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Re: General Practitioner [Simulation] [Visual Novel] 0.0.1a

#16 Post by Bruni Multimedia » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:22 am

Tomorrow version 0.0.3a will be avalaible for $20 patrons.
Here are some new screenshots of the game:

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Official 0.0.3a changelog is avalaible here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3FP7 ... XhPa2lCOTQ

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Re: General Practitioner [Simulation] [Visual Novel] 0.0.1a

#17 Post by Bruni Multimedia » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:23 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ciaQYhKv9c

Version 0.0.3 will be out on June 30th for free!

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Re: General Practitioner [Simulation] [Visual Novel] 0.0.1a

#18 Post by Bruni Multimedia » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:21 pm

Download link for latest release is here!

http://www.indiedb.com/games/general-pr ... ha-release

Enjoy the game and thank you for playing it.

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Re: General Practitioner [Simulation] [Visual Novel] 0.0.1a

#19 Post by Bruni Multimedia » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:44 pm

Latest release (0.0.4) can be downloaded here: https://goo.gl/xaeof4

IMPORTANT:
Previous saved games are not compatible with this release, not even those from 0.0.4c, that's because of the changes introduced in both examinations and the Codex.
I'm sorry for any trouble this might mean to you.
You still can play the game without restarting it, but you'll get some errors you need to ignore along the way.
I'm working on a way to make you skip the previously played content, but for now it's not implemented.

GENERAL:
* Corrected some bugs
* Fixed a problem when examining Rita's breasts. The examination won't proceed automatically to the abdomen.
* Starting with the 4th examination the "3 questions/exams" limit has been removed. You may now perform as many exams as you like. Beware though that making unnecessary examinations will lower your final evaluation.
* Added a summary of choices made in Family Time story arc. The summary will play after the event is completed.
* Revamped all choices with a new system based on "switches". This system will pave the way to achievements in later updates.
* Waiting Room has been changed, I wanted something that looked like a small clinic and not a big city one. You can still improve the clinic in future updates to get back the big one.
* Added some dialogues in Erika's introduction to the Clinic
* A new calendar animation is available. This substitutes the text string "It's Monday, May 1st, what should I do?"
* A new achievement system has been added! New achievements will be implemented as updates are available
* Added 158 new images (343 total)

GAMEPLAY
* You can now earn charme by going to the gym (+5) or to the pool (+3)
- These stats are still a mere placeholder and don't have any usefulness yet
* Added new dialogue options at the end of Trip to Seattle's storyline. The new dialogue will introduce players to Hospital Exam's game mode
* Added medical instruments to perform advanced examinations. The instruments' catalogue and buying options will be available in future updates. For now the game will act as you own them for free.

EXAMINATIONS:
* Added new introductions to every examination released until now
* New examination available: Monique
- Monique is a flirtable character in story mode
- Monique exam will start after May 14th and after Anne's
* New examination available: Karen
- Karen's exam will start after May 20th and after Monique's
* New examination available: Robyn
- Robyn's exam will start after May 25th and after Karen's
* New hospital exam available: Nolan
- In Hospital exams you'll have not only to examine patients, but also to use instruments over them. When the stethoscope isn't enough you could need a portable EKG machine, needles or even a scalpel!
Choose your actions wisely because in hospital examinations the patient's lives are at stake!
- Working at the hospital will grant you a bonus of 500$ for each well-performed exam but if things get rough you could be investigated by both the Medical Board and the police! For Nolan bad consequences will be implemented in
future updates
* Added height and weight check in Rita's exam

STORY:
* New storyline: "Trip to Seattle"
- Depending on player's choices on the storyline a new sex scene could be accessible
- TTS will automatically start while playing the game and choosing daily activities. TTS is scheduled to begin on June 8th (in-game calendar) and then go on on June 12th.


Known issues:
- Vanilla mode is still not completely implemented. Vanilla mode is the same as "Story Mode" without sexual interactions of any kind.
- Stats/Money gain and loss is functioning, however stats are still not used in events nor situations
- The game will end on June 30th to prevent players to go further. Full version of the game will cover an additional 11 months and there will be at least two more events in May.

