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Planet Stronghold 2 Cast: Milo McKendry

Milo might lack discipline but he’ll be a good partner… in and out of the battlefield!

First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day! I am running a small sale on itch.io until Sunday, check it here: https://itch.io/s/16804/valentine-2019

And now I’m introducing one of the new characters of the game and probably one that will become the most popular (at least speaking about the male characters). Actually, he might be the only new one I’m going to introduce! Yes, because the other new ones could be a bit of a spoiler of the game story (one in particular) so I haven’t made my mind yet if I’ll introduce them. I’m talking of course about Lakadema and… another one which his appearance alone might be a source of questions already! lol

Anyways, here we go introducing Milo McKendry!

Milo McKendry

Milo McKendry is a new character who will appear in Planet Stronghold 2. He comes directly from the Mars Military Academy and is a synth specialist ( synth encompasses things like synthetics, robots, androids and mechs).

Not much is known about him and his past, but his arrival doesn’t go unnoticed! He travels with this pet, Soot, an animal found on Mars which people call “dust bunnies”. He swears that Soot is harmless, however it’s not entirely true. Soot will give a hand on the battlefield and be a source of funny moments outside combat (especially when standing up to Rebecca, making her furious).

Milo’s personality is bizarre to say the least. He often uses humor to get through the most difficult moments, but he can be serious if the occasion demands it. However, don’t expect him to be serious and rational at the same time; you might be asking too much!

Milo is a bisexual romance, meaning he will be available both for Joshua and Lisa. Rumors say that there is something between Rebecca and Milo, and she might already know him before he arrived.  However, this will be discovered only by playing the actual game…

Progress Update

Planet Stronghold 2 development is going very well. As you might be aware I’m writing it myself (there’s no way such a complex, branching game could have been written by an external writer!) but I am of course using an editor to review everything. I think the result will be good.

See? Even Milo knows that this game will rock!

We’re also doing the last finishing touches to Corona Borealis, the secondary NPCs are all finished and the last missing background is being made right now!

A sketch of the three extra secondary characters for Corona Borealis

Meanwhile the script reviewing for Volleyball Heaven is still going. I am not talking much about that game recently, but no worries it’s still going! I am working a lot on Planet Stronghold 2 right now because in a couple of months I’ll need to do more house-renovating works that will last about one month, so I’ll be very busy during that month and for sure I won’t be able to work on a complex game like a RPG. But I might be able to script VBH instead!

Planet Stronghold 2 Cast: Michelle Lafleur

Michelle Lafleur

It’s no secret that Michelle Lafleur is not the most disciplined soldier. She prefers to be informal when talking to direct superiors, she frequently questions orders, and she is more likely to be found at a party than the training grounds.

So why is she still in the army, and more importantly on Nelson’s team? The reason is simple: she is naturally ambidextrous, dual-wielding pistols or submachine guns with deadly accuracy. Such ability is so rare that previous officers before Nelson turned a blind eye to her other problems.

Despite her natural talent, Michelle doesn’t really like to fight. She will always seek a peaceful solution over conflict. Even if she is very good at it, she doesn’t take any pleasure in killing other living creatures, even if they are aliens threatening her people.

Because of this, at the end of the first game she resigned from the army and lived in one of the new flourishing Maradan towns. She started to work as a bartender, the perfect job for her allowing her to socialize and meet new people.

Michelle was unsure about her sexuality until she broke-up with her last boyfriend Marcus. Since then, she realized that she only likes women. Playing as Lisa, it is possible to end up in a romance with her.

Progress Update

This will be my first RPG to feature a (very simple) automatic combat feature

Progress on Planet Stronghold 2 is going well! As you can see above, I added a completely new feature (for my games of course) that is, automatic combat. The AI is rather dumb (unfortunately I couldn’t re-use the enemy AI) but to be honest it’s very effective. I playtested several random encounters and if I equipped my team properly, I won most of the fights in Normal difficulty (of course not in the optimal way as if I had played it myself). Overall I think will be a useful feature, both for players but also for me during testing.

I’ve also added another difficulty setting option. Beside the overall difficulty, now you can also choose if the enemy levels will adapt to your party. It works like this: in each sector there will be fixed quests/battles and random encounters. Each encounter’s level is based on the sector. If a sector says levels 1-5 means that enemies will usually be within that range, except bosses.

You will be able to change this behavior in options if you want to increase the challenge:
– Default: the default, enemies will adapt to party but never higher than the sector max level
– Random Encounters: the random encounters ONLY, will adapt to your party level without restrictions (not the plot battles)
– All Battles: ALL the battles of the game will adapt to your party level without restrictions, including the plot battles

Needless to say, the latest option increases the difficulty significantly. I’d dare to say that the game is harder in Normal difficulty with this last option enabled, than in Nightmare with this option disabled, since as you can imagine if the enemy levels doesn’t scale the same way as yours, you can use grinding to get to the plot battles at higher level/better equipped.

Planet Stronghold 2 Cast: Damien Vargas

Damien Vargas

Damien Vargas was the leader of the so-called “Rebels”. Fighting for freedom against the evil Empire. Well, sort of. In reality, Damian was little more than a smuggler, trying to make a living during hard times by selling rare and stolen items on the black market.

When he got an offer he couldn’t refuse, he attacked the Planet Stronghold colony. However, he found out he was tricked. The same myserious people who offered him money to create total chaos ended up attacking the rebels too.

