[Ren'Py] Being a DIK [Dr PinkCake] Previews and Discussion

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Ignatz

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Well, well, progress continues apace as the Pink one creates a totally new experience for you. Will it be as hot as the last game? Maybe some of the info below will answer your burning curiosity...



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Status update Episode 1

I spent this week working a lot on the framework, while rendering animations. Something I want to have in the game is an in-game phone. So, I did a mock-up and boy it really sucked.

This was the first draft I made last Saturday:
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...it wasn't any good. So, I spent this entire week on creating a superior version and as of today it was fully completed. This is the new version:

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In this week's post I wanted to talk about this phone and all of its 12 different apps. Every app is fully functional at launch (I don't want any "Work in progress" stuff in BADIK). Some apps can only be accessed during free roam, due to their nature, but several apps are always available.

Apps

1. Tasks - View the current tasks for free roam.

2. Call - During specific moments in the game you can call different characters.

3. Chat - This is the app I'm most excited about! It's an app used to chat with different characters. The chat is choice based and looks like this.

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4. Notes - In this app you can update the name of the saved game (instead of having annoying pop-ups every time you want to save the game). You can also write a 500 character note about anything you want the game to remember for you.

5. Stats - This app shows your current stats, e.g. money and DIK score (the system that shapes your main character's attitude and other's perception of you based on your choices)

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6. Skills - You can buy perks, study for classes and upgrade mini-game related skills in the game. You can track your progress in this app.

7. Bios - This app is very useful. You can read about every character here. Their history with you is updated when you make important choices in the game. An excellent way of keeping track of what happened in your game.

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8. Game - You can earn money once per free roam from winning a mini-game. With time, you can buy upgrades that makes that game a lot easier.

9. Rewards - The special renders you find or earn in the game can be viewed using this app.

10. Scenes - The lewd scenes you unlock can be replayed using this app.

11. Background - Change the background of your phone using this app. More backgrounds than the default 10 may be included in future updates based on patron polls.

12. Music - During free roam you can play any music you want. Use this app to listen to a specific song.

The phone can be accessed at anytime in the upper left corner of the graphical user interface (GUI). But it is hidden, as I want a minimal GUI, so you will have to hover over the upper left corner to see it. During free roam you can also hover in the upper right corner to skip to the next song in the music queue (which is randomized).

I've spent a lot of time on the phone feature. I hope you like this preview. If you have any questions or valuable feedback, please let me hear it.

I haven't come up with a good way to report render progress this far. But what I can tell you is that 19 animations for Episode 1 are completed thus far.

Cheers!

Dr PinkCake
 
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Synopsis:
A young man, from a low-income family, moves away from his widowed father and his summer love to attend college at Burgmeister & Royce. As he is cast into freshman life and persuaded to join the up-and-coming fraternity Delta Iota Kappa, he'll be exposed to a new world filled with conflicts, alcohol, drugs and sex.
Title: Being a DIK
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After finishing Acting Lessons I will develop a new game. Today I'm revealing the final romaceable character of the cast, Josy. I'll include some extra renders of the rest of the cast. I have attached high resolution versions of the renders to this post.

Character Reveal:
Josy

Maya

Sage

Isabella
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BADIK wallpaper:
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Previews:

Shit, it'll be hard to wait...
 
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It's enough to look at your profile picture to understand that you are the least objective person on the subject...:rolleyes:

Uhmmm... so it could mean that the MC hides a dangerous weapon under his pants! :D
I don't how you call it, but under your replies there are pictures, one from L&A and I'm wondering from which game the other one is.
Thanks.

I searched "secret" threads and thought that it might be "No More Secrets", but idk I'm not sure of it, the game looks good anyway so I dl it.
 

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A friendly reminder that I will change the Patron tiers this Friday.
You can read about the tiers on my Patreon main page. I wanted to highlight some features of the new tiers. Specifically the voting system.
The new voting system will be used to influence the game in various ways. You get voting rights starting with the $10 tier. These are the total number of votes you get per tier:
$10: 1 vote
$15: 3 votes
$25: 7 votes
$30: 11 votes (And special polls only for +$30 patrons)
As patreon doesn't support this voting system by default, I will create four polls and add the results up after the voting has completed. This means that you have to participate in multiple polls if you pledge tiers higher than $10.
The first poll that will use this system will be posted on January 1st.
In this poll you will vote on a dedicated animation scene where you will get to choose between handjob, blowjob, titjob, assjob or footjob for an unknown character. I will make several animations of the winning option that will be included in Episode 1 of Being a DIK.
Another reward you get in the +$15 tiers is access to early lewd/special renders, based on patron polls. In December you voted for Josy and Riona to appear in these renders. The +$15 tiers will give you access to renders such as this one:
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Thank you for your understanding and support!
Cheers
Dr PinkCake
 

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Is this page going to be nothing more than updates? Will there ever be a game? Are cats and dogs living together? Will I ever stop extemporizing and post the darn update?




