Thanks for the extensive write-up on your theories and thoughts on things! It's always interested to see what people think might happen and I'm glad the characters and story were engaging enough for you to give thought to things~
Naturally I don't wanna spoil anything, but you bring up some interesting points!
In regards to Ruby, she briefly mentions a little bit about her past--though is still fairly vague--in the Christmas special I uploaded which was a bit of goofy fun that's not necessarily canon to the main story, but some parts are still connected.
The hooded girl is indeed a doll, though I suppose I wasn't too subtle about that, haha. Matt's just a little dense and confused with everything going on that he fails to see it properly.
Cynthia will be important, but with the introduction of the captial city, there becomes a clear divide between Matt's monster girl companions, and the more human friends he might make in the city. Naturally they will come clashing together eventually, but it's almost like having two harems separated by a large wall, haha.
And thank you very much~ My goal is to make Chapter 2 far larger than Chapter 1 and make it less linear, with far more variation in things to keep it interested. I really hope people will enjoy this chapter as it'll be far more story focused as things get crazy~
Thank you for the quick response and the link to that video it gave me a laugh. I understand you not wanting to spoil anything but just you responding helps me figure out which parts of my theories were correct so thank you for that much.
So Matt is finally going to become popular with human girls and end up with two harems he is going to have to try and merge good for him (or would the proper phrase be good for me?) now I am looking forward to chapter 2 even more.
Well hope we can talk again once the next chapters come out and maybe if things go well for you we can chat about future games you make afterwords.
I just have to hope people don't mind some human girl interaction alongside monster girls, haha. It'll be tough to try and balance between them!
And of course! Any time~ You're more than welcome to join the Quest Failed discord server too if you ever feel like chatting about things with both myself, and other people about the game. It's pretty active, too.
I have no problem with human girl interaction besides in real life usually once one girl shows an interest in a guy other girls start showing interest as well trying to figure out what is so good about him. Makes sense the same thing would happen here all the human girls should be thinking hmmm there must be something about him that is extra special since he has a slime girl, an ancient & strong mummy and one of the most violent dragon bandits to have ever existed all follow him around like lost puppies. What is the secret must find out at any cost and of course by then they have fallen for him just like the monster girls.