Thank you for the kind words. Glad you have enjoyed it and loves the breakdown between VN and Adventure. Q is definitely an inspiration for Arkol in Episode 5 in ways.
As for your gripe... it bothers me too, but I have to program and do all the artwork and write everything. That includes a lot of late night and a lot of tired writing (especially now with Episode 9 with a newborn in the house and a second job).
The next Patreon goal is to bring my long standing editor for the Starship Inanna short stories in and having him take a pass on the code and everything to get rid of those pesky errors.
Hope that helps.
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Thank you for the kind words.
The divergence will resolve in the next couple episodes, but the choice will have ramifications past Episode 11 into Season 2, just not as divergent as two whole storylines per episode.
And of course characters will remember the choices too so even if it's not massive changes in the plot they will still react differently based on past events they had to live though.
And there's always going to be other divergences in the future.
Hope that helps.
Episode 9 will be out when it's done, can't be more exact than that right now (though there is light at the end of the tunnel after a long time of just adjusting to this new normal we all live in).
Real life has severely hampered development with the pandemic messing up my family and schedule, I have a kid who will be born soon and that brings it's own problems and reduces time to work, and lastly I had to pick up a side job because of the pandemic and having a kid on the way. Still working on this though, not going to stop working on Starship Inanna any time soon, we're already working on Season 2 plans after all. But life has reduced the amount of time I can just pump every day into this game like I have done before.
Hope that helps.
I use short scale in writing numbers. Sixty million is 60,000,000... Sixty Million Thousand would be would be 60,000,000,000 (at least from my research here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_and_short_scales#Comparison) Strange how language can dictate numbers so differently.
In this case we're using a measure of roughly three times the speed of light (which we are decelerating to from a higher speed).
Hope that helps, sorry for the confusion.
Also thank you for the trip down memory lane, it's been a long time since I had someone comment on Episode 1 stuff.
I have considered it, I think I'd want to give Episode 1 and 2 a new coat of paint and tighten up some of the writing in those episodes before I hit an audience that big. Get better first impressions and all. Might start that repainting process when we hit the next Patreon goal and I can afford to bring on JamieH for more time so he can work on the script editing.
Sadly, no, there is no way to change appearance. Due to the nature of the game (the fact it is all pre-rendered, and even then, not in a 'paper-doll' way like most VNs) makes it very time consuming to offer those options. I understand that desire, but I just do not have the manpower, CPU power, nor the time to re-render every image of the player character with different looks.
My next project does have a bit more player character variety, the player can choose between three ethnicities and three genders. That's the benefit of going in with it planned, but when I started SI I was just starting out with rendering and didn't want to bite off more than I could chew out the gate.
So, all that said, for Starship Inanna, it is not in the cards at this time. However, if/when I go back to remake Episodes 1 and 2 it may be something I will do. I can't promise I will, but I would like to, I'll have to see how much time it would take.
Thank you for the kind words BlueFlamingNinja. Episode 9 is quite large, much like episode 8 was (since it's two distinct paths again) Speaking of which you played both paths through Episode 8 in 20-30 minutes? Remember the choice in Episode 5 drastically changes the path you are on in episode 8.
(Also sorry it took so long for me to respond).
Huh, I've not had that reported yet for E7 (or at all). Let me look into this.
Okay, since that is a main story scene and I've not had that ever been reported before, I am inclined to think it might be an issue with a driver or incompatibility on your PC. You are not alone in this though, a check of the Renpy forums do show a few others do have this from time to time but it is pretty rare. Usually it's reported as a problem with video drivers, so make sure those are up to date. Another solution you can try is to press SHIFT+G and selecting a different rendering mode.
If neither of those resolves it, please let me know, I will dig into it further.
Thank you for the kind words beefr. We've got plenty more coming too, Episode 8 is almost in alpha testing (missing a lot of images but that's being worked on as we speak). So, stay tuned I guess :)
The game is not as adult as other games (we're kinda balanced between mainstream serious sci-fi and adult sci-fi, the main focus here is always universe and story before we work on sex at all), relationships/couples in the game are M/F, M/M, F/F, M/H, and F/H. Sex acts present are generally more vanilla-ish, but we do have a lot of oral sex, some cum play, anal, a foot fetish scene, some light bondage, and some mind control. Every scene is optional though (in fact sometimes you get more plot not doing the sex scenes).
Hope that helps answer your question.