Mogi Origins Dev Journal

Mogi Origins Dev Journal

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Veins' progress

Last week I spend almost the entire 5 days making SlimeGirl Purple. Her sprites are done and I'm very pleased with how she looks. I posted videos of the entire progress in my YouTube channel. Their original time is almost 30 hours long but I compressed them into 6 hours. I'm curious, is anyone interested in those kind of videos?

Purple's cute face as she gets a surprise hit

When SlimeGirl Purple was designed for MoGi CardFight, she had to fit the card's frame and she was designed to appear from the waist up, which was a bit awkward. So, I made the artistic choice to give her thighs in MoGi Origins. Usually I try to stay as close to the source material as possible but Purple needed a chance of improvement on her design.

SG Purple evolution

I remember when we started the game, one of the first things I agreed with Titan, was to give personality to every MoGi in the game, so that they don't appear like mindless puppets, used as sex objects. This holds true so far, with every MoGi having unique attacks and behavior.

Through animation I got the chance to explore more of Purple's character. She ended up being unique for many reasons. No other MoGi so far can dodge an attack, go "through" Voms, have a 2 hit combo attack or shows her naked butt in the game!

Draft animation of Purple's combo attack

On Patreon, I shared the game I was making on the side for 12 months, named Wild West Whores. The game may not contain my story, main characters but the guy who commissioned it, cancelled the deal... so the game is now a part of Ucogi Games. I hope it helps with the long wait of the new beta of MoGi Origins.



Regarding MoGi Origins... I still don't know when the next Beta will be out. Titan is struggling to find time to work on the game. This can't go on any longer, so he is considering my offer, of coming to my country and live with me for a bit. Then we can work on the game non stop and finish as much as possible. Until then I will keep animating new things. One guy is making new levels, slowly, but we have 4 potential new guys that can hopefully help out. It may take some time until these new recruits learn their way around.

Right now I'm working on Voms' "level 3 tool upgrade" which is a charging move that allows Voms to repel enemy projectiles. If you remember Voms got Ground Pound with the "level 2 tool upgrade" in the city, but he needed a more defensive move in his arsenal. This is the last of Voms upgrades and he will get it soon after he beats Cyclops.


  Stuff I have to do in the near future (for Voms' timeline):
  • Remaining MoGi: Blue
  • Remaining Sex scenes: Vampire, Troll, Purple, Alraune, Cyclops
  • Remaining Hostage scenes: Vampire, Pixie
  • Remaining Queens: Golem, Stheno, Succubus 2.
  • Ucogi /Alice

While this blog's posts are usually monthly, I will be also posting smaller updates on our Patreon page from now on. I have been neglecting Patreon for a while now but I need to change that. It's where we get our financial support and I do need some feedback for my progress, so it seems more apropriate to post small stuff there, and bigger updates here. Of course I will keep an eye on both pages and reply to any comments or questions you may have, as always.

25 comments:

  1. I really like seeing the progress and hearing more from you, ty for taking the time to do all of these updates and animating so much lately.

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    1. Thanks. I'm kind of sad that all the work I've done doesnt show in the game yet. Succubus, Vampire, Troll, Purple, Alraune, Cyclops... they are all ready to be in the game.

      Also I haven't got almost any comments regarding my YouTube "making of" videos, Succubus' sex scene in Patreon or even Wild West Whores in Patreon. So, your positive comment really means a lot to me.

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  2. Great to see you are still alive and kicking. I hope the suggestion to ask HentaiWriter for help did indeed help.

    As for personality, what about adding more idle stuff to MoGi to flesh out their personalities more. For example, have multiple MoGi gather for a short time, wisper and snicker and then disbanding again. Or some MoGi bullying or teasing other MoGi, for example Purple Slime hitting Mushroom-MoGi's head.

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    1. I talked to HentaiWriter but I'm not familiar with Discord and how groups work. I have to do a bunch of trivial stuff to get in their inner circle and I don't have the patience to do that right now. Besides, we have 4 new guys to test right now, so I can only deal with so many things at the time.

      Your suggestion is neat, but it would take a lot of work and time to do that. Not only I would have to go back and animate MoGi that i consider to be finished, but for Titan to program that... I'd rather have him do more important stuff.

