Ran into a bug:
Game CTDs/stops responding when going into May's apartment at the beginning.
Only happened after I played the game once. Second/third/fourth/etc keeps crashing.
A downloadable game
Let's just call this a "beta" trailer. I really need a better tagline.
Trailer for our upcoming visual novel Something To Do With Love:
Check out our Kickstarter: http://kck.st/2kfYSvc
Support us on Patreon here:
Be a pal and vote here for us on Steam Greenlight:
Thanks everyone for the overwhelming support! I'll be posting updates on the full situation regularly on Twitter at @kabangeh. I have a lot of ideas for a full game with actual dating/gameplay elements.
Something To Do With Love is a dating sim proof of concept.
There's not any dating yet, you just watch movies and eat food with a long time girlfriend. You can also bathe and sleep. As days pass you can meet new characters!
Purchases are appreciated, but feedback is equally important. Let me know what you think!
P.S. Feel free to ask questions about my plans for a full game, just know that it's all still in the planning stage and subject to change. Once my shit is together I'll be sure to let everyone know exactly what's going on with that.
Click download now to get access to the following files:
Log in with your itch.io account to leave a comment.
Ran into a bug:
Game CTDs/stops responding when going into May's apartment at the beginning.
Only happened after I played the game once. Second/third/fourth/etc keeps crashing.
Question, Can you format it for chrome?
I want for windows ;-;
Just a bit of critic here
Can you add more talk or action options to may in the beginning? As I play this, all she says "We have a lot of the same tastes, ya know?"
Add some more things to do around the game. Once your in Mays house, there's no turning back. Even if you leave, you cant get back in.
One more thing, are the characters supposed to be from the movie, How All This Happened? if so, who are we playing as?
When will the next demo be released?
and when do you plan on releasing the entire game, if I may ask?
Demo will be sometime this spring and the full game will hopefully before the year is out.
But do you guys have an official date for the release of the full demo?
If so, when?
No official release date planned, it'll probably be here and a few other sites.
could you possibly send me what you have so far on the next demo? And please make it for windows!!!
There's not much there, I'm kinda just making assets and scripts I'll need right now so I can quickly put it together when the time comes.
The demo should be out within two months for Windows.
And will the release be on itch or another site?
I'm not really sure where to post this since there is to many places
I what i want to know is what year is the DVD from.
Language: Danish kek
yeah sry didnt see the Original Movie Language was set to danish chance it but im talking about the DVD if you have a relesses date that would be nice you can make a user yourselv and chance the info so it fits ^_^
well if it's furrys I'll play it and just by what I watched for videos and see of this I like may
I TOLD you this game has a future. Now to keep it Arise...
Now for a question, are you going to have any αlpha or βeta testers?
Pleased with the project so far, however there are a couple bugs I have encountered while playing. I will add more as I find them.
When choosing to watch a movie, you can get trapped in that dialogue. I picked two movies from sci-fi and then was unable to pick more (no dialogue appeared when attempting to select the sci-fi category.) The same happened with the comedy genre. Prompts will appear as normal with romance and action where May will urge you to pick a different genre. I got to this point and was unable to pick any of the options, nor was I able to back out of the dialogue for selecting a movie.
I've been able to get dialogue to overlap and become unreadable, but I am not entirely certain of the conditions for that to happen. I am able to repeat it when going between examining the retro console and the window, and it has happened when talking to Arlene for the first time - but I have had a hard time getting it to repeat and it seems to happen at random, mostly if you choose to speed up the dialogue.
please add it to windows i need this game!
Just played most of your content, and it looks good to me. Ill be keeping an eye out for this. i already liked on steam Greenlight. I hope it gets approved, i will buy it.
I did notice one thing, though it may just be because i'm running a 4k rig and the game doesn't support the upscale, but there's a line that splits the screen when moving through Mays room. But, this is only when scrolling through the room. i will try and downscale my resolution and see if that solves the issue.
