Mogi Origins Dev Journal

Mogi Origins Dev Journal

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Steady August

August has really been a month of retrospection.

We've had a lot of new people come and play the game and give feedback to the point that we felt we needed to step back and look at our past decisions to make sure we're happy with them as well as our workflow.

Thank you everyone for being so supportive in those messages and so constructive. We really appreciate it.

We started with the main menu.


We've been asked about multiple savefiles before, and with future developments we have planned, we do plan on implementing this. The thing is, in the game right now, you can always go back. There's always a way to go all the way back to the beginning of the game. That means when people miss things they miss them completely. The range at which you have to traverse to handle puzzles also becomes vague and if we want to lock the players forward for a small amount of time we can't. Multiple saves should alleviate those concerns.

Visually we're working on the parallax of the backgrounds to be more noticeable. It's there but hardly noticeable right now. If you've been following us for a while you might've also noticed various resources being changed like the sprinklers early on in the game. Also, we now have a new guy working on the game building of the game (2 in total) and we are 1 level away from starting on the game's 4th quadrant.

Another big thing that's been really bothering us has been music.  Our game has no strong audio identity nor variety to say the least. We've been going around gathering more tracks for the game to give each area more of a presence. Veins talked to over 60 guys the past 2 months and he found 4 that already made 5 new tracks.

Regarding the gameplay, I'm too afraid to make too many difficulty tweaks. As a developer the game is super easy for me and the variance in player skill is extremely wide. I honestly don't know what values to really modify to make the game harder or easier for everyone. I was thinking of just giving Voms less health on harder difficulties and have the MoGi attack more aggressively or have more health, but finding the balance of values proves to be more of a challenge then I expected.

Logistically getting all this work done has been our aim as well as getting more MoGi into the game. When it comes to general eroticism our MoGi are special in how you handle them. They're mostly nude so the eroticism has to come out in the animation. It's nothing too big, but we've always been conscious of the lady jiggles. We hope you like the new MoGi when she's released.

Thank you for your constant support.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Diligent July


  • We are working on one of the most complex levels of the game, the Tower. It's almost as big as the city, and Voms has to interact numerous times with Chibi. The Tower has exterior and interior design and at the top, is where Voms calls for help (Ucogi and Alice anyone?)
  • The next MoGi and HR rape would be from Alraune, she will be ready during August.
  • We decided to add a 4th button on the controls, so that the sub-weapon wont interfere with the Tool's actions.
  • Some things need to be improved. Red for example, needs to have a 2nd phase and be harder.
  • We're fixing up a system where beta players can get to the newest content quicker.
  • Veins talked to over 60 musician for new music. A large percentage of them wanted to work for our game. We discarded those who didn't fit the style and those who were too expensive. We ended up with 11 musicians to test and 2 pieces are almost done. One of those is Alice's theme and soon we would have Ucogi's theme!
  • Titan trains a new guy to make levels for the game. Hopefully, we would have 2 guys working on the levels pretty soon!


Friday, June 30, 2017

Red Hot Chily Beta! (v1.332)

Get the Beta by using the link you received upon purchase. If you lost it, use the contact form to give us your email.
If you played the game before, delete progress and data to play correctly some essential additions

 
What's new in this Beta
• SlimeGirl Red Queen!
• All 8 Sub-weapons are now added in the game!
• Voms can now use Sub-weapons standing!
• Cheat engine.

SlimeGirl Red
She is the 2nd boss MoGi we made so far. Two more Queens need to appear before her though, so we gave Voms a shortcut for the time being. She was originally programmed by JR and modified by Titan. Also, AD did his level, so this Boss fight is the result of the new upgraded team. Red's sex scene also has an original direction for this game, we hope you like it.

Sub-weapons
Also called E-weapons (E stands for Energy), are weapons that are powered by ENP (Energy points). Voms can use them while kneeling (Down+Tool button) and also while standing (Up+Tool button).
Some weapons spend more than 1 ENP but have stronger effects. Keep an eye for them and have fun!

Bullet: An energy ball is shot in a straight line. Costs 1ENP and does 1damage. 
Triple Bullet: Three energy balls are shot in the same direction but in different angles. 
BigBlast: A huge blast that causes 3 damage to all enemies in a straight line. 
Burst: An energy ball is shot in a straight line but explodes when you fire for a second time. 
Laser: Causes 1 damage to all enemies in a straight line. 
Beam: An energy beam is shot in a straight line and freezes all enemies for a bit. 
ForceField: Shield that protects from attacks and hazards for a few seconds. Costs 3ENP. 
Gas: Short range but deadly. Costs 2ENP and does multiple damage.

