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  • [RPG] Daughter of Essence [Update: 08-16-19!]











    Presents






    Hi, we’re Indoor Minotaur, a duo of experienced writers and game-makers, and we are creating an adult JRPG called Daughter of Essence.

    Here's our latest trailer!

    UPDATED! The public build of Daughter of Essence received another big update on 08-16-19, jumping from 0.76 to 0.94! You can always find the public build at the top of our Patreon.


    In Daughter of Essence, you play as Mercy, a young woman who yearns to be free from mundane obligation, free from the oppressive watchfulness of her wealthy family, and free from the harsh laws of the empire. As one of the only living daughters of essence, however, freedom is not so simple. The Oldlight Empire and the Church both want her captured, and countless other factions want her strange gifts for their own gain.

    To be truly free, she must learn to sacrifice.





    Features:
    • Relevant and meaningful sexual encounters, written in detail and illustrated. All scenes featured in Daughter of Essence are consensual. We believe sex should be fun (and often weird). As long as it's consensual, nothing else is off the table. As we move along with the game, patrons will be able to suggest scenes they want to see!
    • Draw "essence" from elemental enemies, enchanted items and sexual encounters and use that essence to unlock new spells, potions, equipment upgrade runes, weapons skills, key items, and more!
    • Thought-provoking and deep character-building potential
    • Choose your class specialization, distribute stats how you want, equip different skillsets for different battles, change weapons mid-fight, raise proficiency with weapon types by using them, mix-and-match equipment to create your ideal build!
    • Sideview RPG combat with an Active Time Battle system and distinct timed-attack patterns for each weapon type and spell
    • Character-driven narrative with many paths and secrets
    • Base-building
    • A large, complex world with many factions, races, religions





    Keep in touch!

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/indoorminotaur
    Discord: https://discord.gg/7hTwuTH
    Blog: http://indoorminotaur.blogspot.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/IndoorMinotaur
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3xsrvi8aQM

    Other outlets:

    Itch.io: https://indoorminotaur.itch.io/daughter-of-essence
    Game Jolt: https://gamejolt.com/games/daughterofessence/336983




    Guest Artists featured:


    Javier Martinez: https://www.patreon.com/JavierMTZ
    Miuseorin: https://www.patreon.com/miuseorin
    Francisco Balbuena: https://mesiasart.deviantart.com/
    Glazen: https://www.patreon.com/tsunderebaka
    lufidelis: https://lufidelis.deviantart.com/
    Falkeart: https://falkeart.deviantart.com/
    Slimii: http://slimii.tumblr.com/
    Lusty Bumble: http://lusty-bumble.tumblr.com/
    Numinox
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    Last edited by Indoor Minotaur; 08-24-2019, 03:01 PM.

  • #2
    Hello, everyone! I'm sorry to admit that it's been a long time since I posted here, but I'm very pleased to announce that the game has come an inordinately long way since November, with the public build jumping from version 0.4 to version 0.24! The latest patron build, released just last night, is all the way up to 0.33.

    You can see the entire history of our changelog here.

    I hope you'll check out our Patreon and follow along with our progress each week, and I promise we'll do a better job of keeping this forum up to date with our content!

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    • #3


      Hi there, just wanted to make a brief announcement about the latest weekly build. I keep saying that Esterholt's "finally finished," but in version 0.33, the fourth chapter of the game officially concludes, and the fifth chapter begins!

      This is the content that will be going live in our next public build, once it's polished and ready. That means this coming Friday, both weekly and alpha patrons will be getting access to version 0.34. As always, our public build is available to download at https://www.patreon.com/indoorminotaur

      To see what's changed this week, you can check the patch notes below. As always, thanks for your support and we hope you enjoy!


      Version 0.33 - 5/11/2018

      Added the departure from Esterholt
      Updated cove dialogue to reflect time passage
      Added new NSFW scene (Foursome/Futa)
      Added new additions to the cove
      Touched up early-game lighting (the Albath manor, in particular)
      Revised some of the dialogue from Mercy’s first interaction with Aunt Agatha
      Updated the scene library to include all current scenes
      Fixed a few continuity issues with NPCs still being in the cove when they shouldn’t be
      Revised some dialogue with Bell’s crew in Shiveworth
      Added more treasure to the Esterholt Hunting grounds
      Fixed some dialogue in the cove not correctly triggering

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      • #4


        Hello! It's a special release tonight, because we spent a lot of time polishing, fixing and tweaking to make sure the latest weekly build was also ready to be sent out to our alpha patrons.

