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Inspiration strikes dos veces! – Dev. Blog

Welcome to what could be the most development heavy edition of the Cherry Kiss Dev. Blog! As the Kickstarter continues to gain backers I’ve been finding things I can add or tweak in our games to try to entice more of you to play them, this week I looked into one of our community member’s projects Divine Conception (which you can check out here) and lo they have facial animations on their characters as well as some other neat tricks that were pushing the engine farther than I initially thought possible and of course I was inspired to… “appropriate” some of these features into Wild Romance and Tsundere Idol.

I went about chopping up Rui-chan’s beautiful face to isolate all her expressions so I could build them into live composites that give her the power to blink! (and move her mouth, how lewd.) Hopefully this makes the game more interesting now that the sprite moves in a more meaningful way than bouncing around the screen when she is rendered. This process should also reduce the overall file size since now there doesn’t have to be a dedicated sprite for every emotion for every outfit that Rui wears during the game.

Of course, I couldn’t stop at just Rui! Before repeating this process with Nazuna, Sumire, Aoi and Tsubaki I was shown a nifty little program that I could use to increase the dimensions of sprites with minimal loss to quality which then got me thinking I could upscale the sprites and then remove even more redundant images in the game folder by making a zoom animation that allows close-ups of “certain areas” of the character sprites, which again looks better than just cross-fading to an already zoomed in facial expression or… breast… shot? Then to go even further beyond, I’ve been toying with more animations to have multiple sprites on screen and moving them on and off the screen and dealing with the zooms and zoom outs to make, in my humble opinion, a more sophisticated update to both games!

And If you’ve been following our Twitter we are on the way to releasing Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition in Spanish! I’m hoping to finish these animation implementations, go through a Spelling and Grammar pass that I received from a member of the community, as well as get the Spanish language fully integrated for a big 1.2.0 release sometime in February. (Steam users don’t fret! You do not need to reinstall a new patch!)

That about wraps this week up! expect some kind of progress report next time on how far along the animations are going, until then this has been Cherry Dev hoping y’all have a good weekend~

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Tsundere Idol – Support us on Kickstarter

Earlier today our Kickstarter to fund the translation effort of Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet went live! It will run until the end of February so we at Cherry Kiss are going to be grinding hard for the next month promoting this bad boy as much as possible. We’ve tried to assemble the best batch of goodies we possibly can from a collection of concept art from Norn and a poster signed by the original illustrator, Hazuki Ayase, hopefully we can entice you into supporting our effort to bring another title to the west.

Check out the Kickstarter page at the link below:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1932236318/lets-make-an-english-version-of-tsundere-idol

 

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Shaken and Disturbed – Dev. Blog

Another productive week in 2018 for Cherry Kiss, the first half consisted of listening to the H-scene sound effects from Wild Romance play on loop at 25% speed. A truly traumatizing experience. BUT! It led to the fixing of the Android bug that has been plaguing the Amazon mobile release and I’m happy to say I got the sound problem fixed without having to lose the sound effects that are currently in the game! I’m hoping this means that the Android version is now bug-free.

The only problem is how difficult the game seems to be to find on Amazon’s Appstore. When we re-launched the Android version last month we were initially flagged as “Adult Content”. We thought we got that resolved and Amazon tells us the game is “live” and some of you have found it which is great! For some reason though it doesn’t seem to be showing up in Amazon searches and some people have had difficulty purchasing. We’re working on it! In any case we hope to have another .APK store online in the near future so Android users will have more than one place to buy.

In the meantime our next project is moving forward quickly. We’ve are waiting for final approval on one last backer tier for the Tsundere Idol Kickstarter! It should be live by the time I write my next Dev. Blog and details will be posted on our website and on Twitter @cherrykissagames as soon it launches. Thank you in advance for your support!

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A new year begins – Dev. Blog

It started as a dream. A trip to Japan in June and introductions over several cups of sake convinced us it was possible. Getting signatures to an agreement was a challenge well worth the effort. Since then the year has practically flown by. We delivered a complete version of Wild Romance that has been released on PC and Android and we’re pleased with how sales are progressing. Our Twitter following has grown to over 100 members and visits to our website are also steadily increasing. We just launched a Discord for everyone to come and chat. What a year! We at Cherry Kiss want to say thank you for helping us get this far. We’ll continue doing our best in 2018!

We hinted at it before but now finally we can tell you what our next project will be…

We are launching a Kickstarter to fund the translation of Tsundere Idol: My personal M-Pet!

 

We want to get the Kickstarter up ASAP but we have to get final approval for any tiers we want to include. We want to include some cool digital goodies for anyone especially generous and those final details are still being ironed out. Look forward to more information next week!

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I make games not movies – Dev. Blog

We’re back with some hot new Dev. Blog action this week people!

Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition is going back online on the Amazon AppStore again today! As mentioned earlier we agreed to a one month exclusive period for the “no patch required” version with another sales partner and that is now over.  During the time we were waiting I’ve managed to fix some of the bugs people were having before.  So it’s a *new and improved* mobile version coming with various fixes and tweaks as well as the Gallery feature that is now available on the PC release.  If you’ve got an Android phone or tablet please check it out!

I’ve seen several questions in the Steam forums about when trading cards are coming out and unfortunately that is out of our control… as I’ve said in some of the forum threads the game needs to reach some undisclosed “activity level” first.  So we think we either need to sell more units (hey, go buy Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition already if you haven’t #ad).  Or maybe the activity level could mean something very corporate like user engagement so if you do have Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition go leave a review, maybe once Steam can generate a review score that shows Valve that real people (not bots) are playing the game and commenting and reviewing it then that magic level will trigger.  Anyway, that’s all for my tin-foil hat theories.

