[VN][Simulation] General Pratictioner 0.0.1a

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  1. Bruni Multimedia

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    Hello guys. I wanted to introduce you to my work, still in development: General Practitioner.

    As the name suggests this is a game where you will be impersonating a medical doctor who works and manages a small clinic in a small town.
    The style is that of a visual novel, but it has elements of an RPG (choices WILL matter as you progress into the story. Plus it will feature an inventory management), of a simulation and of management.

    You will meet many characters, not just the patients (which are all scripted and each one will be dateable) but also staff members, occasional acquaintances and more.
    You will earn money for each visit and with that you'll have to pay your staff and medical instruments. More instruments will unlock more patients (Dermatology, Pediatrics, Gynecology, etc. etc.).

    The medical part is a simulation. I'm working with a real doctor, friend of mine, who tells me what happens in medical clinics (Italian ones, since I'm Italian) and all the medical informations are real.
    My inspiration are the old medical simulations like the "Emergency Room series" from Legacy Games.

    Of course the game will feature sex and nudity. But you won't be able to just fuck everything that moves, because you could scare patients away and the clinic could close due to debts.
    Being a doctor, though, is a good way to make people undress, but that depends on the purpose of the exam, the patient's trust in you and even their mood.

    The game is still in development, I began working on it some weeks ago (I'm all by myself) and right now the introduction and the first medical examination is complete. I expect to release a pre-pre-pre-pre-pre alpha version in a few days. Since I work and have a family I can't put all my spare time on the project, but progress is smooth, since I'm a programmer and writing code is on my genetics :D

    If you wish to know more about the project (and why not, support it) take a look here: www.patreon.com/generalpractitioner

    These are some screenshots of what's avalaible for now, you can find others on the patreon page.

    Let me know what you think and thanks for just reading this.

    Version 0.0.2 is avalaible here for free: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3FP7ZM52OC9c2xTV1V1WnVrdW8

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    While I was developing 0.0.1a I wasn't sure how to manage the players' choice of events. Having them choose every day what to do via dialogue lines didn't seem to fit in properly. Adding hotspots in scenarios could have worked, but I think it will take very long time to develop properly and, more important, without mistakes on my part.
    So I found over the net this fantastic script from qirien (kudos, mate): https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=31571 and I'm implementing it in my game.

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    Starting with 0.0.2 the players will have the ability to choose what to do every day. More and more options will be added in time, for now you'll have the options above avalaible.
    I'm also rewriting the code to have it being controlled by events instead of variable checks. While this is fairly an invisible feat for the players it will allow me to manage the code and writing the game much better.
     
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    I'm already working to the next version.

    I have made some modifications. This is the uncomplete changelog aas of today:

    * Revamp of user interface
    * Added "History" of previous conversations
    * Added calendar with days, months and holidays (events will be added in future updates)
    * Added scheduler to choose which activity to perform each morning/afternoon/evening
    * Added 4 new stats: charm, integrity, knowledge and clinic fame
    * Added 5 new activities like relax, hang out, study, explore city
    * Added Jack (unknown guy at bus stop) images
    * Revamped medical examinations:
    - Medical examinations will be a part of gameplay excluded from sexual activities
    - You can engage in sexual activities with patients if you meet and hang out with them out of the clinic.
    - Of course if a patient already knows you there could be many special events to unlock
    - There still will be nudity on medical exams but only to check the patient.
    * In the first three medical examination the player will receive a hint of wether you are performing good or bad on most of the choices

    Some screens of version 0.0.2. Check out the game, I promise you won't be disappointed if you give it a chance.
    Every release of my game is FREE and always will be. Patreon is just something to try to finance new programs and templates, not the main goal. I'm doing this game for myself and for whoever wants to try it.

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    Before I release 0.0.2 I want to complete the rendering overhaul, add at leats a picture to every activity avalaible (relax, study, hang out, work, explore city) and add a new patient with a complete examination of them.

    That's likely to happen over the weekend so expect a new release on monday morning, This release will be a better example of what to expect from the full game once it's complete.

    The game will feature a full in-game year experience. Holidays and special events will be covered and there will be some drama too. Of course you won't have to visit two patients each day, that would be boresome, but expect some surprises every time you choose to go to work.