Because of this, he sought out Nelson and negotiated a truce with him/her, swearing to help in anyway he could. Nelson eventually learned that apparently Damian’s father and John Nelson were comrades-in-arms in a previous war on Planet Stronghold. Nelson doubted Damian’s words, but the rebel swears it’s true.

Playing as Lisa, you could end up in a romance with him. Despite Damien’s cynical and rude attitutde, a spark started between them. Is it only a physical attraction? Perhaps, but whenever the two are in the same room, they can’t stay separated.

After the war was over, Damien and several other rebels joined the colony and formed a new ‘Special Intelligence’ division, where their security and anti-espionage abilities would be put at good use.

Progress Update

You can now compare and equip the crafted items directly

Work is going well during this month, I added some extra features like the screen above, and I also coded a good amount of the 1st chapter. Like many other games of mine, even this game will be divided into four chapters, with the first being the demo. Of course, they’re not all the same length, so if you finish playing the demo of the first chapter doesn’t mean you’ve seen 25% of the whole game!

I also spoke with the writers of Corona Borealis and Volleyball Heaven, and they’re working on the latest bit of texts (mostly polishing or doing some extra date scenes). At the same time, we’re also producing the last bit of art, some secondary characters for Corona Borealis and several backgrounds for Volleyball Heaven.

Last but not least, I managed to update the Google Play version of Love Bites to add Ashley bonus character. As usual I had to delete a “very offensive image” (lol it was a scene with Nadia FULLY DRESSED, but somehow it was too much!) but only in the app page, so the game remains untouched. I have no estimates for Amazon or iOS versions sadly.

Planet Stronghold 2 Cast: Prince Cliff Neuville

Prince Cliff was the first male gay character to appear in my games. I really like his design even if I know some yaoi fans prefer more muscular men. But you haven’t seen Cliff naked yet! Even if you wouldn’t bet on it, he has some nice muscles too. You’ll see, since Planet Stronghold 2 will feature optional fully naked romance CGs!

Prince Cliff Neuville

Prince Cliff has very little in common with his father, King Oscar. Cliff is very tolerant about the alien races and will always seek a compromise or even an alliance over a full scale war.

He is a daydreamer; more interested in culture and the arts. Though he isn’t a skilled warrior, don’t mistake Prince Cliff for a weakling or coward. He is a cunning strategist and will react to any threat to himself or his people with maximum force.

If you chose to side with the rebels in the first game, Prince Cliff imprisoned his father and took over the colony’s command in consort with Queen Shiler. After the final victory, Shiler returned to her people and while the two continued to have a good relationship, Cliff couldn’t help but notice how quickly new Maradan towns appeared.

If you sided with the Empire, Cliff would be imprisoned at the end of the war by his own father and sent to a prison on the planet Omega. However, he disappeared as soon as he arrived and nobody knows what happened to him.

If you started a romantic relationship after the final victory, Joshua and Cliff were burdened with additional responsibilities. Despite this, they were determined to make their relationship work because they knew it was special.

Volleyball Heaven Update

As you can see from the screenshot above, this game language/theme is much more mature than my usual ones!

Since I announced this game, a lot of things happened. I will assure you though that this won’t be another “cursed” game (I’m talking of course about the canceled Nicole yuri). Also because the story is fully written already, but there are so many outfits/scenes that scripting is taking a while, and also writer is reviewing and polishing every scene.

As I already said it won’t be out this year, but next year for sure! It will be my first title with very mature themes (and not just in the super hot romance CGs but also language, etc) so I’m curious how it will do.

The pre-match show featuring the two team

Contrarily to what I said before, a “full Visual Novel Mode” version won’t be possible, but this only means that the scheduler will always be present. You’ll be able to skip the match completely with an instant result.

The gameplay will matter to reach certain achievements but in general, you should be able to unlock all the romance CGs. I also know the writer is preparing a full walkthrough 😉

Planet Stronghold 2 Cast: Philipp Koenig

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it. As you probably already know, I’m doing an Autumn sale both on itchio and Steam.

And now let’s talk about Philipp! For some weird reason, I really like this character. Yes he’s an asshole, he hates aliens (but in the story it will be revealed a backstory that somewhat will explain this) and tells bad jokes. But still it’s one of my favorite characters to write! His camp talk will obviously take place in the colony pub where there’s no shortage of alcohol 🙂

Philipp Koenig

Before joining the army, Philipp Koenig was once a renowned bounty hunter, or at least that’s what he wants everyone to believe. In reality, he was a treasure hunter, always looking for buried alien valuables.

His lack of social skills, combined by his passion for drinking, earned Philipp a very bad reputation. Despite his drinking habit, Philipp’s abilities on the battlefield and accuracy with sniper rifles are never questioned. However, every higher ranked officer that dealt with him earned Phillip the label as “a total pain in the ass.” He often questions orders, and he does little to hide his deep dislike for aliens.

To no one’s surprise, Phillip is a loner. His harsh manners combined with terrible jokes ensure nobody wants to get closer to him, let alone gain his friendship. Most of the team members tolerate his presence mostly because of his incredible prowess on the battlefield.

Corona Borealis update

This time I’m going to do a small update about one of my other games in development: Corona Borealis. I’m pleased to say that we’re at very good point, but as you can imagine, releasing the game during the “Christmas rush” wouldn’t be a wise choice, so we’re going to wait until new year.


In the screenshot above, this is what happens when you keep saying “Can I romance this…?”

Next week I’ll also write an update about my other dating sim, the first really yuri-only dating sim released by me, Volleyball Heaven!