The Last Sovereign

AStrangeGeek

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The "you" in the prologue always refers to Kai, who is healed after that battle. The other characters receive different experience bonuses in separate messages that don't mention healing.
Ah, thank you, that makes sense.
The prologue is satirical and contains art in a different style than the entire rest of the game. Patreon and public versions are identical except for patrons getting to play first.
Yep, once I got past that first bit and realized it was just a setup for the main story, I figured that out. In fact, I thought it rather clever how you did that. Truth be told, I'm glad the story line turned out the way it did because the Chosen One was such an asshole (in both incarnations) I was actually glad not to be playing him anymore!
I'm sorry to hear you had that difficulty. Your selected option isn't actually bold, it's white instead of grayed out.
Eh, comes with getting old, I suppose. I did notice elsewhere I was having trouble distinguishing grayed out options. I might try playing with the color balance a bit.

Overall, though, I'm really enjoying the game. The story line is very intriguing. I'm playing more to find out what happens next than anything else.
 

Sierra Lee

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I'm glad to hear that you've been enjoying it! Hopefully altering the color balance will help.
 

Sierra Lee

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TLS 0.64.0 is still a WIP, but meanwhile I have another complete game on the books! Please consider taking a look at Once Ever After, my newest finished project:
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/951860/Once_Ever_After/
itch.io: https://sierralee.itch.io/once-ever-after

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Everyone knows how the story goes: innocent, 18-year-old Red Riding Hood goes into the woods and is corrupted by the naughty, naughty Big Bad Wolf. Ingrid is the newest Little Red Riding Hood: she doesn't know what awaits her in the dark woods, but she knows that it seems exciting.

But Ingrid's world is only one of an infinite number of Tales, and those stories are starting to bleed over into one another. War is coming, and Ingrid doesn't even know what war is. Nothing will ever be the same, and the only weapon Ingrid has to face the changes is sexy fun.

Features
- A 20-30 hour RPG across multiple alternate fairy tales.
- 25+ base scenes with 200+ images total.
- 30+ chibi images illustrating cute plot moments.
- Two difficulty modes: you can play a challenge where strategy is more important than grinding, or a more relaxed mode where you can enjoy the story.
- All characters have access to multiple classes and skill trees that can be mixed and matched.
- Visible enemies instead of random encounters.
- Modern quality of life features like autosave slots.
- Quest log to organize required and optional content.
- Optional post-game challenges leading to second ending.
 

Sierra Lee

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New open world update with three new harem quests! I drew my reserves pretty low during this release cycle, so I think I'll let the screenshots speak for themselves:
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More info and other links at the blog:
 

Sierra Lee

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Back in 2017 I posted a text roadmap for the remainder of the game and we've been following it, but it's come to my attention that many players have forgotten or never saw it. So, since we're getting closer to the end, I thought it was a good time for a new roadmap. Many thanks to Lamsey for improving the visual garbage I started with!

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This version doesn't give all details, but it shows you exactly what content remains in the game compared to what has been done in this section. No more need to speculate about who gets a harem quest and who doesn't. Perhaps more importantly, I hope it will remove the need for promises or arbitrary dates: everyone will be able to see the changes in the remaining content and judge my progress for themselves. Look forward to this image being updated every release.

Some of these icons are far more work than others, of course. You've seen how some of the harem quests are quiet character moments while others are elaborate events, so the number of checks per update will vary. But I believe this will give a strong enough overall impression. The only thing likely to change is that I might add some time doing revisions in between the postgame update and officially releasing the game as 1.0.0, just to create a better first impression for any new players.

I am hard at work on TLS 0.65.0, which will check off a decent number of those boxes because I worked on it all through the holiday break. See you then!
 

Sierra Lee

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New beast of an update out! Check all this content:

TLS 0.65.0

- New plot quest, beginning in the Renthnor Wilds.

- New harem quest, beginning in the Yhilini Royal Chambers (any time in Chapter 5).

- New harem quest, beginning in the base front hall (any time after the Incubus War).

- New harem quest beginning in the Renthnor Wilds (after completing the new plot quest).

- Major new base feature: full portrait mode, including 29 unique pieces of art and 125 paintings total!

- New harem member, with either 1 or 15 sex scenes, depending on how you count.

- Aside from that, two plot sex scenes.

- Final combat party member, bearing 17 new skills and some bizarre mechanics.