      Also we need to be careful with the game's memory, so we can't have too much art. And I have to consider that for every addition for 1 MoGi, then for consistency all MoGi would need to have that addition. Also the "bullying" joke could get old easily because it would stand out. Or I would have to think of more jokes like that. It's a can of worms Id rather not open.

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  3. I really want to play this game. I have bought other games, non-hentai, a few months back and still haven't played them because I just never really had the time. But I will make the time for Mogi Origins, because it's the first monster girl game I've seen that's animated. And because it was around the time I developed interest in monster girls hentai. I read your previous post and I hope you find a programmer or Titan helps finish the game. I really wouldn't want to see gifs of your work instead of it in the game. It just wouldn't be the same.

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    1. Any art I post here can be considered as a spoiler, but I do need to show my progress. Most of the gif animations are in draft form and when they are colored they look very different.

      Now that you mention it, yes you are probably right, there arent many animated monstergirl games out there. I may be wrong, but this makes me feel good about what we try to do here, thanks! :)

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  4. I do not mean to seem pushy, and this isn't directed at victor anyways (he looks like he is doing great progress and work), but I am just confused. The next update was originally going to be released a very long time ago, but then it got pushed back and back and now it's been over a year since the last release. Again it is not pushing and I think time should be taken in order for the game to be at its best, but I am confused what is causing it to take so long for this specific update when it was scheduled to be out so long ago. Does this Titan guy just not do any work on this game in the past couple months? What is he doing? Is he even putting much time into this game at all, when people are putting their money into it to see it finished?

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    1. my mistake, not over a year since the last release, not even sure where I got that from. The main thing I am confused about is release keeps getting pushed back, how come?

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    2. Fair questions. I have posted many details in the past few blog entries, but the short version is that Titan is busy with personal stuff. I talk to him every couple of days, trying to inspire him or even force him work, but so far not much has been done.

      This can't go on any longer, so I proposed him to come and stay with me so that we can finally finish the game. He will have an answer by the end of the month (he needs to come to Europe from America). If he is not allowed to travel I would be very disappointed.

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  5. I'm counting on you. no matter how hard and bleak the times will get, i'm counting and believe in you that you will finish this game.

    Be one of the few creators that can say "I managed to finish my game!"

    I won't give up on you, so please don't give up on yourself or the game. i'll support you in any way i can manage. even if it's just emotionally.

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    1. I had that thought the other day. That I havent finish a game for a long time. This game needs to finish. Titan told me he will come to stay with me for a time, to work alongside me and complete this monster of a game!

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    2. My gut feeling tells me this will end in disaster. Whether that feeling is cynical and pessimistic or spot on remains to be seen. But here's hoping it works.

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    3. Well if titan is visiting him that's certainly a reason to stay positive about the situation

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    4. I'm pessimistic about enough stuff in my life, as i said i won't give up on victor or this game. best i may manage is making some uplifting comment, but i'm gonna be the change i want to see. and that means i'm gonna root for victor and Mogi-Origins until the day it's cancellation or release is announced.

      i was fired up and interested in this game since i heard about it when titan made it's announcement on ULMF. i liked what i heard when it was presented, the world could need more monstergirl based games with great animation

      and while i can think of many monstergirl games at the drop of my head, i don't know a lot of them that either use monstergirl with complex bodies in a 3d environment (like lamias or spiders) or if they aren't using CG's and instead have an animated sex-scene, that isn't just a hunk of Gameboy-advanced pixel humping each other.

      So i'm gonna cheer for this game until the end.

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    5. It's easier to be negative than positive. It's easier to ruin or abandon something, rather than fight for it and work on it. And nothing ever goes according to plan.

      At this point we are still fighting to make this work. I got 2 new candidates to work on the level-making, and Titan has another 2. We need to test them of course. We need all the levels we can get for when Titan comes to live with me to work on the game, so that we wont waste any time. All these guys have to go through Titan's test first, but he has stopped being reliable, so I'm worried about that too.

      There is a lot of struggle behind the scenes, but nothing
      worthy comes easy. I dont like how things are going in general and that's why I have to try twice as hard to make things happen.

