This is only a sneak peek at what I'm working, but I wanted to get some early feedback on the direction of the game.
The story follows the main character moving to Japan as he always dreamed, but things don't go exactly as he has thought they would.
I've enjoyed many games over the years, the one that started my interest being the Japanese Crowd X-Change series, so there is some inspiration from that one. I believe that story is more important than sex scenes, there will be such scenes with graphic images, but I probably won't spend too many lines describing what is going on in them.
The main focus of the game will be the character development and how everyone interacts. I've always been disappointed when a game has so many individual stories of good quality, but almost no link between them. I plan to have the stories interwine based on the character's choices. All choices will have an impact on the game.
I also dislike when changes progress too fast, so the mostly mental transformations will be gradual. You'll notice that the game has a day system and quite a few days are missing. That is partially because this is still in development, but also because not all days will be covered. Just like in real life, not all days have exciting events, and I don't want to include a grinding mechanism.
The structure of the game includes main story points as well as side events between them. Development cycle after the first few releases will be Main story > Side events > Branching effects and clean-up > Repeat.
Regarding save compatibility, the first 10 or so versions of the game will most likely not be save compatible. After that I'll try not to include anything game breaking.
You - university student studying abroad in Japan and living with a host family.
Eimi - shy daughter of the host family.
Kaeko - psychiatrist and mother of host family
Vanessa - childhood best friend and weeb, also moving to Japan.
Michael - athletic friend also moving to Japan
0.08.27 - Reworked some events and images to make the story go more naturally. More hints at how the serum works. Added a couple of events.
0.08.21 - Hot fix for serum choice and slight branching. (Can skip if you already played 0.08.20)
0.08.20 - First version of the game.
Preview 3 - One more path revealed. Updated images somewhat. Actual first version scheduled for end of next week.
Preview 2 - Some minor bug fixes just to have the version usable. Added sneak peek to another path.
This is really a proof of concept in the first release. I think the storytelling would be improved a great deal if there were a variety of images for each character so that moods and expressions could be shown in the art. Without that, the images have limited effect.