    I'm very excited about the whole development. In my mind this will be more than the usual indie visual novel and you'll be surprised by the simulation part too.
    Of course I won't get very far without your comments about the game and the direction it takes at every release, so try the game if you wish and tell me everything you think about it!
     
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    While waiting for the release of the next version of General Practitioner I made this video that shows the new features avalaible.

    Forgive my english, I'm Italian and I'm not used to speak in English, I hope I'm comprehensible.

    And sorry for the bad quality, this is the first video ever for me, I'll improve in the future I promise :)

     
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    As promised version 0.0.2 is here!
    Before the day ends I will post a "road map" of the future contents and releases. For now I'd like you to enjoy this new version of my game and, more important, to tell me if you like it, where I need to improve it and if you find any bugs please report them to me! It's the only way I have to release a very good full game!

    Changelog for 0.0.2:

    * Revamp of user interface
    * Added calendar with days, months and holidays (events will be added in future updates)
    * Added scheduler to choose which activity to perform each morning/afternoon/evening
    * Added 4 new stats: charm, integrity, knowledge and clinic fame
    * Added 5 new activities like relax, hang out, study, explore city
    * Added Jack (unknown guy at bus stop) images
    * Revamped medical examinations:
    - Medical examinations will be a part of gameplay excluded from sexual activities
    - You can engage in sexual activities with patients if you meet and hang out with them out of the clinic.
    - Of course if a patient already knows you there could be many special events to unlock
    - There still will be nudity on medical exams but only to check the patient.
    * In the first three medical examination the player will receive a hint of wether you are performing good or bad on most of the choices
    * The graphics are now correctly set to 1280x720 without errors
    * Added Clara's examination
    * Added a "Codex" which will contain up-to-date patient and staff informations, medical info and hints on the various illnesses you may encounter in the game
    * Every daily action has its graphic scene loaded
    * Added Ray's character and workplace
    * Added background in the options menu and at the start

    download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3FP7ZM52OC9c2xTV1V1WnVrdW8

    Alternative download link directly from my Patreon page: www.patreon.com/generalpractitioner
     
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    In case you're wondering how far I am into the development of the next alpha version for the game here's the changelog as of today.
    In the list everything marked as "D" before the "*" is actually "Done", while the other things are in development.

    D* Corrected some grammar errors in dialogues
    D* Added two game modes:
    - STORY MODE is the complete experience of General Practitioner. You will live as doctor [player_name] [player_surname] and manage your time between your job and your free time
    - EXAMINATION MODE is the game focused only on the medical examinations. You will visit one patient after another without all the other game elements.
    D* Added interview with dr Kirkman at start of game
    D* Added a new stat: Sexperience
    - Sexperience will determine the outcome of many sexual-related events. You may acquire sexperience by choosing certain dialogue paths or attending certain locations or events
    D* Added marital status for the player character
    D* Added sister/cousin for the player character
    - The story arc will begin any morning after May 8th if no other events take priority and only if you choose "Clinic" as your morning's activity
    - You will receive a phone call from your sister/cousin telling you she's coming to your place with her daughter
    - They will arrive after 2 days from the phone call
    - A new activity "Family Time" will be avalaible until they are your guests. This activity unlocks some events with them.
    - It is possible, if a week since their arrival has passed and you didn't select "Family time" activity that some of the events will never occur
    - If no special events are happening you will still increase your bond with your sister/family every time you choose "Family Time"
    * Developed sister/cousin first part story arc
    D* Clara's examination won't start until May 2nd
    * New examination avalaible: Anne
    D* New examination avalaible: Paul
    - Paul's examination won't start until May 4th and until you finished Clara's
    D* New activity avalaible: gym
    D* New activity avalaible: pool
    * New activity avalaible: Church
    D* New activity avalaible: "massage parlour"
    * Added some lines of conversation at ray's
    D* Character Norah introduced in Massage Parlour
    D* Added sex scene with ...
    D* Clinic is now closed on Sundays ("Work" action won't be avalaible on sundays)
    * Church is now open on Sundays ("Church" action will be avalaible on sundays)
    D* Examinations will now end with new requests for the player:
    - Diagnose the disease
    - Prescribe medications
    - Plan a follow up and recommend more exams

    * Added a "Vanilla" game mode which contains the full story without all sexual parts (could be finished implementing in 0.0.4)
    * Added many options to flirt with a patient in the examination room. These options won't be present in the "Vanilla" game mode (see previous point)

    What do you think about these new additions to the game? Write down your impressions, I need your feedback while I go on with the game.
     
