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Seeking approval – Dev. Blog

Cherry Dev. back from the dead with what promises to be one of the biggest dev. blogs you’re gonna see in a while.

Let’s start with some Tsundere Idol news! The Kickstarter was successful as you all know and we completed the translation on schedule despite some rough patches. When we got the translation integrated and all seemed approved and ready to go the truly daunting task began; the approval process to get on Steam. In a seemingly endless back and forth with the powers that be we would submit new store page details and updated builds only to get somewhat cryptic rejection notices in return. We clearly weren’t alone feeling a bit of pain. To make matters worse the great Steam purge of 2018 began and the stakes were suddenly raised. Luckily I prepared a ‘special’ Steam safe script for the game that runs if no patch is installed and is incredibly safe-for-work I think that combined with Cherry Kiss’ low profile managed to keep both Tsundere Idol and Wild Romance safe as we let the storm blow over. FINALLY the time has come! Tsundere Idol will go live in the Steam store on May 28! A hidden consequence of that back and forth I mentioned, at one point not quite sure what was needed to clear that approval hurdle, we changed the name of the game on Steam to simply Tsundere Idol. In all other stores the game will proudly bear the slightly more descriptive name Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet.  But enough about Steam…

We are also working to get Tsundere Idol to as many DRM-Free Adult stores as we can! We are about to order the FAKKU keys for the Kickstarter so we can get those to people on launch day, we are also preparing to launch on JAST the same day as Steam and FAKKU so if you’re particularly loyal to any of these stores we got you covered. We also submitted to GOG as did most devs who might have started to sweat a little after Steam started trying to pull games off the store and are waiting on word back from them. Tsundere Idol is shaping up for a pretty smooth launch day if everything goes according to plan.

Having survived the Steam purge unscathed we decided to celebrate! Wild Romance, the original non-adult version, went on sale this past week for just 98 cents, its lowest price yet!  Be sure to pick that up by May 28.  You may also notice that this makes the bundle on Steam of both original Wild Romance and Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition (with free adult patch) a very cost effective way to pick up Mofu Mofu Edition too.  That’s until Monday the 28th, for your weekend reading pleasure while you patiently wait for the Tsundere Idol release.

With the actual game development news over I still have a little bit more to say about the general goings on with Cherry Kiss so bear with me.

When we were shipping off the posters to our Kickstarter backers I mentioned in our Discord that we printed extra since we could get a better deal if we printed slightly more than we needed, and so far nobody has received a damaged poster or just not received their poster at all, so we were thinking of what we can do with the extras and today the president decided that if you live in Canada OR the United States (Sorry everyone else but shipping is expensive) and you did not back the Kickstarter at the Poster tier or you didn’t back at all but want to jump on the bandwagon and get the Kickstarter deal of 2 copies of Tsundere Idol and 1 copy of Wild Romance PLUS the postcard and concept art collection we set up a PayPal so you can send us money that way and we can ship off one of the extra posters, get an extra postcard signed, and we can email the rest of the digital rewards. For those in Mexico don’t worry I did battle with an old foe… the Amazon store back-end and after a hard fought battle we are currently waiting on approval for Cherry Kiss’ “Amazon Selling Partner Account” *woo* which means, if it gets approved, we can sell the excess posters directly through Amazon if you want to get your hands on one, you might have to act fast since there aren’t that many extras and people in the Discord have been talking about wanting posters! Just keep in mind this wont be the same ‘upgrade to the poster tier’ anything we attempt to do through Amazon will just be selling the poster.

Tl;dr: If you live in the US or Canada and backed on Kickstarter and want the poster you can send us the difference between what you backed and the poster tier and we’ll send you the extra rewards. If you live in US or Canada and DID NOT back the Kickstarter but want the poster you can PayPal us 100 CAD and we will send you everything included in the poster tier. If you just want the poster and nothing else you can hopefully get it from Amazon assuming this ‘selling partner account’ thing works out. (Sorry it seems complicated, but a business mind works in mysterious ways apparently)

While we are on the topic of shipping rewards, the postcards should be on their way soon. Our man in Japan updated me recently the type of postcard he wanted to print was going to be vertical so I had to redesign the front of the card to add space for the signature since the back of the card is reserved for mailing addresses apparently, but they should be ready to go once he- I mean Rui-chan finds time to sign everyone’s names on the cards!