In development (available before final update on July 31st!):
* Added sound effects (breathing / heart) to all examinations

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Re: General Practitioner [Simulation] [Visual Novel]

#20 Post by Bruni Multimedia » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:53 pm

Hey guys.
You can find release 0.0.6 - "Ice Dream" here: http://www.indiedb.com/games/general-practitioner

This is the biggest update ever released for this game, I hope you'll enjoy it. To start Rita's story arc you just need to start a new game, complete her examination and then explore city until you find the ice-cream shop.

I won't detail the following steps because I also need to know if all gameplay interactions are smooth as well, so if you find any trouble please let me know.

For the first time the game will be available for Mac, Linux and Android devices!

To install the Android APK you need to unlock "installation from unknown sources" in your device's settings.

Please note that since every Android device is different I can't help you with issues regarding your phone and you might need to refer to your local service provider.

As usual please read the changelog and avoid to report what's already in "Known issues" part. Thank you very much!

Some screenshots ahead:
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https://s1.postimg.org/9l1xyibv1b/id_rita_ray_3.jpg

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#21 Post by Bruni Multimedia » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:07 pm

The seventh major update to General Practitioner is now available for free to all!

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Here you will be able to discover more about Erika, whose dialogue options have been revisited throughout the entire game!

You can also invite your sister/cousin at the Festival, along with her niece. With her you can go to the beach, eat a drooling hotdog, visit the mall and buy an icecream at Miranda's Icecream Shop (yeah, the one where Rita works, with interactions that will change depending on your relationship with her).

You can always skip to the update right before the festival start. Of course Erika won't be the only dateable character in the update, since her friend Vanessa and even Vanessa's boyfriend Aaron seem to be very interested in the doctor (yeah, this will unlock male/male romances, but only if you want them to be available).

You will also experience a new hospital exam: Kamil's. This exam will test your skills in the game and its outcome will surely surprise you. Let me know if you liked it, I'm very interested in knowing that. Serena's exam was released last week with 007b.
Helena's exam is the last Clinic Exam released with this update!

Discover new locations and places to hang out with your loved ones and use the new interface to get informations about stats and skills with a single click.

Please read the changelog as it contains many useful infos about the update and how to start events!

Some users report an issue with the calendar in this release, as sometimes it makes the player repeat a day before proceeding further. This has been definitely fixed with 008 "Daily Chooser".

You can find the download links on https://www.brunimultimedia.com/downloads.html
or on Indiedb: http://www.indiedb.com/games/general-pr ... /downloads .

The game is available for PC, Mac, Linux and Android devices.

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Re: General Practitioner [Simulation] [Visual Novel]

#22 Post by Bruni Multimedia » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:06 am

The latest public release of General Practitioner is available for all you guys! You can download it directly from Patreon (patreon.com/generalpractitioner) or from my website www.brunimultimedia.com in the "Download section" (my own safe webserver).

You can also find the game on Indiedb and itch.io! So you have plenty of choices on where to download it!

Main Features:

Hyperlinks in the codex allow you to easily navigate between medical topics. Please note that the Codex is being rewritten so right now just a few topics are available.

New Personal Online Shopping items. Some will have an use right now, while others will be important in future updates!


New Exam Mode selection screen will allow you to easily navigate between examinations and choose which you want to play next, without the need to perform them in sequence.


New exam available: Julie
New exam available: Jaden
New exam available: Amanda



New story arc: Three's a crowd will have you know more about Vanessa and Aaron, the two characters introduced in Joy Festival. You can pursue a romantic relationship with both of them, even at the same time!


New "Study" Minigame

Many new Codex Entries!

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Re: General Practitioner [Simulation] [Visual Novel]

#23 Post by PyTom » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:51 pm

This is getting very close to the point where I'm going to start deleting posts due to them being story-free. If you're going to update, talk about what's changed in the terms of the game's story - we don't need multiple updates about point releases that aren't interesting enough to cause any discussion on LSF.
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Re: General Practitioner [Simulation] [Visual Novel]

#24 Post by Bruni Multimedia » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:10 pm

PyTom wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:51 pm
This is getting very close to the point where I'm going to start deleting posts due to them being story-free. If you're going to update, talk about what's changed in the terms of the game's story - we don't need multiple updates about point releases that aren't interesting enough to cause any discussion on LSF.
Nice. I completely see your point. Can you delete the older ones? I'm going to post something different from now on, since I noticed the same lack of interest you mentioned.