      There is a lot of stress, self-doubt, anger and personal issues but the game needs to finish. Waiting for a damn beta for 10 months is fucking ridiculous at this point, so having Titan over is an extreme but desperate move to safe this project. And I'm running out of moves to make. So this needs to work.

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    6. You're damn right about that first point. Power through and finish what you guys have put so much time and effort into, and make that time worth it for everyone, and most importantly, for yourselves. Keep it up guys.

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  6. Monthly update? Yes? No?

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    1. I'm waiting on Titan to finish the Beta before I post something new. I also wait on Titan to deal with my 2 new level guys, and his visa/ticket to my country.

      Furthermore, I feel a bit down since I made a big post here and on Patreon, regarding Purple and Wild West and nobody commented on that. Take all that into account and you can see why I don't feel like posting anything new yet.

      Because of Titan's and the blog's inactivity I decided to work on a new mini Ucogi game on my own, just to finally complete a half-decent game and feel good about myself. I'm 90% done with it.

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    2. Even if people don't verbally reply, I promise we like to see your work and progress. I check this page every couple of days to see if there is an update, but I don't really make comments often. I like to see the progress and work and will make comments more often

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    3. Yeah of course not much traffic will come from this. The game has been on the ropes for too long for many to still care. But you know what will NOT fix that? Breaking your promise of regular updates the very next chance you get.

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  7. I’ll say this as deadpan as I can and with no emotional content, which seems to help as being illustrated as ‘anonymous’. I have waited for several years for this game to be complete – when I paid into it, as with anything else in life, I was in part paying for goods and/or services. I was well aware that the product is still under development and so for whatever amount it was at the time ($20-$30?), it was a mitigated risk.
    The only real risk your team *should* have faced is approaching your customers and whether or not your proposal would be a successful draw. As purported industry professionals, Veins (Victor) being a known artist and Titan being a programmer, it was assumed (and reported) that these are things you both do for a living, are quite good at, and can produce.
    I’ve had access to the game folder in my dropbox for years now, it’s been a long time since the last minor update. I deleted the folder and I’m going to move on. I’ve played what content there is ad-nauseam. I don’t think I’m going to be overcome with excitement when this product comes to fruition, despite how good the game may very well be one day. I’ve invested a small amount of money, and a lot of hope in a project that (lets face it, is adult content – I’m not going to lambast either of you over this) I don’t want to keep coming back to this page to hear from one of the two developers struggles in meeting obligations.
    My only advice:
    Life is hard.
    Work is difficult.
    Collaboration is even more difficult.
    Get it done.
    This is the Dark Souls franchise come to life – it seems fucking impossible. But fight, fail, fight, fail and meet your obligations. I personally won’t be here to guide you through this process, or be your cheerleader. But there are others who are still counting on you two.

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  8. I'm going to have to agree with the above poster. I'm at the stage where I'm about to give up checking up on updates and I also donated a long time ago and regretting it.

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    1. I know. And I would probably feel the same way. Actually I do feel the same way. That was one of the reasons I made the Wild West game... because I was tired of waiting for new updates.

      That said, and not that it helps in any way, I promised a new blog post every month, and I do just that. You dont have to keep checking constantly, just once every month. I do post new art and new characters. That's all I can do at this point. Some many things are done behind the scenes, but I can only show images of them. Well, I do give the full animation in Patreon to keep that going, that this is something I also dislike, because that spoils the surprise in the game for the Patreon supporters.

      Now I know what to write in the next blogpost.

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  9. I feel like you guys straight up scammed people. It's the risk of paying for something that isn't finished. I don't even remember when offbeatr was a thing, but we've gotten nothing for it. I feel bad for the people who paid for the card game or whatever. Shame on you guys. I hope you're happy with the little bit of cash you swindled.

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    1. I know that Titan hasnt done much work lately and we are trying to fix that by having him move in my place during summer. Also, the game never stopped developing. I release new art and animations here and on Patreon every month.

      Other than that, I have no idea of what you are talking about. Did you bought MoGi CardFight and it never came to you? If so, let me know and we can figure this out. I personally ordered every single card game to be sent to the Offbeatr pledgers and I had no complains until now.

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