We’ve also been trying to cut some promo videos together for what *might* be our next game.   Our team has grown and I have been banned from video editing from this day forth, luckily we have an awesome new guy on the case to bring you all some juicy teaser trailers.  More information on that coming soon!

Enjoy your holidays with your favorite fluffy girls this year. You’ll hear from us again next once we have your Christmas present ready!

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Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet

First let me thank you all for your suggestions on Twitter, Reddit, and here on our site. Our goal is to translate many of these so we hope to get to all of your suggestions one day.  A special thank you to someone who not only sent us a recommendation but sent us a partial translation of ツンデレアイドルは僕だけのMペット ~いっぱい躾けてご主人様のLOVE精子で孕みたいの♪~ or as we have lovingly renamed it: Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet! This does not mean we have 100% committed to following through with Tsundere Idol but we are in the process of mocking up a demo for it that we would love your feedback on!

We liked the premise of the game where Rui becomes the players pet and takes the plunge into the world of S&M, as it offers more ‘spicy’ scenes than we had in Wild Romance as you and Rui engage in all sorts of depravity from tying her up in a bathroom to filming a porno with her in her idol outfit and more… We’re taking everything we learned from developing Wild Romance and applying it straight from the start so expect a gallery and resolution switcher from day 1!

We are seriously considering crowdfunding our next project. If a complete version of Tsundere Idol is something you want to see then let us know!

The translation game is a tough one and it’s not cheap either… we’re quickly developing our technical skills and are constantly on the lookout for ways we can streamline the development process.  We never want to cut corners though.  For Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition we hired the translator who had done the original Wild Romance to finish the job in order to maintain a consistently high quality of work. Now that we are starting a game fresh we have the opportunity to try new approaches to getting things done.  Crowdfunding is one approach we think can help us to accelerate the process of delivering to you, our fans, some spicy tales to stimulate and arouse your imagination.

Thanks again, from your boys at Cherry Kiss.

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Wild Romance – Update 1.1

Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition is getting an upgrade to version 1.1! We’ve heard your feedback on Twitter and in the Steam Forums and have been hard at work to get these new features into the game. With the new update, we had to update the patch to  include the thumbnail images for the gallery so when Steam updates the game make sure you download your new patch file here:

PATCH DOWNLOAD

 

The Gallery allows you to review the sequence of each H-scene in the game as you click through the slideshow and the CG scenes have both the 4:3 and 16:9 versions for you to look at as well. Speaking of the CG scenes we mimicked the effect we have for the H-scenes where there is a border around the image that features a zoomed snippets of the original image. For the Nutaku players don’t worry these features will be available in an update for you as well!

We also have something specific to Steam, there are Achievements now! You might have to reload some saves to unlock all 16 of the achievements, but they’re there so happy hunting! As always please feel free to tweet us feedback or post on the Steam forums since we are always looking for ways to improve.

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Cherry Kiss needs YOU – Dev. Blog

People of the Internet heed our call! Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition is starting to wind down and we are looking forward to our next project, but before we do we want to hear from the people!

So let us know what are your top Norn/Miel games! I’ll be monitoring Twitter and our website trying to log all your suggestions and we’ll have an announcement in the future of which game we are going to work on next.

While this is going on we have the newest Wild Romance update rolling out with Galleries, Steam achievements, and 4:3 CG scenes and with that we also had to update the Patch for the Steam version since we are adding new images to the game in the form of Gallery thumbnails that are NSFW so we can’t hide those in the Steam update, for the Nutaku players don’t fret the complete updated package will be launching there as well. You can expect these updates early next week!

As always you can download the patch on this page and…

DON’T FORGET TO UPDATE YOUR PATCH FILES!

 

This has been a public lewdness announcement from your friends at Cherry Kiss, have a wild weekend~

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What’s next? – Dev. Blog

The game is now live on Steam! Please remember Steam downloaders you will need to install the free patch file to enjoy all of the un-cut adult scenes.

We’re also excited to announce that starting today a full 18+ version that does not require a patch is now available on Nutaku.net. Nutaku is a leading online store for adult visual novels and we encourage everyone to go take a look. Our agreement with Nutaku gives them one month exclusive for sites other than Steam so please be patient for other platforms and online stores.

Now that Wild Romance has launched on Steam and Nutaku we have been asked:

“What’s next for Cherry Kiss?”

For now, I have been reading through our Twitter and the Steam forums and working to address some of the desired features ya’ll have requested. One of the big ones that I’m happy to say should be out soon is adding a Gallery. Just today we have begun testing a new build that includes 4:3 original unedited CG images and implementing a Gallery that is accessible from the Main Menu.

With Wild Romance going strong we hope to continue bringing out English versions of other Norn/Miel titles since *none* of them have made it outside of Japan yet. We hope that Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition will blaze the trail for more of their titles to follow!

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Bug Bite – Dev. Blog

I had an inspiring Dev Blog written saying how excited we were to launch the Mofu Mofu Edition AT LAST! But it was not meant to be it seems, we were bitten by a bug at the 11th hour and our launch was delayed…

However! There is some good news to be had this day!

Our Android version has gone live on Amazon so if you are starving for that Mofu Mofu content you can download it from their new Amazon Appstore app, I’ll throw a link to the store page and a link to where you can download the Appstore app below.

Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition /// Amazon Appstore

 

We’ll be on high alert 25 hours a day to make sure if there are any updates on the Steam front we will post them straight to Twitter! It will happen soon!

Thank you all for your patience and understanding.

Until next time, this has been the eternal optimist Cherry Dev.