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This thread is for discussions on the game Holiday Island

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Main thread of the game:

What is the the purpose of this thread?

To avoid making the main game thread even more unreadable as it already is. I've created this thread to direct some of the discussions going on in the main thread over here.

What types of discussion/content should be posted in this new thread?

  • Discussions about future game content or future game mechanics
  • Images/screenshots from your game (e.g. from your new player room)
  • Discussions on game assets, fan art or other stuff like that
What type of content should NOT be posted here (and should bve posted in the main thread instead)?
  • Reports of bugs in the game or other technical issues (e.g. problems downloading or installing the game, ...)
  • Specific questions on existing game scenes (e.g. how do I get event xxx with character yyy)
  • Questions on using cheats and mods
Image preview section (a small collection)
Yumiko_dream2bar.jpg Amy_event_shower11.jpg Yvette_sexting202.jpg Delizia_sexting400.jpg Joy_sexting502.jpg Heather_sexting300.jpg Lacey_sexting100.jpg Desire_doctor_no_ejaculation7.jpg Renée_nightbar_drink10_night0.jpg Heather_massage_erotic18.jpg Yvette_event_arrive4.jpg Yvette_event_masturbate26.jpg Alice_Amy_event_shower12.jpg Alice_event_beach_tan11.jpg Joy_visit2_office17.jpg intro_plane3_Lacey.jpg Jennifer_show_clothes1_7.jpg Eva_reward_black27_2x.jpg Alice_reward_sg9.jpg Natasha_poker_shower4.jpg Jessica_event_pool_nightswim21.jpg Jessica_event_beach_tan9.jpg
 

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Without trying to make too much more work for @darkhound1, I would like to see an additional location added to the island/resort. Namely a gift shop. A place to go and buy things, like batteries, sling bikinis, black roses, etc. I would staff the shop with the girls in their alrernate receptionist outfits. Besides providing them with a reason to wear them, there would be no need to create additional reneders or go through how many times one was nice to the receptionist to get her to change. Unlike the reception desk, I would only have it open for limited hours, causing one to plan their day a little more closely without taking a girl(s) out of the daily activities.

It just seem to me to make more sense to have to go to a specific location to buy something like Amy's bikini and lingerie than just have it magically appear in the 'store' app on my phone. It will also allow for additional scenes between the MC and girls. Some good, some bad. For example, Desire sees you buying a Bikini for Amy and gets jealous. The MC peeks in on Brenda as she tries on swimsuits in the dressing room. Jessica promises not to tell anyone how much hair gel you buy in a week. I'm sure there are countless more, but you get the idea.

Joy will have her neice Jennifer oversee and run the shop, which also provides an outlet for her to display more of her clothing designs. As an up and coming 'Business' woman, Jennifer now has a reason to be wearing her sweater outfit that was already previewed. Lots of scenes and dialogues can be created for her in that outfit both in and out of her office in the back of the shop (near the dressing rooms, I imagine).

So that's my initial thoughts and contribution to this thread.
 
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@darkhound1, I haven't yet had the chance to say this, but thank you for posting the 0.2.0 outlook here; I really appreciated the chance to read that.

On a connected note, I think my favorite scene is the elevator one with Eva, even though there are a number of girls I like better, because of the opportunity to make her cum twice. The one problem with that is that, because it's dependent on an endurance check, there's nothing I've found that we can do to make that happen. It's not possible to push our endurance high enough if hers is normal, and I don't know of anything outside of special scenes (like the reward scene) that will lower hers enough. The first time that triggered, I was lucky, but that's the only time it's triggered that her endurance has been below max.

I'm wondering, then, if it might work to do scenes with the same sort of option (cum right away, make her cum twice, etc.) but a different set of triggers. My thought would be to require the player's endurance to be at 100 with no negative effects (thus making it impossible after an Yvette-nightmare night, for instance, or after drinking) and the player's lust to be lower (maybe 50>x>80?), and the girl's lust at 100, or maybe above 90 or something. It would be a similar combination to the "see Desire's pussy" achievement, only flipped.

Thoughts?
 
