Version 0.5 turned out as a pretty beefy update both for tech and gameplay innovations. Since I really wanted to sidestep the issue with the crashes before Yorna will get some love from tech support, I focused on the logic parts. You can expect v0.6 to include more optional quests and activities. In fact, I’m thinking about adding a small quest system, more on this in the upcoming developer’s plans.
Yorna v0.5 is available here, give it a whirl!
Time to see what’s new aside from the usual story and puzzle package.
So, let’s start with the H content and the current update has 2 scenes with premium graphics – a new artist joined the art team and you can expect 3 scenes in the next update. Also, he did an amazing job with his first H event because it’s the biggest scene the game art-wise with almost no repetitive frames.
One of the H events involves some soft tentacle action, the other one – spanking. Both scenes have warnings (tentacle scene shares the choice with other tenta events) so you can skip them if you don’t like the kink. Gallery will allow you to check them out if you’ll reconsider later.
Gameplay functions and features
Since my first workaround for the crash problem didn’t help at least on some platforms, I decided to make an autosave feature. Each time you change a zone, the game will silently create or overwrite the data in 30th slot. Be careful and make use an alternative slot if 30th slot is used by one of your own files!
Otherwise, the process is completely hidden and non-disruptive. You may remember that the game places the cursor on the last slot you used manually – it stays the same way even with the new feature. While autosave doesn’t fix the crashes, at least it lessens progress loss.
I hope tech support will answer with something useful soon though. Don’t like such crap being a part of my game without any real way to fix it from user’s perspective.
Bla… I mean Eruvian Jack appears in Yorna. Functionally, it’s close to the blackjack card game with a few alterations. You can play for 100, 200 or 500 dragons, depending on who your opponent is.
In the current update, you can find 3 guys to play with. The restaurant in the village close to your castle will offer the first chance to try out the game. A bored hunter inside the lumberjack village can offer pelts instead of money for your winnings. And the last one is a trader – he’s inside new lounge area of your castle and offers to play for high stakes. Each of them will offer an option to check out a quick tutorial before diving in.
Ada can learn new potion recipes to brew by getting “Alchemy Secrets” book from cultist lair. Check out the puzzle for details. Oh, and don’t forget – using alchemy table in Ada’s room provides the cheapest prices for brewing potions. Of course, all other crafting pots will allow you to craft new potions too.
Skills and dresses
Reworked sneak mechanics. Now monsters ignore Ada’s presence on the map and roam around minding their own business. Bumping into them still triggers the prolonged “daze” effect but won’t force them to chase Ada. More like a shadow!
V0.5 introduces 3 new dresses with unique skills. You can get one from the final boss, one from Diana’s dress after clearing the chapter. Another one is hidden inside the caches, check the map guy in your castle.
Not an update per se but I decided to mention it here. Originally, I placed unique slutty/non-slutty frames inside galley’s CG mode. After a bit of thinking and gathering feedback, I decided to sync the frames with real scenes. This means you can check out all the CG frames in the CG mode – just as in the real H event, minus the text part. Sometimes it increased total frame count more than twice.
I’m thinking about adding more frames and giving some love to the older scenes during the next update, so give me a shout about the H event which you would like to see expanded/improved.
As I already mentioned, you can expand your castle with a new zone – lounge. It will definitely attract more people with time and present another zone to check out for cutscenes with monster girls and other characters.
Reduced resources needed for initial castle repair to make the start smoother.
I fixed the option to delete your own saves, now it’s working as intended. Deleting an old file doesn’t force the game to crash or spit out an error. There are some ideas about improving the interface for the save/load screen but since they are based on RPG Maker’s core files, I decided to postpone them into v0.6.
Also, the inventory screen doesn’t allow the contents to spill over the menu frame. So, you shouldn’t see your items falling out of the bottom section of “on-map” menu. Works for both items and dresses/trinkets.
Added more steps to Diana’s story so player progress between dresses bit by bit rather than getting most of them available for crafting after rebuilding the castle. Also, added a text block on the “certificate” tablet on the wall. Now the text block triggers even if you click on it with the cursor.
Some of the enemy’s attacks are no longer “silenceable” and some monsters received backup skills to use if Ada decides to play mean with silence effects.
Fixed some map tiles and geometry, added more space on the right side of most problematic maps (like the pine forest and gnoll desert). Now you can actually keep Ada’s image on and see where you are going. Some zones still need to be revised but they are okay-ish even now.
Added dynamic shadowing on most of the interior maps and zones without them. Looks like some locations won’t be able to support the feature due to tileset limitations but it’s nothing critical.
Fixed nereid’s lusty attack comment. Now it properly mentions her.
Moth’s scene now acknowledges the skip setting and allows to fast forward it to the last frame if you choose to do so through the options.
The “map guy” appears earlier in your castle. Now you can hunt for treasures earlier in the game to make the start easier. Also, I added some starting weapons inside the caches and lifted the restriction about unique weapons in your inventory. You can get more than one weapon in your loot. Sell anything you don’t need.
Allowed Leary to move wings during cutscenes. Now she no longer looks like a static image if you talk to her.
Regal dress no longer forces Ada’s face to disappear (cre~epy) and properly check for her lusty level. Its skill now properly buffs the player on use.
Agni the hellhound no longer appears after beating her in a boss fight.
Minotaur’s scene now properly adds exp points for the “Group Sex” skill. Affects both slutty and normal versions.
Birds no longer dive underwater lilies mid-flight. Yes, you read that right.
Smoothed over some dialogue cutscenes – fade-out effect for some scenes was too abrupt and fast. Now all of them should follow the same standard.
Fixed dialogue tags for some characters inside lumberjack village.
Whew! Well, this is the biggest changelog so far and I feel pretty happy about the new stuff you can try in v0.5. As always, you don’t like something in the game – tell me and if you like Yorna – tell your friends. Stay tuned for upcoming January -> February developer plans and monster girl poll for v0.6.