(this is animated)
I reworked the Affection Mode mock-up and made it more intuitive (this is not actually in the game yet). I got rid of the box showing a body diagram to select body parts, and instead now you will simply go over sections of the portrait to select which part you want to touch. This frees up some space and looks a lot nicer, and you get the feeling you’re actually touching him.
First you select either the hand or mouth, and then you can select what action you want to perform. After that, you can select a body part. Of course, provided any of these are unlocked. I’ve removed a few body parts such as the nose, shoulders and the legs, since these are basically superficial.
I have not yet decided whether or not to add in a CG background, or to simply show the map you are in. Probably the latter since it requires less work.
The sad thing to note is, the AM is not accessible anymore in the censored version. This is because as I’m trying to set up the system, I have to go out of my way to disable certain features just for the censored version. In fact, it’s screwing me over, so I decided no AM for the censored version. Sorry kids.
The good thing, while I haven’t yet worked on it in the game, I’ve got it almost figured out how to set it up and get it working. It will probably take a lot of testing.
That said, I’ve already written Bill and James’s dialogue for during the AM, that’s one thing out of the way. They’ll have standard dialogue for each phase based on if they liked the action or not, and specific dialogue for a specific kind of action (as well as for each phase). Kissing a bachelor’s lips for example triggers the specific response instead of the general response.
I’ve also completely finished all of the bachelor’s dialogue when asking the 2-5th heart level questions as well as the BFF questions (none of the other questions though). Whew, I need to start cracking on completing Calvin and Roy’s regular dialogue.
James’s responses were pretty fun to write, he’s such as a blunt jerk. I want to spoil you guys with some of his dialogue, but that’s just too much haha. Instead I’ll spoil you guys with Calvin and Roy’s response to the question: Do you have any hobbies? as I did with Bill and James.
Calvin: “Oh sure, I like to read for one.”
MC: “What kind of genre do you like to read?”
Calvin: “I like fantasy stories, as well as a bit of romance in it.”
MC: “So you like to read romance stories?”
Calvin: “… Shh, don’t say it out loud.”
Calvin: “I also like to take nature pictures with my camera.”
Calvin: “I’ve even won a few photography contests, but nothing big.”
MC: “Wow, that sounds impressive.”
Calvin: “Ahh, don’t flatter me.”
Roy: “I like to be on the computer and play videogames.”
MC: “What kind of videogames?”
Roy: “Oh, all sorts of them. I like puzzles the most though.”
MC: “Hah, I figured you’d like action games.”
Roy: “Well, adventure puzzles are very fun to play – but I mainly like to solve the puzzles.”
MC: “Does that mean you’re kind of smart?”
Roy: “Are you implying I’m actually kind of not?”
Roy: “Haha, it’s okay. I’m not stupid or anything.”