DakotaLDE is creating The Turning Project (An Adult RPG)
6
patrons
$39
per month

OVERVIEW

The Turning ask the question, “If someone lost in the world was offered incredible powers, what would they do with them?” The player is given the ability to influence people’s actions and the servitude of a parasitic species that reproduces and evolves through the consumption of humans' minds and bodies. The game will have a lot of sexual content but that isn’t the complete focus of the project. I want the characters and the world they inhabit to feel believable. As such there will be hours of content outside of the sexual nature of the game.


The game can be broken down into three acts, each act introducing more challenges and mechanics to enjoy and overcome.

Act I plays like a dating sim but alongside the usual relationship building you do with characters you are also trying to test your Influence and grow more powerful. Eventually you will get a character pregnant be it you if you play a female or someone else if you play as a male. This will lead to the start of Act II.

Act II you discover that you no longer are capable of creating normal human children but instead alien parasites known to you as Spawn. Enigma and your own pursuit of power pushes you towards creating as many spawn as you can. Here the game gets more tactical, you start to launch operations, trying to gather females for turning into Mothers (creating more and more Spawn for you) and gathering organic matter to feed and evolve your Spawn. (Organic Matter is any living thing converted into basic matter to be consumed, this includes plants, animals, and people) Your goal with these operations is to grow your Spawn as much as possible while keeping your Presence low. Your Presence is how aware society is of you and eventually will lead to the police and later the military coming to wipe you and your spawn out.

Act III is where it becomes strategical and your goal is to completely take over the town so that you can put together enough resources to launch a substance capable of Turning the world into something else.

This whole story, if you manage to complete it, is the Turning Project.


Your Support

Builds are released entirely for free on Gamejolt.  However, The Turning Project needs your support in order to cover the cost of creating content for the project. The Turning Project is a community focused from start to finish. It's going to take a large amount support from the few that want to see a project like this come to life. A game like this would have a price tag around $20-$30 upon completion but if you're supporting us from day one you're going to end up spending a lot more than that by the time The Turning Project is done. But without you the game won't exist, so because of that, I'm going to do all I can to make the journey to completion a journey worthy of your support.

Community Goals

Community Milestones add community suggested content.  These act as "bonus content" that are not directly related to the core game.  These milestones provide updates that are more of a "thank you" to our supporters.  These consist of things like new outfits for characters, extra locations to visit, extra nsfw content and more!  This content will be suggested by and voted on by the community.  Thank you for supporting us n_n



Development Milestones

Development milestones are builds that push The Turning Project closer to completion.  Builds v0.01-v0.11 will complete Act I, v0.12-v0.22 will complete Act II, v0.23-v0.33 will complete Act III and wrap up the main story of the game.  Afterward all builds up to v1.0 will be content and bug updates that add more content to the game to make it more enjoyable for you.
 

Introduction 0.01 (Public)

The introduction of the game is complete.

Additional Notes
  • The player is able to create the basis of their character, their name and background career
  •  A cast of characters is established for the player to form the foundation of relationships with.

I Work Out 0.02 (Public)

Activities are implemented allowing the player to build up stats such as strength, charisma, and power.

Additional Notes
  • Activities can be done with friends allowing the player to build up their relationship as well as stats.

Dating 0.03 (In Progress)

Carolina and Tanya are dateable and the majority of their story arcs have been completed. Dates are more in-depth and involve more player choices compared to activities.

Additional Notes
  • Odd jobs (honest jobs) are implemented so the player can earn money to go on dates and purchase gifts.
  • [NEW - 09/02/18] Clothing System implemented so characters clothes can be put on and taken off.
  • [NEW - 09/02/18] Character Status System implemented so characters can get statuses that impact their stats such as being drunk, tired, and so forth.
  • [NEW - 10/30/18] Character Schedules are implemented into the game so that characters will go places and live their lives throughout the day/week.

New Beginnings 0.04 (In Progress)

The introduction to the game is redesigned to better fit having a custom-made character. Visual changes like character gender, race, and physical features are customizable; as well as character background information such as education, career, credit debt, and other information!

Additional Notes
  • Trust System is changed to encourage spending time with multiple characters.
  • Thought System added to help determine how characters behave around the player (Edited 10/22/2018 to expand on Impressions into Thought System).
  • Rent and Bills System added to the game, providing more reason to earn money outside of just going on dates.
  • [NEW - 10/22/18] Social System implemented greatly expanding on what the player can do and say, as well as the many ways a character can react to those words and actions.