Also, Autumns animation seemed less fluid compared to May and Arlene. Otherwise the animations are great.
Don't give up this project!
Tried Down-Scaling and it did not solve the issue of the line while proving the screen in Mays room.
Can you post a picture and your PC's specs maybe? I'll see what I can do to fix it.
Asus ROG Maximus VIII Hero
Samsung 950 PRO Series - 256GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SATA III
Intel Core i7 6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080, 8GB GDDR5X
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB, DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz
Heres my specs
I love the look of this, though I hope you reconsider not putting in any adult content. An occasional bit of nookie would be nice in a dating sim. The animation that Jasonafex did for the "How This All Happened Bonus Scene" would be a perfect little addition, with some other options (particularly after watching romance movies!).
Anyway, great work. Keep it up.
You know Jasonafex didn't actually make that, right? Kabangeh did the footage and Jason just made it into loops and added buttons.
I thought he was going to have adult scenes in it?
could you make a download thats not .exe? because my anti-viruses are blocking it like its the devil. so could you make a version for .jpg or something?
.jpg? Like an image file?
You can bypass the anti-virus warding, usually the button isn't obvious since they don't want you clicking it instinctively. You could also white-list it.
So this is a furry dating game?
This. is. LEGENDARY!
so is the full game going to be free or no?
If I finish according to plan it'll be a relatively cheap game with plenty of value in it. If not it'll be free/pay what you want.
*Uncontrollable laughter* XD This game........bruh, i'm about to die, this is too good!
Just wanted to say I love the game so far. I also did a video on the update. Can't wait for the next one.
I'm glad somebody finally dug into some of the situational dialog!
I only see an empty post, could you repost your specs?
You must scroll up a little bit, because I've send 2 posts. The empty 1 & that one with specs.
Lunchtime or CoffeeTime. Are you alright? Here're my PC Specs:
LunchTime. How's going? I can't play the game because the screen's white and I can't see anything. Could you fix that with the next update, please?
Does it do anything else or is it basically not booting?
Also, could you post your PC's specs?
some minor bugs for thw build available on 1/25
The food sequence doesn't happen after day 2. The delay is the game getting stuck in "talk" mode and fixing itself, I'll look into that.
I can't reproduce the shower things, it happens every time for me. Could you give more details?
Well, I hit it up again and was able to recreate the bug consistently. Basically it's after the breakfast sequences are shut off. The shower scene stops playing when you trigger it. Additionally when you are passed the breakfast sequence days, when you select the Go Home option at the end of the day you are trapped on May's Porch when the next day begins.
Hope that helps!
Where can I find the full game? Or is it still in development?
What did you fix in the new update beside the new cool studio intro.
The most recent update only fixed a glitch with the fullscreen scaling, the one before that added a toggle option for the post processing.
I made an account just to comment on this. I think we have a real gem that I can't wait comes to fruition! Also, please keep May, She is very cute
Not really, I just had the models laying around from a cancelled project and used them for this proof of concept. Except Autumn, that model was made specifically for this.
I was going to do the full game with entirely new characters but people really want May in it.
I strongly thank you for clearing that up, It was honestly needed in case someone else stumbled upon the other animations; the resemblance is still uncomfortably close. Profit?
I figured most people would be led from that to this, not the other way around. In any case a lot of people seem to have no problem finding that movie. Sales have increased.
At least now I know why she brought up that cave in the "Talk" option.
Yeah. Arlene also said "Things didn't get weird between us I hope. After...you know?" I'm sickened... but curious.
That was from the special edition blue ray where May and Arlene compete in underground cage fighting, duct tape and all.
Arlene booped May's snoot with a shredded glass punch and that's why her nose is black now, but red back then.
The punching bag is another reference to this.
How the *bib* did i miss that O.o i so wanna buy that.
I've been looking for an answer to why this happens sometimes, but no luck yet. I put some code in there to help fix it and it hasn't happened to me since but I guess I missed something.
