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Countess in Crimson Development Update #4

Hello everyone and let’s recap our current progress for Countess in Crimson.

We’ve finished most of the UI and underlying engine work (most of what’s left in that regard will be finished up when all actual content is coded into the game) and begun preparing the narrative content for the game (images, animations and coding dialogues).

Since Countess in Crimson is venturing more into visual novel territory than Cockwork Industries did and as such will feature a higher amount of images to tell the story, we decided we want to make those static images more appealing and breathe some life into them. After some experimentation, we’ve come up a way to create “motion images” that will serve that purpose and we’re quite happy how it turned out.

Here are 2 samples:

 

 

Of course fully animated sex scenes are also coming (no pun intended 😉). Here’s one:

 

Finally, a pre-emptive response to the obligatory “when will it release?” question – we still don’t know for sure. All I can say is that our development schedule is moving forward more or less as planned. We also recently received an unwelcome tax-related incentive to finish the game as quickly as possible so that should help speed things up a bit 🙂.

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    christopher - 02/08/2021 01:14

    Is there going to be futa or golden shower action?

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    • Astaroth [admin]

      Astaroth [admin] - 02/08/2021 02:51

      There will be some futa scenes, but no golden shower scenes are planned.

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    Steady - 23/07/2021 06:38

    Still think you should have patreon & discord , it’s a great combination.Rather pay like 10€ per month with cool previews than waiting 2 months , still extremely excited for the next game

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    Steady - 22/07/2021 06:25

    Is there a discord ? . For communication and updates is really a great tool

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    • Astaroth [admin]

      Astaroth [admin] - 22/07/2021 11:20

      No, we don’t have a Discord. We’ve had several people asking about it in the past, so it’s worth considering.

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    Steady - 21/07/2021 07:36

    Any update this month ? . Waiting excitingly for more news

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    • Astaroth [admin]

      Astaroth [admin] - 21/07/2021 12:33

      Hopefully by the end of the month or first week of August. Time goes by crazy fast. To me it feels like I just posted the previous update and it’s been 2 months already :-/.

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        Steady - 21/07/2021 14:54

        Noticed the every 2 months new update so was wondering, can’t wait . Time flies by

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    Dawson - 17/07/2021 09:08

    “but it’s a very popular thing and since every game takes 1-2 years to make, we don’t want to ignore fans of such content”

    So then that means that Forbidden Curiosities will have Vanilla content as well right? Since that is 100x times more popular you wouldn’t want to make those fans wait either right?

    Also how does “ignoring fans” even come into play WHEN THEY HAVE AN ENITE GAME TO CATER TO THEIR FETISH

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    • Astaroth [admin]

      Astaroth [admin] - 17/07/2021 10:05

      You’re really making the futa content in Countess in Crimson a bigger deal than it actually is (it’s literally a few scenes).

      If the game comes out and the feedback towards futa content is overwhelmingly negative, then we’ll make sure to not include it in our “vanilla-focused” games again, although we never positioned CiC to be a fully vanilla game. Quote from the announcement: “If you’re more of a fan of “vanilla” style erotica, Countess in Crimson will probably be more down your alley, which doesn’t mean it’ll lack spicy and fetish content”.

      Also, Forbidden Curiosities is a smaller game than Countess in Crimson and we can afford to experiment a bit more with it.

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    Steady - 19/06/2021 13:50

    Hold up , there are futa scenes , that´s disappointing . Are they obligatory or there will be a option to disable it ?

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    • Astaroth [admin]

      Astaroth [admin] - 19/06/2021 14:50

      All futa scenes will be skippable (as will almost all sex scenes in the game).

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        Dawson - 27/06/2021 05:23

        Is there a female option for the Futa’s? Because I thought this was supposed to be the vanilla game while the other game your working is like all about Futa’s. If not that is super disappointing that that seems to be you main focus

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        • Astaroth [admin]

          Astaroth [admin] - 27/06/2021 12:15

          There will be several futanari scenes in the game, where it’s suitable. It’s far from the main focus.
          You may not like it, but it’s a very popular thing and since every game takes 1-2 years to make, we don’t want to ignore fans of such content. As I mentioned, a vast majority of sex scenes will be vanilla, so I don’t think you will be disappointed.

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    Steady - 14/06/2021 23:24

    Dat look good , maybe September, would be an awesome bp gift , fingers crossed

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    jay mlt - 24/05/2021 20:20

    Im happy to hear some new CIC news.These are some nice images, especially the vampire or demon.I think with the new locations the freeroam setting would have been a better experience than more visual novel however.I cant wait to see the fully animated sex scenes without a quicktime event.When I hear the words finish the game as quickly as possible I start having cyberpunk flashbacks.So with that being said I would support you all on patreon or a fundraiser if you want to take that path.Because this game game can be something special if you can complete it on your terms.

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    • Astaroth [admin]

      Astaroth [admin] - 24/05/2021 22:10

      It looks like what I wrote may be too open for interpretation, so let’s clarify:

      1. What I meant by the game “venturing more into visual novel territory” is that the game has VN elements (some parts of the game have a continuous, dialogue-based narrative flow). Having said that, 90% of the game is free roam. Heck, there’s even a world map where you can access different locations 😉.

      2. We’ll never rush the game and release it unfinished. All content that’s meant to be included in the base game was planned long ago and we wouldn’t cut anything to release the game sooner. If anything, we’d just put in more work hours to arrive at the same point slightly faster.
      It’s unrealistic though to expect the game to be completely bug-free on release. No matter how much we test the game, we still need the wider community’s help to squash the bugs we couldn’t detect during closed testing.

      3. The don’t really need to raise more funds to make the game we want to make, just time really.

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        jay mlt - 25/05/2021 14:20

        Im so happy to hear that.So we now we have a game about vampires, with a world map, fully animated sex scenes(no quick time events) made by the same team that made CI.My Hype level just went over 9000.Thank you and your team Astaroth .

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        • Astaroth [admin]

          Astaroth [admin] - 25/05/2021 19:07

          The world map is there to make moving between a handful of locations easier for players. It doesn’t mean it’s now an open world game or anything like that. Please don’t overhype it too much 🙂. Also, these aren’t vampires, but succubi (demon chicks).

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    ms - 21/05/2021 17:39

    These previews look amazing! I am also a tad surprised CC willl be more VNthan CI . Can’t wait to try it!

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    • Astaroth [admin]

      Astaroth [admin] - 21/05/2021 19:37

      To clarify – the gameplay is still similar to CI. It’s an adventure game more than anything, but it’s much more story focused with more dialogue. Although much of it is optional, investing in the story will be rewarded.

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        ms - 24/05/2021 13:44

        Sounds good, as I liked the gameplay in CI. Can’t wait to see, where you’re taking us, your audience, now !

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        Morelion - 24/05/2021 18:11

        Thanks so much @Astaroth for relaying the news, the game promises to be amazing !!! Could we have a release date ?

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