The Mad Doctors are creating Mature Sci-Fi/Fantasy Games and Art
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Thanks for your interest in The Mad Doctors.  Below you can find answers to some common questions.

What projects/art are you working on?
There's two game projects currently going on.  Starship Inanna and an Untitled Fantasy RPG.  Starship Inanna is the main project and takes up around 97% of our time.  The Untitled Fantasy RPG is, right now, only worked on during one devstream a month.

Anything else?
There's a bunch of commissions posted each month.  There's a Tabletop RPG based on Starship Inanna being worked on that will begin play testing this year, but is not due out for some time.  There's also a short story series set in the Starship Inanna universe, but release will be sporadic.

What is the Starship Inanna game (not the tabletop or the short stories)?

Starship Inanna is a visual novel game being developed in the Ren'Py Visual Novel Engine. At it's core it is a Choose Your Own Adventure style story set in a sci-fi universe akin to Star Trek or Mass Effect.

You take on the role of a Commander of the Titan Empire, who has just been assigned as second in command of the ISS Inanna under Captain Alexandra Zal. The crew of the ship is comprised of select races of the Empire which the player will be able to interact with and have relationships with (that means plenty of sex (if you want it)). There is much to discover as the Inanna begins her adventure to unknown parts of the galaxy.  As Commander you will be sent on missions to different planets where you will encounter new cultures and civilizations.  You will run across slavers, enemy races, omnipotent beings, and more.  The choices you make as the story unfolds will have consequences, some subtle and short term, others may take much longer to play out.

These are the current episodes:

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w much are the final versions going to be?
All of our games will be freely available, however certain (non plot) related sex scenes will be time-locked to Patreon Backers, as will the Patreon Exclusive Gallery.  The main game and anything tied to the main characters is freely available.

How long is Starship Inanna?
The game is going to be under continuous development so there's no real way to tell how long it will be when it's finally done, episodes will be of varying length with some longer and some shorter.  Currently the first 7 episodes takes a few hours, more if you want to replay to unlock different scenes.

Does Starship Inanna have a character creator like Mass Effect did?
Given the game is entirely pre-rendered images, that would be very difficult to handle as every different ethnicity would mean much more work for every image.  I didn't plan for character creation at the beginning and it would be difficult to go back and add it in.  I made a choice early on to make the main character dark skinned (I was watching a lot of Star Trek Deep Space Nine at the time).  Race aside, you do get to choose your gender, your specialization, and through your choices, your sexuality.

What about your Fantasy RPG?
That one may get a character creator, though it's still extremely early.

What platforms are your games for?
Starship Inanna is currently available for Windows, MacOSX, and Linux platforms.
The Fantasy RPG will likely be for Windows, MacOSX, and Linux as well.

Where can I get the latest release?  Do I need to be a Patreon backer to play?
The most recent public release of the Starship Inanna, as well as credits and other community/support links, are available at StarshipInanna.com.  The Fantasy RPG is not available at the moment, we will update the Patreon when it finally see's a release.

How many people are on the team?
The Mad Doctors comprise three people currently.
  • DrMadDoc47 - writing, programming, website maintenance, marketing, and visual artwork.
  • Omar - audio production and design
  • Jamie - Tabletop RPG design and narrative consultant for the Starship Inanna game.

Is anyone else working with you?
Yes, we have a few friends and investors who do some play testing of the indev versions, Mrs. MadDoc works as a sounding board for the actual sci-fi side of the story.

Where does the money we pledge go?
Money generated from this Patreon will go support the development of Starship Inanna in the following ways
  • Upgrading computers to support faster and better quality rendering (current goal is upgrading the computer to do animations for the game)
  • Buying content to use in the game and art such as environments, props, textures, etc.
  • Hiring on more team members as needed.



