A Year Looking Back


Wow, I can't believe it's already been a year since the jam version of this game came out. It's almost like a completely different game now! To start off, here's a screenshot comparison of the jam version and a screenshot I took just a few minutes ago. Both are of the game's first level.


When I opened the original to take the screenshot, I was honestly flabbergasted at how different it looked! Seeing the same thing over and over while working on it, it's easy to forget how far you've come. I had been doubting how good the graphics were, but now I'm quite impressed with myself. I especially have my partner Dakk to thank, as he's really helped with the colors and some touching up here and there. (He also kinda does all the character sprites, animations, a few environmental sprites, the fonts, all of the character portrait art...)
There is still a ways to go before I'm satisfied with how everything looks, but here's to progress!



Yes, that's the background from the minigame. Yes, I will eventually make a new one just for cutscenes.

I'd also like to touch on how amazed I am at how much traction Club Valentine has got.  We've made over $200 on it! A jam game! That's entirely through donations! There have also been over 15k downloads and nearly 40k page views. Even a year after its release, it's getting over 100 views and roughly 25 downloads per day. I really can't even fathom how much that is, especially for something so small that was made in a month.

I don't really know where I'm going with this, other than I really hope everyone is pleased with the final product. I can't wait for people to get to know the characters I've written and for you to experience all of the new levels and environments and mechanics.

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I honestly look forward to seeing how Club Valentine is further developed. I already wrote a review with my thoughts on the current version and it has me pining for what is in store. Also, congrats on the milestones the game has received. It definitely deserves it.

What's the ETA on release? I'm pretty hyped for this one.

every time i do an eta, i end up massively underestimating myself! but i think the absolute latest would be this winter

Is the game going to get anymore lewd than the original demo?

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i would like to see lewder animations too!

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yes, absolutely