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It just seem to me to make more sense to have to go to a specific location to buy something like Amy's bikini and lingerie than just have it magically appear in the 'store' app on my phone. It will also allow for additional scenes between the MC and girls. Some good, some bad. For example, Desire sees you buying a Bikini for Amy and gets jealous. The MC peeks in on Brenda as she tries on swimsuits in the dressing room. Jessica promises not to tell anyone how much hair gel you buy in a week. I'm sure there are countless more, but you get the idea.
@Bantry, for whatever my $0.02 are actually worth, I think that's an interesting idea and I see your point, but I do think there's one problem: if the girls could just go buy the swimsuit, the lingerie, the battery charger, etc., they would. They wouldn't sit around wishing they had them in hopes that we'd magically give them what they wanted. Heck, at the rate Jessica goes through batteries for that electric pineapple of hers, she'd probably buy a couple battery chargers and have them constantly in use. :)
 

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@Bantry, for whatever my $0.02 are actually worth, I think that's an interesting idea and I see your point, but I do think there's one problem: if the girls could just go buy the swimsuit, the lingerie, the battery charger, etc., they would. They wouldn't sit around wishing they had them in hopes that we'd magically give them what they wanted. Heck, at the rate Jessica goes through batteries for that electric pineapple of hers, she'd probably buy a couple battery chargers and have them constantly in use. :)
True, but generally speaking ... give a woman the chance for a guy to buy her something vs. spending her own money, she'll ask the guy every time. Although maybe that's why there are scenes of Jessica and Amy masturbating. They are trying to get samples for the doctor so they can build up their HI favors.
 
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@darkhound1, here's a practical thought re: the interface that occurred to me just now: would it be possible to add a gallery app to the phone? Now that we have those nice frames, it would be handy to have a single app to use to pick photos.
 

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@darkhound1, here's a practical thought re: the interface that occurred to me just now: would it be possible to add a gallery app to the phone? Now that we have those nice frames, it would be handy to have a single app to use to pick photos.
Not sure I understand. You alread have a "gallery app". It's the achievements app that displays all the organized images already. For all other images there is no sensible way of accessing them.
 
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  • Images/screenshots from your game (e.g. from your new player room)
  • Discussions on game assets, fan art or other stuff like that
A fan art page can really attract attention to your game. Also add new screenshots to the game page from time to time, to keep things fresh.

Without trying to make too much more work for @darkhound1, I would like to see an additional location added to the island/resort. Namely a gift shop. A place to go and buy things, like batteries, sling bikinis, black roses, etc. I would staff the shop with the girls in their alrernate receptionist outfits. Besides providing them with a reason to wear them, there would be no need to create additional reneders or go through how many times one was nice to the receptionist to get her to change. Unlike the reception desk, I would only have it open for limited hours, causing one to plan their day a little more closely without taking a girl(s) out of the daily activities.

It just seem to me to make more sense to have to go to a specific location to buy something like Amy's bikini and lingerie than just have it magically appear in the 'store' app on my phone. It will also allow for additional scenes between the MC and girls. Some good, some bad. For example, Desire sees you buying a Bikini for Amy and gets jealous. The MC peeks in on Brenda as she tries on swimsuits in the dressing room. Jessica promises not to tell anyone how much hair gel you buy in a week. I'm sure there are countless more, but you get the idea.

Joy will have her neice Jennifer oversee and run the shop, which also provides an outlet for her to display more of her clothing designs. As an up and coming 'Business' woman, Jennifer now has a reason to be wearing her sweater outfit that was already previewed. Lots of scenes and dialogues can be created for her in that outfit both in and out of her office in the back of the shop (near the dressing rooms, I imagine).

So that's my initial thoughts and contribution to this thread.
Reading your post got me thinking. Bikini Shop... dressing room. bamm I pictured a dressing room slot machine mini-game.
pull the handle, and three dressing room doors open to reveal random girls in various bikinis or undressed. 3 in a row wins prizes. odds depend on the content. payout based on odds. 5 bikini colors +flashing tits +nude x 5 girls x 3 doors
3 red bikinis wins x
3 of same girl wins bonus
3 flashing / holding tits wins bonus
3 nudes = jackpot
2 in a row gets a free spin.
 
