Wow, awesome changes guys!
Now give us back naughty sprites and I'll build a little altar in your honor.
Boar boy gives me some serious Botan vibes. The resemblance is uncanny, especially when it comes to expressions and frontal pose.
And since the MC and Asterion are married now (well, they did exchange vows and wear bands now) maybe we'll see the romance blossoming in this next update.
Double the moo, double the fun!
Storm looks absolutely megafluffy! I wonder if Luke will be able to finally get that beef sausage he's been craving and which Asterion cannot provide (to him at least).
Looking forward to deepening the connection with our own moosbando! Can't wait to see what new options and interactions you have in store for us in 0.4.
All the best wishes to the MinoHotel team!
Thanks a lot for your answer. I'm quite sure that I was misunderstood about customizing the MC.
I won't take any more of your time. Big thanks for the whole team and best of luck.
Cant wait for 0.4!
...and thank you for your response! First let me clarify that I am not a supporter of baseless back pats and pointless praises - your art is seriously good because you're doing your best. The effort and heart you're injecting into your creations is palpable - it is also quite evident in your new comic (I enjoy it quite a lot by the way. Characters feel incredibly natural and I chuckled when Boomer remembered wanking to his high school coach). Your art style may not be as elaborate as for example Darkgem's but it's perfectly suited for a VN like MinoHotel with its multitude of options. Besides, it also has a lot of charm - I can't imagine Asterion looking any different than the form that you have given him. The only thing that I think your sprite art may use is more shadowing to make the characters more pronounced and protuberant.
Like in cursedmarked's EA art. By the way which character did you like the most? Wait, don't tell me! I'll guess and then you can guess my favourite character, alright?
It was Chester, wasn't it?
I'll spare you the effort of guessing - I liked Chester the most myself.
As for the NSFW scenes in MinoHotel and your concerns that the many options that we have in regards to Asterion customization will make an extensive scene an impossible endeavor for a single artist I have a few suggestions. The most obvious one to ignore the side adornments like bracelets and tatoos and only change the fur color when it comes to the scene itself. It could be easily paired with the stripping and foreplay before the scene itself - I'm once again suggesting doing it on the sprite but extended to include the whole body (maybe even allowing the backside view and access). I myself would be more than happy to overlook the lack of apparel in order to enable more options in the intimacy with our moo and I'm pretty sure that it might be the position shared among the supermajority of the fans. The only variables could be fur color, horns and penis type.
Speaking of the rooster in the room - since MC can choose how Asterion looks like would it be plausible for the labirynth to also enable the player to change some of MC's physical attributes? I think it would expand our options nicely and provide a huge addition to our growing relationship with Asterion.
Thanks again for your answer. Your project is the most promising one I've seen for a long time and I eagerly await the next build. I wish all the best to you and everyone involved in the development of this astonishing Visual Novel.
Addressing the same topic I'd also like to ask about your plans for the NSFW scene(s) with Asterion. Obviously when it happens it will be a huge event for the MC, Asterion and the player as well and I'm sure that you will give us your best in regards to +18 content. What I'm interested in hovewer is the form of the event itself - and by that I mean available interactions. Of course it would be shameless to ask for more when you're already providing us with such a well-written and engaging story, fun character concepts plus surprisingly nice, climactic artwork and quite hot (in all the important cases) sprites (Nanoff did an awesome job with the cg's - his art is saturated with climate and highly immersive. His non-human sprite art is really good too, even if I personally would love to see some more polish - for example I love cursedmarked's extracurricular activities art because for me it felt really "full" - as if i could touch the characters if I simply reached to them. In comparison the current CGB's art feels flat and paper-y. I don't know if it's just the matter of style, perspective, presentation or if it can be done with some simple trick, but Nanoff's art is still closer to the one I like - and yet it could be even better.) all free of charge. However since I feel that Minotaur Hotel has a potential to become one of the best gay furry Vn's - heck, even VN's in general - I also hope for physical intimacy portrayals in this game to be as close to perfect as possible. As such I'd argue that the more interactions in the scene the better. And so I ask: is it okay to hope that the NSFW AsterionxMC scene(s) in Minotaur Hotel will include interactive elements like touching and/or undresssing plus maybe even different ways to do it i.e. rough or gentle? Or do you not plan to include such features? Once again I apprecciate the great work and effort you put in this game and I assure you that it's not my intention to pressure anyone :)
But if you do plan to include interactive elements into carnal pleasure depictions then PLEASE allow foreplay on a full body sprite (with possibly some look-around options like in Benki Wars and maybe even *squeal* a possibility to choose to see more than one side of Asterion's fluffy frame in more positions) instead of slapping it on a CG like newer EA scenes. In EA the early scenes - especially Spencer's and Coach's - were quite good even if the interactions they offered were limited. I'm sure that if you decide on such a model for the romantic experiences between the Moo and the MooC you can do so, so much better and incorporate many fun elements into those culminations of feelings and desires which are so heavily anticipated by your fans.