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New Tiers information

Let's start with the most important information. The new patron tiers are now live! I hope that the transition worked smoothly for you. If you notice something weird on the Discord server or here on Patreon, I'm interested in getting your feedback ASAP.

Those who are affected the most by this change are the Superstar patrons; that tier is now gone and replaced with the $25 Huge DIK tier. Please check out the new tiers and their rewards on the main page to decide if you want to raise or lower your pledge. This is the last time I will mention this.

Acting Lessons with Extras and the walkthrough are now available for +$10 patrons. I have removed the base version of the game as there only will be one version of Acting Lessons in the future.

Status update

Now to the fun news! The status update for Episode 1.

What a week it's been! I took a couple of days off to celebrate Christmas with my family, but other than that I've been able to work full time on the game, as I'm on vacation until January 7. Aside from New Years Eve, I plan on working 12-18 hours daily on the game.

This week, I have done so many things with the framework and design that I think you all will enjoy. I reworked a lot of renders to increase the quality further, but I've also rendered new animations and static renders.

I continued to plan and outline the story. When doing so I came to the conclusion that I need another romanceable character, so I created her. Her name is Jill and I will wait to reveal her design until Episode 1 is close to launch. But I'm fairly positive that the majority of you will like her a lot.

Being a DIK is already getting big in binary size. Right now, it's about 580 MB and I compress the images as I go.

The soundtrack, this far, consists of 33 songs!

21 animations have been completed (a total of 2 minutes and 3 seconds of unique animations)!

I'm still not sure of the best way to report the render count, so I'm just going to throw out a number that represents less than what it seems (as I animate some scenes in Ren'Py). The current render count is by this new standard 511.

If we speak of actual frames that I've rendered, since the start of this project, I'm somewhere around 3300 renders (2830 animated frames + 511 static renders). And the kicker is, I'm about 50% done with Episode 1. Yeah, this Episode will be bigger than anything I've ever done before.

I don't know when the first Episode will be released. I'm aiming for February, but you know how difficult it's been to predict release dates for me in the past.

I want the first release to be a perfect start and offer you a good amount of content.

I also want it to have a solid framework that will give me the foundation to bring you updates faster in the future.

On January 1st I will hold the first ever animation poll, where you patrons will use your votes to decide which sexual act gets featured in multiple animations of Episode 1.

As this is the last post of 2018 I wanted to express my gratitude for your support! 2018 was the year that Acting Lessons was created and completed.

2019 will be the year when you enroll at Burgmeister & Royce in "Being a DIK"...

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...it will be the year when you pledge the DIKs...

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...it will be the year when you get to know the rival Jock fraternity, the Tri-alphas...

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...it will be the year when you'll fight for the attention of the HOT (Eta Omikron Tau) sorority...

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...and much much more!

I'm extremely excited to start this new adventure with you all.

Have a great remainder of 2018 and a wonderful New Years Eve!

I'll see you on the other side!

Cheers

Dr PinkCake
 

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well while playing AL i chose the Rena path cause she was obviously the hottest(for me atleast)...now looking at the characters of BADIK i must say that i ll have a much harder time deciding :p
really hyped for this and as expected having high expectations from drpinkcake :D cant wait !
 

Ignatz

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So, Pink is going to seque from accusals of being a dick to making us all actually become DIKs. Sweet revenge, methinks.
 

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Well at least it's not DIC.

Seriously though looks good. @DrPinkCake keep up the good work sir.

Will this game be a revenge of the nerds type of college experience or animal house. Can't wait to find out.

Excelsior
 

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Happy New Year from Josy, Maya, Sage, Isabella and Jill!
I hope you had a wonderful time last night.
Once the pledges for January have processed I will post the first ever poll for animations to be included in Episode 1 of Being A DIK. It will likely be tomorrow around this time.

Cheers
Dr PinkCake
 
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