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    Shouldn't you put the lewd 3D ladies under a NSFW Spoiler dropdown or something of the sort ?
     
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    Why? There's no nudity in those images...
     
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    "Not Safe For Work" !
    It's not about nudity, it's about if your material has sexual connotation (and some of the pictures are definitely connoted). Chances are someone browsing the site at work isn't gonna want a coworker or boss to peek over their shoulder and see an almost naked character in a suggestive pose - especially since the topic title doesn't warn about it :p
     
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    Ahahah, right. I will comply in a minute
     
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    Ha cool concept, looks fun! Good luck with it!
     
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    Version 0.0.3 will be out for free on June 30th!
     
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    Latest release (0.0.4) can be downloaded here: https://goo.gl/xaeof4

    IMPORTANT:
    Previous saved games are not compatible with this release, not even those from 0.0.4c, that's because of the changes introduced in both examinations and the Codex.
    I'm sorry for any trouble this might mean to you.
    You still can play the game without restarting it, but you'll get some errors you need to ignore along the way.
    I'm working on a way to make you skip the previously played content, but for now it's not implemented.

    GENERAL:
    * Corrected some bugs
    * Fixed a problem when examining Rita's breasts. The examination won't proceed automatically to the abdomen.
    * Starting with the 4th examination the "3 questions/exams" limit has been removed. You may now perform as many exams as you like. Beware though that making unnecessary examinations will lower your final evaluation.
    * Added a summary of choices made in Family Time story arc. The summary will play after the event is completed.
    * Revamped all choices with a new system based on "switches". This system will pave the way to achievements in later updates.
    * Waiting Room has been changed, I wanted something that looked like a small clinic and not a big city one. You can still improve the clinic in future updates to get back the big one.
    * Added some dialogues in Erika's introduction to the Clinic
    * A new calendar animation is available. This substitutes the text string "It's Monday, May 1st, what should I do?"
    * A new achievement system has been added! New achievements will be implemented as updates are available
    * Added 158 new images (343 total)

    GAMEPLAY
    * You can now earn charme by going to the gym (+5) or to the pool (+3)
    - These stats are still a mere placeholder and don't have any usefulness yet
    * Added new dialogue options at the end of Trip to Seattle's storyline. The new dialogue will introduce players to Hospital Exam's game mode
    * Added medical instruments to perform advanced examinations. The instruments' catalogue and buying options will be available in future updates. For now the game will act as you own them for free.

    EXAMINATIONS:
    * Added new introductions to every examination released until now
    * New examination available: Monique
    - Monique is a flirtable character in story mode
    - Monique exam will start after May 14th and after Anne's
    * New examination available: Karen
    - Karen's exam will start after May 20th and after Monique's
    * New examination available: Robyn
    - Robyn's exam will start after May 25th and after Karen's
    * New hospital exam available: Nolan
    - In Hospital exams you'll have not only to examine patients, but also to use instruments over them. When the stethoscope isn't enough you could need a portable EKG machine, needles or even a scalpel!
    Choose your actions wisely because in hospital examinations the patient's lives are at stake!
    - Working at the hospital will grant you a bonus of 500$ for each well-performed exam but if things get rough you could be investigated by both the Medical Board and the police! For Nolan bad consequences will be implemented in
    future updates
    * Added height and weight check in Rita's exam

    STORY:
    * New storyline: "Trip to Seattle"
    - Depending on player's choices on the storyline a new sex scene could be accessible
    - TTS will automatically start while playing the game and choosing daily activities. TTS is scheduled to begin on June 8th (in-game calendar) and then go on on June 12th.


    Known issues:
    - Vanilla mode is still not completely implemented. Vanilla mode is the same as "Story Mode" without sexual interactions of any kind.
    - Stats/Money gain and loss is functioning, however stats are still not used in events nor situations
    - The game will end on June 30th to prevent players to go further. Full version of the game will cover an additional 11 months and there will be at least two more events in May.

    In development (available before final update on July 31st!):
    * Added sound effects (breathing / heart) to all examinations
     
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    The latest public release of the game is available for free here:

    http://www.indiedb.com/games/genera...ads/general-practitioner-005-clinical-methods

    INTRODUCING COMFORT LEVEL (CL)
    Every examination has been updated to include the "Comfort Level" (CL) of a patient.

