week we started a closed Beta in Eddio's Patreon. You can find all the details by clicking the link but here's the gist of it:

  • Sex Drive is a collection of interactive erotic stories about truckers. It comes with a beautiful custom UI, original music by Eymon, art for each and every story and a system allowing you to toggle kinks on and off, so you can tailor it to your specific tastes.
  • We're planning at least 10 stories for it, 2 of which are available in the demo.
  • This project will be paid, and the price tag will be around 10USD.
  • You get access to the Beta by pledging 10USD or higher (Radiant or Beacon tiers). By doing so you gain access to the full game too, so you shouldn't worry about buying it.
  • If you pledge 25USD or more (Beacon) you'll get early access to story drafts and the chance to offer your comments and suggestions.
  • The demo should be made public around early to mid November.

Again, you can find more information on Eddio's Patreon about it.

And another project...

That’s right, we have more stuff cooking. We’ll be ready to unveil it in the next few weeks. For now, I’d like to talk about how we’ve been developing this one, as it’s a bit of an experiment.

You know me, MinoAnon, mainly for my role as a writer in Minotaur Hotel. But a while back we released a project called Orc Breeding, where I was more of an editor figure working to package Nemo0690’s writing, and I’ve helped other developers here and there with some guidance. The truth is that I’m no stranger to playing a supportive role on a project.

This new project, which we are about to announce, follows that trend. This time I’ll be playing a role akin to a publisher, if we’re thinking of game development terms, or a very involved editor from a book publisher. That is to say, though I am not in the trenches making the content myself, I am involved in a number of other ways, I’m invested in this project, and I’m extremely proud of how it’s coming along. It’s a damn good story, with soul, passion and sincerity poured into it. It meets my standard of quality, and I guarantee it has heart.

Most importantly, it’s an utterly devilish tale. And now I’ll let the boys reveal the shortest glimpse of it:

Hector has nothing but fond memories of Rannai. The mischievous yet friendly people, the stories they told, the fertile forest east of town, the mist that heralded every sunrise. But above all he remembers Cadgan, a wolf a bit younger and smaller than himself, yet so much braver.
After nine years, Hector returns to find the town transformed by the new duke's reign, and a Cadgan that has grown into a mountain of a man. As he works as a healer and reignites a passion long forgotten, Hector notices something in the air.
The trees' roots stir with his every step.

Stay tuned for more news. They are coming very soon.

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Chapter 19 was quite a chapter, wow I wasn't expecting that, thank you very much for all your work, Minotaur Hotel have a special place in my heart

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Some of my saves from 6.2.2 aren't working in 7, especially the later saves

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This is more than amazing, Beautiful.

(Got a...  Let's just say I've written a review as a Community thingy if that's fine on one of the Posts. But I'll let this short one here also. 💜)

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Since 7.0 I am stuck at Hinterlands 3, it keeps crashing (even tried re-downloading) and I even started completely anew. Specifically happens when I go to Storm's home first or try to give him the jacket? I tried a few things but it ends up crashing in the end anyway.


One example is;

While running game code:   File "game/script_hinterlands.rpy", line 13802, in script     $ renpy.jump('hinterlands_scene_' + str(sum(hinterlands_progress.values()))) ScriptError: could not find label 'hinterlands_scene_8'. -- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------ Full traceback:   File "renpy/bootstrap.py", line 326, in bootstrap     renpy.main.main()   File "renpy/main.py", line 617, in main     run(restart)   File "renpy/main.py", line 148, in run     renpy.execution.run_context(True)   File "renpy/execution.py", line 922, in run_context     context.run()   File "game/script_hinterlands.rpy", line 13802, in script     $ renpy.jump('hinterlands_scene_' + str(sum(hinterlands_progress.values())))   File "renpy/script.py", line 918, in lookup     raise ScriptError("could not find label '%s'." % str(original)) ScriptError: could not find label 'hinterlands_scene_8'.


Really enjoying it so far! I will just go back to my 6.2.2 version for now and continue that play-through.

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Dont know if you found a fix yet but what worked for me when I had this same issue was going to a different save that wasn't your latest one. For some reason every other save was fine. But the latest one I did before the update wouldn't work. So if you saved multiple times. You can just go back to the second latest one and skip to where you were. This seemed to work for me and I hope it does for you!

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Chapter 19 was awesome😚👌👌

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All I can say to this update, that is you guy hit it to the roof. It was great and had me falling for the minotaur all over again💕. But the only thing, I think I will comply is the text where some might not make sense when reading( like the word alway become " Allway " or some like " Histhis" ) but that all I notice really ( if you guy have time to fix it, this will greatly bring me smile😄. If you guy have time. You guy deserve the rest :3). In all it a great chapter that might make me play it, like over 10 time before I contracted a stroke from all the love of mine, too asterion 😍😍😍💕.