        Version 0.34 is not a flashy build in some respects, but it gets a whole lot done AND adds 2 awesome new toys to the game, as well as their respective scenes.

        Another feature we're excited to announce is a planned reward for the First Mate tier of patrons. We've added a bathhouse to the cove with guest suites above it. From this point going forward, if anyone ever becomes a First Mate, they'll get a permanent, lore-friendly character with their own suite in the cove.

        Next week, version 0.33.1 will be going public to the world! Anyone can download the public version here: https://www.patreon.com/indoorminotaur


        To see the rest of the pile of fixes and tweaks, have a little scroll through the patch notes.

        Thanks, everyone!



        Version 0.34 - 5/18/2018
        • Added night essence station upgrades
        • Added 2 new NSFW scenes! (Solo F, toys)
        • Added new narrative progression events to the cove
        • Added and updated the last few characters in the cove to reflect post-Esterholt dialogue
        • Added Cove bathhouse
        • Bathhouse suites will be available to patrons of a certain tier in the future!
        • Added Cove residential apartment building
        • The residential expansions become a mandatory upgrade after Esterholt
        • If you have already excavated the residential area, you can choose a different upgrade
        • The cost is higher than upgrading it naturally through the choices
        • The “excavation chest” is not present when upgrading through the narrative
        • The following conditions will save costs: recruiting Hobart, buying lumber in Esterholt, having Ralph’s Carvannah shipment
        • Tweaked some cove upgrade costs
        • Fixed an issue where upgrading the forge before Carvannah would mark Gertrude as “busy” during the Witchdale visit
        • Fixed another bug where some dialogue in the cove was not correctly triggering
        • Modified the effects of “Jolted” from 10% evasion to 10% critical hit chance
        • Fixed an issue where the ship sprite may look like a rowboat after Esterholt if the save file was started on a much earlier patch
        • Fixed an issue where Mercy wore her winter clothes back to the cove
        • Fixed an issue where Mercy’s portrait didn’t appear properly in the hunting grounds
        • Fixed an issue where Aunt Agatha cruised around during your chat in the cove
        • Fixed an issue where moon bats reappeared after Wulfhilde arrives in the cove
        • Fixed a tile passability issue in Carvannah
        • Fixed an issue where you would receive another szarva horn in Witchdale if you fished the one up in Shiveworth
        • Fixed a bug where Olma could still be spoken to at her cell door even after she was gone
        • Fixed a couple of text run-offs
        • Fixed some typos
        • Fixed the Esterholt manor’s exterior not having a proper battle background
        • Fixed an issue where talking to Elijah from the side on the Esterholt docks could soft lock

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        • #5


          Hi folks, we're very pleased to announce the public release of our latest chapter: Esterholt. The public build is jumping from 0.24.3 to 0.33.1.

          In addition to new chapter, there have been many tweaks, bug-fixes, improvements and additions to the game as a whole. More than we can realistically list in this post, but if you would like to see the full changelog, you can scroll through it here.

          Thank you all for playing, and we hope you enjoy!

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          • #6



            Hi everyone, it's time for a new weekly build! I fixed a lot of bugs and spent way too much time making the world's most complicated cooking side-quest and expanded Mar'Liore.


            Also, there's a scene with contortionist twins, which I feel like speaks for itself.


            Hope you check us out on Patreon!


            Version 0.36 - 6/1/2018
            • Added a new NSFW scene (F/F/M, Twins, Contortionists)
            • Added more NPCs to Mar’Liore
            • Added a coat fishing sprite for Esterholt
            • Added a cooking quest to Mar’Liore
            • Added Mar’Liore barn
            • Added Eastern Mar’Liore
            • Added contortionists’ tent
            • Added soldiers’ tent
            • Fixed an issue where talking to a chair in the Witchdale barracks would take you down a level
            • Added “Hearty Meal” state to all 4-ingredient recipes, temporarily increasing max HP by 15%
            • Made Hufferpuffer Pie a 4-ingredient recipe
            • Fixed a couple of dialogue boxes in Mar’Liore
            • Updated some dialogue in Witchdale to reflect post-Van Ritter time passage
            • Minron’s book is no longer obtainable after the Witchdale chapter
            • Removed Minron from Witchdale after your initial departure
            • Dietrich now correctly leaves when Mercy asks him to
            • The “mysterious flask” item is now correctly removed from Mercy’s inventory when she gives it to the peacekeeper
            • Removed Olma from Witchdale after your initial departure (if she stowed away)
            • Fixed a bug where you couldn’t push the snowball into the hole in the Esterholt hunting grounds
            • Replacing the idol now properly removes it from your inventory

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            • #7





              Hi everyone,


              As promised, the latest weekly build is live and features the fully implemented quest journal system.