Can you describe what happens for you?
Booping will happen in the full version when I can give it some effects.
In short: It's as if the program doesn't realize that you have changed the window size / dimensions; therefor, it doesn't move or resize any of the models, the text, or the background images correctly back to where they're supposed to be.
if it helps, this is the file's HASH-
Probably something weird to mention but is the Bathroom model different from the default model? For some reason I get the feeling it is slightly off from May's default.
Nope, same model.
I bought this and it says not available on windows... So what is this for linux?or is this Unix?(macos) Because I bought this based on the fact it seems to be a windows game. Id feel terrible asking for the dollar back but still would like to know how to play it.
Edit: It seems the itch.io launcher doesnt see this as a playable game and I had to go to the purchases page manually and download the .exe. Thats misleading as it is for windows they need to fix that for .exes that dont need installing.
I actually had no idea that there was such a thing as itch.io launcher.
I'll look into this with the next update so it recognizes it correctly.
Something to do with love
I made a vidoe over the new demo i really like it so far.
really enjoying the new demo! I've noticed that you can't order food after meeting Arlene but it's the end of the demo so I don't care...
But, what I don't understand is, both Arlene & Autumn have an animation to "draw your attention" two questions for the future: why are they randomly doing it and why isn't May getting territorial about it, at least looking at them funny or even having the look of "wtf are you doing Arlene you slut" would be interesting, Lel. Also congrats on development, I see a solid future for this!
There's history between the characters you can get more detail on through conversations. Nothing is fully spelled out but everyone is pals.
I'm planning on keeping these characters around, but the full game will have more "territiorial" gals.
Speaking of, what are your plans next? Are you going to make another demo that proves more aspects of the game or work on the full game in ernest?
Maybe a little more polish on this demo, but nothing major. I'm not building on this demo for the full game. I might not even use the same engine.
Love what I see here so far. excellent work!
Only think that got me was, and I'm not trying to be a perv here, the excessive fog in the bath/shower scene. I understand you're trying to keep it at least in the G to PG range, but its actually kind of distracting having nearly a quarter of the screen whited out like that.
That's honestly my only gripe. Otherwise, I really look forward to how this progresses.
Keep up the awesome work! ^_^
The fog is fairly random, Sometimes you see a little more then other times. Still, the sprite itself has fog drawn onto it so you'll never see the goods :P
Good Evening. When's the fullversion out?
I have no plans yet, just ideas. If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them!
Enjoying the new content(10Jan demo), but the bugs are getting bad…
It looks like "blocking content" features are the thing that makes bugs a real problem. After just a few days May always gets into a "food is on its way" state that blocks movies and showers, and I haven't figured out a way to escape. Maybe it's always triggered by the waking-up line "Whacha wanna do today?"? With the first demo, the movies being blocked off was a problem, and sadly that seems to still be a thing. I'm not that familiar with Game Maker, but it looks like flags are able to be set by a bunch of things they shouldn't be? You could try redundantly clearing the "food is on its way" flag when sleeping, frex, but the movies I'm not so sure about. OTOH, getting the shower scene when leaving May's bedroom for the hallway is always a laugh :)
Love May's animations, now that she does them <3
Interestingly, I kept mixing up Arlene and Autumn, until they showed up in the game, then suddenly not a problem. Probably the "first letter rule" in action. You may want to make sure the player sees them early, enough to get a feel for who they are.
It, ah, seems a little weird to have a substantial arc about one of the UI features being disabled, ne? O:) And, aren't phone chargers basically just USB mini(and derivatives) nowdays? Despite those two, I'm liking a lot about the phone charger arc :) But it does seem weirdly like Arlene is the focus of new instances of May calling the player male: "Arlene's away at some weirdo convention and she's got this guy's phone charger.", "He does, but he's been here all weekend.", "You DID have to borrow his after all.", "He does, but for some reason he never charged it after he went home.", etc.
