0.19 is focused on Max and villa in general. This time we've done almost everything we planned. We decided not to end dialogs between Ann and Kira on a cliffhanger so we pushed them in one of the future updates. We also didn't do everything we planned for sounds. But we also added some extra stuff we didn't plan on initially.
So, here's the change log:
Cameras. Now Max has a quest that will unlock an option to install hidden cameras all over house. For now they don't earn any money since Max doesn't really have many ways to spend it. Max will start earning money once he'll start buying presents, inviting people to expensive dates, etc.
For now you can just buy first three cameras on a sale and install them in the three rooms with most action. Spying through cameras is already implemented, even in the bathroom.
Online shop is now working. You can order a couple of new things (like cameras) once you unlock them. Max will be able to order sunscreen if he didn't get one for free in 0.16.
In house delivery. New character Sarah (you've already heard about her). Funny girl with her own story, there will be more content with her both with Max and with Kate in the future. For now she'll only be delivering stuff for Max.
Telescope. Max can order one on Epay and Sarah will deliver it. Since the cameras don't earn anything yet, the telescope is on a huge sale so you don't have to grind ridiculous amount of time. If you haven't seen our previous posts, we'll let you figure out how Max will use it for yourselves.
Peeking in the shower. Now Max can peek on Alice, Lisa, and Ann through the window. Sometimes he'll get caught. At some point Ann will decide she's had enough and Max will have to face consequences.
Punishments. Eventually Ann will announce the new punishment system. Lisa will be punished for failing grades, Alice for smoking, and Max for peeking. Max has an exception with two warning system. Once there's been 5 punishments before breakfast/dinner, Ann will make punishments more severe, and she'll do it once more after 10.
From now on Max can make mistakes in Lisa's homework and look for Alice's cigarettes so she gets caught by Ann.
Spiders and Alice. Max can now throw spiders in Alice's room. She will run to Max for help. There's a series of events, keep throwing new spiders until the quest log tells you there's no more content.
Yoga. Ann had a change in schedule so now she does yoga about an hour before dinner. Max can join and have lots of fun. For now this storyline doesn't have a lot of content, but there will be much more in the future.
Sounds. We've done a lot of work implementing sounds into the game. They help with living up the game and adding atmosphere. It's also completely optional and you can turn it off, if you want. Unfortunately, we've hit a small snag and decided not to delay the whole update just for sounds since they're not absolutely necessary. For now all sounds are turned off, but we will turn them on in a couple of days.
NPC mapping. Technically, it was added in 0.18, but now you can actually see it in new dialogs and events. There will be a dedicated post going into more details about it soon.
As you can see, we've done a lot of work. The poll is still open, but it looks like the next update will be focused on the basement, Julia, and home punishments (new college rule). If we have enough time, Kate will be able to invite Alice or Sophie to her house.
Today is October 11th and we are releasing 0.19 for our $40 Patrons. Next week on October 18th, it will be released for our $20 Patrons. Four days later on October 22nd, 0.19 will be released for our $10 Patrons. And three days after that, on October 25th, it will become available for our $5 Patrons. October 25th will also be the release day for an offline version of 0.18.
As always, your client will update to version 0.19 automatically (including images).
If you don't have any client, you can download it from here.
Automatic updates should work as usual, but if you want you can download a build with all images from here