              This has been a feature requested since the very beginning, and I'd always meant to get around to it, but I'd always prioritized other work since it wasn't very exciting to look at (or work on).


              But, enough was enough, and I spent most of the week grinding to get it out the way. I'm happy to announce that it's finished, and I can now move on to more exciting things!


              New to the game? Try it out by downloading it at https://www.patreon.com/indoorminotaur


              Version 0.37 - 6/8/2018
              • Implemented a full quest journal system
              • Added Mar’Liore Mill (WIP)
              • Added Mar’Liore Pub (WIP)
              • Fixed an issue where Vincent will give Mercy a 2nd fishing rod if she has upgraded hers already
              • Fixed an issue where Mercy didn’t recover when first boarding Bell’s ship
              • Made some waterfall tile edits
              • Fixed a number of typos
              • Fixed an issue where the cutscene doesn’t play upon first entering Mar’Liore
              • Fixed an issue where you could sell stuff to fires
              • Fixed an issue where Luca thought she was still in Witchdale
              • Fixed an issue where Stephen says “cheers” before giving you a drink
              • Fixed an issue where Mar’Liore overlays persisted on the world map

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              • #8


                Hi everyone,

                Version 0.38 is now live and available as both a weekly and alpha build for patrons.

                I'll be away next Friday and won't be able to send any builds. I wanted to make sure this week's had plenty of interesting content.

                I hope everyone enjoys it, and that it can tide you over until I get back on the 25th.

                New to the game? Try out public build at https://www.patreon.com/indoorminotaur

                Thanks,

                Nym

                Version 0.38 - 6/15/2018
                • Added Mar’Liore Meadow
                • Added Mar’Liore Lakeside
                • Added Mar’Liore Lake
                • Added Mar’Liore Lake Cavern
                • Added new optional boss fight & story content
                • Added optional meadow quest
                • Added new NSFW scene (F/F, Szarva)
                • Added a handful of items to Mar’Liore and surrounding areas
                • Added new, respawning enemies to the meadow/lake areas
                • The braziers in the monument space are now correctly illuminated
                • Aunt Agatha will be asleep in her room after Mercy awakens from the monument dream

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                • #9


                  We're back! Thanks everyone for your patience while I was on the road for nearly a week. It was stressful and exhausting, but we're home now and back on the grind.

                  I spent way too much time this week making the wildlife in Mar'Liore different depending on the time of day. We've reached the beginning of the nighttime portion, so next week is going to focus on wrapping up all the celebrations and festivities.

                  The events in Mar'Liore ESCALATE quickly.

                  Remember, anyone can try the public build at https://www.patreon.com/indoorminotaur

                  Hope you enjoy,

                  Nym


                  Version 0.39 - 6/29/2018
                  • Added Mar’Liore Overlook
                  • Added many new NPCs to Mar’Liore
                  • Added the Mar’Liore evening phase
                  • Added a new optional 1-on-1 fight
                  • Added lights & fireflies to nighttime Mar’Liore
                  • Updated the quest journal to reflect new content
                  • Progressed the narrative
                  • Fixed a number of tile passability issues in eastern Mar’Liore
                  • Fixed some tile overlay issues
                  • Fixed some typos and text run-offs

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                  • #10



                    The Big 4-0


                    Hey everyone. We did it! We somehow managed to survive until the 40th weekly release of DoE.


                    Some days I'm not sure where the time has gone! Other nights... like tonight... it has felt like the passing of ten-thousand years.


                    But the march continues ever forward, and I'm here to present the notes for our latest and greatest.


                    As always, thanks for playing, and we hope you have fun.


