And do you intend to lengthen the chapters? There was another game I played that followed this chapter schedule and it seemed like when I moved on to the next chapter it was a little longer than the last one, so I was wondering if you would follow that schedule too AVNSax.
Confusion 0.4 [NSFW 18+]
A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
Confusion is the story of a transgender girl with a problem. Alex has few friends, a lot of enemies, and even her foster family disrespects her. How will she learn to cope? Should she leave? Should she finish transitioning? Should she learn to fight back against those who would mean her harm? Will she ever love or be loved in return? End her confusion...
Chapter 4 (version 0.4):
- Updated to Ren'Py version 8.0.3
- Around an hour of new content
- 9 new scenes
- 799 new renders (between animations and static images)
- Cleaned up some previous images and animations
- Added controls to allow users to individually delete saves
- Chapter 4 of a 10-chapter story
- Game saves from previous full and compressed versions of the VN are still not compatible with each other but should now be compatible in saves made from this version forward.
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|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, Android|
|Made with||Blender, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Ren'Py|
|Tags||Adult, LGBTQIA, Multiple Endings, Photorealistic, Story Rich, Transgender|
|Average session||About an hour|
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Thanks for your questions.
I’m aiming for 8 to 10 weeks of development time per chapter. Depending on what else is going on in my life, it might stretch to 12 weeks on occasion. Confusion was always meant to be a short story, not a never-ending, open-ended cash grab like many other VNs. I’m constantly amazed by the number of VNs I’ve played where the author seemingly just makes it up as they go along. Or they write their “story” to simply maximize the number of fetishized H-scenes they can present. I finished writing my script almost a year ago, so the lead time per chapter is just creating and rendering the models. I know what’s going to happen and how the story will end.
I tell people this is a visual “novella” instead of a “novel.” The chapters are about an hour long if you take the time to read the individual screens. And it is definitely not meant to be a fap-and-run adventure. Many of those are available here if that’s one’s predisposition.
Another factor is the visual style. I’ve always wanted the visuals to be cinematic in scope instead of simple sprites or static screens spread over tens of lines of dialog each. One VN I recently played featured black screens for a lot of its dialogue, as though the author either couldn’t figure out how to present the visuals or just couldn’t be bothered. Chapter 3, as short as it might seem, required 1,299 renders alone, more than many VNs need for their entire length.
All that said, the first three chapters were expository in nature. Chapter 4 (which I’m working on now) is slightly longer than the preceding ones and coincidentally includes the longest scene in the entire VN. But the remaining chapters are all about the same length except for the final two, where all of the story’s threads are wrapped up (along with several different endings).
I hope I answered your questions!
Thanks for answering and yes it helped, I would like to ask just one more question for now, do you already have planned or plan to do more?
Not sure what you mean. If you mean more stories using the Confusion characters, then no. It’s hard to explain why except that the ending would make that really difficult. After Confusion, I’m planning a short comedy piece, essentially a parody of visual novel tropes. After that, it’ll have been at least 18 months and what I work on after that is kinda up in the air.
How often does a new update come out AVNSax? I'm excited, but I know it takes time so instead of asking when it's going to come out I'd like to know, more or less how often under normal conditions they are released.
Hello! Is it compatible with Apple M1? I've tried to launch ch3 but it's instantly stopped
Um, I believe so. I only have Intel Macs to test with, but I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t work on M1 unless the Python interpreter is somehow having issues. Have you tried running it with Rosetta? I’ll ask around and see if anyone knows of any obvious issues.
Can you send me the log.txt and traceback.txt files so I can investigate this further? Thanks.
This is probably a case of “too little, too late,” but the VN should run fine using Rosetta, according to Ren’Py’s author. The next version of Ren’Py will feature native M1 (ARM) support–so the next release of Confusion should run natively then.
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