- In Balia's challenge, teaching orcs skills only costs essence once each iteration. If you create new orcs, you can teach them already-learned skills for no additional cost.

- The Simon Recovery variable has been slightly tweaked now that there are more than enough points.

- 5 new illustrated scenes: Aka's New Form, Hilstara X Succubi, Lynine's First Time, Megail 100, Orilise's First Time

I was so busy with this that I forgot to take screenshots of everything. Here's an example of one of the complex little quests and one of the new sex scenes:
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More info at the blog:
 
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HeroicSpirit

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I know this is unrelated to anything but have you ever listened to/read the book Debt: a 5000 year History by David Graeber?

I would personally recommend checking it out if you are interested in an anthropological examination of debt and its origins.

It also is free on audible, in case that helps.
 

Sierra Lee

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I know this is unrelated to anything but have you ever listened to/read the book Debt: a 5000 year History by David Graeber?

I would personally recommend checking it out if you are interested in an anthropological examination of debt and its origins.

It also is free on audible, in case that helps.
That's in my wheelhouse, so I'm aware of the book, but I've never picked it up. For me it's mostly about my reading time and the sheer number of books I want to read. But you bumped it higher on my mental list!
 

Sierra Lee

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New update out, available at the usual places! Rather than screenshots or a big list of features, I'd like to focus on a single change that's more unusual for an update. Here's one taste, a comparison between the original title screen and the new one implemented this version:
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Throughout the years I've been working on TLS, I've almost always focused on moving the game forward. With a game this size, if I spent too much time revising or reworking, it would never be finished. However, players have been pushing me to redo some elements, so I have updated a number of assets. You'll see this in the game's title screen, in the assets on Steam, and on the blog.

But I wouldn't leave an update with just that! I've also finished two more harem quests, keeping the roadmap moving forward. I'm hoping that this release won't take too much out of me, and with the rebranding finished, I'll be able to swing directly into the next update faster than usual. Regardless, as always, I try to push everything toward the conclusion.

More info and links on the blog:
 
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Fogel

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I have to say that I never even realized the old title screen had a cart in it until comparing the new and old one
 
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testpilot24

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New start screen is good, but i think font from old is better. if you change game name on new title screen using old font this would be perfect in my opinion.
 

Sierra Lee

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New TLS update for patrons! This one includes some long-awaited content, which people have been anticipating for a long time:
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That's right, this is the conclusion of the succession crisis! The update also includes a different harem quest that I hope nobody saw coming...
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And, of course, more scenes have been illustrated:
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More info and links at the blog:
 
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Sierra Lee

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New TLS update for patrons! This one is back to focusing on harem quests, where I continue to try for a wide variety. Nalili takes center stage this time, getting to play Empress for the Orgasmic Empire:
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These are the serious moral decisions you come to TLS for! Or, more realistically, for math-heavy updates with all kinds of things to optimize:
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But it's not all old maps. I also brought in a lot of new assets to take the party to brand new locations:
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You'll also get a chance to stop in with Varia and pick up a very old plotline:
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This update adds a higher than average number of sex scenes, due to Nalili, but no screenshot this time due to Imgur being obnoxious.

Roadmap, more info, and links at the blog:
 
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Number13

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Too bad there was no screenshots. Curse Imgur

Still waiting for the ultimate Final Broom Side boss fight.
 

Sierra Lee

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New TLS update for patrons! This one covers a couple harem quests, but it is more like a plot update with a strong focus:
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You will be going deep to deal with a major loose end of the game:
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It's an overall serious update, but I realized that I haven't done too many out-of-context lines in a while, so here you go:
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And the time between releases means we have plenty of new illustrated scenes:
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Roadmap, more info, and links at the blog:
 
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Sotter95

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New TLS update for patrons! This one covers a couple harem quests, but it is more like a plot update with a strong focus:
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You will be going deep to deal with a major loose end of the game:
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It's an overall serious update, but I realized that I haven't done too many out-of-context lines in a while, so here you go:
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And the time between releases means we have plenty of new illustrated scenes:
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Roadmap, more info, and links at the blog:
Apparently the images can be shown only when you are quoting the post. (Once you post the quote the images are unavailable again). Wtf is wrong with this forum?
 

Sierra Lee

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New TLS update for patrons! I am pretty tired and have no screenshots for you, sorry. But here is a sample of the new illustrated scenes:
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Roadmap, more info, and links at the blog:
 
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