    The CL substitutes the "Trust level" of the patient.
    The comfort level of a patient is calculated both by the patient's trust towards you and his/her mood, education and shyness.
    Every patient will have a different CL, it's up to you to raise it to a level where you can treat him/her in the best of ways.
    Every action will affect the CL, from asking questions to having the patient undress to examining him/her body parts.

    Each patient has a different mood. While a patient can be looking for professional doctors, another one could look for a more strict one.
    Some even prefer a playful medic, while some others are looking for more sexual stuff. It's up to you to determine your patient's character and behave accordingly.

    You can now reply to a patient in seven different ways:
    - Calm
    - Professional
    - Strict
    - Sensitive
    - Charming
    - Flirty
    - Playful

    Each patient will see his/her CL raise/lower based on your behaviour and his/her character. Each patient is now based on one of six archetipes (some will be added in future updates):
    - Normal
    - Doubtful
    - Agitated
    - Sad
    - Shy
    - Sensual
    - Tired

    Each archetipe works with the MC's methods in a rock/paper/scissors kind of combination. A sad patient could be stimulated by a playful answer, or even a calm one, while shy patients could get mad if they receive a flirty answer from their caregiver.

    The CL influences everything in the exam, from asking a patient to undress to examining him/her, up to giving a proper medical evaluation of the issue at hand.


    GENERAL:
    * Bug fixing
    * Added new Codex entries
    - Codex entries now have pictures depicting the object of the entry
    * Added 181 new images (as of 0.0.5a)
    * Improved the coding of the game, which should now be smoother on slower machines
    * Added a tutorial for the game
    - You can disable the tutorial when starting a new game.
    - The tutorial is always ON on Exam Mode
    * Added a quick menu in the lower right corner of the screen
    * Added a "Load" option in the contextual menu


    GAMEPLAY
    * You can now fast skip a new game directly to the new content introduced in the updates
    - Click "New game", perform the interview with Dr. Kirkman and then follow the instructions on screen
    * You can now interview and hire a new staff member from a pool of three
    - Perks and costs of the new staff member are outlined in the game
    * Vanilla mode is now completely implemented. Vanilla mode disables sexual content in the game.
    * Examination mode's exam has been modified to include the changes made to the exams in story mode
    * Examination mode will consider all staff to be available and every item as been bought
    * You can now buy items from the store!
    - Check the Codex for info about perks given by each item
    - You can access the online shop in the Daily Planner after Rita's examination
    * The 1st day of each month you will be prompted to pay wages for your staff and fees for your equipment

    EXAMINATIONS:
    * Comfort Level for each patient has been introduced (see the beginning of this changelog).
    * New examination available: Kiko
    - Kiko's exam will be available after June 2nd
    - Kiko's exam has been chosen by a 30$ patron
    - Kiko is a flirtable character
    * New examination available: Katia
    - Katia's exam will start after June 18th
    - In the final game Katia's exam will be restricted to whose that hire Dr. Borelli in the staff. However, since the other examinations are still in development the game will act as you hired Dr. Borelli.
    THIS IS NOT A BUG.
    - Katia is not a flirtable character
    * New examination available: Mark
    - Mark's exam will start after June 18th
    - In the final game Mark's exam will be restricted to whose that hire Dr. Kaplan in the staff. However, since the other examinations are still in development the game will act as you hired Dr. Kaplan.
    THIS IS NOT A BUG.
    - Mark will become a flirtable character in future updates of the game
    * Added more dialogue options in every exam released until now
    * Clara's exam's difficulty has been revamped in order to apply the CL changes

    STORY:
    * New storyline: "Clinical Methods"
    - CM is scheduled to begin after you talked with Dr. Richards at the end of "Trip to Seattle" content
    - CM will start on June 17th regardless of your daily activities
    - CM will introduce you to interviewing and hiring new staff members for the clinic. Choose wisely.
    * New storyline: "Kiko"
    - After your examination of Kiko you will be prompted to the new storyline regarding her
    - Kiko's storyline will be explored even in future updates


    Known issues:
    - Stats/Money gain and loss is functioning, however stats are still not used in events nor situations
    - The game will end on June 30th to prevent players to go further. Full version of the game will cover an additional 11 months and there will be at least two more events in May.

    In development:
    * Added sound effects (breathing / heart) to all examinations
     

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