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Eu rejoguei do começo, e devo dizer que eu amei o capítulo novo, vocês solucionaram muitas coisas que estavam abertas, e abriram novas curiosidades. Fiquei surpreso com o que está acontecendo com os Deuses,  A conversa sobre almas também me deixou curioso, e foi bem satisfatório. Achei interessante também que Pedro e Oscar são brasileiros! Eu não tinha reparado nisso antes, achei divertido. Muito Obrigado. Anceio pra rejogar novamente no próximo update!. Also, quero perguntar se quando o projeto estiver pronto algum dia, vocês poderiam deixar um jeito de escolher todos os personagens pro Hotel em uma só jogatina? Gostei dos novos modelos do Nikos, ficaram muito bons!

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i loved the update! this rises the question tho.. since the next chapter is about mc and asterion having a romantic week or so to themselves, does this mean we may be getting into a little spicy content with asterion? ( wondering if some of the choices influence their dynamic in that way? ( asterion being all shy but really liking mc claiming him in public as his is so relatable like oh my gods ) nikos probably felt awful the entire time he tormented asterion. even if he didnt play a big part in it like the predecessors did since astarion was locked up for a good portion of nikos's career as overseer for hermes 

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Thanks for the new content, having some plot threads come together is nice. 

I noticed the wiki was down, is there any guide/info on main new added content / which routes to take for it? I'd love to explore it all myself but the game is really long by now even with skips & save files.


Also, a very minor issue, I ran into an exception, might be a small bug somewhere in your code:

```
I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.
 

While running game code:
  File "game/script_hinterlands.rpy", line 22487, in <module>
KeyError: u'anthill'
 

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------
 

Full traceback:
  File "script_hinterlands.rpyc", line 22487, in script
  File "renpy/ast.py", line 1892, in execute
  File "renpy/python.py", line 2249, in py_eval
  File "renpy/python.py", line 2242, in py_eval_bytecode
  File "game/script_hinterlands.rpy", line 22487, in <module>
KeyError: u'anthill'
 

```

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Basically, what i've found is that the Pedro's scenes will involve Themba or Luke, and Nikos will involve Khenbish or Kota

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Well I still hate him and would like to kill him but meh he's cute when he wears that sweater.

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such a good boy and amazing actor he is

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"A single playthrough won't have you going over all those 75k words we added."

Me, who has the whole gang all ready and set waiting for this update: [Radioactive Excitement] 

(ps: still didn't figured out how to activate Themba alternative appearance, but I am still trying, sir.)

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We did leave in a cheat code to activate it... When Jean asks you to type your name on his phone, type in "Chaoskampf" (without the quotation marks)

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Man I've been binging this game on and off for hours at a time. Your stroy along with the collaborative efforts of your team is fucking phenominal. I absolutely LOVE this game you've made here. I orginally downloaded it for lewds but damn if i wasnt blown away. The characters, story, different major choices I have yet to explore. You sir, are a true artist. Each character has such a strong and different personality between one another. Hell many of the moments with Asterion just make me giddy with joy and smile. And its all so tame that just the minor handholding or hugs or whatever tender moments with the bull are total 'holy shit' exciting moments. I came back here out of curiosity to check on the project. I have yet to actually reach any 'end' as of the story thus far, but man am I so happy to see the project is still alive. I would love to sit here and gush about it, but I feel I've went on about it long enough. Thanks for the awesome game man and I'll support the project how I can. Lol, not really specifically about the new chapter. But whatever this is all great man. Thanks again. (PS) lol kinda glad the update doesnt delete your saves :3

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I haven't played the new update yet but I just wanted to comment about the new spirit of Argos, his old nose looks more like a snake's nose than the new one, the new one looks more like a cow's nose (especially the 3rd spirit) other than that he looks good, you did a good job with keeping the original design of the old spirit

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Chapter 19 is FIRE!!! It really brings it all together and ties up a lot of loose ends. I haven't checked in my recent replay if Luke's story is updated yet, but I can wait if not. This story is truly a master class in story telling. Glad it's my first VN experience.  (Side note: the new Sprites and animations look amazing and adds even more depth and life to the tale)

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Thank you, you're very kind. Luke's story isn't updated yet. I wanna get to it soon though, he deserves some love.

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I am once again suffering from minotaur brainrot as Asterion and all the other mythical gays in the hotel are all I can think about. I can't wait for chapter 20!

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I started the new chapter yesterday, and I'm loving every moment of it! The writing quality is still very high, and for me this is becoming the best visual novel I've ever read. Even the longest scenes are never boring, thanks to a powerful characterization and well-timed pacing. I'm also excited about the new project. From the synopsis, looks like another story I will love! Thank you for making these gems for us!

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To have the opportunity to see more of Asterion, of all stars the most beautiful, is a blessing; thank you

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POGGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I loved the new chapter, I expected the new chapter to be more focused on Asterion and the MC, but this chapter made me like the other characters even more, P and Oscar are a very cute couple, and P and Themba talk about bloodborn made me want to buy a ps4 just to play hahah,  I really enjoyed the interaction between Domis (I loved the new sprites) and Khenbish, and the end of the chapter ended with a golden key, that said I can't wait for chapter 20 to arrive, It's going to be painful to have to wait, but I feel it's going to be worth it.

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The new sprites look great!

This and Alan Wake 2 coming out on the same day feels like an early Christmas.

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