An Augmented Reality Dating Sim?

With the huge popularity of Pokemon Go, it is inevitable that other "augmented reality" games might happen in the future. I'm a fan of innovative games. Over the years I have seen innovations in games come and go.  Some have stuck around a long time, like first person shooters. Others, like games for Kinect, kind …

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Beta Download and Social Media Stuff

Once I announced that I was done with the graphic update on Date Ariane, the traffic on the website shot up as expected, resulting in many 503 and 404 errors.  I know from experience that the best way to alleviate the traffic is to release a downloadable version, but the state of the game was …

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A Few More Erotic 3D Dating Sims

August is a slow month, so I decided to break the monotony and try out a few Visual Novel Dating Sims created by other people.  I played four that are at least interesting enough to check out. Inspiring Celina Story by Superawesomemans Graphics by Sylakone2 Download and Online play link This is the newest and …

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The First Single Character Erotic Online Dating Sim in 3D

Date Ariane 10th Anniversary Part 2 Date Ariane (first released 2004) may not have been the first dating sim to only have a single character, though I don't know any that predate it, and I wasn't influenced by any. Date Ariane may not have been the first dating sim done in 3D graphics, thought I …

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Date Ariane 10th Anniversary Edition (Part 1)

So Renpy is out HTML is back in.  That is not to say there will never be a Renpy version of Date Ariane, I'm saying the HTML upgrade is a better use of my time right now.  I know this contradicts what I said here and here, but plans constantly change. The numbers are in …

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Full Circle With Date Ariane

I came up with a complicated plan for the Renpy version of Date Ariane, too complicated -- like another multi-year project complicated. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and decide what is most important.  While many of the ideas I came up with are cool, there are only really two things that …

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“Love Plus” The Most Popular Dating Sim Ever

There has been a lot of talk lately about Japan's radically changing society.  It started with an article in the Guardian with the viral headline "Why have young people in Japan stop having sex?"  The headline was terribly misleading, young people in Japan are having sex.  They are just getting married a lot less and …

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What’s New With Ariane

I thought I'd take time out from working on Something's In The Air, to show some changes to Ariane.  If I get around to updating Date Ariane, I will be using these models.  So this is more of a preview of the prequel remake, I think. Ariane's looks have changed once again. This time I …

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If Date Ariane were redone with the new model, this is what it would look like.

As I have mentioned numerous times before, the "sequel" to Date Ariane, known as Something's In The Air features an updated model of Ariane, that took quite a bit of work to get right.  Redoing over 1000 pictures from Date Ariane is out of the question for the foreseeable future (but I'm not saying never).  …

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On the Madness of Crowds

I thought I'd post about a common problem in 3D art, and what I have done to solve it.  It is called the "crowd problem" and has been a difficulty with all 3D animation.  The first 3D animated movie Toy Story solved it by never having any crowd scenes.  AntZ, the second 3D animated movie …

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