PHEW! I think that should be everything for now, keep your eyes on our Twitter in the coming weeks as we’ll be hyping the Tsundere Idol launch as well as some Wild Romance news we have planned! Thanks for reading all this it’s been a pretty hectic week so I figured this would be better than sending out a thousand tweets or @everyone hundreds of times over on discord~

I hope you all enjoy Tsundere Idol, like I said I think it came out really well and should be even better than Wild Romance since I got to use all the fancy new tricks I learned after Wild Romance released from the start when building Tsundere Idol.

xoxo Cherry Dev.

The original Wild Romance released on Steam.

Wild Romance

Wild Romance was released on Steam in October of 2016 and is the first of Norn/Miel’s titles to be translated into English and sold outside Japan. Wild Romance is based on a title previously released by Norn/Miel in Japan that contains a lot of NSFW images, text and spoken Japanese dialogue. A decision was made for the initial release on Steam to remove all adult content and focus on creating a “family friendly” Japanese Visual Novel experience.

Wild Romance is the story of Kazuma as he returns from an unhappy life in Tokyo to his hometown in the Japanese countryside and reconnects with four female classmates. When the girls accidentally reveal that they are not mere humans but actually magical animal spirits in human form, a journey of discovery and constant flirtation begins.

Sumire is the fox and leader of the pack. She has a motherly instinct and a deep desire for physical contact. Tsubaki is the cat and second in command. She knows what she wants and she’s determined to get it. Aoi is the dog and the youngest of the four. She’s obedient, full of energy and always wanting to please her male companion. The final girl, Nazuna is the tanuki or Japanese raccoon. She’s smart with a seductively creative mind but also a bit of a troublemaker.

Follow the story of Kazuma as he learns the hidden secrets of his hometown and discovers the supernatural world. His adventures include mountain picnics, summer festivals, run-ins with the gods and skinny dipping in a natural hot spring. In Japanese folklore, yokai are magical creatures or supernatural spirits and are often an element of fantasy fiction. Norn/Miel, the developer of the game, is a leading Japanese studio with several titles in this style.

** Please note ** Wild Romance does contain lots of flirting and a bit of nudity but does not contain any scenes with explicit sexual content. Check out Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition for information on a full uncut version.

Check out Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition

Wild Romance is available on Steam for Windows PC.

Buy now on Steam

A promotional trailer is available below.

 

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Master of the Harem Guild

Damien, a “Monster Tamer” living in a fantasy world is scorned by the beautiful members of a prestigious guild. He embarks on a quest for revenge by heading into the Forest of Evil to become stronger and to prove to those who doubted him that he has the makings of a great hero! Instead of acquiring strength and skills in the forest Damien instead encounters a demon who grants him an ‘unexpected’ power that will help him stick it to those beautiful ladies from the guild who made fun of him.

With his new found powers in tow Damien sets out to get his revenge on the four people who laughed him out of the guild’s recruitment event. Alicia is the Priestess, a gentle healer who might be too innocent for her own good.  Tina, a deadly sniper who earned herself the nickname of “Demon Bullet Princess”, who is a spunky gal who wears her heart on her sleeve. Sara, a powerful witch, her cold attitude earned her the nickname “Ice Queen”. Sonia the Paladin rounds out the group, her impenetrable defense is her greatest pride as she claims to have put aside her womanhood to pursue becoming a great hero.

Join Damien as he plots and schemes to exact his ultimate revenge on the ‘Knights of the Round’ and where his lewd machinations cause the gears in a much bigger plan to fall into place and put the world in more peril that one could imagine!

Cherry Kiss is working on improving the reach and quality of its future releases and to that end we will be developing Harem Guild in the Unity Engine. We’ll be carrying over the improved features from Wild Romance and rebuilding them in the Unity architecture. Harem Guild is slated for release on Android and Windows PC, with a free 18+ patch being available for the Steam version of the game.

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Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet

Follow the story of Kota, a mild-mannered student in Japan who is a fan of the up and coming Idol sensation Rui Kurumizaka. Wouldn’t you know it she happens to attend the same university as him and is in one of his classes!

Too shy to approach the cool and popular Rui, Kota is happy just to be in the same classroom as her. Then one day an accident occurs and the contents of Rui’s bag spill out on the floor revealing an S&M magazine! Our hero steps up and claims ownership in order to save the true owner the embarrassment of owning up to possessing such salacious literature. And thus begins an unexpected and unusual affair.