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#25 Post by Bruni Multimedia » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:38 am

Hey guys!

Big news ahead since I reached an agreement with awesome graphic designer Laura "sasquatchii" Henderson to draw User Interface and screens for the game!

In case you never heard of her take a look at her online portfolio: https://laurahenderson.design

You can also have a look at some sketches she made for games and other projects by following her Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sasquatchiix

I'm very excited about this since it will surely bring fresh air and a beautiful, exclusive look at the whole project!

The new UI will be introduced in the game over the next updates, so expect some changes in between releases as I try to fit both the old one and the new one, until the old one will be completely re-done. Please also be patient with any bugs that may arise, this is a work in progress after all :)

This comes after the OST I just released both in the game and for 10$ patrons yesterday, and it shows a hint of what I'm going to do with this project and the ones that will come!

Expect some big news in the coming months too! So keep following me if you like!

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Re: General Practitioner [Simulation] [Visual Novel]

#26 Post by Bruni Multimedia » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:57 pm

Released in 0.0.10b next Tuesday will be the "Gym Random Encounters". The gym mechanic itself will be modified.
How will they work?

Each time you go to the gym in game you earn 1 to 5 fitness points. Fitness is a new stat in the game and will be quite useful for your success in late-game difficult examinations, and also to meet certain objectives.

Also, when going to the gym there will be a 35% chance to meet one out of five new characters who attend the gym. You can either increase or decrease that chance by buying certain items in the item shop.

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Depending on the character they will be interested in something in particular, while giving you the chance to earn something else.

Let's take Daniel for example. Whenever you find him at the gym he will talk to you about charme and fashion. He will pose you a "challenge" randomly chosen from 5 different difficulty levels. It's up to you to learn by trial and error if you're ready to challenge him.

If your charme is high enough you will be rewarded with "fame" for your clinic. The number of points earned will vary depending on the difficulty of the challenge itself. If it is not your own charme will decrease by 5 points. It's always up to you to accept or decline the "challenge".

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The characters you can meet are the following ones. Others may be added to the game in future updates:

Koola is interested in Fitness -> increases Money
Stephen is interested in Sexperience -> increases Charme
Daniel is interested in Charme -> increases Fame
Penny is interested in Knowledge -> increases Integrity
Elsa is interested in Fame -> increases Knowledge

If you bet the fifth and most difficult challenge you will unlock a special event with each character. This though will be included in a future update.

What do you think about this new gameplay mechanic?

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Re: General Practitioner [Simulation] [Visual Novel]

#27 Post by philip » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:02 pm

I am surprised that no one has posted here other than the game creator. Can it really be that there is zero interest in it? I found this by accident outside of LSF, so downloaded it and began a play through. I then went to Google and found that it does appear on LSF, so I have bookmarked it and will follow future updates. It is very interesting, challenging and well done, but not a game that you can do justice to in one sitting (unless of course you never have to eat, sleep or work)! I plan to pop in when I have a free hour or two for as long as it takes to get through.

I do hope that other readers will post three comments with regard to the game here; it's alway welcome for an author to get some positive feedback. And I would surely hate to see PyTom lock this thread for lack of interest!

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Re: General Practitioner [Simulation] [Visual Novel]

#28 Post by Bruni Multimedia » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:19 pm

Oh, I lost this thread too, it has become very old since I got 0 feedback in many months I guess I left it. But as you say (and I thank you for your kind words) feedback would be very appreciated.

This Visual Novel is becoming very long indeed (30+ hours yet and growing) and feedback about story, gameplay elements and narration would be appreciated so much!

I'm copypasting what I wrote in the other thread, we can close that with a link to this one which I was missing!

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In development for over an year we reached Alpha release 0.0.17 this month.

I'd like to have some feedback about this game, because I'm really working hard in doing something new in the Visual Novel scenario, by adding simulation and management elements, albeit the main focus of the game will be its story and the interaction with the other characters.