                    New to the game? The public build is here: https://www.patreon.com/indoorminotaur


                    Nym


                    Version 0.40 - 7/6/2018
                    • Added level 16 skills to each of Orus’s classes (Note: if Orus is already level 16 or higher in your playthrough (somehow), sleeping at the Mar’Liore inn will teach Orus these skills.
                    • Added new toy to Wulfhilde’s tier 3 night essence station
                    • Added Mar’Liore Cove
                    • Added new NSFW scene! (Solo F, Toys, Weird)
                    • Added a lot of conditional dialogue to Mar’Liore regarding the szarva quest
                    • Started branching the different plot options (three different paths in Mar’Liore): Belka Diversion, Plant Southgate Crest, Plant Oldlight Letter Opener
                    • Added the results of the Mar’Liore cooking quest
                    • Added Captain Lars’ Ornamental Letter Opener to the crime scene
                    • Added a feature where on-map encounters are repulsed by the new “Night Aura” status
                    • Added a lot of barely-perceptible contextual changes to Mar’Liore based on branching paths, time of day and order of events
                    • Fixed a bug where leaving Esterholt reverts Mercy to an older iteration of her battler sprite
                    • Fixed a few skills that could be used from the menu to no effect

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                    • #11


                      New Weekly Build: v0.41!

                      Hello! Got a fun little build uploading this week with some cool new cutscenes and some awesome scene art. There's also a new alpha build ready to send out to our alpha patrons.

                      A TON of time was dumped into a couple of very short scenes, but that's game dev life, haha. I'm starting to really love the characters of Leite and Gorps, and I hope you do as well.

                      New to the game? You can try the free public build here: https://www.patreon.com/indoorminotaur

                      Without further ado:

                      Version 0.41 - 7/13/2018
                      • Added new NSFW scene art (Belka & Mercy)!
                      • Added Mar’Liore fireworks cutscene
                      • Added rowboat cutscene
                      • Added Mar’Liore Docks
                      • Added “Well-Rested” state to inn to encourage use over ship’s bed
                      • Progressed the main story
                      • Dropped AGI rubber-banding cap from 3 to 2.5
                      • Updated quest journal
                      • Fixed a glitch where the Hallie cutscene could be repeated in Carvannah
                      • Fixed an issue where the Carvannah doctor could trap you in the corner
                      • Added a ton more conditional quest checks to different events around Mar’Liore
                      • Fixed some of the overlay lighting being improperly sized

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                      • #12


                        Version: Life, the Universe, and Everything

                        Good evening! I will keep this short and sweet, since the patch notes are LONG and SAVORY.
                        Managed to get a lot of work done this week, including many relatively major system updates and changes. The notes will speak for themselves, mostly, but I will say that, being still fresh, you can expect some more fine-tuning and balance adjustments to come from these systems.

                        Also, I fixed an embarrassingly large amount of bugs from version 0.41. Oops! I can't believe nobody either found them or said anything.

                        Other than that, hope you enjoy!

                        Version 0.42 - 7/20/2018
                        • Added many new menu options, including vsync, window colors, & keyboard configuration
                        • Added an in-combat status menu to provide more details about status afflictions
                        • Added a description to every status effect
                        • Advanced the Mar’Liore narrative
                        • Improved on-map enemy AI
                          • Attacking an on-map enemy’s back will result in a preemptive strike
                          • Being back-attacked by a chasing enemy will result in a surprise attack
                          • After chasing for 5 seconds, enemies will stop and return to their original location
                        • Weapon Skills and Essence Magic are now separated
                          • Moon Poison seals off Weapon Skills & can be healed using tentacles
                          • Silence seals off Essence Magic & can be healed using beaks
                        • A new resource, “Trance,” is now earned in combat. Once this resource is full, Mercy enters a trance-like state, growing more powerful and consuming no MP.
                          • The effects of Trance differ slightly based on Mercy’s class
                          • Added “Trance” to the menu, giving Mercy 4 different preferences for how to earn Trance based on your preferred playstyle
                        • Added a new optional boss-fight
                        • Fixed a few tile issues in the cove residential building
                        • Mercy can now rest in her room in the Esterholt manor as soon as the ship leaves
                        • Colby, in the Esterholt market, now buys a few items at a special rate
                        • Increased the value of bronze ore and pearls
                        • Added a “Runes” option in the equip menu for ease of upgrading equipment
                        • Reorganized the plugin stack to help reduce conflicts
                        • Updated Core plugins with numerous compatibility improvements
                        • Updated the save screen, players can now delete save files in-game
                        • Janie in the Mar’Liore mill will buy swords and rapiers at a special price
                        • Removed the “Formation” option from the main menu
                        • Fixed an issue with Moon Frog AI
                        • Fixed an issue where Elijah would roam around instead of steering the ship
                        • Fixed a damage formula bug on the move “Overgrowth”
                        • Fixed an issue where a soldier in Mar’Liore was incorrectly named Captain Forrest
                        • Fixed a repeating dialogue if Mercy intimidated the hunters in Mar’Liore
                        • Fixed the ship still playing storm sounds in Mar’Liore
                        • Fixed several typos
                        • Fixed an inaccessible clue in Belka’s room
                        New to the game? Play the public build here: https://www.patreon.com/indoorminotaur
                        Last edited by Indoor Minotaur; 07-22-2018, 03:58 PM.

