Development of the game is getting more and more ambitious as the game's almost turning 18 months old, halfway through final release.
You can expect more and more events and updates to be released in the next few months as the schedule is tight and there are many many things to do yet!
The newest update to the game, nicknamed "What happens in St. Mary's..." (even though the clinic is not Vegas at all :D) is going to please many of you, I'm certain of it.
These are the main features of the game's update and the release schedule. Many things will be added regardless of this list and will be explained in the Devlogs that are going to be published in the next few days.
Enjoy, and keep supporting the game if you like this project!
October 26 for 20$+ Patrons
November 2 for 10$+ Patrons
November 10 for 5$+ Patrons
November 17 for 3$+ Patrons
November 20 on the market (Steam, itch.io, Gamejolt, DLSite etc.)
Hi guys! First of all forgive the pronunciation in the video :(
The video above explains the brand new features that are going to be introduced with 0.0.19, the upcoming release of the game that will be announced next Friday!
You will be now able to choose a patient from the Waiting Room (a resume of each patient will be added soon!) and not only meet them once they arrive one at a time to the clinic. This is made to improve the likelihood of working at the clinic.
Also, the video hints at the new Steam Workshop feature (and not only there) which will make you mod the game introducing your own Medical Exams! The tool will be made so that you won't need to be a programmer to mod the game!
These feature is very uncommon (if they even exist) on Visual Novels and I can't wait to see all your creations coming to the game!
What do you think about these new improvements?
No pun intended in the title. :)General Practitioner is not a porn game, rather it being a life simulator where choices really matter in the daily events that occur.
Still, it does have an adult content in it (unless you disabled it in the Settings menu of course), and that needs to have its own script like every other gameplay element.
Creating a realistic sex scene is very difficult, even more than creatic a very dramatic or fiction scene, because each one of us has different experiences with sex and that causes to have different expectations as well.
When writing a sex scene you always risk to make it feel too cliché, like a bad porn movie, or to make it feel too polite as the very opposite of that. Sex if fun, sex is weird, sex is messy. Mixing those elements in the game isn't a small feat and tapping into one own's experiences doesn't always help.
So what I try each time I write something sex-related is to try and figure out what would mean to have sex with people so different from one another. Erika, Elisa, Rita, Christina, Aaron each have very different characters, they are more or less experienced, they had many different partners or not, so their own expectations will likely be different so are their reaction to your own doing.
That's why you'll find harsh language in sex scenes with someone and maybe nothing of the kind with another one. One could shily ask you to join her in your room while another one could tear your clothes apart right where you stand.
There is also the problem of writing dozens of sex scenes with the same person and that's time consuming and might cause unnecessary repetitions which could bore the player. But that's a discussion for our next devlog.
Thanks for your support to this project.
Be safe and healthy,