I understand that the amount of work which it'd take is quite substantial but seeing as you manage your workload a lot better than other creators and that your passion burns as bright as it did at the beginning I feel a strange hope that my dreams of near-perfect intimacy scene with a beloved husbando might just be realized in your project.
We already know that the world of MH is full of mystical energies. Be it the fantastical creatures roaming the earth and using glamour to charm humans or chthonic entities erecting eternal prisons the setting is basically founded on the occult. However in order to avoid deus ex machinas and poor writing one should make something known as "magic system" or even better - a "good magic system". What are the developers's intentions with the occult in the story? What is the basis for the magical abilities in the world? Were "gods" the source of magic or simply the channelers of those powers? Are their artifacts strictly magical or were they using an advanced combination of technology and magic?
I've got so many questions that my post looks like an "ancient aliens" intro already. However I've got a fair share of theories as well. First off - the materialization ability of the protagonist seems to be using the Labirynth itself as a catalyst for the condensation of energy. If that's the case then it would stand to reason that one might learn how to materialize matter even without the help of the Labirynth. What I mean is : protagonist provides will and imagination and the labirynth provides the energy condensation into the shape and form willed by the protagonist. WHICH ALSO MEANS that with a well developed imagination he could create a lot of different effects like chocolate-flavoured grapes or flammable gold. A protagonist with an interest in the mysteries of the occult might even become able to shape the labirynth allowing him more freedom - beyond the limitations that "gods" put in place - and maybe even win Argos's affection as his new "god"!
You might not be able to tell, but I'm somewhat interested in those things. I'll happily engage in a discussion concerning such topics either in the story or in real life.
1. I honestly don't know what limits are you considering for the item summoning ability, but as I am myself quite familiar with such topics I'd consider asking Asterion to focus on his happiest memories and then materializing them in form of a book, or an album. He could constantly carry it on his belt or maybe on a chain. And then, at some point of the story you could have a peek in it and see that the last page is "yourself standing in the doors of the dark storage room".
Or maybe just this:
It's a jasper seal with cretan hieroglyphs.
2. At first I sent him out because I didn't believe Asterion that the torment he received from Argos was worse than eighty years alone in a locker with a half of your face blown away. I reloaded immidiately and kept him safe the next time. Though I'll have to admit that I'd play the sadistic route when it's a bit more developed (out of sheer curiosity).
I always assumed that the labirynth was a point where different worlds intersect. Like, no matter where you are, if you need the hotel you will find it even across the worlds as it will guide you towards it. I also assumed that was the way the old gods disappeared, into other universes/planes of existence.
The moo is accepted with great joy.
It's truly refreshing to see a developer who possesses true understanding of such passion and also shares aforementionted passion with the fans.
I feel like I'm watching a new Star Wars movie being directed by true and dedicated admirers instead of J.J. an K.K. Usually you get a feeling that VN creators kinda hate their own stories, while here you can feel the love.
Hope it's not impeding your development process too much, you know, working with one hand and all.
So, I know it'd be A LOT of work and that it's improbable that you'd do something like that but I'd love to be able to see the big bull's behind as well kinda like have him turn around. Maybe to see a nice back tattoo or a butt plug or simply taking in the sight of that thicc ass... Again I know it's too much but I've never seen a VN do that and it'd be such a nice feature.
I'm also wondering a bit about Asterion's lower parts. Even lower than that. Yeah, his legs. His feet to be exact. In CG we see that he has a pair of big ol' hooves down there but I know that I'm not speaking only for myself when I say that I'd love to massage some big burly minotaur feet ( like Chester has in DyneWulf's VN but in old Cursedmarked's style)
Not gonna suggest any clothing or accessories cause I prefer my bull boys wearing absolutely nothing.
Absolutely great work guys, I enjoyed every moment I've spent in the mysterious hotel and I'm obsessively observing your site ready to snatch the next build as soon as it comes out.