Join Kota and Rui as they explore the world of depravity as Master and Pet~

As many fans are aware adult-themed visual novels are a common genre within Japanese gaming culture. The mission of Cherry Kiss Games is to provide the authentic Japanese Visual Novel experience to the rest of the world. Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet is our second localization project and this time we are going to use Kickstarter to help us fund the translation effort to bring this game to both PC and Android devices.

You can download the Demo of Tsundere Idol here as well as a patch for the Demo available on Kickstarter:

DEMO DOWNLOAD (PC) | DEMO DOWNLOAD (ANDROID) | KICKSTARTER DEMO PATCH

And Check out our Kickstarter page by clicking on the image below.

There is also an NSFW trailer on PornHub you can Check out below. Please note this contains explicit sexual content.

Watch on PornHub

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Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition

Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition contains all the adult content previously missing from the original Steam release of Wild Romance. The founders of Cherry Kiss Games recognized the quality of the original title and noticed the outpouring from fans looking for a full version of the game in English. An agreement was initially made to complete the translation of all adult scenes which more than doubled the total game text to over 100,000 words. As part of this process the UI was overhauled and sprite animations were added to allow for a more dynamic experience. Subsequently Cherry Kiss acquired rights to both Wild Romance and Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition.

Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition is the story of Kazuma as he returns from an unhappy life in Tokyo to his hometown in the Japanese countryside where he reconnects with four female classmates. When the girls accidentally reveal that they are not mere humans but actually magical animal spirits in human form, a journey of discovery begins. Expanding on the original version this now includes a variety of sexual experiences as Kazuma initiates each of the four female protagonists into womanhood.

Sumire is the fox and leader of the pack. She has a motherly instinct and a deep desire for physical contact. Tsubaki is the cat and second in command. She knows what she wants and she’s determined to get it. Aoi is the dog and the youngest of the four. She’s obedient, full of energy and always wanting to please her male companion. The final girl, Nazuna is the tanuki or Japanese raccoon. She’s smart with a seductively creative mind but also a bit of a troublemaker.

As many fans are aware adult-themed visual novels are a common genre within Japanese gaming culture. The mission of Cherry Kiss Games is to provide the authentic Japanese Visual Novel experience to the rest of the world. Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition is hopefully the first of many that we will be able to translate and introduce to a global audience.

Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition is available on Windows PC and Android.

** PLEASE NOTE ** Steam has placed rules about including and publicizing adult content on their platform. As such when you purchase and download from Steam it does not include any explicit sex. You will need to download a free patch file and install on your computer according to the instructions on this page. We respect the rules that Steam sets and we thank you for your understanding.

PATCH DOWNLOAD LINKS

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An NSFW promotional trailer is available on PornHub at the link below. Please note this contains explicit sexual content.
Watch on PornHub

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Good and Bad news – Dev. Blog

We have some good news and some bad news for you today. Let’s start with the bad… As you may have noticed, all of a sudden we went quiet on the Tsundere Idol progress front. Unfortunately, we hit one of the “worst case scenarios” that we had identified for delivery of our Kickstarter project. We had a translator who had volunteered to translate the first scene of Tsundere Idol, that’s what was used for the demo that was posted with our Kickstarter. The plan was for him to complete the remaining translation but sadly he has abandoned the project. We apologize for not passing along this news earlier. We didn’t want to make such a devastating blow to the project public before we could find a solution, and find a solution we did!

This is where the good news comes in folks so don’t worry!

After the original translator confirmed his unwillingness last week to finish the project we reached out to the translator we had worked with on Wild Romance and, with help from our friends in Japan, we have arranged to have him complete the job. He’s someone we trust to deliver on time and with the top quality translation that you deserve. He’s taken this past week to ramp up and has now confirmed that he will be able to complete the full translation by the 30th of April! There will still be some editing and other tasks required after we get the final translation but we’ll be working as hard as we can to get Tsundere Idol in stores as soon as possible after that. We don’t want to set expectations we can’t meet but will announce an official launch date as soon as we’re 110% confident all is back on track.

Our Kickstarter rewards are nearly complete as well! The Concept Art Collection is being reviewed by Norn, the posters have started printing and should be in our office on Monday. The postcard design is being finalized and hopefully those will start getting mailed out from Rui’s HQ in Japan soon too.

