Tailor Tales beta 1.3 update!

Tailor Tales v 1.3 - Screenshot 16

Download Tailor Tales beta 1.3 here.

Changelog:
– Fixed a bug that wouldn’t let you create bottoms
– New introduction and character selection
– Shops added
– You can now design clothing for clients
– Chapters now cost money to proceed, or require clothing items
– Autoread option added
– Neil’s chapters 21 through 25 added (17k words)
– Dimitri’s chapters 4 through 6 added (8k words)
– 2 CGs added
– Markus & Evelin now have working expressions
– Added Angela’s dress
– Many more backgrounds added
– Minor graphical changes to various graphics
– Characters can now run off the screen (I’m looking at you, Neil)
– Added a couple of new hairstyles and item accessories
– Added a beginner tutorial
– GodMode removed

Your previous save file will not work in this version. Please delete the previous version, or install the new one in a different folder. Previous beta players can still play where they left off by indicating so during the introduction.

GodMode is removed in this version – you no longer have access to all items from the start, neither can you read the story while skipping all requirements. You now have to earn money to progress the story, as reading costs money and it scales up with each chapter.

Everyone will now have to be forced to go through the introduction as well as the designing tutorial. I’m not taking any chances with people pressing “no” on the tutorial and skip it.

Decorate is still not an available option in this version. You can finally shop though – although the backgrounds for the shops still aren’t finished, neither are the shopkeepers.

Neil’s route splits in chapter 25 into the Passionate ending or the Innocent ending. Try re-reading chapters and pick different answers to read both versions of chapter 25! This does mean that Neil’s route, from here on out, is officially split. Each ending has two chapters, a CG unique to that ending, and a shared epilogue. That means, there’s only 3 more chapters left to go until Neil’s route is complete!

I wanted to re-design the in-game menu, but that will be saved for a different update. This update will still have the old version. Sometimes the CG gallery behaves a bit glitchy and will display the previous CG you saw, instead of the one you clicked.

Mac version will be released sometime after the PC version is out.


Questionnaire for those that have played beta 1.3:

1. What is your gender and age?
2. Where did you find out about Tailor Tales?
3. Is the art style appealing to you, or did it take some convincing?
4. Which (available) character is your favourite?
5. What’s your favourite scene?
6. What’s your favourite CG?
7. Which character would you like to be available next?
8. How many fierce points and how many kind points did you get at the end of each route?
9. How much tailoring experience and gold did you end up having at the end?
10. Was it difficult getting gold to purchase the chapters, or was it easy?
11. Was it difficult re-creating garments that were important clients? I.e. the masquerade dress, Angela’s dress, or the opera dress.
12. Favourite aspect of the game?

If you encountered a bug, please follow these steps:
– Please take a screenshot of the bug in question, or give me a detailed description.
– Give me a detailed description of the things you did right before the bug happened (i.e. you clicked on a dress and suddenly everything malfunctioned.)
– If you got stuck at a chapter and or important clients, please let me know which chapter and which character you are on.

When you get an error after creating a new game:
You’re running an older version, please delete this folder, re-download the game and play again, it should be fixed! :)

9 thoughts on “Tailor Tales beta 1.3 update!

  1. Hmn, hello, I download the new beta but when I click in new game , just after the Celine image, the error message appear :
    ” Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property ‘width’ of null.

    • Please read the blog post next time:

      When you get an error after creating a new game:
      You’re running an older version, please delete this folder, re-download the game and play again, it should be fixed! :)

  2. That will be a long post. :D I’ve been taking notes as I played, just to remember what I want to say, when I’m finished. ^^

    For first playthrough I went with Dimitri, just to see his extra content and test new system. I’ve found client system to be fun and I liked creating clothes for money. I’m a bit of a hoarder in games, so earning money was addictive – unfortunately I don’t remember how much I’ve earned on Dimitri route, but I have the amount I’ve got on Neil’s route. The mannequin for clients clothes was very helpful and the factor that I could earn more after doing a lot of orders and gaining experience was satisfactionary. Also, buying new items like patterns and colours was fun – I’ve felt like I have the real business where I offer more after time goes. I haven’t had problems with earning money to read the next chapter, so I didn’t find it difficult to meet the bar. Dimitri’s new content was absolute my favourite – I like this boy so much :D And I just noticed that I like Sarah’s voice?? Like, it’s well matched. I’ve got 8f and 1k points on this route.
    Aaand I have some questions, about Dimitri’s route and client system overall.
    1. Does list of clients run off at some point in chapter you’re at or is the list endless? What I want to know, is there a limit of money you can earn in chapter?
    2. Is there a way to hide a dialogue box? I wanted to see Dimitri’s strech marks more clearly. :D
    3. About Alex – I liked how Dimitri talks about his brother using his full name. I have a feeling that he distances himself from him, always had. How Sarah’s trashed Alex’s car – precious, even if a little too much vengeful for my tastes. If it isn’t too spoilery (or maybe you plan to reveal it later in game), I’d like to know: why Alex cheated on MC? And who send the pictures? Will there be an encounter with Alex in the future? I imagine, it’d be rather hard not to meet him, if Dimitri and MC will be together at some point. I just hope there’ll be an option to either ignore him or say something nasty. :D
    I noticed one bug on this route: when Sarah’s leaving after dinner in MC’s flat she says MC’s default name “Joselina”; the line goes something like that: “Just because I’m gone…”.