Beast of Burden 0.05

The main storyline is expanded beyond the final date scenes with the girl of your choice.

Additional Notes
  • All girls can get pregnant and give birth to brood.
  • Shopping is fleshed out so the player can purchase items both for themselves and others.
  • [NEW - 11/08/18] Player Rest is implemented so the player character needs to sleep after exhausting their energy
  • [NEW - 11/08/18] A simple Map is implemented to provide a visual representation of areas the player can visit (to be fleshed out in later builds)
  • [NEW - 11/08/18] Inventory system is implemented that allows the storing and use of items across the player's personal use, bags they carry, and their vehicle.

Crime and Cures 0.06

Eugene’s storyline is expanded upon and offers a few more sources of income.

Additional Notes
  • The player can get involved in Eugene’s criminal past and make a fair amount of dirty money.
  • The player can work with Eugene to get clean and work in the Cannabis industry, a relatively new but legal industry to the town.
  • Eugene can end up seriously hurt or dead in various situations, this can have a significant impact on the player's ability to do work related to Eugene’s character arc.

Perplexing Goals 0.07

Enigma’s storyline is extended and her demands of the player increased.

Additional Notes
  • Achievement system added.
  • The beginning of a skill tree added.

Building Up 0.08

Operations are implemented, allowing the player to build up their Spawn substantially faster.

Additional Notes
  • Presence mechanic introduced, the higher the player's Presence the more likely local law enforcement will attempt to interrupt an Operation.
  • Organic Matter serves as a resource to feed the player's Spawn.
  • Spawn Population is tracked, Spawn can be sent on Operations and need Organic Matter in order to survive.

Not the Only One 0.09

The beginning of the rivalry system is introduced.

Additional Notes
  • A couple possible rivals are established with introductions and a basic daily routine.

Oh Captain my Captain 0.10

Captains are introduced.

Additional Notes 
  • A single Mother is able to be "promoted" to Captain, who can be sent on an Operation to increase its chance of success.
Tiers
Chosen
$1 or more per month 2 patrons

You have no idea what you're getting yourself into


  • Renown + 1 Name in the credits as "Chosen"
  • Stealth + 1 Access to Patron only post
  • Discord + 1 Access to the TTP Discord Channel
Includes Discord rewards
Stranger
$5 or more per month 3 patrons

You recall seeing The Chosen at some point, albeit briefly
 

  • Renown + 1 Name in the credits as a "Stranger"
  • Stealth + 1 Access to Patron only post 
  • Progress + 1 Access to the TTP Progress Trello Board 
  • Discord + 2 Access to the TTP Discord Channel and BTS (Behind the Scenes) Channels where you can opt in to be apart of the development, reading early drafts of scripts and test playing early (likely broken) builds not available to the public
Includes Discord rewards
Associate
$10 or more per month 1 patron

You knew The Chosen in passing


  • Renown + 1 Name in the credits as a "Associate"
  • Stealth + 1 Access to Patron only post 
  • Progress + 1 Access to the TTP Progress Trello Board 
  •  Discord + 2 Access to the TTP Discord Channel and BTS (Behind the Scenes) Channels where you can opt in to be apart of the development, reading early drafts of scripts and test playing early (likely broken) builds not available to the public 
  • Vote + 1 Vote on characters and character outfits to be added to TTP 
Includes Discord rewards
Friend
$20 or more per month 1 patron

You considered The Chosen a friend


  • Renown + 1 Name in the credits as a "Friend"
  • Stealth + 1 Access to Patron only post 
  • Progress + 1 Access to the TTP Progress Trello Board 
  •  Discord + 2 Access to the TTP Discord Channel and BTS (Behind the Scenes) Channels where you can opt in to be apart of the development, reading early drafts of scripts and test playing early (likely broken) builds not available to the public 
  • Vote + 2 Suggest which characters, character outfits, and side stories we add to the game (your suggestions get voted on by Associates and above)
Includes Discord rewards
Lover
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You and The Chosen were lovers once

All Previous Rewards +


  •  Lewd + 1 Suggest and vote on nsfw scenes to be added into TTP (We'll add more Lover chosen nsfw scenes every month dependent on the number of Lover Supporters) 
  • Lover Discord + 1 Lover Discord title and access to the Lover channel
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$39 of $600 per month
Programming, Art, and Animation + 1
I'll be able to have the freelancers working a steady workload that doesn't rely on my paycheck.  Meaning a steady amount of new art and systems will be put into TTP every month.
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OVERVIEW

The Turning ask the question, “If someone lost in the world was offered incredible powers, what would they do with them?” The player is given the ability to influence people’s actions and the servitude of a parasitic species that reproduces and evolves through the consumption of humans' minds and bodies. The game will have a lot of sexual content but that isn’t the complete focus of the project. I want the characters and the world they inhabit to feel believable. As such there will be hours of content outside of the sexual nature of the game.