The game will be classified as Adult only because there will be some nudity in it (in medical exams and in romantic encounters with the characters mostly) and some harsh Language and such, however this doesn't aim to become neither a porn game neither a sex simulator.

Become a General Practitioner
Live the everyday life of a General Practitioner: go to the clinic every day and meet new patients, develop your skills through study and manage your clinic and your staff. With dozens of items to buy and an always short budget will you be able to treat your patients in the best way?

Deep and engaging narration
General Practitioner features a very long and deep storyline which will take you in a world of mistery and deception. Explore the game's main story while enjoying the other activities available in town. The whole game contains more than 40 hours of gameplay and it's growing update after update!

Manage your clinic
Manage your staff wage, hire them or send them out if they become a liability! Interact with medical equipment and patients to address their illnessess properly, hire administration staff to help you manage the clinic and try to increase your own fame!

You decide your own fate

Choices in dialogues and situations really matter! With more than 100 choices to make both in the Main Story and in medical exams you'll experience the consequences of your actions (and in-actions as well). You decide your own fate, do you have what it takes to be a General Practitioner?

Meet new people
The built-in romance system allows you to hang out with dozens of characters of both genders, jog with them at the local park, play a bowling game, relax at the local spa. If you are smart enough you can even make them fall in love with you and ask them to live together, unlocking special conversations and events with them.

You won't know if the date will go well or not, because that depends on fate (and your choices and comfort level of the other one). The more you build up your date's confidence the more chance of success you will have.
Each character you date has a pool different characteristics (i.e. people they like/dislike, favourite foods, informations about their family or job etc.). You'll randomly get to know a different characteristic each time a date will go well and, since they're random, they will be different each time you play General Practitioner or load a save game.

Each patient is different

With a pool of more than 90 scripted patients also comes a random examination system!
Simply put: each time you play the exams will be different. From a pool of 60 diseases and five different patient's archetipes (Children, Teenagers, Young Adults, Adults and Elders) you won't get the very same situation twice!

Medical accuracy
Developed with the help of a real MD, the game features medical informations that are accurate and up-to-date. Please do not take medical informations other than for having fun in the game. If you experience some medical concern ask your doctor as soon as possible.

Original Soundtrack
Ann Sharova (Zup6!, Just Ski, Ezmir: The Last War and many others) composed a soundtrack with 12 different scores to accompany you in your trip as Chief Practitioner of St. Mary's Clinic.
You can hear some work from Ann on her Youtube Channel , or on her SoundCloud . A Youtube reel is also available.

The game is currently in Alpha state and available for free here:
https://www.brunimultimedia.com
https://bruni-multimedia.itch.io/general-practitioner

If you wish to support my work please visit my patreon page as well:
https://www.patreon.com/generalpractitioner

I'm very interested in comments on the game from this community, what do you think I should improve? What do you think works fine?
Please beware of bugs, the game being an Alpha release is filled with them sometimes and please remember I'm working alone on this one :D

Thanks for your time, I hope you'll enjoy the game!

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Re: General Practitioner [Simulation] [Visual Novel]

#29 Post by Bruni Multimedia » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:23 pm

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Telling a story
Aren't they cute?

General Practitioner is many things, but it's mainly a Visual Novel. The primary element of each Visual Novel has to be its story (or its stories!), there's no doubt about that. And telling a story requires imagination but also a sound likelihood to reality.

Of course sooner or later in the story you'll have to deal with Elisa's pregnancy. You can of course skip all her content if you deem so, but if you try and follow her path you'll have to deal with the various phases of her pregnancy (namely "Trimesters").

Pregnancy is a special and challenging part of a woman's life, it's pure joy mixed with sorrow and sometimes even anger. Hormones get crazy and it's not always easy to deal with the strong emotional tsunami they bring.

Elisa's pregnancy in General Practitioner merely scratched the surface of that until now: with the next update to the game you will face some situations I (and most guys) faced when my wife was pregnant. There will be humour, because pregnancy is joy, happiness, expectation and there will be tears because pregnancy is doubt, fear, lack of self-confidence.

I hope you'll enjoy Elisa's story as I enjoyed writing it and I'm looking forward from hearing your thoughts about this!

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