Thanks everyone for your continued patience! More updates to come soon! In next week’s dev blog I’ll also shed some more light on our other title in production Master of the Harem Guild.

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Wild Romance – Update 1.3

We have added full Spanish support to Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition. We have created an Spanish version of the “all-ages” version of the game as well that we are selling on itch.io for $0.99! People who never got to play the original Wild Romance can get an idea of what the story is about before taking the $14.99 plunge for the “full game” (but really the 18+ content) Since the steam store cannot be localized we are also selling Steam keys for the bilingual Mofu Mofu Edition on itch.io as well.

Speaking of selling! We should be going live on JAST on the 28th of March, finally we got around to sending a long winded email that basically amounted to “you can set the game live now, k thanks.” JAST will be launching with the bilingual update and we have finished rolling out the 1.3 update across all stores you can buy Wild Romance in so get out there and update if you are dying for that Español fix!

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Kickstarter success! – Dev. Blog

We did it! With 350 backers and over CA $11,000 raised for Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet we have started sending out our Kickstarter reward surveys! We will be getting the Wild Romance game keys out ASAP, as well as the digital concept art collection to those who supported at those levels. We also have our first update from our translator that 3 out of the 11 h-scenes are translated, which apparently works out to 20% of the overall translation complete! We’ll try to provide a weekly update on the translation progress in these Dev. blogs so keep your eyes peeled!

Anyway in non Tsundere Idol news we are working on getting Wild Romance sold on JAST’s digital store in its full 18+ glory (that means no patch required) and a bilingual update will be coming soon. We were trying to set something up on Steam that ultimately couldn’t be done so we held off on releasing the bilingual updates, but this has been resolved and it is on its way! That should be all for this week, hopefully once we get into the full swing on Tsundere Idol I’ll have some interesting dev updates for everyone.

Until next time, this has been your pervy neighborhood Cherry Dev!

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Wild Romance – Update 1.2

We’re still working on improving Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition and are excited to announce the release of version 1.2!  We’ve been looking at what other visual novels have been doing and seeing what techniques we can use to improve Wild Romance and our future titles. We want our games to be on the cutting edge and we hope you enjoy.  Feedback is very much appreciated.

There is a new patch file although you can still play with the old one.  The only thing missing in the old patch file is in the scenes where you see the girls naked sprites they will have “beams of light” covering their breasts as they are in the “all-ages” Steam release.  Downloading the new patch will get you updated and “uncensored” boobs too.

There is a new patch file although you can still play with the old one.  The only thing missing in the old patch file is in the scenes where you see the girls naked sprites they will have “beams of light” covering their breasts as they are in the “all-ages” Steam release.  Downloading the new patch will get you updated and “uncensored” boobs too.
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The reason we have changed the sprites is because we had to upscale them so that they can be “zoomed in” during sections of the game where it would show a close up on the girl’s face or boobs it would load a new pre-zoomed sprite and the current sprites were too low resolution to be zoomed in on. During this process I started experimenting with Live Composites which allowed me to make the sprites blink and animate differently, with the addition of these more subtle animations I thought it was high time to remove the bouncing sprites that people didn’t seem to like in favor of having these Live Composites where now we can have the characters appear to talk and blink!

In a review I read when Mofu Mofu Edition first came out a feature that was requested was to have a text box that appears behind the dialogue that you can dynamically adjust the opacity of! Hopefully this makes the scenes where there is white text on over white easier to read and doesn’t get in the way of the character sprites.

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We’ve got the Thunderclap – Dev. Blog

As the Kickstarter continues to grow and grow we are looking at what else we can do to recruit more zealots to the glorious order of Rui-chan, too that end we are experimenting with the Thunderclap platform/service/thing? to spread the word of Rui far and wide!

If, like me, you have never heard of Thunderclap then listen up!

Basically we’re going to get Tsundere Idol trending on social media by ALL OF US tweeting/posting SIMULTANEOUSLY! Using Thunderclap we’ll all have a scheduled post set to happen at the same time. When Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr see all of this activity all of a sudden the social universe will light up with Rui-chan. People far and wide who we might not otherwise be able to connect with will be drawn to our Kickstarter campaign site.

It’s free and there’s no need to create a new account. If you’ve got a Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr account that’s all you need.

Please help us by clicking here and following the very easy steps to join our Thunderclap.

 

The Thunderclap will happen February 23rd at exactly 12 noon EST. Together let’s make it loud!!