Tiers
Cadet
$1 or more per month
  • Early Access to the final version of each episode (for one week before public release)
  • Access to Patreon Role on the Discord server
  • Access to the restricted commissions from the $25+ tiers (assuming the Patron allows the image to be shared).
  • Voting in polls to select new posters and merchandise.
  • Time-Exclusive access to some in game sex scenes ( non-plot/non-regular characters).  We'll try for one scene in each episode, but sometimes it's just not feasible.
  • Regular updates on development of the game and access to the devstreams on picarto.tv.
  • A huge heartfelt Thank You!
Includes Discord rewards
Crewman
$5 or more per month
  • Previous Tier
  • Access to the beta version of each episode
  • Your name listed in the Credits & Thanks section of the website (website will be updated monthly).
  • A weekly Crewman (and above) exclusive image.
Ensign
$10 or more per month
  • Previous Tiers
  • Access to the Alpha versions of each episode.
  • Access to Patreon Ensign Role on Discord
  • Access to Patreon only gallery in the Scene Gallery with non-cannon scenes, tests, fantasy artwork, and other such things. 
  •  Access to the Starship Inanna Universe short story anthology (as it comes out) 
  • Behind the scenes info on new characters and locations (may contain spoilers, but there will be warnings for those), or access to non-Starship Inanna art and stories.
Includes Discord rewards
Lieutenant
$25 or more per month
  • Previous Tiers
  • Your name will be in the game credits.
  • Custom character art - really want to see one of the crew in a certain situation?  For each month you pledge at this tier I'll do any Starship character (or character from the comics) in an image you want just for you, with some limitations on sexual acts the image can contain, at 1080p or 4K resolution (1080p by default, 4k upon request).
Commander
$50 or more per month
  • Previous Tiers (name will be higher up in the credits):
  • Two 1080p/4k images from the Lieutenant tier
  • Free posters and other items periodically (Shipping Address required to get items, if you don't want items use Starship Inanna for your address) 
Goals
70% complete
Animations & More Staff!  At this goal we'll be able to start bringing some animation into the game thanks to some much needed PC upgrades.  Nothing too extravagant (we don't want to inflate the size of the game too much) but things like moving backgrounds, ship shots, cinemagraphs, and even some sex scenes would benefit greatly from some animation and looping.

Also, at this goal we will bring Jamie on full time as another writer and as an editor.  He'll try and punch things up in previous episodes as well as helping with the writing of future episodes.
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Thanks for your interest in The Mad Doctors.  Below you can find answers to some common questions.

What projects/art are you working on?
There's two game projects currently going on.  Starship Inanna and an Untitled Fantasy RPG.  Starship Inanna is the main project and takes up around 97% of our time.  The Untitled Fantasy RPG is, right now, only worked on during one devstream a month.

Anything else?
There's a bunch of commissions posted each month.  There's a Tabletop RPG based on Starship Inanna being worked on that will begin play testing this year, but is not due out for some time.  There's also a short story series set in the Starship Inanna universe, but release will be sporadic.

What is the Starship Inanna game (not the tabletop or the short stories)?

Starship Inanna is a visual novel game being developed in the Ren'Py Visual Novel Engine. At it's core it is a Choose Your Own Adventure style story set in a sci-fi universe akin to Star Trek or Mass Effect.

You take on the role of a Commander of the Titan Empire, who has just been assigned as second in command of the ISS Inanna under Captain Alexandra Zal. The crew of the ship is comprised of select races of the Empire which the player will be able to interact with and have relationships with (that means plenty of sex (if you want it)). There is much to discover as the Inanna begins her adventure to unknown parts of the galaxy.  As Commander you will be sent on missions to different planets where you will encounter new cultures and civilizations.  You will run across slavers, enemy races, omnipotent beings, and more.  The choices you make as the story unfolds will have consequences, some subtle and short term, others may take much longer to play out.

These are the current episodes:

Ho
w much are the final versions going to be?
All of our games will be freely available, however certain (non plot) related sex scenes will be time-locked to Patreon Backers, as will the Patreon Exclusive Gallery.  The main game and anything tied to the main characters is freely available.