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                        • #13


                          New week, new build! Come and get it, fresh off the video game assembly line.

                          This week's release pretty much wraps up chapter 5, somewhat astonishingly. It'll be a couple more weeks before the chapter goes public, but our non-patron friends will have something to look forward to in the month of August. Non-patrons can try the public build at https://www.patreon.com/indoorminotaur!

                          This was another tricky chapter, similar to Witchdale, because there were several branching options for how it resolved, and the quest journal only adds another level of complexity to the whole thing. But it's 99% wrapped up, which feels good.

                          Chapter 6 will take us to a couple of places more familiar, which will be cool. Don't want to spoil too much just yet, so just hang in there.

                          I'm also personally working on the art for another scene as we did a poll and I came out as the (surprise) winner but I have to sneak in time for my art here and there or I'll never get any work done on the rest of the game.

                          Anyway, that's enough rambling. I hope our weekly patrons like the build, and I hope everyone else is looking forward to it!

                          Version 0.43 - 7/27/2018
                          • Fixed an issue where the octopus deepfolk scene could be repeated
                          • Added Mar’Liore morning & departure
                          • Added different cutscenes for the results of Mercy’s decisions in Mar’Liore
                          • Updated Mar’Liore NPCs and ship crew to reflect time passage and choices made
                          • Added a new SFW scene (?!)
                          • Caught the quest journal back up
                          • Fixed an issue where the quest journal and row features were missing from the main menu after 0.42
                          • Moon is not going to Mar’Liore after all
                          • Added the return of Carlisse (showdown coming soon!)
                          • Revised some dialogue in Mar’Liore

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                          • #14


                            Hi folks!

                            It's time for a new weekly build! Some of the coolest and deadliest enemies yet make their debut, and there's an exciting new segment playable upon reaching the cove after returning from Mar'Liore.

                            New to the game? Try the public build at https://www.patreon.com/indoorminotaur.

                            Version 0.44 - 8/3/2018
                            • Added Carlisse Showdown
                            • Added new playable Marlan Segment
                            • Fixed a couple of image overlay inconsistencies
                            • Fixed a couple of BGS volume issues when transferring locations
                            • Changed slip damage (poison, shred, burn, etc.) to allow knockout
                            • Fixed an issue where weapon proficiency wasn’t correctly showing in the status menu
                            • Updated weapon proficiencies to add 0.3 accuracy and 0.2 crit per level
                            • Revised Low Tide to steal slightly less MP than before

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                            • #15


                              New Weekly & Alpha Builds: v0.45!

                              Hi everyone,

                              Version 0.45 should be a nice, solid build for our patrons, and a good testing grounds for next week's official public release, v0.44.1.

                              Please let me know if you encounter any issues, and I'll make sure to patch it up asap.

                              Want to try the free public build or become a patron? Visit https://www.patreon.com/indoorminotaur!

                              Version 0.45 - 8/10/2018
                              • Updated the cove with new post-Mar’Liore scenes and dialogue
                              • Added Sun Keys, craftable from Key Fragments and unrefined sun essence
                              • Added new item: Essence Sap, which grants the user experience
                              • Increased experience values for enemies later in the game
                              • Expanded scene library to include Mar’Liore scenes
                              • Added new scene art: Dietrich, Moon & Wulfhilde
                              • Added SFW Scene Pt. 2
                              • Fixed a portrait issue
                              • Fixed an issue where you could get the Dalkon/Brandis scene even if you didn’t have Brandis
                              • Fixed a few quest journal entries
                              • The Iron Fist quest can now be failed if not completed before finishing Mar’Liore
                              • Fixed an item description
                              • Correctly disabled party followers after the Marlan segment
                              • Fixed an issue where Mercy still wouldn’t enter the twins’ tent after meeting Tafo
                              • Fixed an issue where Hobart could appear in the cove even if he wasn’t recruited
                              • Fixed a text issue with the shapeshifter scene in the library
                              • Made it mandatory to speak with Silas before leaving for Mar’Liore (if you recruited him)
                              • Fixed an issue where Silas was still around after returning from Mar’Liore
                              • Fixed an issue where runes couldn’t be applied to Orus’s equipment

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