In August, the Patreon backers got the Demo release of Perditus and now it’s available to the public.
So lets see.. This is basically the whole of Act 1 (unless I do some changes). about 28 locations I think, a few sex scenes (including a bit where you basically have a choice of two different scenes). This act has the least characters in it.. or atleast far less then act 2.
It can be downloaded at the Fables of Fulosus Site at: http://fulosus.tempysart.com with the more direct link the the Demo http://fulosus.tempysart.com/fof-e2-perditus/
FOR SALE – A SET OF SIX METAL FIGURES BASED ON SOME OF MY CHARACTERS.
It gives me great pleasure to reveal something awesome I got a little while back. I commissioned Geoff at Oakbound Games (Oakbound.co.uk) to do a series of 6 figures based on my works. I feel he did a fantastic job and would like to thank him for the hard work he put into these. I’ll call them the Fables of Fulosus Series 1 figures! I kinda wanted to get a set painted up to show before putting them up for sale, but… that is gonna take a while… big paint queue… and it depends on what mood I’m in and how well I think it’s turning out.
The picture above shows the metal figures for sale (my thanks to Vanja for the photo). Below this it shows art I drew of my characters. At the bottom it shows the ‘greens’ (original sculpts) created by the talented Geoff at Oakbound Games, which are not for sale. The figures are all 28mm scale and can be used for collection or playing in many games which use the 28mm scale.
The Figures included in the set are:
* Jinny (From Perditus)
* Patch & Artemis (From Fox & Hound),
* Hazel Fife & Jenny Furry (From Furry & Fife games on Ero-Mania (demo of the first game available on my personal site)
* Izanami (My signature girl)
Now… technically, Furry & Fife (and Izanami) aren’t in Fables of Fulosus but… not saying anything ^_^ No reason Furry & Fife aren’t connected to the series, and Izanami has cameo references in both games so far.
So… How do you get a set? I have limited numbers (though possible to get more cast up if something stupid happens and people want more). While I’m based in the UK and would prefer UK orders, possible for ones outside the UK but bear in mind Shipping prices which I would have to check up on a case-by-case basis. But, Base price is £30 for 6 Metal (pewter I believe) figures. No bases are supplied but they aren’t hard to get to suit your usage (I mostly play skirmish games which are based on small groups, So I used 30mm round lipped bases, but you can use round, square, hex, whatever you want ^_^)
These are created from hand sculpted models, hand moulded and cast in the UK by small UK companies.
So… Contact me via PM or, well, it’s not too hard to contact me.
This is a bit of a fluff update.. the attached image is the Label from the Fire extinguishers which appear throughout Perditus. I took the basic idea and layout from existing ones but there are a couple of joke/references i put into it which.. well.. very few people will understand or ‘get’ the joke, and less will see in game cause.. it’s a bit too small, but I like putting such detail and attention to it when I can.
The two references are techinally a reference to the same thing, but kinda two things.. I’ll go with the big one.. the Company name is ‘PlaySafe Fire Extinguishers and Appliances’. I came up with this design pretty much myself as no fixed design seams to exist (or atlest one I can get).. though there are some other ‘fan’ ideas and stuff.. What is that a reference to? Best to explain this in the long way..
In 1974, the BBC released a sitcom called ‘Happy Ever After’. it was written by John T. Chapman, Eric Merriman, Chris Bond, John Kane and Jon Watkins. The Pilot episode was from one of BBCs ‘tryout’ shows “The Comedy Playhouse”.. soo many good comedys came from that one.. written by John Chapman and Eric Merriman. It started Terry Scott (well known British Comedy actor) , June Whitfield (another well known British actor, mostly in Comedy) and Beryl Cooke (Also, well known). They played Married couple Terry and June a middleaged couple in the middle-class whoese daughters have grown up and left, and now, Aunt Lucy and her talking Mynah bird. Good show, very popular. In 1979, it’s final episode (number 41, after 5 series). Now.. I don’t 100% know BUT it’s said that at the time, it was believed the show had it’s time and it was time to move on to another show.. Classic UK shows have not only much shorter series lengths (with far less writers) then US Shows and often don’t like to wear out there welcome too much. It’s said that John Chapman, one of the main writers and creators of the show was the one that stated it had run out of ideas. However, it was felt there was more that could be done and it was still popular. Due to legal issues (it’s claimed), things had to change in the way of names.
So from 1979, the SAME year Happy Ever After finished, a new show started called ‘Terry and June’. It starts off with Terry and June movin into a new house. While the surname was changed, they were playing the same Terry and June from Happy Ever after, but without Aunt Lucy and the Mynah bird. it’s … mm.. I don’t know if you can call it a Follow on.. what with the name, but it was pretty much. John Kane, one of the writers from the original series, wrote most of the episodes. It was debatable more popular as it lasted 9 series, with 65 episodes from 1979 to 1987. Some people started to moan at this show as was more of a ‘cozy’ 70s feel but.. so? shows were more popular then and there are SUCH a host of british comedies from that area which are still popular today. but by the mid ages, ‘alternative’ comedes were coming all the range and you had to talk more about sex and drugs and swear etc.. The final series was not intended to be the last and series 10 had some scripts in the early stages but BBC were starting to feel ’embrassed’ about popular yet older style shows (yeah.. BBC started to REALLY go down hill by the end of the 80s) and Terry Scott himself said he started to feel it was time to move onto something else.So after series 9, it was just not renewed for the 10th, nor the film they had ideas for (again, BBC did ALOT of films of good comedies in them days.. ITV did some but mostly BBC).