    Now, about Neil. I played for nearly 4 hours, just because I wanted to start fresh and lost myself in clothes creation. ^^ Money! Also, I’ve got another MC for each date. At the end, I’ve got 27f and 6k points, earned 72750 coins and 4120 experience. I didn’t find difficult creating special clothes, as I had enough gold to purchase necessary items.
    New content – wooow :D Angela, I’m proud of you, even if you’re a mischievous little demon. Meeting Neil’s mother and going still with the fiencee charade – I feel your pain, MC. It’ll be fun seeing how this turn about, but I have a feeling, that Evelyn (sorry if I spelled the name wrong) knows something is off. Call it an instinct. And I’m curious about her remark about her husband – she’s with him only because she had to maintain the image, isn’t she? I don’t like how Markus treats his son, but I can only imagine how hard it’ll be to stand up and rebel. Also being cut off of family’s founds – that’d be a shock for someone like Neil, but I’m sure he’d manage. I feel that the drastic measures are in order to attain a happiness and not ‘work himself to death’. Drama’s coming up, I know it (and wait for it). :D I looove how you write romantic scenes! Too bad that there’s always something coming up and separating Neil and MC. ^^

    That’s it for now. :D Thank you for your hard work and dedication in creating this story!

    • Whew, seems you played quite a lot! Thanks for spotting the Joselina error – I’ve since switched to never writing out her name anymore due to errors like these.

      As to your own questions:
      1. The list of clients is always 4 at a time, and it will always generate a new one after you complete one. It’s a list so that you can pick out which one you’d like to create, and which one to delete. But also because important clients can pop up.
      2. No, there no way to hide it, sorry. I don’t think I can implement a hide feature either. But, I hid the window myself during this scene with Dimitri and you have to click/press space to continue so you can check him out :)
      3. Everything about Alex will come to a conclusion near the end. There is a reason Dimitri is not just some cute kid you picked up from the streets to live with you after all – you need the family drama!

      Seems you’ve got quite a lot of gold and I need to scale back the rewards. In fact, I’ve got gold increase based on exp, and it caps out at 5000, which you’ve almost reached. So that means gold is too easy and I need to adjust some numbers. Thank you for thoroughly testing this though! :D I’m also glad you managed to create the clothing for the important clients, I was a bit worried people may not know which pattern to buy etc.

      I’m proud of Angela as well! Her story here is finished, now we need to see what becomes of Neil in the upcoming chapters ;)

      Thank you so much for playing and commenting! How about answering the original questions?

      Also, hah, just noticed you picked mostly the fierce answers. I guess you liked teasing poor Dimitri huh XD

      • Sure, filling the questionnaire right away. :D

        1. What is your gender and age?
        F and 25+ °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

        2. Where did you find out about Tailor Tales?
        Now when you mention it… I’m not sure. I tend to do ‘chain search’ – something gets mentioned somewhere or I notice it. Maybe someone told about it on tumblr?

        3. Is the art style appealing to you, or did it take some convincing?
        Your art style is very pretty – clean lines, animation and colouring. I like it :D

        4. Which (available) character is your favourite?
        Dimitri!

        5. What’s your favourite scene?
        So many. ^^ But for now the ‘fresh content’ and I’d say – Dimitri cheering up MC after her opening day. Neil and MC shopping and meeting the mother.

        6. What’s your favourite CG?
        Neil’s and MC first pic together xD I loved Neil’s expression hehehe

        7. Which character would you like to be available next?
        James, the grumpy carpenter.

        8. How many fierce points and how many kind points did you get at the end of each route?
        D: 8f, 1k (yes, I like making him blush); N: 27f, 6k (he deserves someone as fierce as him).

        9. How much tailoring experience and gold did you end up having at the end?
        Neil’s route: 4120exp, 72750g

        10. Was it difficult getting gold to purchase the chapters, or was it easy?
        I didn’t find it difficult, few ‘clients’ done and I’m reading next chapter.

        11. Was it difficult re-creating garments that were important clients? I.e. the masquerade dress, Angela’s dress, or the opera dress.
        No. But I like taking things apart and see the details, so maybe I’m not the best to answer that. :D

        12. Favourite aspect of the game?
        Business! Money! Romance! Characters! MC with relatable life problems! Writing! ೭੧(❛▿❛✿)੭೨ Eh, everything? :D

        Oh, and I have to ask: What is going on in Neil’s mind when he’s having his ‘hot and cold’ moments? I mean, he either panics and snaps on MC with something nasty or surprises a lot with his more gentle side. I’m curious, how he holds himself ‘inside’ when interacting with MC. And, do you find him difficult to write? How about Dimitri? :D

        • Thank you for answering! :)

          What’s going on in Neil’s mind … I will probably write a POV chapter from him at some point, but it can basically be summed up as this. A lot of the time he wants to say something nice, but his mouth just runs off and he says something nasty instead. He gets easily flustered and beats himself up for it all of the time.

          Neil is an easy character to write, but his story doesn’t come as natural to me as for example, Dimitri’s. Aiden, Caine and Dimitri are the easiest for me to write, with the hardest being James which I haven’t even attempted to write yet.

  3. You posted new demo so soon, I haven’t been expecting it at all! What a nice surprise – I have a free weekend, so I will definitely give it a go and write something here. Thank you and have a nice day ^^

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