Part 2 Sponsorship

Crowd Funding has now closed at Offbeatr. Thankyou everyone who supported us. It was touch and go for a while, but we made our base target with minutes to spare. :O

http://offbeatr.com/project/redemption-of-the-crimson-empress-part-2-67812055153

Monday, 21 July 2014

Status Update

Sorry no release this weekend. I was hoping to get one out, but ran out of time. The good news is the rumours system is now coded and seems to be working in the limited testing that I've done. I have another set of images ready for the shopkeeper and just have to finish putting them in the game.

I am getting close to the end of the patrol images and then I get to start on some of the more interesting ones. :)

Monday, 14 July 2014

Cold and Flu Season

The title says it all. It's that season down where I am and I am flattened right now. Just staying upright in a chair is hard!

On the good news front, one of our new artists has given me some of his work to look at. It is coming along really well and I am quite impressed. They are doing very well for someone who has not been doing this for long.

With a bit of luck, we will have all of the Iolite artwork complete soon. :)

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Status Update

I am back into rendering new shots for the game. I am working on shots for when you go to get potions from the shopkeeper. I am putting a little extra into that as well and saving that as a surprise. :)

Our new artists are still coming up to speed, so nothing new from them so far.

I am also cruising the sales, trying to get some new good stuff for the game. I picked up this product recently: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/?ViewProduct=104820 so you can start to expect some nicer boob shapes.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

1.7.6 Alpha release is up

You can get it here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ucb3gz8v0sl64sr/ROCER1.7.6-all.zip
or you can use the automatic updater in previous releases.

There are very few changes with this release, mainly new artwork around Iolite on Patrol. I am getting a bit better at the artwork, but I am not that fast at it.

We have a few people coming up to speed on the artwork side and I hope we will  see something from them soon.

BTW, a few of us use Poser which has a some advantages over DAZ Studio (like it actually comes with a fair bit of content). It is on sale this weekend at Renderosity for $50 which is better than half off if anyone is interested.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Getting back on track

Things are improving. The last few months have been tough for a few of our team. We lost one artist and one will still be out for the the next few months at least. Fortunately, things have improved for our remaining two and we should start seeing new art from them quite soon.

We also have two new people who have a lot of enthusiasm although they are new to 3D art and we hope to see something from them soon.

I have been getting on with some of the simpler art and have been working through Iolite's scenes on patrol in the tunnels.

So that is where we are at present. Hopefully we will have enough new art to justify a new release in the next few weeks.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Status Update

Not much to say this week. No one has come forward to help with the artwork, so it looks like it is just me until life improves for our other artists.

I have started work on what I am calling the rumours as well. It is just randoms sayings that will come out instead of "Did you hear". They will just be little snippets that will give you a better idea of what is going on and help you understand the plot better.

The 3d art process is one of set-up and then render and then post-work. I can do the rumours while the rendering is going on as it takes between 5 and 15 minutes usually.

There are still more than a few bugs here and there so I will be working on those as well as I get to them. Things may be going a bit slower for a while, but we will get there in the end. :)


Saturday, 31 May 2014

3D Art Help Wanted

We are down an artist or two at the moment. BGrisset who did a wonderful job with Cerise is pursuing other things and has left the project as I announced a while ago.

Malo, Elynda, and JClyde are all continuing, but real life is getting in the way at present. Most of the recent artwork has been from me and hence has been action scenes rather than sex scenes.

Consequently, we are looking for someone new to help with the artwork. The 3D artwork is all done is Poser or DAZ Studio. We use mostly purchased content for characters, clothing, sets, and props, but we have built a small amount ourselves or used freebies.

Payment is around $100 per sequence where a sequence has 5 to 10 scenes. In addition, we pay for assets that you require if you do not already own them. Nice to haves are by negotiation.

If you provide additional artwork that we can use in the deluxe version, then you will be entitled to profit share when we put it up for sale.

In short, if you think this is a neat way to while away a few dozen hours in a way that won't cost you anything and may pay for a software upgrade or two, please contact Oncardam at gmail.com.