Phreaky and I are getting close to finishing our next game. He's sent me the last of the images, which is the hardest and most time consuming part. Now I need to write a few scenes, and then and we need to do some extensive testing. It should be done in the next few days.
This one is called "Life With Keeley" and is the third installment in the Keeley series. It's been a while since we released a game, so the story might not be fresh in your mind. One way to pass the time between now and release is to go back and play the original games again. Here they are in the order they should be played.
Virtual Date With Keeley
This is the story of how James met Keeley and was the first collaboration between Phreaky and me.
Daydreaming With Keeley
This is a daydream James had about Keeley and her friend Keisha.
Those two games have been joined into one, now called "Meeting Keeley"http://www.mediafire.com/download/9bbok ... o63/mk.zip
Getting To Know Christine
(http://www.mediafire.com/download/c8yea ... a/GtkC.zip
This is a story about Adrian and Christine, two other characters who live in the same city as James and Keeley. Although neither James nor Keeley is involved with this story, there are links between the four characters.
You don't need to have played these games before playing Life With Keeley, but I believe that doing so is worthwhile.
In case you're not aware of how we operate, I'm the primary writer and programmer for these games and Phreaky is the primary artist. We collaborate quite a bit. We work out the characters and the rough story together before we start with anything. There are scenes I describe to Phreaky that he then makes the images for, and there are scenes he makes the images for first and I then use to write the scene. It works really well for the two of us. It's also a testament to the wonders of the internet, since we live in different countries and have never met outside of private messages in the lagoon. This time we also brought in two beta testers, ExLibris and blaman, and they've been a huge help. Thanks guys!
We were trying to do a couple of things with this game. First, we wanted it to be much less linear than our previous ones. You'll have to let us know how this turned out. Second, we wanted more variety than we've had in the past. Hopefully you'll find that there's more to success in this than, "Say nice things to the protagonist." If I'm realistic about our previous games, that sums up the strategy for playing them. Finally, I wanted to prove that it's possible to do a "dating" game with a female protagonist, despite Ariane's famous comic (http://arianeb.com/comic7.htm
). Yes, in this game, you're playing Keeley, not James, although the sex scenes are 3rd person omniscient where you control both characters.
From a technical standpoint, you now get bigger images if your monitor is bigger, while we still support 1024x768 monitors. I also now let you save and restore any time you like. No more calling me a sadist for putting a checkpoint in a place where you already failed. This time if you save in a bad spot, it's your own darn fault. (-: I've also dramatically changed the way the scoring is done. It was bad that in Christine other people knew better than me what the max score was... In terms of size, this game is much bigger than the previous two Keeley games, but not quite as big as Christine.
So please be patient. We'll have it ready for you soon. I hope you enjoy it.
Edit: It's now available.http://www.mediafire.com/download/m6dju ... 0e/LwK.zip
French version, translated by Serge is here:https://rapidshare.com/files/3298172643 ... ion_Fr.zip
Spanish version, translated by danigonz is here:http://dfiles.eu/files/0ihl3h5y4