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Abelius

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Hentai Academy demo is out!
« on: November 22, 2020, 03:48:11 pm »

Hi there,

I've released a 'model viewer' demo for the animated character system of my upcoming Hentai Academy project.



You can download it here: https://bit.ly/HAcademyCharGen20Nov23

To the mods: I'm avoiding the 'Other Games' channel because this is a HHS-inspired game, and it would be a shame if you miss it as 'yet another random promo'. In fact, I was going to call it "HentHighSchool 2D", but in today's Cancel Culture world... that would have been problematic.

Thank you!

Ps: I've attached an animation preview video, as in the following pic:

« Last Edit: November 26, 2020, 04:09:19 am by Abelius »
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DasBrain

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Re: Hentai Academy demo is out!
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 05:21:01 pm »

This is somewhat interesting.

A big problem with HHS+ is the paperdoll system.
I can only do so much, before it gets too complex - and the boundaries are already pushed hard.

Currently, paperdolls for HHS+ are made using KKL2.
This tooling works quite well for most purposes - but there are already things in the game that are hard to work around.
One example is the public hair for adults: It requires an entire extra set of paperdolls just to support that.
Then there is the Panty Thief stuff - while still WIP, it requires two other sets of PDs - with and without panties.

I also wish to support different skin tones, lexville adds different vulvas - and the penis just pops out of the clothes on some futas.

I currently see two ways how this can move forward:
Render the paperdoll in the engine - and try to match what KKL2 produces, or just add more layers.
But just adding more layers would solve one thing (compatibility between lexville and the pregnancy mod) but it would break the current KKL tooling.

So, I have to say, impressive work so far.
For now it looks like only a side view is supported - while HHS+ uses a front view.

So in the end - if we could render characters like in your demo, with front view, that would be nice.
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Abelius

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Re: Hentai Academy demo is out!
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 04:41:25 pm »

Yeah, I forgot to mention the "small" detail that these models are animated, lol.

Current and past HHS games have always depended on existing CGs for events, and HHS+ makes use of the paperdoll system, which is genius. I've had tons of fun with these games and I consider myself a fan since ages ago. But... I always wanted to make my own version. I tried long ago with the same platform, Visual Studio, but let's be honest: it's not a platform designed to make games.

So, when I got the chance to think what game would be next, after LOK Rebirth, it was easy to decide.

And I don't think I'm even "competing" with HHS+, really. The concept is the same: a principal corrupting a school, but the execution is going to be completely different in shape: original side view characters, functional locations like in side-scroller games, animations... and all events will be scripted on-screen with the characters.

That's the main limitation of "traditional" HHS games, that you guys NEED an existing CG to tell something, while I can just make it happen on-screen (with a lot of work, that is).

I'll keep you people informed here about my progress, but feel free to try the demo and sign up to my Discord.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2020, 04:44:57 pm by Abelius »
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Re: Hentai Academy demo is out!
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 07:45:49 pm »

At the beginning I was a bit skeptical about using a side view for the paperdolls. I mean, I am used to VN so that would seem more natural.
But, now that the model viewer is done, Abelius is working on some animation and he posted it on in discord: yep, now I understand. Side view totally better ;D.

By the way Abelius: you didn't post the link on your subscribestar. Here it is if anyone is interested: https://subscribestar.adult/Abelius
(well the link for subscribestar and discord are in the model viewer but still a link in the post could be useful).

I think you must register to see the free posts. Proabably because of the 18+ content.

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Re: Hentai Academy demo is out!
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2020, 12:23:38 am »

Wow, this demo is great! I'm pretty sure most people agree that the current paper doll system is quite limited in its applications (I tried making my own modifications to it a few years ago, but gave up due to the limitations).

This also potentially solves the other big issue I had with HHS+, that being the event configuration. Obviously that is more related to implementations, but Unity certainly provides a number of useful editing features.

The only weakness I see to your implementation is the added difficulty of modding Unity games (unless you add a robust mod system yourself).
If will certainly make is more difficult to find community support.
I hope that this demo gets the attention it deserves, and maybe we will end up seeing (another) HHS remake.

I wish you the best of luck!  8)
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Abelius

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Re: Hentai Academy demo is out!
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2020, 04:13:07 am »

Thanks for the praise, Shifty.

The only weakness I see to your implementation is the added difficulty of modding Unity games (unless you add a robust mod system yourself).
If will certainly make is more difficult to find community support.

Regarding this, you're correct on all fronts. My game, as the vast majority of games out there, won't have a modding API.

But that's okay. I'm working on this full-time and I'm open to create events people suggest, if they're feasible and original.
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Re: Hentai Academy demo is out!
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 04:22:47 am »

Looks great..will wait until its a proper game to judge..but very very interesting
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Re: Hentai Academy demo is out!
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2021, 02:43:28 am »

Between this and Two Horns I'm pretty impressed with side scroller stuff lately.

(Yes, that game is weird.)

And it looks like the team that used to be working on Pytfall before the lead disappeared is using Unity too.

I know it was popular and probably pretty easy to create with, but I'm glad people are finally giving up on Ren'py.
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Ren'py finally has a better renderer.  Whoa.

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Re: Hentai Academy demo is out!
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 01:42:05 pm »

This project is really interesting.  :)
Too bad I can't support it financially. But maybe one day... Hope makes you live  :-\
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