Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Last Demon Hunter v0.46

I just wanted to inform you of the new version of Last Demon Hunter on our Patreon (v0.46) which has the new ghost-demon as well as custom controls.
(it will be released to the public on this blog in about 4 weeks)

The newest public version of LDH can be found here:
[Click Here]

It contains the ape-demon as well as several fixes.

The changelog for the v0.46 version is pretty simple:

- added ghost-demon to the game
- added custom controls
- added fonts for translation purposes (french, italian, russian etc.)

Known issues:

Custom controls menu:
Custom controls might show some "weird" key inputs, but this is only for special characters.
Letters, numbers etc. work fine.
I have no idea why that is, I also have no idea if I can fix this.
Good thing is, everything else related to custom controls works as intended.
The buttons you assign are working as they should, even if you assign special character keys!
This means, it's actually just a visual bug, but it doesn't affect changing controls or gameplay.
(it's a pure "visual" thing only)

There are some keys like ESC and ENTER that can't be assigned.
This is intentional!
(ENTER is for pause)

Japanese characters:
There are issues with GMS when it comes to loading unicode characters out of TXT-files.
As far as my research into this matter goes, I can't fix it as it's tied to the GMS engine.
I'm very sorry about this, but there really isn't anything I can do at this point.
The only thing that I could do is "hardcode" the CG text in japanese into the game, making it not-edit-able in the process.
This sadly means, fan translations into japanese are not possible.
I apologize for the inconvenience, and I hope I can find a solution for this sometime in the future.

Other languages:
If you want to translate the CG scenes into your language, please make sure to save the file as UTF-8 format TXT-file.
Otherwise there might be errors in the loading of the CG scenes.

In case you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments!

We're going to add music and sound in one of the upcoming updates.
Probably not next month, but sometime in the future.
We're currently working on it!

Also several other additions are planned, by that I mean new game mechanics and stuff.
But I'll cover all that in the next blogpost I guess.


  1. Hi,
    I have a couple of questions: Do you plant to implement some sort of save/load feature to LDH (like autosaving when you leave the map or when you find a girl)? Also, is there any progress with the DA? And lastly, have you put any thought on Patreon milestones/pledge rewards? Like, maybe creating polls about ideas what to put in games, releasing wallpapers/other special graphic works, stuff like that? It might get some more patrons in my opinion.
    Anyway, have a nice weekend!

    1. Hmm, what exactly do you mean?
      They already do polls about content on patreon and they also release special artworks, sketches and speedpaints to their patreons, soo...
      Could you elaborate on that?

    2. I don't think a save-feature makes much sense in LDH.
      The sessins are quite short (like, 30 minutes or less usually) and there isn't anything you can unlock etc.
      So I figured a save-feature would be unnecessary.

      Since we have low funds we didn't worked on DA lately.
      We mainly worked on LDH for 1-2 days per month, and worked on commissions as well as the webcomic the rest of the time.

      Blade pretty much answered the rest, so I'll stop here and answer your other comment.
      (we didn't do many polls on game content on Patreon yet, but we want to expand this more in the future, it's not of much use now as we're barely able to work on games due to the need of doing commissions for money)

      I hope you have a nice weekend as well!

  2. So, I visited the Patreon after a while and I was like 'Hey, there's not much in the Milestone Goals column'. So the straw poll, let me give an example of what I thought: As a milestone, if we reach xxxx per month, we will do a strawpoll every month considering what would you like to see in games where you choose from four options ( like here: - I haven't seen this on Patreon.
    For the special artworks, yes Cres does the speedpaint but I thought it would be nice to make some milestone with a special release - like when we reach xxx per month we will release hi-res artwork of all DB chars in bunny suits or something.
    I hope I made my thoughts more understandable

    1. Thanks for the straw poll link!
      Patreon has no own poll feature (which is weird...) and we've been missing something like this.
      Uhm, is this straw poll thingy limited to 4 options only?

      Thank you very much for those suggestions.
      We've been thinking about more possible milestones but we had trouble coming up with anything meaningful.
      I think this might help a lot, so I'll talk to Cres about it.
      Thank you very much!

    2. Oh, never mind, I just realized it adds more options once I filled the 4 boxes.
      Thank you very much!