How long is Starship Inanna?
The game is going to be under continuous development so there's no real way to tell how long it will be when it's finally done, episodes will be of varying length with some longer and some shorter.  Currently the first 7 episodes takes a few hours, more if you want to replay to unlock different scenes.

Does Starship Inanna have a character creator like Mass Effect did?
Given the game is entirely pre-rendered images, that would be very difficult to handle as every different ethnicity would mean much more work for every image.  I didn't plan for character creation at the beginning and it would be difficult to go back and add it in.  I made a choice early on to make the main character dark skinned (I was watching a lot of Star Trek Deep Space Nine at the time).  Race aside, you do get to choose your gender, your specialization, and through your choices, your sexuality.

What about your Fantasy RPG?
That one may get a character creator, though it's still extremely early.

What platforms are your games for?
Starship Inanna is currently available for Windows, MacOSX, and Linux platforms.
The Fantasy RPG will likely be for Windows, MacOSX, and Linux as well.

Where can I get the latest release?  Do I need to be a Patreon backer to play?
The most recent public release of the Starship Inanna, as well as credits and other community/support links, are available at StarshipInanna.com.  The Fantasy RPG is not available at the moment, we will update the Patreon when it finally see's a release.

How many people are on the team?
The Mad Doctors comprise three people currently.
  • DrMadDoc47 - writing, programming, website maintenance, marketing, and visual artwork.
  • Omar - audio production and design
  • Jamie - Tabletop RPG design and narrative consultant for the Starship Inanna game.

Is anyone else working with you?
Yes, we have a few friends and investors who do some play testing of the indev versions, Mrs. MadDoc works as a sounding board for the actual sci-fi side of the story.

Where does the money we pledge go?
Money generated from this Patreon will go support the development of Starship Inanna in the following ways
  • Upgrading computers to support faster and better quality rendering (current goal is upgrading the computer to do animations for the game)
  • Buying content to use in the game and art such as environments, props, textures, etc.
  • Hiring on more team members as needed.



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Tiers
Cadet
$1 or more per month
  • Early Access to the final version of each episode (for one week before public release)
  • Access to Patreon Role on the Discord server
  • Access to the restricted commissions from the $25+ tiers (assuming the Patron allows the image to be shared).
  • Voting in polls to select new posters and merchandise.
  • Time-Exclusive access to some in game sex scenes ( non-plot/non-regular characters).  We'll try for one scene in each episode, but sometimes it's just not feasible.
  • Regular updates on development of the game and access to the devstreams on picarto.tv.
  • A huge heartfelt Thank You!
Includes Discord rewards
Crewman
$5 or more per month
  • Previous Tier
  • Access to the beta version of each episode
  • Your name listed in the Credits & Thanks section of the website (website will be updated monthly).
  • A weekly Crewman (and above) exclusive image.
Ensign
$10 or more per month
  • Previous Tiers
  • Access to the Alpha versions of each episode.
  • Access to Patreon Ensign Role on Discord
  • Access to Patreon only gallery in the Scene Gallery with non-cannon scenes, tests, fantasy artwork, and other such things. 
  •  Access to the Starship Inanna Universe short story anthology (as it comes out) 
  • Behind the scenes info on new characters and locations (may contain spoilers, but there will be warnings for those), or access to non-Starship Inanna art and stories.
Includes Discord rewards
Lieutenant
$25 or more per month
  • Previous Tiers
  • Your name will be in the game credits.
  • Custom character art - really want to see one of the crew in a certain situation?  For each month you pledge at this tier I'll do any Starship character (or character from the comics) in an image you want just for you, with some limitations on sexual acts the image can contain, at 1080p or 4K resolution (1080p by default, 4k upon request).
Commander
$50 or more per month
  • Previous Tiers (name will be higher up in the credits):
  • Two 1080p/4k images from the Lieutenant tier
  • Free posters and other items periodically (Shipping Address required to get items, if you don't want items use Starship Inanna for your address)