I gather this is intended to be a non-exclusive relationship? It'd be nice to know if that was intended, or just a result of the characters having OOC history… ("At least I thought I was." Heh.)
The first demo had a lot of lines in the "talk" option, even if they were pretty aggressive about provoking bugs, but in this one talking to May seems to always(except for plot) get "We have a lot of the same tastes, you know?". It has a second line that only plays if it's going to get stomped by food, which begins "Not that I'd mind if you liked other things, just an", but I dunno the rest. Maybe that's the first "talk to May" line, and nothing else comes up because the first one doesn't complete?
There's a lot of typos and other misspellings(normal for a pre-alpha demo), but "bad segway" conjures quite the mental image :3
You have a pretty good idea of what's going on, not sure how it got out of whack though. Every food related flag resets when you sleep so it must be the wait time (which gets shorter every day) going crazy somehow.
The demo is basically done after 3 days and there's only two meals so I might as well skip the food at that point honestly.
And yeah, that was intentional.
Not sure how you're only getting that one dialogue. It should only play once and only under certain circumstances. There are actually a lot of conversations to unlock now. I can't seem to reproduce this bug, if you have any more details let me know.
The gender choosing thing I mentioned before is a planned feature for a full game, this is still just a proof of concept.
On the subject of food, what is the delay time? Is it set or a variable?
By accident, the game seems to be better without the food event. Seems like a gameplay interruption. I think the idea is good though but maybe better as one of those random event things you've been thinking of.
It's a value that ticks down slowly but is sped up by doing stuff too.
I removed the food event after day 2. Originally it just went by quicker after you already had that meal but you were 100% right. It's just annoying at that point.
Personally, I kinda like doing chinese food twice, once when it's May's idea and once when it's my idea, and the first time going the route where she says "I'd love you even if you were fat" to me, then the second time saying it to her :J However… maybe "let's just get something from the fridge" should be a food option, which just has her go "eh sure" and then fade to black and back? That way the player can skip it unless they want it :J (It also seems weird to get delivery every day.)
I'm not sure the delay serves any purpose; after the initial look around May's room, there isn't much to do other than the things that are blocked while food is coming, and things that are on their own timers.
Also, this is a pre-beta demo so eh, but personally I like to shower before breakfast, if it isn't a perfunctory "grab a bar on the way to the shower". Maybe make the doorway to the kitchen clickable? There's a problem that shows up in Don't Starve and in the Zelda games: It's not fun to do something if you have to do it, even if it would otherwise be fun. The food being "on rails" may be the main reason it's not fun.
I, ah, often play for a dozen or so in-game days, so that may be part of why I found the "food is on its way" issue O:J (Also, there are some lines from Arlene that I normally don't see until the fourth or fifth day, and I planned on watching every movie with May.) I'll check tonight whether the timing is related to meeting Arlene, as Dig-Bick found.
I do remember getting another line via "talk" to May, and I think that time the food came before I could ask about her game collection(love the things she has to say about some of them :3), so maybe clicking on the games puts that one "in front", and it never completes so it never leaves the front? I'll try it tonight.
Listing the gender-marked lines was more intended as a reference you could look at when you do implement the choice. Games that retrofit gender choice tend to leave a lot of things still assuming male >_>
Alright man, here is some bugs I found. This is for the build released 1/9
That's all I could find so far. About the food sequence bugs, they seem more likely to happen under the pizza sequence tree than the chinese food. Hope this helps!
The space bar was actually a debug thing I forgot to lock off.
Working on these bugs now, should have an update in a bit.
Edit:Uploaded a new version that should fix all these issues. Also added more dialogue.
Well, that was quick, thanks!
Love the new music, by the way!
Add: New bug. FPS drops randomly. Usually by changing rooms it bounces back.
That's when the textures load. I don't think there's a way to do it nicely in Game Maker. The way GM handles images in general isn't really suitable for this type of game so I'm probably gonna move to Unity which has more compression and streaming options.