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What kind of Mood will Stargazers have throughout the story? Will it be as silly and light as the demo? Does it have much drama, angsty or dark moments?
There are serious moments, however it's inspired by an optimistic view of the future. Very Flash Gordon or even Star Trek-esque with a focus on adventure. So no angsty moments, that's something we're going to save for Toko!
Hi, I want to buy your game the Menagerie but I can't mangagamer because I only had money on paypal and I can buy in that place, how I get your game in other way?
We are going to sell Menagerie, Menagerie DLC and Stargazers adult version on Itch.io. Itch.io uses Paypal.
Based on feedback. I would also like to include mosaic versions of our adult titles for Itch.io for fans who live in countries that require mosaics.
What can you tell us about the mysterious Lady and her crew?
She's not a member of the ADF, she's definitely at odds with the ADF, and in the past as well as the future (whether the ADF has realized it) been behind the scenes of many sordid dealings. Who she is, as well as her goals are a mystery though.
How big a role does Joanna have? You've shown quite a bit of art of her.
Joanna Starlark is an important character to the story. I can't tell you how she's important but I can tell you she's relevant to the game's conclusion. Overall she's a fun character as much as a wolf mercenary space pilot lusting after cute girls would be.
Will there be an NSFW patch for the steam version of Stargazers?
Currently there are two separate versions, we want to have people who want the 18+ stuff to go to Mangagamer while the All Ages ver. will be on Steam.
Is Stargazers a nsfw game?
We will be selling an adult version of the game with MangaGamer. We'll have more information about Stargazers quite soon!
Was there going to be a patch for Menagerie?
Yes, it's coming out after Stargazers. As well as a Menagerie DLC route we recently teased.
Are you gonna participate in any game jams? Maybe the yuri jam? =D
We have a mecha yuri game coming out, other than that we have our hands full at the moment.
Do you listen to something while you work (music, tv in the background etc) and if so, what do you listen to? (or most recent thing you've listened to while working)Umedyn
I watch movies, shows or listen to music. Movies or shows that I've usually seen before and like to listen to in the background. Last draw session I watched the Pirates quadrilogy. I'll usually watch movies when I've listened to my playlists too many times.
Is there any chance of getting a slightly different second dialogue box option for the Toko update? The size of the current one with the skin of the new one, maybe. The screenshot you've shown has some extended readability issues with the small box size and frequent hyphenation at the end of lines.
We've gotten that feedback from a few people and I'm going to look into it. Part of the idea with the new textbox is that you can full screen the game with the higher res and the textbox will naturally be bigger with the rest of the game.
That said the hyphenation is a problem, but that's partly to do with that line as well, it's a very long line and could be split into two. But making the box/font a tad bigger is something we'll look at too.
I'm not ashamed to say that I became interested in your art-style through your NSFW projects like Menagerie and I really hope there is more content like that. Are there good odds for future projects beyond Dizzy Hearts? Should I keep hopes up for that Menagerie patch or has it got complicated?
I do SFW and NSFW stuff, so it's really whatever I want to do.
There is a patch coming for Menagerie and we thought it'd be earlier, but at the moment we're still a very small team and funds are limited. There is definitely more to come after Dizzy Hearts, we're also not sure just how PG or un-PG Dizzy Hearts will be yet. And also we have another game planned post Dizzy Hearts that is more NSFW.
But if fans support that and want to see more of stuff like that we'd love to do it.
Do you have any thoughts on Kodomo No Jikan's kickstarter?Cult
I doubt it's going to be any different than the other kickstarters that try to localize things from Japan.
Why is 40k so full of awesome things for cute girls to be, sempai?Espernyan
I don't understand.
When reading novels do you prefer it when you take direct control of the main character and hear their thoughts in first person like "I'm x" rather than third person "He was x"?
I'm fine either way, I don't self-insert into stories, so I care more about the story I'm being told. But 1st person is good for making the story more focused on one character.
Who is your number 1 Waifu? (genre and gender open)Umedyn
I don't really have a waifu but Makoto Kikuchi is best IM@S and best girl.
Here's a tricky question. I understand if you choose not to answer it - I'm not trying to make you look bad, but am curious: What's your opinion on consensual incest? It's not exactly a fetish, but it kind of falls in that realm. I think the most common example would be Anna/Elsa from Frozen.
Like a lot of things, fictional incest is an interesting fantasy but it's pretty cringy in real life. I'm not opposed to it or kinkshame folks who like that, or even against putting it in stories if there are reasons for it. In real life ofc there are very obvious genetic disorders caused by inbreeding so it makes logical sense that people don't support that.
Witches can't really be Witches whithout hat and mantle, can they ?
There are witches that are more traditional, Yaga's probably a bit different, she's lived a very long time in part due to her strength and because it'd just make her enemies too happy for her to die. If you want cute witches though, you'll get cute witches.
Did you draw the backgrounds for Menagerie, or only the characters?
I drew everything for Toko/Menagerie, we have an assistant artist now who's going to be helping us with designs in Stargazers, namely the robots (yet to be shown, but look forward to that!)
Fiore- a big breasted lewd witchgirl with massive drill hair from Star Ocean 5... unfortunately doesn't seem to be a futanari... I think I can forgive them as long as nothing cosmetically is messed with during localization. Is SO5 a game you would play? Have you played any other Star oceans?
I played one of the first Star Oceans, and it froze on me and corrupted my game file.
I've seen that witch, it's a funny outfit but I don't know who is localizing it, so I don't know if there is any worry about that.
When are you going to put out the rest of the cast for Toko?
Actually I think this week sometime is the next video.
Any news on the release date of the Menagerie patch? I know you've been busy I just hope that's still scheduled to release sometime.
Yep, it's still scheduled, we're being very busy and I like to mention it a bunch so fans know it's on the horizon, that and Dizzy Hearts.
We're being smarter about our work ethic, we've been somewhat unhealthy in the past and we feel our games could use a bump up in terms of just polish on all the transitions and things. We're also working towards more fan-focused small, monthly stuff like short stories on Patreon, more fan engagement and stuff.
That all said we're going to be releasing like 3 games this year and doing minor updates to 2, so it's a big deal for us to get it right!
Do you intend to stick to "realistic" futanari or can you imagine doing in the future something more surreal like Bosshi do can ?
I kinda did that with Rao-Ji but even then she was kinda realistic. Maybe in the future? but then I figure a lot of artists already draw that.
Did you have an immediate feeling of who you would cast when you heard the auditions?
Yes, some VAs really got the spirit of the role and nailed the role. Some others it was between a couple people and we had to give direction and deliberate more.
Which character's VA do you like the best?
That's a dangerous question! I was definitely during a lot of them thinking "this is so perfect." but I don't really have favorites, rather I love certain aspects of all my characters.