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So it took me long enough, but with today's submission the main part of the World Cup Girl Hunt project is finally complete.

It feels a bit silly for this summer project to finish in early December, but the biggest reason for that is how much I underestimated the amount of story there would be.

Before it started I made a practise run with fully published characters and different areas, and estimated that a full story would be around 15,000 words. But I hadn't realised how much detail could be written about everyone's OC girls, or the interactions that would take place between them over the course of a very detailed day. In the end the story wound up being almost five times larger than expected, more than a staggering 72,000 words.

That's almost large enough to be a novel, and a lot of the time I was making a conscious effort to limit the detail. But there was too much story potential for that to do much, and that's thanks to the detailed characters and varied hunt areas you guys provided. Thanks for that, it's made it a fun project to write.

We're not quite done yet, I've got to go back and make a few character-based edits and fix the early maps. I also want to play with stats a little. But there's something more important before that.

Prizes


For performing particularly well, during the hunt, four of the girls earned their owners a few prizes!

:icondemon-without-horns: :iconzeta-mho:
Courtesy of Violet and Elena finishing in joint 1st place, these two win:
  • Commission funding of up to $50 each!
  • The choice of one of the game's 19 areas to sentence the three losing girls - Fire, Sheilla and Mira Sky - to spend captivity in during a bonus chapter set the day after the hunt!
The commission funding was meant to be for a picture showing either one of the times the winning girl had been caught, or of their enjoying the losers' punishment they choose.
But Violet was only caught in one area and Elena not at all. It doesn't seem fair for the victory prize to star girls who didn't win, so I'd like to discuss other ideas with both of you.

:iconmaster417: :iconmeganekkoplymouth241:
Courtesy of Eria and Cecelia finishing in joint 3rd place, these two win:
  • A 3 month dA subscription gift.
Originally the 3rd place prize was a 1 month gift, but in hindsight that doesn't seem like much, and 3 months isn't much more costly. Let me know when you'd like me to gift it, guys.

Discuss!


Well dA likes to do this, so why don't I?

So if your girl took part, how do you feel about how well she did and what happened to her? I'm interested to know what the girls' creators thought of their adventure.

On the other hand, was there anything that was out-of-character for her, or do you feel she wasn't mentioned or described enough? I will look to fix problems - especially characterisation - before publishing the bonus chapter.

I'm also eager to know, did anyone read along even though they didn't have any girls involved? If so, how did you find the story? Was there any location or event you particularly enjoyed? :)

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Payton1190 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hello
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Veroom Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Er, hi.
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Payton1190 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Can I talk with you in notes?
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Veroom Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Sure thing.
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Shadowultd Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for faving:D
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Veroom Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for drawing XD
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VideoGameRyu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Hello, Veroom.

How is the update for Tickle Attayo coming along?
If the update is cancelled, I'm fine with that.
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Veroom Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Still planned, other things being looked at before it as usual though.
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VideoGameRyu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Ah, okay.
If you have details about what's done in the update, just let me know.
I think Attayo is eager to be tickled again.
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Veroom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Sorry for the slow reply ^^;

The things that have been done at the moment are adjusting the export area so it's 1:1 with the canvas I use to draw things for the flash. That was done about a year ago though... but it does mean the flash will be slightly bigger than the current version, and has the proportions of widescreen. After that I moved the menus around, improved the tooltip display and changed the thighhighs option so it can be set per foot.

As for content additions, I've added a new tool and the settings for it, although if I remember the way to use it and the speech for it weren't added yet. There's a few more lines of speech for every situation already written and I'll probably add a few more still when I get back to working on it. The biggest addition and the one most asked for (besides voice, which remains very unlikely) is the thing that's been holding the update up for well over a year. I've done some experimenting, but it's enough to tell me that finishing that will take a lot more time than I'll be able to spare for the forseeable future. =(
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