Cheat engine
If you are a level 3 (and above) supporter of Team Erogi on Patreon, you will get access to cheats like invisibility, infinite ENP, area teleport and unlock all sexy scenes, hostage rapes and magazines.


If you have any technical issues, feel free to contact us using the Blogger Contact form.


Alright, so regarding the whole new team business. To be honest, it was a lot harder to manage than we originally thought.



Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a barrel bug where the barrel dropper would not go and pick up a new Barrel.
  • Fixed a bug with powerups taking too much ENP on use.
  • Fixed a bug where an area transition took you to the wrong area.
If you come across any of these errors, redownload the Beta from the same link you used before and they should be fixed.

Latest version as of 5:27PMEST 7/5/2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Things to come

We haven't said much for over a month, so here's what is happening behind the scenes:

Titan and JR were working on SlimeGirl Red and she is almost ready as a new boss. For that to happen, AD had to complete her level and Veins had to explain all of Red's moves to JR in detail. It was the first major cooperation of 4 people for this game and it was quite a challenge. Red has some problems but Titan is addressing them. Red will be appearing in the next Beta.

Furthermore, we decided to have Voms using the sub-weapons while standing as well (Up+C), so Veins was working on that animation and Titan was working on the remaining of the weapons. AD got married so he couldn't do any additional levels but he will be back in the game soon.

Also we will try to add Alraune in the game as soon as we can, after we are done with Red. Alraune is designed to be quite unique, compared to the rest of the MoGi enemies.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

RockGirl Chibi Beta (v1.322)

Get the Beta by using the link you received upon purchase. If you lost it, use the contact form to give us your email.
If you played the game before, delete progress and data to play correctly some essential additions
What's new in this Beta
• Chibi RockGirls MoGi!
• Sub-weapons and power-ups!
• New GUI design.
• Skymines
• Map and legend
• New areas and rooms (with surprises)
• Installer (you have the choice to install the game)

Chibi RockGirls MoGi
Thanks to our patrons we are having Turquoise and Bloodstone to the game. They are the only 2 enemy MoGi who don't have an adult scene but they help other MoGi to get to Voms.

Energy weapons and energy canisters
We also enriched the gameplay with 3 sub-weapons (out of the 8 that we have designed). Voms can now collect purple cans to power up any weapons he finds, making the fighting and exploration a lot more fun. ENP (energy points) are a fundamental mechanic in MoGi CardFight. We added ENP in MoGi Origins as well, because of Voms' lack of combat abilities, as implied by a few Beta players. Once you find a weapon press DOWN+TOOL to activate it. Some weapons spend more than 1 ENP but have stronger effects.

Bullet: An energy ball is shot in a straight line. Costs 1ENP and does 1damage.
Gas: Short range but deadly. Like a flamethrower. Costs 2ENP and does multiple damage.
ForceField: Shield that protects from attacks and hazards for a few seconds. Costs 3ENP.

New GUI
To accommodate all the above, we upgraded the GUI display (graphical user interface) with new lifebar and icons. Any ENP you collect is indicated by the purple rhombus icon. The red bar is Voms' life. The white semi-transparent bar represents the bar that shows up whenever a MoGi has sex with Voms. It shows how close is Voms from cumming (losing) and like before, it drops as time passes.

Skymines
A new mechanical enemy that moves on a straight line and explodes on touch.

New areas and rooms
The reactor room now has a new fighting challenge. Also some new rooms are added with riddles to solve and you may meet a mysterious new PlantGirl MoGi in there but mind you, she is kind of shy! Some previous rooms and areas have energy weapons and canisters, so go and have fun with them!

Alraune was the most voted MoGi in our Patreon poll, so she will appear in a hostage sex scene!

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Titan here... hmmm... I don't really know how to start this. I caused a lot of pain for Victor and our fans(I do read those comments). I do want you guys to understand however, that I had absolutely no control over my situation. It's private so I won't go into any details but it left me in a position where I couldn't really work. Of course since I couldn't really work, I didn't take any money. All that money was saved up for the programmers we hired.

The situation's died down quite a bit, and I really got back into the swing of things in the last week, but that's not to say it'll last forever, so we're definitely not dropping our new guys.  Competence wise though, it was really hard to find people of my skill level. In fact, I don't think the people we've actually found are at exactly my skill level, but when it comes to balancing price and skill they're definitely the best.

Going forward we're planning on tasking them with the creation of Red the boss so you might actually see her earlier than expected. If they can make a boss together I'll feel confident knowing that if anything happens to me the project won't get stalled... again.

At the moment though, I'm pretty happy.  I can be active and push the project forward.  Victor's also pretty amped. You should see our Skype messages XD.  Either way, we're aiming for another update this month. One with adult content.

