I’ve always stood by this comment; Tailor Tales will be free to play. I still stand by it!
However, Tailor Tales Plus, which contains side stories and adult content, will be the paid version of the game.
Tailor Tales will still be free to play and will get updated with each finished route. Currently that means Dimitri’s route will need to be completed before it gets updated.
Tailor Tales Plus on the other hand, will only be accessible through the Patreon until the game is fully complete and has all 6 bachelors finished. Then it will be released as well and you can buy it if you wish.
So that means, if you want to play Tailor Tales Plus now instead of waiting, you can pledge to the Patreon to support me and in return get early access to Tailor Tales Plus. This is the only way to currently play Tailor Tales Plus at the moment.
The free version will be updated this year still! Tailor Tales Plus however, will take a long time to fully complete (after all, only 1/6 routes are complete, with the 2nd one being finished this year).
So if you can’t wait to get your hands on some sexy times with Neil, you can pledge now ;)
Get early access to Tailor Tales & Tailor Tales Plus! Remember that Tailor Tales Plus has the longer (erotic) epilogue + 10th CG. It will also have slightly more chapters available to read of Dimitri’s route versus the normal one.
If you can’t wait any longer and want to play what’s available right now, then go pledge!
Each bachelor in Tailor Tales has a unique story. The only consistent element in each story is that Joselina has her own boutique and makes clothes. Neil, Dimitri, Caine and Aiden have always had their stories planned from the beginning. Recently, I managed to outline Sam’s story as well.
But what about James? Well, to be honest, while I did have a vague idea where I wanted to take the story, it never quite settled for me. I came up with a bunch of ideas, but none stuck. James therefor, never had a clear outline.
In his first iteration, James was a carpenter in a small village.
With Tailor Tales’ reboot, it has turned into a visual novel and Joselina now lives in a city.
The idea that James is a carpenter was still on my mind, it could fit with home improvements. But I didn’t get a very concrete idea for it.
Because James has always been the most popular character – the one people look forward to playing – I figured it’s best to not touch James unless I had a really good story planned out for him.
That day has finally come!
After watching The Incredibles 2, inspiration struck. Suddenly a very vivid story came to mind. It had everything; a fantastical romance, action, character development, and supernatural powers. The only thing it was lacking…
A bachelor that would have this story.
This story is obviously not in line with the rest. Tailor Tales is a modern-day setting, mostly slice of life stuff. The idea of superheroes with special powers did not fit with any of the guys. So I kept thinking about a potential 7th bachelor, for in the future.
But to have this great story thought out while James’ was still sorely lacking… I wondered; could I give James this story? His personality would be in line with what I had in mind, it would just mean a complete overhaul of what I currently had for James.
After asking around, it seems most people were okay with a superhero storyline for James.
So James is no longer a carpenter… James is from now on, a superhero! Trust me, this story will be awesome, I’ve got a clear vision of what I want to do with it and you won’t be disappointed. Yes, it’s supernatural and doesn’t fit in with the other bachelors… but Joselina is still running her boutique, making clothes. Except this time, she makes costumes for superheroes.
With a new story for James, I needed a new sprite for him as well. So, say hello to our new (and very buff) James!
If you’re curious, here’s how James’ design has changed over the years:
I’m very excited to write his story, which is the most important thing :)
My Patreon is launching on July 10th! The link will be posted on this blog when it’s launched.
Now what exactly is Patreon? Patreon is a platform where people can donate to you on a monthly basis. Yes, it is a subscription. Yes, you can always cancel your subscription! In return for donating monthly, you get rewards.
Tailor Tales’ Patreon is for getting early access to Tailor Tales & Tailor Tales Plus. Every month, the game will be updated (though I can’t quite predict what the update will be) and you can play any chapters that is not in the public release.
Why pay when you can play for free? The public and free to play release of Tailor Tales won’t be updated until a character route is completed. For now that means, version 1.4 will stay the current public release until Dimitri’s route is completed. For those that don’t want to wait and want to play what’s already available, they can donate to the Patreon and play the most recent update.