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Not sure I understand. You alread have a "gallery app". It's the achievements app that displays all the organized images already. For all other images there is no sensible way of accessing them.
I didn't express that well at all. Yes, I do realize that all the images are available in the achievements section of the contacts app. I was thinking an app that had all the images in one block without requiring changing between girls. It occurs to me now, however, that there are so many images that it would still be necessary to arrange them by folders in some way--and aside from going to the trouble of creating a fully-functional file-management type of app within the game, which would be a huge waste of your time, that would be in folders by girl, which would be no different than where we are now. So, never mind . . . I'm an external processor, so I need to say or write things before I can see if they're good ideas or not.
 
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One very small practical thought: not sure how others feel, but when cropping photos for the frames, I personally would rather the box start out maximum size, to be sized down as desired. That way I would be able to see right off how much of a given image I can fit. (For vertically-oriented ones, it doesn't matter so much, but for the rest, it does, imho.)
 

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One very small practical thought: not sure how others feel, but when cropping photos for the frames, I personally would rather the box start out maximum size, to be sized down as desired. That way I would be able to see right off how much of a given image I can fit. (For vertically-oriented ones, it doesn't matter so much, but for the rest, it does, imho.)
I'm planning to improve the functionality in one of the next updates. Here are some ideas:
  • Add a button to put the frame size to max
  • Add a button to put the frame size back to it's starting size
  • Add a button to reset brightness
  • Allow to select your already created and saved "picture frames" and reload them to change them and save them again (e.g. to adjust brightness)
  • or more generally speaking: save/load picture frame settings to be able to adjust them (this will require a new app for the phone)
If there is anything else you can think off for the picture frames, shoot it my way and I will see what I can do.

Here is a preview of the three new buttons: max zoom, min zoom and reset brightness :)
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@Bantry and @polywog
A store to buy some clothes is a nice idea. What I don't like about now clothes is that they should be useable after you got them. Since I don't want to add countless more renders with alternative clothes for the girls, that leaves only special occasions and scenes for stuff the MC can get for the girls.
And as you say Bantry, it could give nice opportunities for some short scenes/events as well.
The slot machine could be placed in the night bar as a mini game. Shouldn't be too hard to program.
Creating the renders should be fast enough too, since they wouldn't require a background.
Then they would have to be put in a list with some attributes:
  • which girl it is -> name
  • breast size (1,2,3,4) with whatever names
  • color of the outfit (e.g. red, white, green, black, colorful)
  • topless -> yes/no
Breast squeeze takes too long, because each render has to be posed individually
 
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@Bantry and @polywog
A store to buy some clothes is a nice idea. What I don't like about now clothes is that they should be useable after you got them. Since I don't want to add countless more renders with alternative clothes for the girls, that leaves only special occasions and scenes for stuff the MC can get for the girls.
And as you say Bantry, it could give nice opportunities for some short scenes/events as well.
The slot machine could be placed in the night bar as a mini game. Shouldn't be too hard to program.
Creating the renders should be fast enough too, since they wouldn't require a background.
Then they would have to be put in a list with some attributes:
  • which girl it is -> name
  • breast size (1,2,3,4) with whatever names
  • color of the outfit (e.g. red, white, green, black, colorful)
  • topless -> yes/no
Breast squeeze takes too long, because each render has to be posed individually
I think there might be a misconception about the store in that it would be too much work to have a 'typical' store where you can go in and browse and then buy stuff off the rack. Now if there was a store where you go in to buy whatever the girl was looking for ...
For example, Amy tells you that she wants a new bikini and asks you to meet her that afternoon at the store to buy it. Nothing added to the original dialogue or scene other than meeting Amy at the store and handing her a gift box. She can either model it there or set up another appointment to model it somewhere else. Or skip modeling all together and she changes into it like now.

Now if the girl at the counter in her alternate receptionist outfit gets jealous because you bought Amy a bikini, that's up to game developer. Or if the store manager, Jennifer in my scenario, offers to design another swimsuit or lingerie for the jealous girl, that's another path. Trying to think of scenarios/paths with few renders that can be explained with dialogue windows.

I, too, like the slot machine mini-game in the bar idea.
 
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Still like the idea of a Holiday Island limbo contest. With some minor modifications some of the renders are already completed. For example ...

amy_workout_weightlifting0a_swim1.jpg

Remove the MC, the weights and the bench. Replace the carpet with sand and re-position her arms and Voila, Amy goes underneath the Limbo bar. Well you get the idea.
 
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