The game can be broken down into three acts, each act introducing more challenges and mechanics to enjoy and overcome.

Act I plays like a dating sim but alongside the usual relationship building you do with characters you are also trying to test your Influence and grow more powerful. Eventually you will get a character pregnant be it you if you play a female or someone else if you play as a male. This will lead to the start of Act II.

Act II you discover that you no longer are capable of creating normal human children but instead alien parasites known to you as Spawn. Enigma and your own pursuit of power pushes you towards creating as many spawn as you can. Here the game gets more tactical, you start to launch operations, trying to gather females for turning into Mothers (creating more and more Spawn for you) and gathering organic matter to feed and evolve your Spawn. (Organic Matter is any living thing converted into basic matter to be consumed, this includes plants, animals, and people) Your goal with these operations is to grow your Spawn as much as possible while keeping your Presence low. Your Presence is how aware society is of you and eventually will lead to the police and later the military coming to wipe you and your spawn out.

Act III is where it becomes strategical and your goal is to completely take over the town so that you can put together enough resources to launch a substance capable of Turning the world into something else.

This whole story, if you manage to complete it, is the Turning Project.


Your Support

Builds are released entirely for free on Gamejolt.  However, The Turning Project needs your support in order to cover the cost of creating content for the project. The Turning Project is a community focused from start to finish. It's going to take a large amount support from the few that want to see a project like this come to life. A game like this would have a price tag around $20-$30 upon completion but if you're supporting us from day one you're going to end up spending a lot more than that by the time The Turning Project is done. But without you the game won't exist, so because of that, I'm going to do all I can to make the journey to completion a journey worthy of your support.

Community Goals

Community Milestones add community suggested content.  These act as "bonus content" that are not directly related to the core game.  These milestones provide updates that are more of a "thank you" to our supporters.  These consist of things like new outfits for characters, extra locations to visit, extra nsfw content and more!  This content will be suggested by and voted on by the community.  Thank you for supporting us n_n



Development Milestones

Development milestones are builds that push The Turning Project closer to completion.  Builds v0.01-v0.11 will complete Act I, v0.12-v0.22 will complete Act II, v0.23-v0.33 will complete Act III and wrap up the main story of the game.  Afterward all builds up to v1.0 will be content and bug updates that add more content to the game to make it more enjoyable for you.
 

Introduction 0.01 (Public)

The introduction of the game is complete.

Additional Notes
  • The player is able to create the basis of their character, their name and background career
  •  A cast of characters is established for the player to form the foundation of relationships with.

I Work Out 0.02 (Public)

Activities are implemented allowing the player to build up stats such as strength, charisma, and power.

Additional Notes
  • Activities can be done with friends allowing the player to build up their relationship as well as stats.

Dating 0.03 (In Progress)

Carolina and Tanya are dateable and the majority of their story arcs have been completed. Dates are more in-depth and involve more player choices compared to activities.

Additional Notes
  • Odd jobs (honest jobs) are implemented so the player can earn money to go on dates and purchase gifts.
  • [NEW - 09/02/18] Clothing System implemented so characters clothes can be put on and taken off.
  • [NEW - 09/02/18] Character Status System implemented so characters can get statuses that impact their stats such as being drunk, tired, and so forth.
  • [NEW - 10/30/18] Character Schedules are implemented into the game so that characters will go places and live their lives throughout the day/week.

New Beginnings 0.04 (In Progress)

The introduction to the game is redesigned to better fit having a custom-made character. Visual changes like character gender, race, and physical features are customizable; as well as character background information such as education, career, credit debt, and other information!

Additional Notes
  • Trust System is changed to encourage spending time with multiple characters.
  • Thought System added to help determine how characters behave around the player (Edited 10/22/2018 to expand on Impressions into Thought System).
  • Rent and Bills System added to the game, providing more reason to earn money outside of just going on dates.
  • [NEW - 10/22/18] Social System implemented greatly expanding on what the player can do and say, as well as the many ways a character can react to those words and actions.