If you unsubscribe from the Patreon you will not be able to receive anymore updates, but you can always subscribe later on again.
The difference between Tailor Tales & Tailor Tales Plus
Tailor Tales is rated 16+ for swearing, alcohol/drug abuse and sexual references. In the normal version, you have to complete client requests, earn gold and use this gold to unlock the next chapter.
Tailor Tales Plus is rated 18+ for adults only, as there will be a longer epilogue filled with explicit smut. Sometimes it might even get steamy throughout the route (Dimitri’s chapter 19 has a Plus version for example). Chapters do not cost gold so you can read at your own leisure and not have to worry about requirements. Tailor Tales Plus will also unlock any available side stories. As of this post, there are no side stories yet added, but will in the future.
On my Patreon, Tailor Tales Plus will have more chapters available than the normal Tailor Tales. That means the normal version will be slightly behind on current chapters.
Let it be known that Tailor Tales Plus is the paid version (so it will be on a higher tier in Patreon) and will also be released during the next public update.
Tailor Tales is my passion project, but unfortunately I have bills to pay and food to eat. Patreon would be a way to get some amount of income from fans who support me, so I can continue working on Tailor Tales without having to take a break. As of right now, I am working on Tailor Tales full time and I would like to keep it that way.
Tailor Tales is still free to play, but Patreon basically allows you to play the current chapters sooner if you’re too impatient to wait, and you help me out by financing the project! :)
With that said, let’s close this post off with a new screenshot! Have I mentioned I finished writing the script for Dimitri’s passionate ending? I’m getting very close to finishing his script!
My Patreon will be up and running next month, on the 10th of July! You can show your support by becoming a Patron and getting early access to the current version of Tailor Tales.
The launch will be linked on this blog, as well as other social media :)
In other news, I’ve finished Dimitri’s 7th CG. Sneak peek here:
Patrons will have access to the full CGs!
Also added Mandy’s voiced lines, and managed to write chapters 24 and 25 for Dimitri. That means I am finally writing Dimitri’s ending! Chapters 26 and 27 for both Innocent & Passionate will be up next.
Version 1.5 is being tested by the beta testers at the moment, which is Neil’s full route. I’m very happy the way it turned out, especially his epilogue. Seems it’s a hit with the beta testers!
The public version of Tailor Tales won’t be updated until Dimitri’s route is finished as well. That should be this year though :)
However, my eventual Patreon will allow you to have early access to whatever is currently available so that you can still read the story instead of waiting! Just keep an eye on the blog, I will announce it when it’s ready, though I’m aiming for June/July.
As for screenshots, I redrew Dimitri’s naked body so that it would be easier for me in the future to create his epilogue (which has a sex scene in the Plus version).
I’m currently trying to write Dimitri’s final chapters, and brainstorming about both of his endings.
Now that all of the voice files have been received for the character’s in Neil’s route, I was finally able to complete his epilogue. That means, Neil’s route is now 100% complete, whoo!
Yep, that includes his Plus epilogue as well, which is very 18+.
The guys will now have a close-up sprite whenever they are very close to you, or are kissing you. Previously, the sprites would fade away when you were in the middle of kissing them, but this time, they will have a sprite. I was experimenting a little bit with this close-up version, especially in Neil’s epilogue during his sex scene.
But I have to say, the result is really nice, it makes for a much more immersive scene.
I went back to re-do all of Neil’s kissing scenes to include this new sprite. I had to go back over to his old chapters anyways because I needed to add a voice for Markus and Evelin.
I did the same for Dimitri, drew a close-up sprite of him.
Currently Dimitri’s progress is at 23 chapters.
Due to Neil’s epilogue being finished and the main menu also being done, a public update will be in the near feature (along with the Plus version!). It will have to undergo a lot of testing first though.
I’ve also commissioned someone to create a new Tailor Tales trailer to reflect the current version more!