Regarding some technical changes. I've changed how the game draws a bit as well as optimized the loading system.  It should be more compatible with older machines and the actual sex scenes should run faster for everyone. Hitting the center's gonna be tough now... and of course there's the new installer.  People were deleting or moving folders they didn't know were important before. Shouldn't be an issue now.  

If you have any technical issues, feel free to contact us using the Blogger Contact form.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

New Patreon goal (poll) & new programmers!

Patreon goal
After a big bumpy ride, it's time for some good news. We reached our 3rd goal on Patreon thanks to our patrons and their patience. This means is that MoGi Origins will have a new Hostage Rape soon!

"Hostage Rape"? That sounds bad right? Don't worry, it's not that bad. In case you don't know or you forgot, Hostage Rapes occur in the game when a sexy monstergirl dominates a poor male citizen for sex. Anyone who supports Team Erogi on Patreon with $5 or more, not only gets the latest beta of MoGi Origins but can also vote for one of the following MoGi! The poll closes on April 10.


New Programmers
Veins was scouting for two and a half months for new programmers, since Titan is occupied with real life matters and he is unable to work on the game's development. After a long and exhausting search, we found AD who's tiling levels for about 2 weeks now (he made 4 levels so far) and JR who will be involved with the core programming. Titan will still be around providing help and insights and hopefully the project won't be stalled any longer.

Rejected co-workers
In our research for programmers, we came in contact with people who are frauds or incompetent. Hiring a freelancer is risky and some people should be punished, not only because they steal money, but also because others may lose their trust on freelancing or other online activities. We decided to not make public the personal info of the "bad programmers" involved, because we just want to move forward and leave this behind. Other than exposing these people, we want to describe the mess behind the scenes, justify the development time we lost and prove that we never stopped trying to make things work. So, here's a summery of what happened since February:

Bad programmer #1: We found a programmer who seemed competent at first, but as soon as finances got involved we saw his true colors. He just left a week later. It seems others have been duped by him as well and his freelancer profile is now gone.
Bad programmer #2 (company): A seemingly serious company wanted to take over MoGi Origins. However, they were generally incompetent and couldn't finish what Titan could do in 1 day in nearly 3 weeks. After many excuses and absurdities they ended up delivering absolutely nothing.

Escaping the darkness
After all this mess things start looking bright once more. We will try to release a new beta in the next few days. That beta will include the 2 Chibi MoGi and Voms' sub-weapons. Hopefully the updates will be more frequent from now on. We aim for a new beta release per month if everything goes well. Thank you all for your support and patience during our darkest times.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Game-changing countdown

Veins here, again, but with slightly better news to share.

As you may know, we had many delays and we were struggling to find a solution to this problem. Titan was preoccupied with personal matters for months. During that time I tried to keep my chin up and work on the game. Until I kind of cracked... I couldn't work alone while waiting for something to happen. 

Titan kept promising me stuff but everything kept failing so I decided to take things in my own hands. We agreed that we should have a new programmer, at least for the level design. Titan's friend never made any levels and another guy we tried to hire was a fraud and stole some money from us, without delivering anything (he has scammed others too, his account was deleted shortly after). 

I spent January looking around for other promising programmers. I found 4 and we decided to try one of them. The new programmer delivered a good looking level by the next day. Still though, it was 90% complete and it would need Titan to check it and place it into the game. It looked promising and I would love to hire even more programmers to finish the game sooner. Unfortunately, Titan was busy for almost 2 weeks and the programmer, waiting on Titan, wished to move on to other things. To me that meant that no matter how many programmers we have, Titan will always be the middle man which would mean further delays.

That brings us to last week. Titan convinced the programmer to work on our game some more. And he promised me that he can finish the Beta by Monday, which was yesterday (which is something I heard over 8 times since September). Right now I have no patience left and obviously this cannot go on like this for any longer. With the walls closing around me, I made a bold proposition to Titan: in my search for programmers, I found a company who is willing to take on the entire game. I can run things my self but Titan won't be able to program the game anymore. He will of course be around as a helping hand, whenever he can and we will use the Patreon money to pay them. Titan didn't like it of course, but he realizes that we don't have any other viable options. Sacrifices need to be made for the greater good.

So me and Titan made a bet. If by the end of February he doesn't deliver the new Beta and if he doesn't change somehow his life in order to be able to work on this game in a punctual manner, then we will give the programming aspect of the game to a company. So this is up to Titan now and the clock is ticking.

Either way, these are good news for the game itself. We found a company who can finish the game and we have the Patreon money to pay them. And it's a chain reaction: if the game is good and the Beta releases are often, then hopefully, more people will support us on Patreon. Then more content it will be made and the game will keep getting better!