Beast of Burden 0.05

The main storyline is expanded beyond the final date scenes with the girl of your choice.

Additional Notes
  • All girls can get pregnant and give birth to brood.
  • Shopping is fleshed out so the player can purchase items both for themselves and others.
  • [NEW - 11/08/18] Player Rest is implemented so the player character needs to sleep after exhausting their energy
  • [NEW - 11/08/18] A simple Map is implemented to provide a visual representation of areas the player can visit (to be fleshed out in later builds)
  • [NEW - 11/08/18] Inventory system is implemented that allows the storing and use of items across the player's personal use, bags they carry, and their vehicle.

Crime and Cures 0.06

Eugene’s storyline is expanded upon and offers a few more sources of income.

Additional Notes
  • The player can get involved in Eugene’s criminal past and make a fair amount of dirty money.
  • The player can work with Eugene to get clean and work in the Cannabis industry, a relatively new but legal industry to the town.
  • Eugene can end up seriously hurt or dead in various situations, this can have a significant impact on the player's ability to do work related to Eugene’s character arc.

Perplexing Goals 0.07

Enigma’s storyline is extended and her demands of the player increased.

Additional Notes
  • Achievement system added.
  • The beginning of a skill tree added.

Building Up 0.08

Operations are implemented, allowing the player to build up their Spawn substantially faster.

Additional Notes
  • Presence mechanic introduced, the higher the player's Presence the more likely local law enforcement will attempt to interrupt an Operation.
  • Organic Matter serves as a resource to feed the player's Spawn.
  • Spawn Population is tracked, Spawn can be sent on Operations and need Organic Matter in order to survive.

Not the Only One 0.09

The beginning of the rivalry system is introduced.

Additional Notes
  • A couple possible rivals are established with introductions and a basic daily routine.

Oh Captain my Captain 0.10

Captains are introduced.

Additional Notes 
  • A single Mother is able to be "promoted" to Captain, who can be sent on an Operation to increase its chance of success.

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Tiers
Chosen
$1 or more per month 2 patrons

You have no idea what you're getting yourself into


  • Renown + 1 Name in the credits as "Chosen"
  • Stealth + 1 Access to Patron only post
  • Discord + 1 Access to the TTP Discord Channel
Includes Discord rewards
Stranger
$5 or more per month 3 patrons

You recall seeing The Chosen at some point, albeit briefly
 

  • Renown + 1 Name in the credits as a "Stranger"
  • Stealth + 1 Access to Patron only post 
  • Progress + 1 Access to the TTP Progress Trello Board 
  • Discord + 2 Access to the TTP Discord Channel and BTS (Behind the Scenes) Channels where you can opt in to be apart of the development, reading early drafts of scripts and test playing early (likely broken) builds not available to the public
Includes Discord rewards
Associate
$10 or more per month 1 patron

You knew The Chosen in passing


  • Renown + 1 Name in the credits as a "Associate"
  • Stealth + 1 Access to Patron only post 
  • Progress + 1 Access to the TTP Progress Trello Board 
  •  Discord + 2 Access to the TTP Discord Channel and BTS (Behind the Scenes) Channels where you can opt in to be apart of the development, reading early drafts of scripts and test playing early (likely broken) builds not available to the public 
  • Vote + 1 Vote on characters and character outfits to be added to TTP 
Includes Discord rewards
Friend
$20 or more per month 1 patron

You considered The Chosen a friend


  • Renown + 1 Name in the credits as a "Friend"
  • Stealth + 1 Access to Patron only post 
  • Progress + 1 Access to the TTP Progress Trello Board 
  •  Discord + 2 Access to the TTP Discord Channel and BTS (Behind the Scenes) Channels where you can opt in to be apart of the development, reading early drafts of scripts and test playing early (likely broken) builds not available to the public 
  • Vote + 2 Suggest which characters, character outfits, and side stories we add to the game (your suggestions get voted on by Associates and above)
Includes Discord rewards
Lover
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You and The Chosen were lovers once

All Previous Rewards +


  •  Lewd + 1 Suggest and vote on nsfw scenes to be added into TTP (We'll add more Lover chosen nsfw scenes every month dependent on the number of Lover Supporters) 
  • Lover Discord + 1 Lover Discord title and access to the Lover channel
Includes Discord rewards