Now.. what does all this have to do with this picture? well.. In Terry and June, Terry worked for ‘PlaySafe Fire Extinguishers and Appliances’ in the head of.. well.. I think a marketing division, with ‘friend’ Malcolm Harris (played by 3 different actors due to various reasons (Terency Alexander had become unavaiable for the christmas special one year as he had started as a main role on a drama show ‘Bergerac’, so was replaced by Tim Barrett, who carred on for about 4 years until.. for some reason I don’t know, he left and was replaced by John Quayle for the final 2 series.)) and boss of the company Sir Dennis Hodge (Reginald Marsh who was good in soo many things.. He is yet another well known face of British Comedy).
So.. that’s the first reference.. and the second? well, the lines below says it’s for the T2000S model.. now, some might think this is a terminator reference.. not a chance.. (well, the second film was okay.. the first was too… well, i’m not big on action with little plot.. and of course, i won’t go into the whole thing about what plot there is being.. erm ‘borrowed’ for the film.. look into that if you like and draw you own ideas.. it’s not so much an end product comprassion but earlier and based on what was stated by the people making it..
It’s in fact, ANOTHER Terry and June Reference! In Series 9 episode 2 (overall episode 60) ‘The Mole’, a brand new State of the Art Fire extinguisher is being made.. the Titan 2000! it’s major new feature? It talks! so you can find it in the dark and through smoke. However, the blueprints go missing and Terry is blamed so various things happen. The Titan 2000 is the T2000 bit.. the S? … no clue.. speaking? maybe.. probebly just felt like that bit.
So the company name is a direct reference to the show as a whole, and that model name is a reference to a certain episode. While I have the series on DVD, i’m not sure if it’s been pirated to youtube (which I would NOT recommend as pirating ones like that hurts the shows and people getting them), or it’s been officially released there, in which case I’m fine with that.
IF you pledge £4 ($5) or more then the latest WIP release of Preditus went online. OF course, if you join now, you still get access to that.
The March 2022 WIP release contains most of Act 1, which is most likely the shortest of this game, though some animations need some work and some tweaking to be done. Quite a fair bit is there and some nice animations.
Well, In the last WIP release, (I’m pretty sure is in that) you can meet one of the Bunbats, a local wildlife creature which have somehow become pretty big. Normally a foot tall, they are sexually agressive predators.
Now, in the real world.. basically, that doesn’t happen.. Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem ‘In Memoriam A.H.H.’ famously uses the line “Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw”. It wasn’t an original term and wasn’t right at all.. Nature isn’t like that..
Sure, alot of things are a bit.. iffy.. like some forms of Dolphin (it isn’t one race, unlike humans, but a group of races) do form gangs in order to team up to get a female to male, and a number of animals like Dolphins and Lions are known to kill the young of a previous pack leader in order to get the females into heat and then breed with them but… if you know the term, it isn’t the same.. While Darwin’s views were very.. basic compared to what we know now, Tennyson’s views were pre-Darwin.. it was shown to be soo out of date even by then..
Some animals are known to engage in interspecies sex.. well, alot of it is more masturbation but still.. if species are very close, like some Cats, Dogs, Horses etc, they can interbread and you get various different types (Ligers, different dog Breeds, Donkeys, Mules etc) but that’s about it..
However, this is isn’t the real world. Bunbats are also bloody blind. well.. they are called Bunbats as they are like Bats and Bunnies. Oh and because I love world building, though I also am very much in the view of don’t spent too much time doing that, that your final product has not story, There real name is ‘Leporptero’ which is… well, pretty easy to see why. Bunbat is the common name for them which most people call them. which is something that happens alot in the real world.. In this world, they are sexual predators, probebly partly cause they are known to have large penis’ for their body size.. something which is gonna cause some trouble for Jinny as she has to avoid them..
Like I said, in the last WIP you can meet one.. but by the time you get to this room… you have a couple you need to deal with..
Well, been working a bit since the last WIP build release.
I’ve got all the locations that you can visit in act 1 in the game, though one is VERY rough as I’m having problems with figuring out just the best way to do what I want with that room.
There is also a bit of a tricky issue with the one character… I wonder if i should do a little bit of writing about fitting characters to stories vs stories to fit characters.. maybe on my FA and SF sites.. but that is kinda related to this in a way…
anyway.. It’s quite nice to get them sorted out, even though I’ll probably been tweaking bits and adding interaction points etc over time (for example, there are a couple of bits in rooms already seen in the WIP builds which don’t have too much you can do with them because you can’t do them or have the stuff to do that until much later.
I’m kinda trying to do something that for me, seams impossible.. advertise… While I would like more supporters on my Patreon of course, It’s not the end of the world. But I would really like just people being interested or caring about my work..
Already got one of the new characters you briefly see in Act 1 designed, and looking pretty nice, which will help me on another more Major (to act 1) character.. who is going be a real pain to design.. Gonna be fun though ^_^
Well… maybe I’ll have a image or two later in the month but maybe next month more likely
As Perditus is.. well, much bigger then Fox & Hound, it kinda also gives me more points for short fun movie clips. I’m trying to do something I should always do but fail, and that is paying to my strengths. I’m not the worlds best animator and artist. My style leads itself more to a set style of animation and i should more embrace that then I do. I think this clip in the game works well for that. It’s kinda a completely optional bonus and while should be fairly easy to find, I’m not gonna say much.